St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 14, 2020, Noon-8pm

March 15, 2020, Noon-6pm

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 plus a bunch of hilarious audience participation activities in between the musical entertainment. 

Detailed activities will be added for the 2020 celebrations the date draws closer. Info below is from 2019


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


*Saturday, March 14, Noon-8:00 p.m.

2 p.m. Tator Tot eating contest

*Sunday, March 17, Noon-6:00 p.m.

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

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

*entertainment and activities subject to change

RIVER PARADE 3/15/2020 (Sponsored by Bud Light) 

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

See the map posted in the photo gallery for the parade route and the estimated time it will appear in a specific area of the River Walk.

St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade