8 ways to save on St. Patrick's Day on a budget

DALLAS -- All Dallasites will tell you the way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is actually a week before at the Dallas Parade and Festival. If you missed it, you haven’t run out of luck just yet.

North Texas is filled with things to do on St. Patrick’s Day. After all, we are the home of the Mean Green and trust me, we get mean with celebrations taking up the whole month of March. The one thing we don’t like to get mean with is our money, and some of these bars and festivals can get wee too pricey for my taste.

If you’re looking for some green beers on a budget, looks like you’ve got the luck of the Irish. We’ve found the top 8 things to do on March 17th for cheap. Let’s get our Irish on.

1. 3 Day Celebration at Henderson Tap House in Knox-Henderson
3 days of Irish fun starting Thursday, March 16th all day, every day - live music, Irish food, green beer, Irish

Whiskey and Irish Car Bombs.
Specials:
• $4 Green Beer MillerCoors
• $4 Heineken & Dos XX drafts
• 64 oz "Pot of Gold" Fishbowl cocktail – Sharing is caring, and now it’s saving too. You get six drinks inside one big fishbowl. Comes with gummies and a sparkler.

2. Happiest Hour in downtown Dallas
Dallas’ largest patio bar celebrates with drink specials, wagyu shepherd’s pie and DJs starting at 10 p.m.
Specials:
• $4 cold green beer
• $6 Guinness drafts
• $7 Baby Guinness shots
• $6 Jameson Whiskey

3. Dallas Farmers Market
Support the market and its local vendors at the first ever St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Farmers Marker. A Pipes & Drums group kicks off at 5 p.m. then stick around for food, music, games and fun.
The best part: FREE.

4. Cowtown Goes Green at Fort Worth Stockyards
Fort Worth's St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Stockyards National Historic District is a family-friendly event. The fun starts at noon with armadillo races, petting zoo, face painting, cow camp, live music and staged gunfights.
At 4 p.m. the cattle drive starts, then the Western-Irish theme parade follows directly afterward. 
FREE.

5. Clover Cup Roller Derby in North Richland Hills
“Clover” is in the name, shall we say more? This roller derby tournament is breaking out of the traditional holiday festivities, but it’s right here in North Richland Hills.
A day pass is $15.

6. St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Flying Saucer on the Lake
The Green Flash Brewing Company tap is taking over. They’ll have plenty of craft beer on draft plus corned beef and cabbage.
Specials:
• $1 green Jell-O shots
• $3 Irish brews

7. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Eastwood’s Bar
Starting at 5 p.m. you can catch the March Madness games on TV, and play the pop-a-shot basketball game for a chance to win prizes.
Specials:
• $5 lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• $9 64-oz green beer pitchers
• $10 all-you-can-eat crawfish boil

8. 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Fillmore Pub
Historic Downtown Plano celebrates its 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day bash with live music, giveaways, party favors, drink specials and Irish food all day. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m. at McCall Plaza.
FREE.

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