St. Patrick's Day Downtown Street Festival
Downtown Wichita Falls Development is excited to announce our annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival!
A celebration of St. Patrick and all things green kicks off the afternoon of March 14 and lasts until the evening! Gates open at 4:30pm to 10:30pm on the corner of 8thand Indiana in historic downtown Wichita Falls.
This year, DWFD is excited to present the Old 97’s! Known as one of the most enduring bands in alternative country-rock, they recently released Most Messed Up in April. Their raucous songs exemplify this fun, indulgent band that doesn’t let “a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story”.
Opening for the Old 97’s will be Luke Wade, the Texas-based singer-songwriter who is perhaps best known for his recent appearance on NBC’s The Voice. Luke’s soulful and introspective lyrics ensures he has a rabid following wherever he plays.
Ayron Jones and the Way will be kicking off the night with his unique brand of Seattle Rock. This three-piece blues rock band infuses the raw energy of punk with inner-city Hip-Hop. Rounding out this year’s musical acts will be Mike O’Neill and Friends and AA Bottom. Both local favorites, Mike is known for his impressive skills with the guitar and AA Bottom is a returning St. Patrick’s Day favorite.
Don’t forget to check out the children’s area! A family favorite, this area typically features rides, scheduled entertainment, crafts, and more!
Feelin' Lucky? Race to the Pot O' Gold!
Bust out your best festive green or leprechaun attire and run before the St. Patrick's Day Festival! This year, we are introducing a unique twist - Pi-K! In honor of pi and 3.14, we will have some fun pi-themed prizes. The Downtown Dash Pi-K starts at 10:00am, with day-of registration beginning at 8:30 am. All runners receive a custom Dri-blend race shirt and discounted admission into the festival, with the first place finisher receiving a special price. Watch out for pots o' gold along the way!
Pre-registration is $25, day-of registration will be $30. To sign up, register here.
Presale tickets will be available at the Sheppard AFB ITT office, Market Street, United, The Iron Horse Pub, the Downtown Wichita Falls Development office or online. Presale general admission is $12, presale for students and military with an ID is $10, and day-of general admission is $15. Children aged 12 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets online.
To be a vendor: http://bit.ly/StPatsApp2015
To be a volunteer: http://bit.ly/StPatsVolunteers2015