Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in North Texas – Dallas Mavs Parade and Festival Return

From the long-awaited return of the Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade to great musicians headlining celebratory concerts, these are the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in North Texas.

2022 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

The annual Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus. To celebrate the occasion, Dallas Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki will serve as grand marshal. Starting at 11 a.m., the parade begins at Blackwell Street and ends at SMU Boulevard at 2 p.m. You can also catch the block party and concert starting at 10 a.m. in Energy Square, featuring the Toadies. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Treat yourself to a green beer at JAXON’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (Courtesy of JAXON)

The second floor of The Exchange and JAXON Block Party

On Saturday, March 12, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a block party at the AT&T Discovery District. JAXON and The second floor of The Exchange will feature a special cocktail called Leprechaun Water, as well as Jameson & Ginger, Green Miller Lite, Frozen Irish Coffee, and more. From noon to 11 p.m. there will be live music in view of both spots including a popular electronic duo Matt and Kim at 7:30 p.m.

On the catering side, JAXON will also be offering an Irish stew and a corned beef sandwich for the holidays. On the second floor of The Exchange, there will be specials, including a salt beer sandwich, beef and lamb sausages (and mash), cod and fries, and more.

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The Statler Hotel hosts tons of fun parties in its ballroom.

Dublin city center at the Statler

Featuring party band Emerald City, the Hotel Statler’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration takes place on Thursday, March 17. Held in the Statler Ballroom, the event features live music starting at 8 p.m., specialty cocktails, and fun St. Patrick’s Day decor. Tickets start at $19 per person for general admission.

The Whippersnapper Dallas
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Whippersnapper on Henderson. (Courtesy of This & That Hospitality)

The Whippersnapper and High Fives Block Party

Also on Saturday, Henderson Avenue concepts The Whip and High Fives are hosting a block party from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The party starts at High Fives at 11 a.m. and The Whip at 2 p.m. There will be DJs, cash prizes and sprites. Drink specials include green beer and all-day jello shots.

Heritage Hall
Hear Irish bands during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Legacy Hall. (Courtesy of Legacy Hall)

Heritage Hall

See you at Plano’s Legacy Hall on March 12 for green beer, Irish bites and live music starting at 12:30 p.m. Celtic rock band Plunk Murray will kick things off, followed by a green beer contest. Another Celtic group, The Rogues will perform at 4 p.m., then 1999 The Legacy of Prince at 8 p.m. Stay up late for a DJ set at 10 p.m. Food and drink specials include Tullamore Irish Whiskey Specialties, Irish Mule or Bucket Dew and Brew.

McKinney St. Patrick
Run the Shamrock Run before attending McKinney’s St. Patrick’s Festival. (Courtesy of McKinney St. Patrick’s Festival)

St. Patrick McKinney Festival

At McKinney, strap on your running shoes and take part in the 5k clover run at 9 a.m. on March 12. You’ll race around the cotton mill and end up at the TUPPS Brewery, where you’ll receive a green beer for your hard work. Next, head to downtown McKinney for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, including a beer walk from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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