Feel the luck of the Irish at the 57th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Photo courtesy of Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission

Join Houston’s Irish and Irish-at-heart for the free St. Patrick’s Day Parade happening Downtown on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from noon to 2pm.

With more than 100 entries, Houston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been one of the largest in the country. The free parade honors Houston’s first responders and there are plenty of spots along the parade route for fans of all ages. The parade ends in front of Lucky’s Pub in East Downtown, where the after party and parade awards begin. The parade will take place rain or shine.

Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

Courtesy of the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission

The parade kicks off on Texas Avenue in front of Minute Maid Park and the Clock Tower, heading northwest to San Jacinto. It will turn right on San Jacinto and travel two block, where it will turn right again on Preston. It will travel southeast four blocks to Crawford and turn left.

After one block, it will turn right onto Congress, continuing to pass alongside Minute Maid Park. After passing the stadium, it will turn right onto Hamilton and proceed down to Texas. It will turn left onto Texas and pass underneath 59 and turn right on St. Emmanuel. Finally, the parade turns onto Rusk and wraps up at Lucky’s Pub for the after party.

The parade is free for everyone to attend. Click here for more information.

57th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Time: Noon to 2pm
  • Admission: Free
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.