Don't Spill Your Green Beer

This Saturday you’ll see green everywhere: in your pint of warm beer, on your bar tab, being flung from parade floats in the form of plastic beads, and on the faces of sorority girls who’ve been drinking since 8 a.m. It’s once again time for the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival, and it’s so much more than a celebration of a Catholic saint said to have driven all the serpents from the island nation of Ireland. It's about going balls to a wall of green-clad Dallasites along a 2-mile route on Lower Greenville Avenue, and it's the best people-watching this city offers. It’s also about music — which you will get an earful of (if you’re 21 and up, that is) during the Dallas Observer St. Patrick’s Day Concert featuring Josh Abbott Band. Start planning your parking spot now, and where you'll take legitmate, indoor bathroom breaks — the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Greenville and Blackwell Street, grinding to a halt in the bar-fortified region at Greenville and Yale Boulevard. The concert starts at noon in Energy Square, at Greenville and University Boulevard. Admission to the concert is $15; the parade is free.
Sat., March 14, 11 a.m., 2015
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Jennifer Davis-Lamm

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