Seeing Green: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Houston

March means warmer weather, Spring Break, and all things GREEN! The Houston area is ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with events for children, families, and adults only. Whether you want to parade it up with the family or have a date night with green beer, Houston Moms has you covered.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Houston is one of the largest parades in the great state of Texas. The parade begins at Minute Maid Park, cruises around downtown, and ends at the intersection of Rusk and St. Emanuel. Stay for some shamrock fun after with live music, activities for the kids, and delicious eats and treats. This year, the parade is Saturday, March 11 at noon.

Woodlands Children’s Museum

Storybook Theatre at 11am Friday, March 17th presents How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. The art of trapping leprechauns and patiently waiting for the “catch” is explored in this humorous story from the leprechaun’s point of view. Then at 1:00 pm enjoy The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever by Eddy Slater. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this fun tale of a leprechaun family enjoying their favorite day of the year with music, a feast, and a parade. Included in the price of admission, which is $8 for adults and children 1 year and older.

The O’Katy, Texas Saint Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shindig

O'Katy St. Patrick's Day flierIf you’re in the Katy area, skip on over to Katy Crossing Icehouse in Downtown Katy on March 17. This event is free and full of fun for the family including live music, food trucks, vendor booths, and fun. Event is from 5-8pm.

urbanCHEF Spring Break Holiday Camp: St. Patrick’s Day

urbanCHEF’s Spring Break Camp is all about the Holidays! Join them as they celebrate popular holidays but all in one week. The week ends on St. Patrick’s day so it’s only right to celebrate! The green celebration will consist of kids making Shamrock Quesadillas with Guacamole, Lucky Lemon-Lime Punch, Cilantro Rice, and Key Lime Pie for dessert.

Cost is $75 (per day) and kids ages 8-12 can attend.

William Price Distilling

Tuesday, March 14, adults are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Making Class! Attendees will make two Irish-inspired cocktails. Tickets are $40.

Then, on Saturday, March 18, bring the kids for a fun, FREE craft making event at William Price Distilling. The event is from 2pm-5pm and the kids will make their very own Leprechaun Lookers! Attendees will also enjoy drinks and other family fun!

Shamrock Stroll Houston St Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl

Book a babysitter and participate in a St. Patrick’s Day in Houston bar crawl. Join a nationwide annual Houston Shamrock Stroll St Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl, when we turn the streets to gold in search of lucky leprechauns and golden good times. The stroll includes 7+ Houston bars. Be safe, wear green, and have some fun!

foamy mug of green beer

Saint Patrick’s Day Party at Social Beer Garden

Another 21 and up event is this St. Patty’s themed date night at Social Beer Garden. Green beer starts pouring Friday at 12pm! The no-cover party also includes Guinness and Jameson drinks specials, DJs, and a leprechaun. Social Beer Garden is also pet-friendly!

Paddy’s Day Celebration at District 249

Grab some tickets to this outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Party. The live music lineup includes Bag of Donuts and Trent Cowie.

Back on our stage by popular demand, Bag of Donuts are ALWAYS sure to rock it out and get the crowd going! The doors will open at noon and drink/shot specials will be available all night! Limited menu and food trucks on site.
This event is 21+

patch of green clover

Check out St Patrick’s Day crafts you can do at home too! Or maybe a good Irish recipe? Many of us are just so excited to think Spring things, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Houston is the best way to start.

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Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or


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