SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.” - Irish blessing
The Ark-La-Tex hosts many celebrations and parties for the Irish holiday. Some are family friendly events. Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Thursday, several businesses planned their events the weekend before.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Lucky Pillow 10:00am
If you’re interested in taking up sewing, you can try your hand at making your own pillow. Click here for details.
Location - Shreveport Sewing Center, 645 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
The Muses: Celtic Spring 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Enjoy an evening of Celtic, Irish and English music as The Muses Project of Hot Springs perform with charm, elegance and spirit. For tickets and info, click here.
Location - Cabe Hall, 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Tex
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
Storytime: The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day 11:00am
Come listen to a reading of the children’s book by Natasha Wing filled with bagpipes, green eggs and leprechauns. For more info, follow the event on Facebook.
Location - Barnes and Noble, 6646 Youree Dr., Shreveport
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Spend the afternoon and evening along Texas Street in downtown Shreveport for this Irish-themed crawl filled with food, music and specialty drinks. Visit Parish Taceaux, The Missing Link and Fatty Arbuckles. For more info, click here.
Location - Along Texas Street in downtown Shreveport
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
St. Patrick’s Day SLAM 10:00am
Wear your green athletic wear and get ready to “Sweat Like A Mother” with the SLAM group of Shreveport/Bossier. If it is your first class, it is free. Details can be found at their Facebook page.
Location - Brownlee Park, 4307 Old Brownlee Rd., Bossier City
St. Patrick’s Day Spring Special Express 11:00am-2:30pm (Also on March 18-19)
Take a trip on the railroad on a gas powered locomotive on the Historic Jefferson Railway. For tickets and info, click here.
Location - Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 East Austin St., Jefferson
St. Patty’s Day Party 5:00-pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate good times with green beer and loaded potatoes surrounded by some of the coolest hogs on the road. For more info, click here.
Location - 3State Harley-Davidson, 2225 Autoplex Dr., Bossier City
Saint Paddy’s Pairings and Pours 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Five area restaurants are coming together for this fundraiser benefitting local Scouts. With each meal course comes a paired whiskey. Plus music, silent auction and fun. For more info, click here.
Location - Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport
St. Patrick’s Day Dance 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Kick up your heels for a night of dancing. Don’t know how to dance, they’ll teach you with couples and singles dance lessons. For more info, click here.
Location - Old School Dance Hall, 5400 E. Texas St., Bossier City
St. Patrick’s Day Party 8:30pm-11:00pm
Celebrate the holiday and enjoy great music. For more info, click here.
Location - VFW Post 4002 Café & Cantina, 401 Ambassador Row, Longview
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K & 10K 8:00am
After a Covid pause, the popular race takes place in the Highland neighborhood. Proceeds go towards a scholarship program and other organizations at Barksdale Air Force Base. For more info and to register, click here.
Location - First Baptist Church, 543 Ockley Dr., Shreveport
St. Paddy’s Fest 9:00am-2:00am
It’s one of the largest local only music parties of the year with over 20 musical acts spread out over the day. Plus lots of food and drinks. See the list of performers here.
Location - The Missing Link, 504 Texas St., Shreveport
7th Annual NYP Pub Crawl 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Party with lots of good food and drinks along Front Street. In addition, the crawl is also a poker run with prizes. For more info, click here.
Location - Front Street in Natchitoches and Cane River Brewing, 108 Mill St.
We hope you have a fun St. Patrick’s Day. If you know of a holiday event that needs to be on this list, please contact us.
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