Dallas Ft. Worth St. Patrick’s Weekend Guide


What: Irving Tennis Classic
When: Thurs. Mar. 16th -Sun. Mar. 19th @ 8:00AM
Where: Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Dallas, TX 75038
Why: Four Seasons Resort and Club welcomes tennis fans across Texas and the world to join this international tennis event. The City of Irving offers convenient proximity and transportation to a myriad of recreational and cultural experiences and the Four Seasons provides a world class resort style atmosphere to thoroughly enjoy both your tennis and non-tennis activities.

What: Free Spring Break Activities
When: Thurs. Mar. 16th & Fri. Mar. 17th @ 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Fair Park
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, TX 76010
Why: For spring break, Fair Park is offering families a variety of free activities. Daily activities will feature lawn games, outdoor exercises, a scavenger hunt, children’s fitness workouts, yoga for all ages and arts and crafts. Some activities may have age and registration requirements. Participants can bring their lunch or n purchase a meal at Old Mill Inn located on the park. Activities will take place rain or shine.

What: All Con 2017
When: Thurs. Mar. 16th – Sun. Mar. 19th @ 10:00AM
Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel
14315 Midway Rd., Addison, TX 75001
Why: Four day festival celebrates many niche interests and passions including Science Fiction, Steampunk, Anime/Manga, Comic Books, Costuming, Performing Arts, Literature and Filmmaking. Activities including cosplay, gaming, performances, contests, workshops and meet & greets. Special guests: character FX artist Russ Adams (Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge) and voiceover actor Neil Kaplan.

What: Spring Fling: Jumbo Fun!
When: Thurs. Mar. 16th – Fri. Mar. 17th @ 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215
Why: Join us this Spring Break as the fun gets bigger at Dallas Heritage Village. Enjoy some of your favorite classic games but on a much larger scale. Are you able to get a strike when the bowling ball is your size? How long will your train of dominoes be when they’re the size of your foot? All this and more will be happening all week. Also stop by to see our temporary Log Cabin Quilt exhibit with jumbo Lincoln logs to play with.

What: Dallas Summer Musicals presents Let It Be
When: Thurs. Mar. 16th – Sun. Mar. 19th @ 1:30PM and 7:30PM
Where: Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Relive the past from The Ed Sullivan Show to Abbey Road, with favorite hits including “Hard Day’s Night,” “Day Tripper,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Twist and Shout,” “Get Back,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Strawberry Fields,” and imagine the reunion that never was… The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. Enter a times capsule and turn back to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing other hits like “Back in the USSR,” “Live and Let Die,” “Got to Get you into My Life,” “My Sweet Lord,” “Hey Jude,” “Woman,” “Helter Skelter,” “Paperback Writer” & many more you never got the chance to see performed live. Imagine a night that never happened, but which feels so surreal!

What: Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
When: Thurs. Mar. 16th – Sun. Mar. 19th @ 7:30PM, 10:30AM and 1:30PM
Where: American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
Why: Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Cars race across the ice. Visit Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure. Enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Frozen.

What: Goodguys Lone Star Nationals
When: Fri. Mar. 17th – Sun Mar. 19th @ 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
3545 Lone Star Circle, Ft. Worth, TX 76117
Why: The automotive festival features over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars and trick trucks through 1972 vintage. In addition to the car show: Manufacturer and vendor exhibits, Swap meet and Auto Trader Classics cars-for-sale area, Goodguys Autocross (to test vehicle agility and performance), Goodgals gallery (arts & crafts), Model & Pedal Car Show and Free Kids’ activities including Revell Model Car Make ‘n’ Take, PPG coloring contest, clowns and more

What: Dallas Derby Devils Clover Cup
When: Fri. Mar. 17th – Sun Mar. 19th @ 10:00AM
Where: NYTEX Sports Centre
8851 Ice House Dr., North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Why: Dallas Derby Devils host the invitational flat track roller derby tournament, featuring Appalachian Rollergirls, Assassination City Roller Derby, Dub City Roller Derby, North Texas Roller Derby, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby, Pikes Peak Derby Dames, Providence Roller Derby, Red Stick Roller Derby, Texas Men’s Roller Derby, Austin Anarchy Men’s Roller Derby and Oklahoma Men’s Roller Derby

What: 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
When: Fri. Mar. 17th @ 11:00AM – MIDNIGHT
Where: J Gilligan’s 38th Annual Block Party
     400 E. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010
Why: There is no better Arlington tradition on St. Patrick’s Day than drinking Green Beer and eating our World Famous Irish Nachos. Join us for the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Block Party & Street Dance. Deryl Dodd headlines at 8 p.m., followed by the Collectors with special guest. Also, National Secrets, Don Pendley and many, many more

What: MLG presents Call of Duty World League
When: Fri. Mar. 17th – Sun. Mar. 19th @ 12:00PM (Fri) and 9:00AM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Ft. Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St., Ft. Worth, TX 76102
Why: The Call of Duty World® League Presented by PlayStation®4 continues its action-packed 2017 season with top esports teams from around the globe heading to Dallas-Fort Worth to compete for their share of a $200,000 prize pool, and to take a step toward becoming the 2017 Call of Duty World League (CWL) Champions. Teams from North America, Europe, and for the first time in 2017, APAC, have the chance to face off during the CWL Dallas Open. In partnership with MLG, the CWL Dallas Open features 16 teams starting in pool play and 160 spots for teams to compete in the open bracket, one of the largest Call of Duty open brackets ever. The top four teams from the open winners’ bracket will join pool play on the second day of the tournament, while the final teams in the championship bracket will compete on the final day for the $200,000 prize pool and the title of the CWL Dallas Open Champion.

What: Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon & Health/Fitness Expo
When: Fri. Mar. 17th – Sun. Mar. 19th @ 12:00PM (Fri) and 9:00AM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Reunion Tower at Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon weekend will also include the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K on Saturday, March 18, in Fair Park and a free Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can find numerous vendors, showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel and health and nutritional information. The Expo takes place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Hall B on Friday, March 17 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public. Local bands will play through the streets of Dallas, along with spectators and cheerleading teams lining the route to motivate runners to the finish line. Upon finishing, participants are invited to relax and celebrate with family and friends at the finish line festival and post race concert. Texas based Bob Schneider will headline the post race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series, performing for thousands of runners and spectators at the finish line festival in downtown Dallas. The concert is free and open to the public.

What: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
When: Fri. Mar. 17th @ 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Where: West Irving Library
4444 West Rochelle Rd., Irving, TX 75062
Why: Kids of all ages can drop by the Library for an hour of St. Patrick’s Day to make and take crafts.

What: St. Patrick’s Neighborhood Party
When: Fri. Mar. 17th @ 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
Why: You’re all invited to the first ever St. Patrick’s Day Party @ the Farmers Market!! Please come out to support us and the other vendors here at the Market. There will be a Pipes & Drums group to kick things off, as well as lots of food, music, games, and fun to be had! Let us know if you can make it!

What: Kiss Me I’m Irish Express
When: Fri. Mar. 17th @ 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad
709 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: Find luck on the rails during the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s “Kiss Me I’m Irish Express.” On Friday, March 17, this unique St. Patrick’s Day event will feature festive fun, including green beer, for guests ages 21 and up to commemorate this most Irish of celebrations. Riders will enjoy Irish-style hors d’oeuvres and two craft brews per person. Each rider also receives a souvenir beer mug, all while enjoying the beautiful setting of the historic Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s 1920s-era coaches. Seating is first-come, first-served basis.

What: St. Patrick’s Slay Weekend
When: Fri. Mar. 17th and Sat. Mar. 18th @ 8:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Dark Hour Haunted House
701 Taylor Dr., Plano, TX 75054
Why: According to Irish Legend, catch a leprechaun and be rewarded with a pot of gold; but stealing from the leprechaun is far from lucky. What happens when the veil between worlds rips apart as leprechauns, evil fairies, and other menacing monsters of the Emerald Isle find ways to properly punish those who take what is rightfully theirs?

What: Midnight Madness: Spaceballs
When: Fri. Mar. 17th and Sat. Mar. 18th @ Midnight
Where: Inwood Theatre
5458 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209
Why: This Star Wars parody will send you into hyperspace with fits of laughter as fearless—and clueless—space heroes Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half man/half dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) wage interstellar warfare to free Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). Directed by Mel Brooks, creator of Blazing Saddles and The Producers. May the farce be with you!

What: World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Where: Downtown Mansfield
     N. Main St. and E. Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063
Why: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Mansfield’s off-the-wall Pickle Parade and Palooza. Runners and walkers can join the Pickle Run (10K, 5K & Kids K) starting at 8 a.m.  The Pickle Palooza gets underway at 10 a.m. with a kids’ playground, food court, community stage, marketplace and beer tent (opens at 11 a.m.). The fun continues all day with pickle contests and a pet parade (at noon). Legendary Texas Swing band Asleep at the Wheel headlines the live music line-up with a performance at 6 p.m.  At 1 p.m., the World’s Only Pickle Parade steps off with plenty of green pickles, a bevy of Pickle Queens, Elvises and more.

General Granbury’s 39th Birthday
When: Sat. Mar. 18th & Sun. Mar. 19th @ 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Where: Granbury’s Historic Downtown Square
701 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: Granbury was named after Gen. Hiram B. Granbury, and this year’s celebration has a “Beans on the Brazos” theme and features a barbecue rib and brisket cook-off with bean sampling, bull riding on the beach, parade, contests, live music, an outhouse race, birthday cake and ice cream, and more

What: Bacon and Beer Classic
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 12:00PM
Where: The Foundry
2303 Pittman St., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: Indulge in delicious suds and grub at the first Bacon and Beer Classic: Pop-Up Edition. Sample 50+ craft beers from regional breweries, eat dozens of original bacon-infused dishes, play giant Jenga and cornhole, compete in a bacon eating contest, and more.

What: Cowtown Goes Green
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Ft. Worth Stockyards
130 E Exchange Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76164
Why: Fort Worth’s family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Stockyards National Historic District features free fun for kids including armadillo races, petting zoo, face painting, cow camp, live music and staged gunfights. A Western-Irish themed parade follows the 4 p.m. cattle drive

What: St. Patrick’s Day – Hot Glass, Cold Brew
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 1:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
701 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: You don’t need luck of the Irish to help create your very own beer glass, just come to Hot Glass, Cold Brew! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, play with fire as you help create your own beer glass and enjoy two complimentary beers with snacks. Feel free to sign up your little leprechauns, as kids are welcome to assist with color application and make their own lucky drinking glass. Making your own glass at Vetro is like a four leaf clover: unique to find for only $75 (plus tax) per beer glass. Online registration is required.

What: Local Brews Local Grooves, Craft Beer & Music Fest
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 4:00PM
Where: House of Blues Dallas
2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: This full venue event will feature North Texas’s finest with 15 breweries, 18 bands on four stages, and delectable food pairings. Performances will include The Mastersons, The Funky Knuckles, Dead Flowers, The Buffalo Ruckus and many more. There will be over 45 beers to sample, outdoor party plaza, food pairings, vendors, contests, prizes, games, and more. This is a 21+ only event.

What: St. Patrick’s Day – Hot Glass, Cold Brew
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 5:00PM – Midnight
Where: Embassy Suites Frisco
7600 John Q. Hammons Dr., Frisco, TX 75034
Why: You don’t need luck of the Irish to help create your very own beer glass, just come to Hot Glass, Cold Brew! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, play with fire as you help create your own beer glass and enjoy two complimentary beers with snacks. Feel free to sign up your little leprechauns, as kids are welcome to assist with color application and make their own lucky drinking glass. Making your own glass at Vetro is like a four leaf clover: unique to find for only $75 (plus tax) per beer glass. Online registration is required.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 7:00PM
Where: Bomb Factory
2713 Canton St., Dallas, TX 76051
Why: After 30 years of playing theaters through out the world, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular is not only the world’s longest touring laser show, but also the longest touring theater show in history.  Each year the show is updated with technical and creative changes that keep the audience coming back for more. As a rock cultural phenomenon, Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic in multimedia entertainment.

What: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
When: Sat. Mar. 18th @ 7:00PM
Where: Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 76051
Why: Wife and husband rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo come back to Dallas for a very intimate acoustic evening.


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