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St. Patrick's Day Parades 2023

Houston gathers the Irish and Irish-at-heart for a grand celebration

St. Patrick's Day Parades
St. Patrick's Day Parades
St. Patrick's Day Parades
FM 1960 St. Patrick's Parade
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Houston has plenty of fun things to do during St. Patrick's Day weekend. The most popular options include Irish-themed dining, music sessions, dance parties, and sexy kilt contests. But the best way to celebrate is to visit one of local parades—FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Parade or Downtown Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade, both of which are free.

Downtown Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 11, 2023)

With about a hundred marching units, St. Patrick's Day Parade in Houston is recognized among the largest parades throughout the state. The green procession starts at noon at Market Square, but the parade's route is subject to change, so check the official website for the latest updates (see External Resources). A pleasant bonus is an after-party held in Market Square Park. The program features live music, mouth-watering delicacies, games, and lots of fun activities.

Houston Irish Stew Cook-off and Music Festival (February 4, 2023)

Additionally, Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission organizes other themed events, namely Houston Irish Stew Cook-off and Music Festival. But the puzzle is that these festivities usually take place around a month before St. Patrick's Day, sometime in early February.

Irish pubs

But if you're eager to feast on green beer and Irish stew, Houston has plenty of places to cater to your needs. Check out The Rustic, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, or Saint Arnold Beer Garden, to name a few. So pull out your green garments and head out for a bar crawl.

Last updated: by Olha Savych