Don’t Forget About St. Patrick’s Day!!March 15th, 2013 at 8:56 am by markmonstrola under Weather
Top of the mornin’ to ya’! It may not be weather related but it is one of my top three holidays of the year…. so…..
With all of the excitement around SXSW just a reminder St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday!! If you don’t have any plans, here is some info about a few celebrations around town. The first one… very family friendly, and the second…. a little more geared for the adults. Have fun and be safe!
1. SUNDAY: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Indoor Stage and Tented Outdoor stage:
RAIN OR SHINE
SHOAL CREEK EVENT CENTER
8611 NORTH MOPAC
Adult Tickets: only $9.00 online in advance. $12.00 at the door.
Kids under 13: only $2.00 online &
$5.00 at door
“THE LARGEST ST. PADDY’S DAY EVENT IN CENTRAL TEXAS”
The St. Patrick’s Day Austin is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! A commitment to authentic Irish culture. No green beer or leprechauns, just fierce Irish tradition and fun!
STARRING: Award winning Irish Super group GOITSE from Ireland. A flourishing, highly talented five piece band fast making a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music. Plus local Celtic bands, pipers, Irish dancers and more!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY AUSTIN – BENEFITING THE CELTIC CULTURAL CENTER OF TEXAS
For over ten years the Celtic Cultural Center of Texas has been organizing the best Austin St. Paddy’s Day celebration in central Texas, along with the critically acclaim Celtic Christmas at the Cathedraland many other Irish and Celtic events. A family friendly St. Patrick’s Day where families can come out and enjoy the culture of Ireland including music, dance and language. Visit the Celtic Cultural Center’s webpage at www.celticcenter.org to learn more about the non-profit organization and sign up on their mailing list so you can become a “Celtic Insider.”
FOOD AND DRINK AT ST. PATRICK’S DAY AUSTIN
We are preparing a special St. Paddy’s Day menu including Fish n Chips, Irish Po’Boys, Corned Beef and Cabbage (yes, we know it’s not authentically Irish, but it’s authentically Irish Amercian, besides it’s bad luck if you skip it). Plus, all your favorite Irish beers will be on tap including Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks (pronounced Smiddicks for the uninitiated). Most of these beers come a dark, lovely brown, so don’t make us look bad in front of all the real Irish in the house by ordering a green one.
2. THE LOST WEEKEND AT FADO
Sunday 3/17 @ Fado (214 W 4th St., Austin, TX 78701)
16TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR
ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL
Doors open to the biggest St Patrick’s Day party in Austin at 9am!
Join Jason and Deb from 101X as they kick off St. Paddy’s Day 2013 with a live broadcast from 11am-2pm including traditional Irish breakfast, special guests, giveaways.
Outdoor festival with 2 stages starts at noon
ESPADA-Emergency Services Pipes and Drums Band
The Tea Merchants (Traditional Irish) – 10:00am
Sean Orr (Traditional Irish) – noon
Raising Jane (Traditional Irish) 12:30pm
Think Lizzy (Thin Lizzy Tribute Band) – 2:00pm
The Enemies (Just off the boat from Drogheda, Ireland-Original Pop) – 2:30pm, 7:30pm
Traveler (Multi-cultural World Music) – 3:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm
Flashpoint (Traditional Irish) – 6:00pm
Mysterious Ways (Austin’s BEST U2 Cover band) 6:30pm, 9:30pm
Oh and your weather nugget for St. Patrick’s Day: Morning clouds and patchy drizzle giving way to mainly sunny skies during the afternoon. Look for a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end!!