Groaning at the idea of having to spend St. Patrick’s Day in another dull bar, wearing a plastic hat, drinking an “okay” beer? Quit your groaning and start planning a trip to El Paso, Texas for the best St. Paddy’s Day you could ever imagine.
Follow our guide on things to on St. Patrick’s Day in El Paso so you’ll have a March 17th you’ll live to remember.
Never been to El Paso?
If you’ve never been to the city of El Paso, you’re in for a treat. El Paso’s one of the most exciting up-and-coming cities because of its thriving art scene, presence of dozens and dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and a growing population inching toward one million people.
Here's the best El Paso’s St. Patrick’s Day events:
St. Paddy’s Day Block Party
Prepare yourself for the city’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day event in El Paso: the St. Paddy’s Day Block Party! Sponsored by 5 Points Bistro and Aviators Pub & Grub, this family-friendly Block Party starts a 2 pm and features carnival-style rides, bounce houses, horse-riding, and the obligatory green drink specials for adults.
Patrick’s Day “Run For My Gold” Virtual 5K
Start your day off with an easy (or trudging) 5K! The St. Patrick’s Day “Run For My Gold” virtual 5K allows you to don your greenest running shorts and jog in the warmth of a gym’s treadmill or on an outdoor track with your closest friends.
The best part? Charity donations given for the event are provided to the National MS Society.
Pot O’ Gold Bingo
Happen to love bingo? Happen to love winning money? While you might not find a pot full of gold, you could win $1,000 at the U.S. Army’s WMR Pot O’ Gold Bingo event. You can increase your chances of winning by attending regular bingo nights leading up to the Saturday event. This is an excellent event if you’re looking for something fun to do on St. Patrick’s Day in El Paso!
2018 KLAQ St. Patty’s Day Party
Follow up the Block Party by partying at the 2018 KLAQ St. Patty’s Day Party at the Rockhouse Bar & Grill. You’ll be greeted by over a dozen locally known and nationally known bands including Hyperfire, Texas Voodoo Stomp and Brother Strange followed by headliner KYNG, multiple Guinness Green Beer stations, food trucks on food trucks on food trucks, and more giveaways than you could imagine.
Wigwam Museum’s St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Ghost Tour
And the one St. Patrick’s Day treat that you can’t miss, the Wigwam Museum’s St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Ghost Tour! Exclusive to the night of March 17th, this two-hour long walking tour takes visitors on a paranormal venture through El Paso’s historic downtown. It’s a great way to end to night, especially if you’re with a significant other who’s willing to comfort you if you have nightmares.
Host Your Own St. Patrick’s Shindig
Thinking of hosting our own event in El Paso? Take a look at some of these Irish bands that frequently tour in El Paso so you could have some authentic Irish music and musicians fiddling away throughout the night for the enjoyment of your guests.
Pub crawl anyone?
What’s St. Patrick’s Day in El Paso without a great pub-crawl? Don your best St. Paddy’s Day outfit (don’t forget the green or make it into a thematic crawl) and get your friends together to make your own St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl with any of the pubs on or off the list below. You can even see about turning it into an annual event or making it into a fundraiser for your favorite local cause! Make sure you plot your route carefully so it’s practical and walkable. As a courtesy, contact the bars in advance so they’re aware a large group will be coming though some time ordering plenty of drinks and quite a bit of food (don’t drink on an empty stomach!).
Some of the best St. Patrick’s Day bars in El Paso to consider include:
- Three Pints Pub on Gateway N Blvd
- Craft and Social on E Franklin Ave
- The District Pub & Kitchen on N Piedras St
- The Hoppy Monk on N Mesa St
- Aviators Pub & Grub on Dyer St or Pershing
- American Legion on Shell St
- B-52 Bomber’s Oyster Pub on Pellicano Dr
As always, remember to drink responsible, have a designated driver, call a cab or ride-share service if you need a ride, and look out for your fellow celebrators by alerting bar managers or the El Paso Police Department if you see an intoxicated person attempting to drive or even just stumbling too much while walking down the street. Believe it or not, but some researchers, including economist Steve Levitt, believe that walking while drunk can be an even greater risk for pedestrians than driving while drunk. So stay safe and have fun!
And after St. Patrick’s Day?
El Paso’s a big city, and St. Patrick’s Day is just one of the bigger celebrations you’ll find happening in the city throughout the year.
If you’re looking for more events and entertainment in El Paso, you’re in luck! In addition to the dozens and dozens of monthly events, festivals, and celebrations, you’ll be able to experience the daily joys of its restaurants, art exhibits, recreational scene, zoos, and more! These are just some of the many reasons why over 680,000 people call the El Paso area home.
El Paso is one of the best places to live in Texas! If you’re planning on buying or selling your home in El Paso, contact real estate professional Kristen De Santiago for more information about the El Paso real estate market.
About the Author:
Brennan Flentge is a guest author and contributor for BuyAndSellElPaso.com. You can read his latest articles on his personal marketing blog where he writes primarily about marketing, startups and tech related news and business ventures.