SAN ANTONIO – Get ready to bring out your greens for St. Patrick’s Day weekend! If you’re celebrating in San Antonio, you’re in luck -- it’s ranked as having one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in the nation.
Online lifestyle website Thrillist compiled a list of the best places to see a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the U.S. this year, and SA earned some recognition.
The Alamo City was ranked as the fourth best, following New York City, New Orleans and Chicago, capping the list at number one.
Unlike the other top cities, SA’s parade, set for 4 p.m. March 19, will take place along the 2.5 mile downtown stretch of its signature River Walk. The water will be also dyed bright green -- a tradition that will continue this year.
If you’re planning on attending, the parade will start at Mad Dogs, located at 123 Losoya Street, and a Luck of the Irish parade will follow, taking place along the Museum Reach from 6-7 p.m. There are free viewings available.
According to Thrillist, the parade procession will feature “12 Irish-themed decorated floats with costumed characters and bagpipers.”
If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate the Irish holiday in SA, there are several other events you can check out. The Shamrock-N-Roll concert will be held at the Arneson River Theatre on March 17, the 3rd Annual Tater Tot Eating Contest will be held at 3 p.m. on March 18, and there’s also a Lucky Dog Parade and Costume Contest, set for 2 p.m. March 19.
You can check out a full list of events here.