It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas without Dash Down Greenville and the parade between Blackwell Street and University Boulevard. If large quantities of alcohol and raucous shenanigans are your thing, head to Truck Yard that evening for the after-party. The Lakewood Advocate has all the event details here. 

For those of us who aren’t into green beer, may we suggest a few alternatives:

  • Take your kids to Audelia branch library’s spring carnival, which features games, face paint and prizes Thursday, March 14, from 1-3 p.m. The event is geared for children ages 6-11.
  • Even kids need some zen time. Bring a yoga mat to Bookmarks at NorthPark for breathing, stretching and story time. Yogees Yoga 4 Kids starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Listen to live music, sample local breweries and bring a picnic to the Arboretum. Learn more about this instagram-worthy event here. 
  • We know this is a short drive away, but escape the craziness of Greenville Avenue at a $1 Food Festival in Uptown throughout the weekend. Get all the details here.