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Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival

Friday, March 17, 2:00-9:00 PM

Saturday March 18, Noon-9:00 PM

Location: La Villita- 418 Villita St. and all along the downtown River Walk


BELOW IS INFO FROM 2017 EVENT. WE ARE PLANNING 2018 AND WILL UPDATE AS THE EVENT DRAWS CLOSER

This event started in 1968 and has been organized as a joint project by the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas ever since. Murphy’s Irish Stout beer and green beer will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Festival entertainment includes a family-friendly interactive activity called Passport to Ireland. Other festival activities include face-painting, henna artistry, caricatures, Irish food, photo booth, Irish novelty items for sale and officially-licensed River Walk merchandise. Musical entertainment line-up announced in early January.

March 17 at 1pm & March 18 at 2pm, Dyeing of the River Walk Green (transformed into the River Shannon)

March 17, festival is from 2-9pm

March 18, festival is from Noon-9pm

March 17-19, St Patrick's Day Artisan River Walk Show, booths are located along the River Walk extension close to the Shops at Rivercenter

March 18, 4:00 – 6:00pm Murphy's River Parade occurs on 2-1/2 miles of the San Antonio River with 14 decorated flaots filled with bagpipes and drummers, Irish step dancers, music, Kelly singers, former and current Irishmen of the Year, Alzafar Shrine Color Guard, and Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas members. Parade route follows: Homewood Suites, Drury Plaza, Aztec Theatre, Hyatt Hotel, Rivercenter Mall, Convention Center, Arneson Theatre

Murphy’s Irish Stout beer and green beer will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Several bagpipers will grace the barges along with other entertainers. This event started began in 1968 and has been organized by the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas since the beginning. A new, free, interactive feature for children has been added this year Passport to Ireland adventure. Also new for this year is the Pretty Knees Contest.  Everyone is welcome to enter!


Concert & Festival at the Arneson River Theatre

Entertainment courtesy of the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas

Friday, March 17, 2017, Entertainment: Arneson River Theatre

2-3pm     O'Malarkey

3-4pm     Kelly Singers

4-7pm     Mike Ryan Coyotes &  4 Fox Ache

7-9pm     Celtic Comfort

Saturday, March 18, 2017, Entertainment: Arneson River Theatre

12-1pm    Kelly Singers

1-2pm      Ledbetters

2-3pm     Tennessee Valley Authority/Fire On the Mountain

4-5pm     Tennessee Valley Authority & Parade

5-6pm      Inishfree Irish Dancers

6-9pm      Rod and Tommy RTFM

Murphy's St. Patrick's Day River Parade & Festival