Houston is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with dozens of parties, pub crawls, and St. Patty’s Day runs to choose from. Make sure you get to and from the festivities as safely as possible (and avoid needing to pay for parking), Lyft is offering our readers an exclusive promo code HOUCHEAP to give you a $20 credit for your trip (new Lyft users only).
Here are some of the top St. Patrick’s Day parties and events going on this weekend in Houston.
3rd Annual Green Mile Run & St. Patrick’s Day Block Party (Saturday, March 17; Multiple venues along Washington Ave)
For the third year in a row, you can celebrate St. Patty’s with a fun run and block party along Washington Ave.! This 11-hour, multiple-venue pub crawl features entertainers, bag pipes, beads, raffle tickets and grand prizes galore, including Rockets and Astros tickets, a cruise for two, big screen TVs, and more! Find out ticket information here.
Midtown’s 8th Annual Biggest St. Patrick’s Festival (Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18; Multiple venues in Midtown)
Hosted by Irish Cowboy, Pub Fiction, and 3rd Floor, this three day, three pub event includes DJs, live music, food, green beer, and 45K square feet of party space. No cover Friday or Sunday. Find out more information here.
The Front Porch Pub’s Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend (Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18)
With music by DJ Kracker Nutz, green beer and jello shots, and crawfish daily starting at noon, this is the place to be for your crawfish-inspired St. Patty’s Day festivities. Relax and chow down on their sprawling picnic tables, catch a game on their big screens, or play a game of cornhole. No cover charge. More info here.
Saint Patrick’s Day Party at Saint Arnold’s Brewery (Saturday, March 17)
This all-day party features live music, beer games, special stouts, commemorative glassware, and food trucks. Go for the food and beer but stay for the Donegal Beard Growing Competition. Learn more here.
53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fest at Griff’s Irish Pub (Saturday, March 17)
With over 9 bands on two stages, Irish dancers, bagpipers, face painters, and DJ Mark on the turn-table,Griff’s is putting on one of the best shindigs this weekend. Also celebrate with corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and Jameson. Best of all, their $5 pre-sale is one of the cheapest St. Patrick’s Day parties in town. You can learn more here.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Lucky’s Pub West (Saturday, March 17)
All Lucky’s locations are celebrating this Saturday. Lucky’s Pub West will kick off at 10 am featuring 7 bands and DJs, green beer, Lucky’s Homemade pizza, Baby’s Burgers Houston, Miss Kathy’s HTX Snowballs, and an afternoon appearance by the Rod Ryan Show! Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now. Click here for more details.
St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans at The Phoenix on Westheimer (Saturday, March 17)
This is a family- and dog- friendly event with activities for kids of all ages and crawfish served up by Batch9 starting at noon. Relax on the patio or in front of the big-screen and get your green on- either way, there’s no cover! Get more info here.
St. Patrick’s Day Run at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company (Saturday, March 17)
Bring out your inner Irish, throw on a St. Paddy’s costume, and head over to the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company to celebrate with a 3 or 5 mile run, then relax at the brewery with Kung Fu Running club and pints. The run is free and you can get free admission if you bring your Buffalo Bayou Brewery pint glass. Click here to learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at City Acre Brewing Co. (Saturday, March 17)
Head on down for a completely free party featuring the brewery’s newest and most popular beers as well as menu specials including corned beef and cabbage as well as their next-level Reuben with slaw and fries. They be serving up Bellington Imperial Red, Red Oak, and a limited Nitro version of their Sneaky Wheat Stout. Plus, get $1 off all City Acre merchandise. Learn more here.
2nd Annual Woodland’s Shamrock Shindig at Town Green Park (Saturday, March 17)
The biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Woodlands is at Town Green Park. Enjoy a variety of live music, vendors, and activities while grubbing down on Wings on Wheels, Bahama Bucks, green beer, and more. General admission begins at only $5. Get your tickets here.
29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Saturday, March 17)
Celebrate with the Livest Music in Texas and Ms. Bonnie’s famous fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, beef Guinness, and homemade bread pudding with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Sauce. Bring the whole family for inside and outside stages featuring EJ Jones and the Piper Jones Band with many of the best pipers from around the country. Be sure to purchase tickets for the kids to the Faerie Tea Party to learn Irish songs and dancing. Find ticket information here.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Sugar Refinery (Saturday, March 17)
With drink specials, a full bar, and an open kitchen serving up crawfish, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips, this is sure to be one of the tastiest St. Patrick’s Day parties in Houston! Doors open at 11 am, DJ begins spinning at 9 pm. It’s first-come, first-serve, so get your free tickets now!
St. Patrick’s All Day Party at King’s BierHaus (Saturday, March 17)
The party just can’t stop, won’t stop, at King’s Bierhaus on Saturday starting at 11 am. With beer specials, Irish Whiskey specials, and banger’s and mash served up to live Irish music, you can wear a costume and get your Irish on with a fully decorated and decked out bar and patio without even paying a cover. Click here to learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Henderson Heights Pub & Grub (Saturday, March 17)
Wear green and get your shamrock’s off at Henderson Heights. Brunch begins at 11 am, bands start at 2 pm, and Jameson will be on-site at 6 pm to start their giveaways! Enjoy their food and drink specials all day and night long on their brand new patio. Get more details here.
Luck of the Irish St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl (Saturday, March 17; Multiple venues in Midtown)
Enjoy access to many of the city’s hottest pub and bars. For just $14, you can get access to all participating hotspots, including The Dogwood, Belle Station, Little Woodrows, Capitol Bar, Howl at the Moon, and more! Find ticket information here.
59th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade in Downtown (Saturday, March 17)
Houston Strong and Irish Proud is the theme this year for Houston’s only St. Patrick’s day parade! This two-hour free event begins at noon and has over 100 entries to delight the Irish and Irish-at-heart! Join the after party at Lucky’s Pub, proceeds benefitting the St. Patrick’s Parade Commission. Find out more information here.
Little Woodrow’s in Midtown St. Patrick’s Weekend (Thursday, March 15 – Sunday, March 18)
Start a day early with St. Pat’s themed turtle racing at Little Woodrow’s on Thursday. The party goes all weekend long with DJs spinning, and crawfish at the weekend, and plenty of green beer to go around! Find out more here.
St. Patrick’s Day Lepre-Con Pub Crawl and Concert at Market Square Park (Saturday, March 17)
From 3-6 pm, over 10 bars and restaurants are serving up their best specials and Irish spirits at this St. Patty’s themed pub crawl. Keep the party going afterwards with a live performance by Houston’s very own Celtic band, Murder the Stout. Visit the site to learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl through Midtown and Downtown (Saturday, March 17)
For the first time ever, the official Downtown Houston St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl is taking place in both downtown and midtown on the same day! With over 9 bars participating, your ticket purchase includes a free “Be Someone” t shirt, pub crawl cup and Koozie, and $3 drink specials from 3-9 pm. Find tickets here.
St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at Howl At The Moon (Saturday, March 17)
Green beers, car bombs, Green Tea Mini-Buckets, and an appetizer buffet will be flowing along with a variety of St. Patty’s day shenanigans at Houston’s most popular live music and karaoke bar. Be sure to register early to win your own Happy Hour Party! Learn more here.
St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub (Saturday, March 17)
Houston’s biggest St. Patty’s Day parking lot party is going to be HUGE! Green beer, food trucks, and live music by The Dirty Reckless, Adrenaline, & DJ Looney. Party with Chase Murphy and Jason Cage from Mix 96.5 from 4-6 pm and you will have a chance to win tickets to see Pink! Get all the details here.
With so many amazing festivities happening this weekend, how can you possible choose just one? Let us know in the comments where you’re heading for St. Patrick’s Day!