Is a party even a party if not celebrated in Austin? And what’s a better party than celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Austin? The family-friendly day that calls for celebrating everything Irish is just around the corner, March 17 to be exact! Is it just us or can you hear the bagpipes and beer-chugging calling out to you too?
It is time to grab something green, dance to Celtic music, feast on delicious foods and enjoy the entire day to the fullest. We have put together a guide for you to figure out where the parade is, the best events in town and the most loved pubs for the beer because would it really be Saint Patrick’s Day if you don’t get the best beer in town?
Let us walk you through some of the most happening celebrations of Ireland’s patron saint around the city of Austin for you to go green and drink more!
Let’s start with the most basic question, where in the world is the Saint Patrick’s Day parade? If you don’t want to miss out on one of the most fun, and the biggest parades in Austin, make sure you are present at pioneer farms at noon to 6:00 pm!
Saint Patrick’s Day parade, no one would want to miss that! Gather your friends, or your family, grab your green clothes, and make sure that you have the time of your life!
Starting from noon, the Pioneer Farms holds one of the largest annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Austin. Celebrate the holiday in the most authentic Irish way, and enjoy fish ‘n’ chips, corned beef and cabbage, pastries and so much more! Not to forget the pleasant music to your ears, played live by Irish bands; Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums, The Prodigals, Selkie Girls and more! Watch live dance performances by Irish dancers and enjoy the featured video game theatre, bumper soccer arena, more food from the vendors and Gaelic language lessons!
This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Don’t miss out on the events held especially on Saint Patrick’s Day. Here are some of the best listed down for you:
Is a party on the bus not enough reason to join the celebrations? Well, there’s more! Twisted Texas Bus Tours has turned it’s Bruch Bus into an Irish Brunch Bus for the Saint Patrick’s Day. The three-stop bus tours Austin eateries while featuring a live band on board ( it is happening!), swag giveaways, green beer and of course, loads of fun. The tour rolls out at 10:00 am, so get in gear! Find more information here.
Saint Patrick’s Day is incomplete and totally not fun if you don’t visit the St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at the newest Irish restaurant opened in Austin, Darcy’s Donkey. Starting from 5.30 pm, the restaurant offers a menu of the most popular Irish dishes, bagpipes, live music, happy hours, more music by Sean Orr & Celtic Texas and Patrick Fleming, and cool surprises along the way! Find more information here.
The most authentic Irish experience you can get is at The Velveeta Room. If you are a music-fanatic, don’t forget to experience the most diverse and the greatest acts from Cork to Derry. The reminiscent of early punk and energetic sounds from Dublin-based Fontaines D.C will make you dance along to the beats. Find more information here.
How does spending your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in South and Central Austin with Pinthouse Pizza sound like? One thing is for sure; it is undeniably fun and super cool! Pinthouse Pizza’s mellow party features limited edition shirts, live bagpipes and special edition beers on tap, especially the most-loved Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout. Not to mention the abundance of pizza and Guinness on the patio. The party starts at 11:00 am. Find more information here.
Pubs and bars are the hearts snd souls of Saint Patrick’s Day, so we have collected for you, the most ‘Irish’ pubs so that you can make the most of the holiday!
Taking over and blocking the Rose Rock Avenue, Jack & Ginger’s boasts hosting the biggest and the best St. Paddy’s Day in Austin. Bringing the party bigger and better than ever, the bar has two stages with live music, fantastic bagpiper players, green beer, and Irish and American comfort foods. Be ready to join the fun by 10:00 am! Find more information here.
How about grabbing your best green gear and heading off to Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose for an exceptionally good time! Enjoy the Guinness, Shamrock Shakes, and Jameson specials all day long on South Lamar, Rock Rose or downtown locations of Lavaca Street! Find more information here.
Time to get sham rocked! Enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day to the fullest at this South Lamar British pub with pints of green beer and tunes from Capital City Highlander Bagpipers. Holland, and Uptown Drive. Find more information here
Who doesn’t like eating pies? And is there anything as adorable as tiny pies from Tiny Pies? They offer boozy themed stuff, chocolate stout, Irish coffee and Grasshopper pies at both their locations! Find more information here.
A party at the historic beer garden, how beautiful! Scholz Garten hosts a party starting at 5 pm, which includes live music from Austin Polka, not to mention their specials on green beer, Tullamore Dew and Guinness. The fun is here! Find more information here.
Guinness-infused chocolate? How about yes! Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center offers these delicious treats especially on St. Patty’s Day when you drop by for a complimentary tasting and beer pairing of their holiday-themed flavors like orange currant truffle of the Irish coffee chocolate truffle. Sounds yum-amazing! Find more information here.