Bud Light St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade

Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 16, 2019 | 12:00AM - 12:00AM

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Time: 12:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: La Villita- 418 Villita Street / Arneson River Theatre

email [email protected] for more info on volunteering at this event. 

St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated on the River Walk since 1968 as a joint project of the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas. This tradition continues today.  Green Bud Light 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, photo booth, Irish novelty items for sale and officially-licensed River Walk merchandise plus a bunch of hilarious activities in between the musical entertainment. 

DYEING THE RIVER WALK GREEN  (Sponsored by MadDogs British Pub)

March 16, 1:00 p.m. starting at MadDogs British Pub

March 17, 1:00 p.m. starting at MadDogs British Pub

Dye boat includes several bagpipers

ARNESON RIVER THEATRE STAGE (Sponsored by Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys)

*March 16, Noon-8:00 p.m.

12:00 - 2:00 Fire on the Mountain clogger (dance)

          Tennessee Valley Authority (music)

 2:15-3:15  85-piece Irish Marching Band from Kansas

3:30-4:30 Ledbeters  (music)

4:45-5:45 St. Jame's Gate (music)

6:00-6:50 The Colliers (music)

7:00-8:00 RTFM (music)

*March 17, Noon-8:00 p.m.

12:00-2:00 Celtic Comfort (music)

2:00-2:15 Tater Tot eating contest

2:15-3:15 The Colliers (music)

3:30-4:30 Inishfree (dance)

4:40-5:40 St. Patrick's Day River Parade (12 floats)

6:00-7:00 San Patricio's Batallion (music)

7:15-8:00 San Patricio's Batallion (music)

Irish Garden (inside the Cos House Courtyard, off Villita Way)

activities will be held both Saturday and Sunday in the Irish Garden, exact schedule TBA

Irish Storytelling (all ages will enjoy)

H& P Kelly Singers

Instrumental soloists


Jane's Irish Store (handmade Irish treasures)

RIVER PARADE (Sponsored by Bud Light) 

March 17, 4:00 pm-5:00 p.m.

12 decorated floats carrying Irish entertainment wind through the downtown area. The parade begins near the Homewood Suites

*entertainment and activities subject to change

Bud Light St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade