Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas
Promoting Irish Culture in San Antonio since 1966
Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas

St Patrick’s Day Festivities

Our society is proud to host San Antonio’s most popular St. Patrick’s Day events. Our 2024 celebration includes:

  • Passport to Ireland
    From 1-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, learn about Irish culture and history – and win prizes – through an interactive digital treasure hunt. Crafts, interactive map, bean bag toss, DeLorean display.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony
    Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon. Our annual ceremony at the Alamo in honor of the men of Ireland and Irish America who died there in 1836.
  • Dyeing of the San Antonio River
    Both Saturday and Sunday. Environmentally friendly dye brings a festive hue to our city’s famous River.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Street and River Parade
    Join us at the River Walk and on the sidewalks downtown.
  • Irish Store
    Offering St. Patrick’s Day beads, halos, hats and other festive novelties for purchase.
  • Surprise Visit
    Look for an unannounced visit from St Patrick and the Harp and Shamrock’s Lucky Leprechaun during the day!
  • Booths and Vendors
    Crafts, food truck and beer for sale!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11am-12pmRiver Dyeing with bag piper
1-3pmRiver Dyeing with bag piper
1-1:45pmLive Performane: Fire on the Mountain (clogging)
2-2:45pmLive Music: Brian Ralph
2-3 pmRiver Parade at Museum Reach+
4-4:45pmLive Entertainment: St James Gate
5-5:45pmInishfree Irish Dancers
5-6pm Downtown River parade restarts
Arrives at Arneson 6pm+

Sunday, March 17, 2024

12-1pmWreath laying at the Alamo
1-3pmRiver Dyeing with bag piper
1-1:45pmLive Music: The Happy Out
2pmFloat around A leaves -SA Pipes and Drums
2-2:45pmLive Music: The Happy Out
2:30pmFloat around B Leaves
3-3:45pmLive Music: Harp & Shamrock “Kelly Singers”
3:15pmFloat around – Irish Sessions Band
4-4:45pmLive Music: Brian Ralph
4:30pmLive Music: Harp & Shamrock “Kelly Singers”