St. Patrick's Day Downtown Street Festival
Downtown Wichita Falls Development is excited to announce our annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival!
Buy tickets here!
A celebration of St. Patrick and all things green kicks off the afternoon of March 15 and lasts until the evening! Gates open at 4:30pm to 10:30pm on the corner of 8th and Indiana in historic downtown Wichita Falls.
This year, DWFD is thrilled to present the platinum, chart-topping alternative-rock band Blue October. Currently on The Sway Tour, Blue October is best known for their smash hits “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean”. Attendees can look forward to them performing songs from their newest album, Sway, along with old favorites.
Opening for Blue October will be Cody Canada and The Departed. Cody Canada and Jeremy Plato, former lead singer and bassist of the top-40 red dirt band Cross Canadian Ragweed, joined forces with Steve Littleton and Chris Doege in 2011, and have since released their first album, Adventus. Not only will they be performing new, original tunes, but they will be revisiting popular picks from their Cross Canadian Ragweed days.
Rounding out the outdoor musicians will be Irish folk singer Martin Byrnes. Originally from the beautiful village of Castleconnel, Ireland, Martin has received international critical acclaim for his album, A True Born Irishman. He will kick off the event in true Irish spirit with his mixture of Irish ballads and traditional music. On the inside stage, local favorites Miyagi and AA Bottom will keep the crowd going all night long.
DWFD will be greatly expanding the other activities at the festival as well. The much-improved children’s area will feature a children’s stage, with scheduled entertainment throughout the evening. There will also be bounce houses, a craft area and more.
We are always in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please download the volunteer form here.
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! The Downtown Dash 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.
We would like to thank our presenting sponsors:
Union Square Federal Credit Union
Pride in the Falls
For making this event possible.
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 $15, presale for students and military with an ID is $12, day-of general admission is $20 and day-of student and military with an ID is $15. Children aged 12 and under are free.