Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day River Parade

Saturday, March 19, 2022
Parade is from 4PM-5PM



Join Visit San Antonio – River Walk Operations and The Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas for a fun filled weekend festival. Activities include, dyeing of the River Walk, Artisan Show, Live Entertainment, and so much more!

Kicking off the festival is the dyeing of the River Walk green on St. Patrick’s Day, sponsored by Mad Dogs. When our beautiful San Antonio River Walk is transformed into the River Shannon through 25-gallons of eco-friendly green dye.

A procession of 12 Irish-themed decorated floats filled with Irish entertainment can be viewed from anywhere on the parade route. Several bagpipers will grace the floats along with other entertainers. This event started in 1969 and has been organized by the Visit San Antonio River Walk and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas since that time.

The Festival is on Villita Way in La Villita and is free to attend.

The parade is free to attend and can be viewed along the downtown portion of the river or from the Arneson River Theatre.

Interested in becoming a food vendor or want to be a part of the Artisan Show? Email us at events@visitsanantonio.com.



Do you think you have what it takes to participate in our 3rd Annual Tater-Tot eating contest?! Be one of the first 10 people to sign up at the Passport to Ireland booth on Villita Way and be entered to participate in the challenge Friday, March 18th at 2:00PM!

10 Contestants (18+) – 3 Minutes – 2 Pounds of Tots – 1 Winner!

The winner is invited to ride in the St. Patrick’s River Parade on Saturday.



All fur babies dressed in their finest St. Patty’s attire will parade through La Villita, down to the river level, and then towards the Arneson River Theatre. 1/4 mile route contains stairs – strollers/wagons discouraged.

Finalists will prance on the Arneson Stage where one “LUCKY DOG” will be crowned!

Line-up/Registration 1:00 – 1:30PM, Procession starts at 1:45PM, Parade enters the Arneson at 2:00PM

Puppy etiquette: All furry friends must remain on a non-retractable leash, led by one owner. By participating, you agree that your dog is social, well-behaved, and up-to-date on vaccinations.  Please clean up after your pet!

Visit San Antonio is not responsible for incidents that occur with your dog. VSA reserves the right to limit the number of paw-ticipants.

St. Patrick's After Party

Howl at the Moon will be hosting their 1st annual St Patrick’s Day Street Festival Saturday, March 19th starting at Noon.
Gates open at Noon 
Admission – donations will be taken from noon-5pm supporting San Antonio Humane Society and San Antonio Food Bank
1pm-4pm 80s cover band Lon Duk Don
5pm-2am Silent Disco with over 30 DJs rotating on 8 turntables
Tacos Los Hermanos and Alamo Hot Dog will be serving food all day
This event is all ages.
Tickets for the Silent Disco are available on Eventbrite and howlatthemoon.com