Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March? Every year, Houston puts on one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the nation, spanning two hours and a 60-year history. This year, there will even be an all-new route for the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade, so make your way to this rain-or-shine event on Saturday, March 16.
Every year, the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade features over 100 entries for audiences to enjoy. It first began in Houston’s “Irish Town” in the 1880s, when people would follow the parade to the pubs at Market Square where they would spend the day eating good food, drinking with friends, and playing games. Despite tough times through the Depression and other financial hardships, the parade has continuously been supported and uplifted by the community for its message of bringing everyone together to “be Irish for the day.”
So mark your calendar to come to the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade at noon on March 16th. Pat Duane is the Grand Marshal for 2019, and members of the local community can feel free to sign up to be in the parade every year. This is truly an experience about bringing everyone together for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and we at Atzenhoffer hope to see you there. Share your experiences with us, and stop in to Experience the Atzenhoffer Difference!