St. Patrick’s Day parties in the Ark-La-Tex

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - Friday is St. Patrick’s Day and if you want to engage in some revelry, here are a few places to check out. Click on the name of the event for more info. Most bars and taverns will be having a special day or night.


A Celtic Concert Experience

Friday - 1 p.m. (Hamilton/South Caddo Branch) & 4 p.m. (Broadmoor Branch)

Amanda Roberts and Elizabeth Vidos (Lady Chops) team up for two free concerts at Shreve Memorial Library branches. Roberts is a national dulcimer champion and Lady Chops is a talented percussionist.

Locations - Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of Shreve Memorial Library (2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop) at 1 p.m. Broadmoor Branch of Shreve Memorial Library (1212 Captain Shreve Drive) at 4 p.m.

Paddy in the Plaza 2023

Friday - 3 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Mudbug Madness presents this party. Green beer, live music, fun and food awaits you. Tickets are $10 plus fees.

Location - Festival Plaza

St. Paddy’s Day Festival 2023

Saturday - 11 a.m. - Midnight

Listen to a new band every hour. Enjoy activities for the kids and families from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. After 7, the festival will be for adults only. $10 cover charge.

Location - The Missing Link, 504 Texas St., Suite 100


8th Annual NYP Pub Crawl

Saturday - 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Enjoy food and drink specials all along Front Street. Come out in costume for the contest and play in the Poker Run. There’s also a check-in party at Flying Heart Brewing.

Location - Downtown along Front Street

Jefferson, Tex

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Friday & Saturday

Many of the downtown shops will have special sales and keep an eye out for hidden Shamrocks to draw a prize.

Location - Downtown Jefferson

Lucky 5K & Fun Run

Saturday - 8 a.m.

Support the Jefferson Lions Club and go for a run around historic downtown.


St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Pub Crawl

5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Explore five downtown restaurants on this self-guided pub crawl. Ask for the drink specials.

Location - Downtown Longview

Celtic Angels Ireland

Friday - 7 p.m.

Irish and World Champion singers, dancers and musicians take the stage. It’s a great way to experience Irish culture.

Location - Belcher Center at LeTournau University

Related Topic: There’s a few more festivals going on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Click here to see them.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.