Monday, March 7, 2016

San Patrick's Day: Celebrate on the Riverwalk

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Two months of 2016 already come and gone! Where does the time go? They say time flies when you’re having fun so we must have been having a blast with how fast these first two months have gone. Thankfully, we’ve got the luck of the Irish on our side this month. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner which means the festivities are piling up beginning this weekend. So whether you’re Irish or not, throw on some green and celebrate the culture and traditions of this holiday.

The San Antonio Riverwalk is always bustling with people and exciting events but this month is extra full of St. Patrick’s Day fun. From March 12 at noon until March 13 at 6 PM you can revel in the Irish festivities at the San Antonio Riverwalk for Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade and Festival . You don’t have far to travel for Murphy’s River Festival because it’s only a 20 minute drive away from the Residences at La Cantera.

All weekend you can experience the best local bands and musical groups. Starting right at noon you’ll be able to see musical acts such as Boru Celtic Music, Fire on the Mountain Cloggers, Tennessee Valley Authority and Ravenmoor. You can find each and every one of the musical acts at the Arneson River Theater, located right on the riverfront.

You’ll want to be there at 2 PM both on Saturday and Sunday. If you’ve ever wanted to see them actually dye a whole river green, this is your chance. See the river run green with Irish pride all weekend while you celebrate.

Starting even earlier than the actual festivities is the St. Patrick’s Day Artisan River Walk Show. Admire artists hard at work and browse their projects to see what you can take home with you. The Artisan River Walk Show will last from March 11th through the 13th so you have extra time to peruse the craft stands.

Last but not least, you can’t have a St. Patrick’s Day celebration without an extravagant parade, so an extravagant parade we will have! San Antonio doesn’t do parades in a regular fashion, we take them to the river! The San Antonio River Walk’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will consist of 15 decorated barges, cruising down 2 ½ miles of the San Antonio River with bagpipes and drummers, Irish step dancers, music and Kelly singers. This is definitely not your average parade so you won’t want to miss out on this!

Find more information about the River Walk and Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival here. What’s your favorite way of celebrating this green holiday? Do you go all out or keep it quiet? Show us your green on Facebook and Twitter.


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