It’s the one holiday where you can pretend to be of a descent that you’re not.
Here are some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities in Fort Worth, Texas:
At The Ginger Man, 3716 Camp Bowie Boulevard, a free party will be held with the time to be announced. Call 817-886-2327 for more information. The bar is noted for its plethora of drink choices and is said to have livened up the area known as Arlington Heights.
The Cowtown Goes Green Stockyards Parade will be held downtown in the National Historic District on the Saturday of St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Fort Worth always celebrates the holiday with a parade and festival. For more information call 817-626-7921.
The Fort Worth Irish Cultural Association participates in St. Patrick’s Day parades every year. The group was founded to promote the Irish culture through fellowship, education, dance, and music. They are non-political and non-sectarian. The original organization was founded by several Irish families in the 1980s. Since then the association has grown and participates in several events around town. They have monthly meetings with programs promoting Irish culture including dancing, music, and language. For details on the St. Patrick’s Day parades, call 817-874-6382.
Outdoors types will enjoy the Canoe Tour at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge at 9601 Fossil Ridge Road from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15-$20.00. Age limit is five and older. Tour a stretch of the West Fork of the Trinity River to view ducks, beaver, herons, and other critters. For all the details, call 817-237-1111.
Antique junkies may enjoy “The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center (1201 Houston Street). Cost is $9 and there is no age limit. For additional information, call 817-392-6338.
At Traders Village in Grand Prairie, 30 minutes from Fort Worth, a Family Fun Day will be held on St. Patrick’s Day from noon to 4 p.m. The facility is at 2602 Mayfield Road. Admission is free and the event is open to all ages. Music, fun, and other activities are centered around the day which is showcased by a radio station appearance. The phone number is 972-647-2331.
Check out “Strike While The Iron’s Hot” at Log Cabin Village located at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane. You can experience life before hardware and lumber stores. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Cost is $3-$3.50. The contact phone number is 817-926-5881.
Alternative fans will get a kick out of “The Trashies/Druids on Parade” at 5 p.m. at 1919 Hemphill Club, 1919 Hemphill Street. Admission is $5.00. For any more details, call 817-920-9665.
Theatre-goers can partake in “The Sisters Rosensweig” at The Runway Theatre, 215 North Dooley Street in Grapevine, about 30 minutes from Fort Worth. The play is held 8-10 p.m. at a cost of $10-$15.00. The story is about Sara Goode, an enormously successful American businesswoman working as the British rep of a Hong Kong Bank who is not happy about her upcoming 54th birthday. For tickets, call 817-488-4842.
Classical music fans can relax in the Bass Performance Hall as they take in the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s “Intimate and Powerful” at 8 p.m. featuring pianist Orion Weiss. The curtain rises with Schumann’s powerful Manfred Overture, based on Byron’s drama of the same name. The address is 525 Commerce Street, downtown. Ticket prices are $15-$76.00. For reservations, call 817-212-4325.
Comedian Matt Sadler will perform at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub, 605 Houston Street in downtown. Sadler was the winner of the HBO Aspen Comedy Talent Search. His performance is at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10-$15.00. Age limit is 18 and over. For any more additional information, call 817-877-5233.
Barflies can have fun with their own at Hot Rods & Hoggs at 9 p.m. as they host “Strange Brew” at 706 North Watson Road in Arlington, about 15 minutes from Fort Worth. For a schedule, call 817-649-5220.
The Aardvark, a bar at 2905 West Berry Street in the TCU area will present the music of “The Joe K Experience” at 9 p.m. Age limit is 17 and up. For directions, call 817-926-7814.