St. Patrick’s Day is possibly the most celebrated holiday in Dallas, with the Annual Greenville Avenue St. Patty’s Day Parade being at the forefront of the revelry and several smaller festivities taking place around the Metroplex. Be sure to include your furry friends in the merriment by checking out one or more of these pet-friendly St. Patty’s Day events.
5K Mutt Strut & 4th Annual St. Paddy's Pooch Party
Saturday, March 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony
This annual event is sure to bring pets and their people out for a morning run (or jog or even walk) and the party that follows. Registration for the 5K Mutt Strut begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 8:30 a.m. The St. Paddy’s Pooch Party starts at 10:00 a.m. and will include pet portraits, arts and crafts, low cost pet vaccines, pet contests, live music, and great food. (Official Event Website)
Lochrann’s Paddy Dash
Saturday, March 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Frisco Square, Dallas North Tollway & Main Street (FM 720), Frisco
Lochrann’s Irish Pub and Eatery is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids 50-Yard Piddy Pat Dash to benefit the Frisco Family Service Center. The event is dog-friendly, and every dog that registers for the 5k or 1-mile run/walk will receive a gift. Proceeds from canine registration fees will go towards Frisco Dog Park, Inc. to help bring a dog park to the city of Frisco. (Official Event Website)
ShamRock‘n Roll Pet Parade
Sunday, March 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
West End Market Place, Downtown Dallas
The 3rd Annual ShamRock’n Roll Pet Parade begins at the corner of Munger Avenue and Market Street at 4:00 p.m. The parade’s Grand Marshall will be Jimmy the Texas Bagpiper and will also include Shandon Irish Dancers and adoptable pets from the SPCA of Texas. Awards for Best Pet Costume and Best Pet and Pet Pal Look-a-Like will be presented. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at the Petropolitan Doggie Day Spa booth.
St. Patrick’s Day Paw-ty
Wednesday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Three Dog Bakery, 1251 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 323, Southlake
This Southlake doggie paradise will be celebrating Luck o' the Irish Setter day as well as store mascot Diesel’s birthday. Three Dog Bakery is providing free birthday cake for your furry friends as well as appetizers and beverages for their two-legged guests. Don’t forget your dog’s green gear - prizes will be awarded for the best St. Patrick's Day dressed dog.