Dance a jig at family-friendly St. Patrick’s events around Houston

Photo courtesy of Levy Park

Deck the family out in green and head to family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events happening around Houston on Saturday, March 16 and St. Patrick’s Day itself on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

While there will be plenty of green beer flowing around town, parents can also find festive family events—minus the debauchery—for their own leprechauns to enjoy.

Note that many of the larger pub-based celebrations offer Irish-themed entertainment and welcome kids with their parents during the day.

Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Events Around Houston

  • 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade At Market Square Park | Saturday, March 16 | FREE – Wear green and cheer loud as marching bands, decorative floats, and various performers parade through the streets of Downtown in the sixtieth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off at Sesquicentennial Park, and ends with a celebratory party and concert at Market Square Park. Noon to 1:30pm.
  • 3rd Annual Woodlands Shamrock Shindig at Town Green Park in The Woodlands | Saturday, March 16th – Go Irish as you celebrate the all things green holiday with the family at Town Green Park. Kids will fare well at the Kid Zone as well as listening to bagpipers, and seeing Irish dancers. Tickets are $5. Noon to 9pm.
  • St Patricks Day Celebration (including an Irish Faerie Tea Party) at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Saturday, March 16 and St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 – McGonigel’s Mucky duck hosts 2 days of traditional Irish music and dance including Piper Jones band, Clandestine and more as well as Irish food and Irish drinks for their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. There will also be a special  Irish faerie tea party for the little ones at select times for an added $30 fee. There, wee ones will enjoy a tea party, treats, and crafts with Rowan, Titania, and Crystal. General admission tickets start at $25; $15 ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Levy Park | St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 | FREE – Take the kids on a leprechaun scavenger hunt; listen to live music; capture memories in a photo booth; and enjoy beer, wine, and food trucks during the family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Levy Park. 1pm to 7pm.

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