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Feeling the luck of the Irish this year? Check out these fun events and pubs nearby to help you celebrate with a bang. 

McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Run 5K

Start your day with a workout by joining in on the McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Run at 9 AM. You’ll race around the McKinney Cotton Mill to receive your neat finishers medal while competing for cash prizes. A portion of ticket sales supports The Warrior’s Keep, a nonprofit that supports veterans. Joining in the run is a great way to feel good about yourself before spending the rest of the day imbibing in alcohol. 

The Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

The Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade was started in 1979 and has since grown to become the largest Paddy’s parade in the Southwest. The event attracts over 100,000 people, about 100 floats, and 1,700 participants. The parade starts at 11 AM, so you can grab your drinks and head down to watch the festivities. You won’t want to miss this true Dallas event. 

The Thirsty Lion Gastropub

After a day of fun, it might be time to grab some food and more drinks. Stop by The Thirsty Lion for scratch-made meals, cocktails, beer, and wine. They have an expansive patio that gives you a great view of the surrounding neighborhood. 

St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

Celebrate the holiday without having to go far. Come down to the leasing office and celebrate with your friendly staff and neighbors. We’ll see you then, cheers! 

The fun doesn’t stop there, discover more local events and hotspots close to home at the Olympus Las Colinas blog.