Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Houston

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Lauren Rogers

Houston may not turn the bayous green, but there’s no shortage of places to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a healthy run in the morning or a place to party all night – or both – this city has what you’re looking for. As the parade’s motto goes: “Houston strong, Irish proud.”

Luck of the Irish Boat Ride

A way to support Houston’s local brewery and enjoy a tour of the city, this boat ride lets you enjoy drinks from Saint Arnold’s Brewery as you float around Buffalo Bayou. This event costs $40, but considering the snacks and beer you’ll enjoy as well as a scenic view of Houston, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Griff’s 53rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

This tradition of St. Patty’s is something that keeps Houstonians going through the remaining chilly winds of March. Whether your favorite aspect of this holiday is green beer, bagpipes or traditional Irish dancing, this festival only asks for $5 per guest.

Located at 810 Waugh, Pimlico Irish Pub is festively Irish year-round. A way to celebrate without breaking the bank, this party is located in the parking lot outside the bar. Oh, and there’s BBQ, so clearly Texans and the Irish get along.

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Luck of the Irish St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl Houston

Starting at Dogwood Houston, 2403 Bagby, this is an event where wearing green is a survival strategy. It costs $14 to join, but the comradery and fun of drinking with other Houstonians can’t be beat.

Lucky Charm 5K

If you’re looking to balance out the calories from beer-drinking on St. Patty’s Day, this race is for you. After running the 5K starting at 7:35 a.m., you can celebrate after with snacks and music and, of course, beer. Because you earned it.

March Buffalo Bayou Brewery Run

Another chance to run before you party, this event brings you to as paradoxical an event as possible where “brewery” and “run” are in the same sentence. While the run is free, admittance to the brewery is $10. But for that cost you get a free pint glass and three beers.

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59th annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade

With over 100 entries each year, this parade starts at noon at 1800 Texas Avenue rain or shine. The theme of this parade truly can’t be beat: “Houston Strong. Irish Proud.” This event is also free, so more money for green beer, yay!

3rd annual Green Mile & St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

A truly Houstonian affair, this may be the only celebration of Saint Patrick with crawfish. Located at 5334 Washington, put on your dancing shoes and bring $10. Be sure to enter the raffle to win some great prizes.

St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Shenanigans

Yes, you love St. Patty’s Day, but where can you celebrate with your kids and puppies? This event begins at 10 a.m. and is located at The Phoenix on 1915 Westheimer Road. Oh, and there’s crawfish. We are in Texas, after all.

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