St. Paddy’s Day is Sunday, March 17th and there are so many things to do!! So don your green and jump right into the fun with these local activities … but first, are you wondering why everyone wears green on St. Patrick’s Day? This article explains it all, from the politics of wearing green to hiding from Leprechauns. However, our personal favorite reason … to avoid being pinched, which (according to 92.9 The Bull) “is a completely American tradition that probably started in the 1700s. St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.
So there you have it. Put on your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at these great events:
The Mansfield Pickle Parade – March 15 & 16th – the world’s only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade begins Friday with a Pet Parade at 5pm and a Beer Keg Race at 6pm. Saturday begins with the Pickle Runs at 8am, a Baby Parade at 11am, and the world famous Pickle Parade at 1pm. P.S. Did you know Mansfield is the official Pickle Capital of Texas? Who knew??
40th Anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival – Saturday, March 16, 11am – Billed as the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest, the annual parade expects attendance of 125,000+ over a 2 mile route. See more than 90 Float entries and more than 1,700 parade participants. The parade begins at Greenville Avenue @ Blackwell Street and ends at Yale Blvd/SMU Blvd @ 75 Central Expressway. A live concert starts immediately after the parade, featuring 4 live bands, at Greenville and Mockingbird. (Concert tickets here) For the first time this year, the parade will be broadcast live at 11am on CW33. If you can’t come, then tune in!!
Cowtown Goes Green – Saturday, March 16, 10am – 10pm – Fort Worth Stockyards. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Texas Style! Day long festivities include a Cattle Drive at 11:30, Pawnee Bills Wild West Show at the Cowtown Colliseum, the Cowtown Goes Green parade at 4:15, a plethora of activities, and live music. Then, don’t miss Neal McCoy at Billy Bob’s Texas! Does anyone have a green cowboy hat?
St. Paddy’s Day Texas Style – Saturday, March 16, 1pm – 9pm – Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Lewisville – Now in it’s third year, this free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features Irish music, dance, Texas music, beer and an outdoor movie. Food and beer are sold on-site, and blankets and chairs are encouraged.
St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebration, The Yellow Rose Steak and Chophouse in Flower Mound, March 15 & 16th – Celebrate the Irish Culture with corned beef and cabbage, Guinness on Tap, Green Beer, Irish Whiskey Flights and more! Call for more information and reservations 972-899-9820
Painting with a Twist with Kitties – St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday, March 14th at the Charming Cat Cafe, 6 – 8pm. One of the PWAT artists has created a custom painting just for you at The Charming Cat Cafe. It’s a kitty all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day, and it is so cute! You know — with shamrocks, a green bowler, and a pot of gold with a rainbow. Really — it’s very cute! Come early for some kitty play time! Advance Tickets required, here
However you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this weekend, The Seay Realty Group wishes you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and shares this old Irish blessing:
May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
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