St. Patrick’s Day 2024 Parties & Events in Greater Houston

Enjoy award winning beer without green food coloring or toss back fresh green cocktails at True Anomaly's St. Patrick's Day edition of its weekly Sunday Funday. | Photo courtesy of True Anomaly Brewing Company

Updated Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 5:45pm

Toast to Saint Patrick’s Day parties and celebrations in Houston from Thursday, March 14 to St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, 2024.

This year, plenty of Houston’s hot spots will be serving up St. Patrick’s festivities with drink specials, live performances, games, and so much more.

We’ve gathered some of the best happenings at pubs, breweries and other big events taking place across Houston.

St. Patrick’s Day 2024 Weekend Parties & Celebrations in Houston

  • St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Wakefield Crowbar | Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 | FREE – All weekend long, the Garden Oaks bar and volleyball venue celebrates the holiday with festive drinks, live music and DJs, a special kitchen menu and more. Saturday features a sand volleyball tournament, and Sunday will break out the bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day proper. Times vary.
  • Kiss Me, I’m Irish Bar Crawl in Midtown | Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 – This three-day pub crawl hits several Midtown destinations, including The Dogwood, Wooster’s Garden and Front Porch Pub, following check-in at Leon’s Lounge. Secure your wristband to skip cover at bars, plus enjoy participating drink specials. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Extravaganza at McIntyre’s Downtown | Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 | No Cover – The Downtown outpost of this pub offers a three-story celebration on the bayou, with live performances and DJs alongside green beer and frozens, and other festivities. 11am to 2am.
  • St. Paddy’s Party at Truck Yard | Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 | No Cover – In East Downtown, Truck Yard rolls all day long with Irish drinks and live music, plus traditional Irish foods from local food trucks, cocktail specials and more. Noon to 2am.
  • Griff’s & Velvet Oak’s Weekend Block Party at Velvet Oak Tavern | Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 – While the Montrose mainstay Griff’s continues to rebuild following a devastating fire, they’ve joined forces with Velvet Oak Tavern on West Alabama to celebrate the holiday with 2 days of Irish-infused fun with an all-day Irish crawfish and shrimp boil with live music on Saturday, followed by even music, Irish dancers, DJs, food, and more at the main event on Sunday. No cover on Saturday with crawfish $8 per pound.; $10 on Sunday. 11am to 2am both days.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Pimlico | Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17 | No Cover – The Irish pub on Waugh hosts a two-day weekend celebration with live music, flowing green beer, food and swag inside and outside the bar. 1pm to 2am.
Griff’s big annual two-day celebration of all things Irish returns, despite last year’s fire, with some co-hosting help from friends at Velvet Oak Tavern. | Photo courtesy of Griff’s Irish Pub

Saturday, March 16, 2024

An outdoor patio with people dressed in green
Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House is one of several stops on a Heights pub crawl | Courtesy of Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House

Saint Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, 2024

  • Time to Paddy 5K, 10K & Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon in West Houston – In West Houston near Katy, this St. Patrick’s Day run invites the whole family to pound pavement in Kids Dash, 5K and 10K lengths, plus a half marathon, with post-race food, race swag and more. $15 and up. 8am.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | No Cover – Houston’s oldest brewery throws another St. Patrick’s Day bash at the beer garden with beer, delicious eats, live entertainment and more, plus the return of the annual Donegal Beard Growing competition. 11am to 11pm.
  • Griff’s Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party at Velvet Oak Tavern – Griff’s big event lands on St. Patrick’s Day itself, with live music on a big outdoor stage, leprechauns, green beer, cold shots, Bollo Woodfired Pizza, festival food, face painting, Irish dancers, and more. Proceeds from the event go to help rebuild the Montrose institution which caught fire in early 2023. $10. 11am to close.
  • St. Patrick’s Day at True Anomaly Brewing Company | No Cover – Named Texas Brewery of the Year for two years running, the brewery founded by four guys from NASA eschews the green beers. But this year they’ve added special green St. Patrick’s Day cocktails to their stellar lineup of saisons, tripel, quads, wilds, sours, and hops. Noon to 9pm, with music by DJ Marc West from 2pm to 5pm.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day 2024 at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The longtime Upper Kirby pub and music venue spills out onto an outdoor stage for a day of traditional bagpipers, a special St. Patrick’s food and drink menu, and plenty of good-spirited fun. VIP indoor celebrations are sold out; $30 for the outdoor only party. Noon to 2am.
  • St. Patricks’ Day Party at Sam Houston Race Park – Buck Yeager and a live bagpiper headline this Sunday Funday series at the horse racing park, along with beer from Eureka Heights and grub courtesy of Texasiana food truck. Clutch City Crawfish will also be on-site, plus you can take in fun family activities like a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, and arts and crafts. $5; free for ages 5 and under. 12:30pm to 5pm.
  • Celtic Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk | FREE – The Boardwalk celebrates Celtic culture with an afternoon of live performances, local vendors, beer and live music, plus crafts and games for the family. 1pm to 5pm.
  • St. Paddy’s Day Bash at Urban South HTX | No Cover – The Arts District brewery throws a big party with beer specials and themed cocktails, plus face painting, a bounce house and more. 1pm to 6pm.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl in the Heights – Set off on a pub crawl through White Oak institutions, starting at Christian’s Tailgate and proceeding through nearby spots like Bobcat Teddy’s Ice House, Onion Creek, EZ’s Liquor Lounge and several others. $15 and up. 1pm to 2am.
  • Punk Rock Garage Sale: St. Patrick’s Day Edition at Bad Astronaut Brewing | FREE – In Northside, this monthly garage sale returns with more than 50 vendors selling everything from shirts, music and art to collectibles, music gear, crafts and more. 2pm to 6pm.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Marriott Marquis Houston – The Texas-shaped rooftop pool at the Downtown hotel hosts a St. Patrick’s Day bash with live Irish music from Katie Geringer and Matt Lewis, plus Irish soda bread and other eats along with green beer. $30. 2pm to 6pm.
  • Party on St. Paddy’s at Baker Street Pub in Sugar Land | FREE – Along with a night of live music, contests and drink specials, the Sugar Land pub will also be doling out themed party favors and big prizes to celebrate the holiday. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Johnny O’Calderon’s St. Paddy’s Day Party at the Big Easy | No Cover – Wrap up your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a closing concert from John Calderon at the jazz-infused bar and social club near Rice Village. 6pm to 10pm.
Rows of bagpipers parade down the streets
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Post Houston | Courtesy of Houston St. Patrick’s Parade

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Justin Jerkins
A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.