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The Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in North Texas

The Dallas Mavs Parade and Festival, Dining Specials, and 5K Fun Runs

BY // 02.28.23

From the return of the Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade to 5k runs and dining specials, these are the best St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Texas.

2023 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

The annual Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival returns on March 11. Thousands head to Greenville Avenue to attend this annual event that has been going on for more than 40 years. The parade starts at Blackwell Street and ends at SMU Boulevard at Central Expressway. Afterwards, the official parade concert takes place at Energy Square.


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Harwood Arms features British favorites on their menu like fish & chips, chicken tikka, and other pub food. (Photo by Marquel Plavan)

Harwood Arms St. Patrick’s Day Pub Party

On Friday, March 17, head to this Harwood District pub for a party starting at 11 am. There will be food and beverage stations, three live bands (as well as an outdoor stage), and more to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day.


Happiest Hour
Attend Beerfest at Happiest Hour this St. Patrick’s Day. (Courtesy)

St. Patty’s Day Beerfest at Happiest Hour

Head to this multi-level restaurant and bar from 6 pm to 10 pm on March 17 for live music, green beer, and food specials. Tickets are available for a tasting of more than 10 beers and seltzers.

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Head to The Village Dallas on March 11 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (Courtesy)

The Village Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

On March 11 from 11 am to midnight, Over Under at The Village Dallas is hosting a St. Paddy’s celebration with green beer, Sláinte! Margaritas drink specials, and themed food offerings like Plate O’ Gold (wings, nacho platter, and pretzel bites) and Nacho Lucky Day (nacho platter), and more. There will also be specials at nearby Roundhouse Food Hall and The Village Golf Club, which will feature live music from Yes Ma’am Band and yard games. The first 50 guests will receive swag giveaways that include vintage Village t-shirts.


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HG Sply Co. also has the specialty drink this St. Patrick’s Day like Teelings Irish Whiskey specials. (Courtesy)

HG Sply. Co. St. Patrick’s Day Rooftop Party

From 10 am to midnight on Saturday March 11, this Lower Greenville hotspot is hosting a party with a DJ, Miller Light and Teelings Irish Whiskey specials, giveaways, and more.

The Stoneleigh’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

On Friday from 5 pm to 8:30 pm, Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh and Perle on Maple are hosting a celebration with live music, samples, and Jameson swag. Special cocktails include Jameson and Ginger Ale, Jameson Black Barrel Old Fashioned, Jameson Green Tea Shot, and a classic Draught Beer and Jameson Shot. 


Legacy Hall
Listen to Irish bands at Legacy Hall’s St. Patrick’s celebration. (Courtesy of Legacy Hall)

Legacy Hall

Head to Plano’s Legacy Hall on March 17 for green beer, Irish bites, and live music starting at 12:00 pm. Celtic rock band Plunk Murray will kick things off, followed by The Shepherds at 3 pm. At 8 pm, purchase tickets for the 1999 The Legacy of Prince. Stay until late for a DJ set at 10 pm. Food and drink specials include an Irish mule, a Dew and Brew bucket, fish and chips taco, Irishman slider, and much more.


McKinney St. Patrick’s
Run the Shamrock Run before attending McKinney’s St. Patrick’s Festival. (Courtesy of McKinney St. Patrick’s Festival)

McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Festival

In McKinney, tie up your running shoes and compete in the Shamrock Run 5k at 9 am on March 11. You’ll start at TUPPS Brewery and receive a green beer at the end for your hard work. Afterward, head to downtown McKinney for St. Paddy’s Day festivities including a Beer Walk from 11 am to 6 pm.


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SusieCakes is offering plenty of sweet treats for St. Patrick’s Day. (Courtesy)

Dallas Dining Specials

On March 17 and 18, Poco Fiasco is offering specials including a Reuben Pizza, Steak Sandwich, and Banger Hoagie with hot Italian sausage, Italian peppers, and Calabrian chili aioli.

SusieCakes will be featuring special St. Paddy’s Day treats including Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream, St. Patrick’s Day Cake, themed cupcakes, decorating kits and more.

Head to Standard Service in Lower Greenville on March 11 from 10 am to midnight for drink specials in celebration of the holiday. These include Green Tea Shots, Miller Light and Teelings Irish Whiskey, and special pricing on steak fajita nachos and chips and queso.

Leela’s Wine Bar will also be offering Green Tea Shots and Green House Sparking wine on March 11.

From March 11 through 19, Uptown’s Quarter Bar will be offering several St. Patrick’s specials including $6 Guinness, Jameson, and Irish coffee, as well as $12 for two Car Bombs. You can also get a Corned Beef Slider with Fries for $15 and Corned Beef Hash for $19.

In Frisco, Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is offering a special 52-ounce Schooner Schooner made with Jameson, peach schnapps, melon liquor, Blue Curacao, and pineapple juice all topped with a little rubber ducky for $43.95.

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