St. Patrick Day Events in Corpus Christi - The Bend Magazine

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in the Coastal Bend

From green beer to Celtic dancing, here are eight St. Patrick's Day events in Corpus Christi and beyond.

St. Paddy's Day Festival at Cassidy's Irish Pub in Corpus Christi.

Photo by Debbie Noble

Annually celebrated on the 17th of March, St. Patrick’s Day honors the death of St. Patrick in the fifth century. When the Irish arrived in the United States, they brought the tradition with them, and the festivities surrounding the day have only continued to grow. In fact, the official New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the world’s oldest civilian parade and the largest in the U.S., with over 150,000 participants. While the Coastal Bend might not boast a parade of that size, and whether you’re a fan of green-dyed beer or not, there are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day events in Corpus Christi to join in on the fun. Just don’t forget to wear green!

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Challenge 

March 15 – 7

In The Game Funtrackers is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weekend with a fun guessing game! Participants will get to guess how many shamrocks there are in the magical jar to win a $25 gift card to the multi-entertainment family attraction. The arcade is open Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

St. Paddy's Day Festival at Cassidy's Irish Pub in Corpus Christi.
St. Paddy’s Day Festival 2023 | Photo by Debbie Noble

St. Paddy’s Day Festival Corpus Christi

March 16

One of the city’s most popular St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Cassidy’s Irish Pub will host an epic day-long block party on Saturday, Mar. 16. The St. Paddy’s Day Festival will kick off at noon and include live music from 12 different bands, including 18 Hours, the Raul Ayala Band, Seatle Rising and more split across an indoor and outdoor stage. Plus, don’t miss the Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums and the Gildea School of Irish Dance. This year’s festival footprint has expanded to include more tented seating, a kid’s zone with inflatables, food trucks, and more. The event is free to attend, and prices for green beer pints and pitchers vary.

Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl 

March 16

Throw on your best St. Patrick’s Day attire and join the Official Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl starting Saturday, Mar. 16 at 4 p.m. featuring drink specials from participating local spots. The bar crawl check-in is at The Bridge Bar & Club and includes stops at The Gold Fish, Executive Surf Club, El Camino and more. 

Sing Bar Karaoke Lounge’s St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke

With a green beer in hand, head to the stage and channel your inner performer at Sing Bar Karaoke Lounge’s St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke event! The local bar offers specials on $2 Jello shots, and $5 green shots. The bar opens on Saturday at noon and karaoke begins at 7 p.m. 

The bar at Fulton's Irish Pub and Grill in Rockport, Texas.
Enjoy traditional Irish fare and a pint of Guinness all weekend long at Fulton’s Irish Pub | Photo by Rachel Benavides

St. Patrick’s Weekend Breakfast Buffet

March 16 – 17

Head out to Rockport this Saturday, Mar. 16, for Fulton’s Irish Pub’s festivities. Starting at 9 a.m., enjoy a St. Patty’s Day breakfast buffet with Bangers, Irish egg casserole, potatoes O’brien and more. Plus, you’ll find a help-yourself Bloody Mary bar. The local spot will also serve up traditional Irish dishes all weekend long.

Shamrock Shuffle 5k/Walk 1k 

March 16

The 7th Annual St. Patrick School Shamrock Shuffle commences on Saturday, Mar. 16, at the Cole Park Amphitheater with a 1k Leprechaun Chase at 7:30 p.m. for ages 3-8. The 5k Run/Walk begins after the Leprechaun Chase at 8 p.m. Register here and pick up your packet at 1412 Airline Rd. on Friday, Mar. 15,  from 12-6 p.m. to participate. 

Luck of the Paw 

March 16

The Corpus Christi Animal Care Services is waiving adoption fees from 1 -5 p.m. at the animal shelter. This special event aims to help clear the shelter and find forever homes for the adorable animals! The event will feature food trucks and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to wear your finest green attire for added excitement!

House of Rock’s St. Patrick’s Day Eve

March 16

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Eve with Hosue of Rock’s free event! Starting at 8 p.m., catch DJ JELLOxSHOT spinning your favorite tunes while you enjoy green beer all night long. Plus, the local music venue partnered with Boarri Craft Meats & Goods to serve up Bangers & Mash.

Looking for more things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend? Head over to our Weekend Events Roundup to make plans.