It’s hard to believe that St. Patrick’s Day is less than two weeks away. Whether you’re Irish or not, there are a number of ways to celebrate this holiday. Keep reading for a list of local St. Patrick’s Day festivities, as referenced from Visit Houston.

The Gorgeous Gael

This celebration begins Saturday, March 11 and runs through Sunday, March 18. Attendees can enjoy specials on Guinness, Jameson, and, of course, green beer. Be sure to head to The Gorgeous Gael on St. Patrick’s Day weekend for an Irish breakfast, food trucks, live music, and more.

Lucky’s Pub 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Planning to spend the holiday in downtown Houston? Then you’ve got to stop by Lucky’s Pub for plenty of green beer and live music. Did we mention that leprechauns and bagpipers will be on hand as well? This annual favorite begins St. Patrick’s Day morning at 8 a.m.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

No St. Patrick’s Day shindig would be complete without tons of live music, food, and beer. As if you need another reason to attend, Saint Arnold will be holding the World Elevated Beer Pouring Championship and the Donegal Beer Growing Competition. The fun starts at 11 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Few St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls compare to the one in Houston. This year, there are nine participating bars downtown and another seven in Midtown. Participants will enjoy $3 green beer, $3 shots, and $3 drinks at the different venues. The event begins at 3 p.m.

Howl At The Moon St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

It’s no secret what makes this event one of the best on St. Patrick’s Day in Houston. The drink specials include $3 green Bud Light, $5 Jameson car bombs, $10 32 oz. Green Tea Mini Buckets, and more. Doors open at 4 p.m. with entertainment and an appetizer buffet to follow shortly thereafter.

59th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In terms of family-friendly festivities for this holiday, this one tops the list. The parade begins downtown near the Clock Tower at MinuteMaid Park on Texas Street and makes its way west. Though the parade gets going at noon, we recommend being downtown a little earlier to ensure a good viewing spot.

Children’s Museum Of Houston

Not really sure where to take your kiddos on St. Patrick’s Day besides the parade? We recommend spending several hours at the Children’s Museum of Houston for a fun Irish music and dancing demonstration. At the conclusion of the show, take your children to the Kids’ Hall Alcove for an Irish dance lesson.

Stay Safe On St. Patrick’s Day With Merlo’s Charters

Houston residents have relied on Merlo’s Charters for more than two decades. As a family owned and operated business, Merlo’s always puts customer safety and comfort at the top of the priority list. In fact, we run our own maintenance facility to ensure all passengers are riding in the most reliable charter bus fleet in the city.

There are a number of ways to get around Houston over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For example, some folks might choose a rideshare service while others may opt for light rail. Whatever you decide on in terms of transportation, please be safe.

If you’re planning to celebrate the holiday with friends and family, we recommend making a reservation with our charter bus service. Whether you select a towncar, an SUV, or a minibus, your driver will ensure everyone is comfortable, on time, and, most importantly, safe.

See for yourself how our charter bus service can add to the enjoyment of your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Contact Merlo’s Charters to request a quote!