Nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day has been transformed from a traditional Irish holiday into a mishmash of silliness and spring fever. Caricatures of leprechauns line the streets where people walk with clover-shaped LED headbands bouncing up-and-down from their heads. Children chomp green candy while hoping to find a poor greenless fellow to pinch. Where have the Irish dances gone? Where can we find authentic Celtic tunes? Still, despite this kind of fun, couldn’t we still use some real Irish tradition? Luckily for Austin residents, the Celtic Cultural Center, among other partners and supporters, is throwing this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Austin! Come immerse yourself in family-friendly fun that is just as traditional as it is unforgettable.
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This year, the activities range from musical to educational to kid-friendly. A few notable attractions include the Irish Language Workshop hosted by the Gaelic League, free-of-charge children’s face painting, and music entertainment found not only at an outdoor tent stage but also an indoor stage. Come enjoy Irish dance performances, pipe and drum music, men’s choruses and more.
It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day Austin without some delicious Irish eats. Food options will be plenty and satisfying. Come choose from all your favorites, such as fish and chips, Irish po’boys, and corn beef and cabbage. Irish beers will be on tap, and there’s a strict “No Green Beer” policy. Why stop at one meal? Since the celebration runs from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, St. Patrick’s Day Austin is the perfect place for both lunch and dinner.
The admittance fee is only $15 per adult, and children gain entry for a mere $5. You will need to pre-purchase tickets online, as there will be no tickets for sale at the gate. Be sure to print and save your receipts to avoid any issues upon arrival. Don’t worry about adding parking fees to the ticket price. There will be free parking available.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets, round up the family, and save the date. This Friday, March 17th, is bound to be the best St. Patrick’s Day yet!
The St. Patrick’s Day Austin celebration will be held at the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, which is located at 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, Texas 78754. For full schedules, directions, ticket purchases, and more, visit the event’s website or feel free to call (512) 372-3918.