February 27, 2015

The Luck of the Irish in Texas

The San Antonio River Walk, one of Texas’s top ten tourist attractions, is paying homage to the Irish with Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival.

On March 14th–15th, witness the transformation of the two-and-a-half mile long San Antonio River as 110 pounds of eco-friendly green dye is released by barges into the water.

This free family-friendly event begins at noon on Saturday and features a spectacle of Irish music, souvenirs and traditional Irish eats. With entertainment organized by the Harp & Shamrock Society of San Antonio, you will be carried away to the Emerald Isle for the weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) is an international cultural and religious celebration in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. This historic day has been a widely recognized unofficial holiday in the U.S. since the late eighteenth century with displays of parades, leprechauns and shamrocks. In addition to paying homage to Irish ways and fun traditions, such as a pinch if you don’t wear green, St. Patrick’s Day is also a welcoming of spring to come.

Click here for the full schedule of festivities on the River Walk.

Don’t miss out on the live music, food and games. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear green!