If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Houston and looking for a parade, you have a couple of good choices, both on March 15, 2015.
The annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the U.S., features more than 100 Irish-themed floats and parade entries. The two-hour parade also has the dubious distinction of being longest parade in Houston. So pull out the old green “kiss me I’m Irish” t-shit and celebrate in the streets.
The annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade is expected to draw crowds of 80,000 to 150,000 or more along the three mile parade route, if last year is any indication. This make’s the FM 1960 parade one of the largest community events in the North Houston area, and it’s the 1960 area’s only community-wide celebration all year long
St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Houston
WHAT: Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: March 15, 2015, 12noon — rain or shine.
WHERE: Downtown Houston, TX, starting at the Clock Tower at Minute Maid Park, proceeding west along Texas Ave, north up San Jacinto St, and east along Preston St.
WHAT: FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WHEN: March 15, 2015, from 10am to 6pm (rain or shine).
WHERE: Parade Route — Travels East starting at Champion Forest Drive and ending at Kuykendahl (North Houston area).