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Best Dallas Pubs, Crawls & Events On St. Patty's Day

Join up with other emerald-clad folks in Dallas this St. Patrick's Day for some good old-fashioned beer drinking and shenanigans and possibly a run. Here are your best bets for some Irish fun in Dallas for St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Block Party at Greenville Avenue
Parade: Upper Greenville Avenue, between Southwestern and SMU Boulevards
Block Party: Lower Greenville, 2900 block of Greenville, near the corner at Greenville Avenue and Goodwin Lane
Dallas, TX  75206

Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Parade - free; Block Party - $8

Each year, thousands of revelers flock to Greenville Avenue for the grand dame of Dallas street fests, St. Patrick's Day Parade & Block Party on Greenville. Dress in green, pack your cooler, bring your kids and get there early for the largest parade in the metroplex. Afterward, head down to the street party on Lower Greenville for continued merriment. It's a day of food, great live music, and beer drinking, in other words, Irish mayhem at its best. Leave the car at home; parking in the area is scarce so it's best to carpool or take DART.

Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Price: $25 - $40.

For folks looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a slightly healthy fashion, this race might be for you. Compete with other serious minded athletes or just run for fun on the parade route on Greenville before all the partiers show up. It's a great way for merrymakers of all ages to participate in the holiday festivities while staying healthy. Also, all proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank, and that's sure to give you a warm glow long after your pulse rate has returned to normal.

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St. Paddy's Day Party

Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $10 cover charge

At Trinity Hall, owner Marius Donnelly & Co. celebrate being Irish all year round, so you know they're sure to put on a lively, authentic party. Check out the event's name. St Paddy's Day Party, not St. Patty's. Patty, Marius says, is the derivative of Patricia. Instead, Paddy is short for Padraig, which is Irish for Patrick. Got it? Continue your Irish education with a delicious breakfast featuring authentic Irish food like bangers (Irish sausage) and rashers (Irish bacon).  Of course, the Guinness will be flowing all day long as well as additional entertainment by pipe bands and dancers and live music inside and out by Irish faves Jigsaw, Jeff Phillips and Seamus Stout. No green beer here, just lots of great service, warm comfort food, and non-stop Irish smiles for those aged 21 and up.

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St. Patrick's Day Tent Party

Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Price: Free

Addison is no stranger to fun and its Sherlock's Baker St. Pub that stands out on St. Patrick's Day. This crew always knows how to party, and never is this more evident than during its annual St. Patrick's Day tent bash. Too big for one building, the fun spills out into the parking lot where you'll find a fully-stocked bar, a live DJ, and a not one, but two live bands. Must be 21 and up to get into the party. Now let the merriment begin.

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