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Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DFW

Grab your green garb and get ready for a day of shamrocking fun.

If you’re ready to paint the town green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DFW, we’ve got you covered. From lively block parties to family-friendly parades, the region offers a diverse array of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations guaranteed to delight revelers of all ages. Whether you’re dancing in the streets at the Lower Greenville Block Party or enjoying a pint of Guinness at a local pub crawl, there’s no shortage of ways to embrace the Irish spirit and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style. So, grab your green garb and get ready for a day of shamrocking fun.

Lower Greenville Block Party

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Looking for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Look no further than the Lower Greenville Block Party! This annual event is known for transforming Lower Greenville Avenue into a sea of green, complete with live music, street vendors, and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day festivities. From traditional Irish food to green beer flowing freely, this raucous celebration is a must-visit for anyone looking to kick off St. Paddy’s Day in style. The official event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lower Greenville Avenue between Vanderbilt and Vickery. Admission to the event costs $20 and is cash only. Make sure to don your favorite green outfit and join in on the fun. And if you’re not ready to call it a night, don’t worry – the bars along the strip will be open until 2 a.m., so the party never has to end.

Cowtown Goes Green

Saturday, March 16, 2024

If you’re looking for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a unique twist, head over to the Fort Worth Stockyards for Cowtown Goes Green. This annual event, now in its 23rd year, offers a perfect blend of Irish and cowboy culture with festive food, live music, and an Irish-Western parade that will surely delight visitors of all ages. From pony rides to dance troupes, this one-of-a-kind celebration promises a memorable St. Paddy’s Day experience for the whole family. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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Dallas Shamrock Stroll – St. Paddy Bar Crawl

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Join the sea of green at the Dallas Shamrock Stroll, a spirited bar crawl through the city’s most popular drinking destinations. With drink specials, themed cocktails, and a lively atmosphere, this St. Patrick’s Day celebration is perfect for revelers looking to mix and mingle with fellow partygoers. Whether you’re sipping on green beer or indulging in Irish whiskey, the Dallas Shamrock Stroll promises a festive and unforgettable St. Paddy’s Day experience. 

St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

For those looking to kickstart their day with some exercise before diving into St. Patrick’s Day fun, lace up your running shoes and hit the Dash Down Greenville Race. This annual 5K race takes runners through the vibrant streets of Greenville Avenue, culminating in a post-race party featuring live music, food trucks, and plenty of Irish-themed fun. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a casual jogger, this spirited race offers a healthy way to start your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans: DFW St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at the DFW St. Patrick’s Day Party hosted by Texas Live! This exciting event offers a chance to enjoy live music, delicious food, fun games, and more. Whether you’re up for a friendly game of cornhole or looking to sample some tasty Irish-inspired cuisine, this festive gathering promises an unforgettable St. Paddy’s Day experience. The event starts at 1 p.m., and tickets are available for $10 or more. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Dallas Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

Sunday, March 17, 2024

The Dallas Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is the perfect event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You can hop from one Irish pub to another with your friends and enjoy drink specials, festive décor, and live entertainment along the way. Whether you’re an experienced pub crawler or a first-timer, this event promises to be a night to remember (or forget?). So, gather your friends and embark on a pub-hopping adventure through some of Dallas’s best watering holes.

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Glow up: Where to get the best spray tan in Phoenix

Whether you're a sunless tanning pro or a first-timer, we've got you covered.

The arrival of spring means one thing: the countdown to spring break is on! Along with packing your favorite hat and biggest pair of sunglasses, don’t forget that the best accessory for a spring break vacation is golden, glowing skin. It’s time for a glow-up, Phoenix. From custom colors and clean ingredients to mobile tans and full-service salons, here’s where to book your next bronze. 

The Bronzed Bungalow 

4256 N Brown Ave H, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Bronzed Bungalow in Scottsdale is a spray tanning studio that specializes in full-body airbrush tans. All tans are personalized based on your desired color result. Each unique tanning solution is customized with natural, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and vegan ingredients and include a skin-soothing lineup of vitamin complex and nourishing botanicals to give your skin a glowy effect. For extra hydration, book the Thirsty Girl Bronze. The full body treatment includes a finishing aloe-based elixir that promotes skin hydration. 

Melt by Melissa 

7500 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Melt by Melissa has practically mastered the art of self-care. The Scottsdale beauty salon has a toolbox of services that includes brow and body waxing, lashes and skincare, and organic hand-airbrush tans. They offer two tanning solutions, Rapid and Classic, and each is totally organic, non-toxic, and pregnancy and nursing-mama-safe. Unlike carrot and beet-based products, these solutions are derived from pears and apples, have a sweet scent, and will never turn your skin orange. Complete your tan with the anti-crease finishing dust to keep your tan from transferring and your skin hydrated. 

Bronzmopolitan Spray Tan Bar

15811 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The spray tan artists at Scottsdale-based Bronzmopolitan use the latest airbrush tan technology to give each and every one of their clients a bronzy glow. Called EVOLV, this special tan tech delivers a heated airbrush tan that can be customized from a light glow to a deep, dark tan. Take your custom spray tan to the next level with a la carte add-ons like scents, accelerator, finishing powder to minimize stickiness, or a post-tan moisturizing treatment for luxuriously soft skin. The best part? You’ll get a complimentary glass of bubbly (beer and wine options are available too) with every tan.

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Arizona Airbrush Studio 

3920 N Miller Rd #104, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Arizona Airbrush Studio in Scottsdale has been keeping the Valley bronzed for more than two decades. The Scottsdale-based studio has even been recognized as one of the best spray tan studios in the country. And it’s easy to see why. Every sunless tanning solution is PETA-approved and paraben-free. Plus, they only use solutions with the highest quality eco-certified DHA, a tincture that is derived from organic non-GMO sugar beets and sugarcane. There are multiple in-studio sunless services to choose from ranging from the Basic Spray Tan to the Elite Spray Tan. Arizona Airbrush Studio also offers in-home mobile spray tan services, too. 

Glow Babe Studio 

1635 N Greenfield Rd STE 123, Mesa, AZ 85205

Get a celeb-worthy glow at Mesa-based Glow Babe Studio. The East Valley beauty hotspot offers a variety of custom color sunless tans including the Luxury Rapid Tan and Luxury Contour Tan that highlights your natural curves and muscle definition. Extras like the hydration boost or scent drops, available in pineapple or coconut, can add a luxe factor to your sunless tan experience. Glow Babe Studio also offers tan line corrections, monthly membership options, and mobile tanning services so you can glow on the go.

Bronzed Humanity 

7420 S Rural Rd B7, Tempe, AZ 85283

Born to be bronze? Book your next sunless tanning session at Bronzed Humanity in Tempe. Each airbrush spray tan includes body contouring and custom color for an all natural, vacation-ready glow. Bronzed Humanity also offers in-studio or in-home spray tan parties, new client specials, student discounts, bridal packages, and membership options to keep you golden and radiant year-round. 


7077 E Bell Rd #206, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

For the latest in beauty trends, look no further than YBL. The Scottsdale-based beauty destination offers a variety of services that range from airbrush spray tans and lash treatments to permanent jewelry and unicorn braids, so you can get your spring break look on lock, all in one spot. A spray tan artist will help you choose the best tan solution for your skin and every sunless tan is applied by hand to get the contouring and application just right. Enhance your sunless tan with add-ons like collagen boost to support your skin elasticity or vitamin burst to give your skin added hydration. 

PHX Sunless 

1219 E Glendale Ave Ste 25, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Glow is the name of the game at this Glendale-based studio. PHX Sunless offers both in-studio and mobile spray tanning services that are available anywhere there’s an outlet, from your hotel room to your home. Each airbrush spray tan is applied by a certified spray tan artist. And, PHX Sunless uses the industry’s leading clean beauty tanning solutions. Plus, primer and odor block are included in every spray tan. 

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9 spring festivals in DFW you’ll want to add to your calendar

The DFW spring festival schedule is absolutely stacked. Here are our top 9 picks.

Punxsutawney Phil has declared an early spring is on its way. In North Texas, that means some gorgeous weather for a season chock full of festivals and fun. Our calendars are bursting with local festivals celebrating everything from Selena and pinball machines to crawfish and reggae. 

We’ve curated the best spring agenda throughout March and April. Here are nine festivals you don’t want to miss! 

Dallas Blooms

February 24–April 8, 2024

Cost: Adults: $22; seniors (65+): $18; children (2-12): $13, child (under 2): free

Start the season strong with Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. “Spectacular” fairly describes the 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. As the weather warms, visitors will also delight in striking bursts of color as azaleas and cherry trees bloom around the garden’s 66 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas.  

Bring your brightest smiles for the 2024 theme, “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words,” with living selfie walls and endless picturesque vignettes. (Our favorites are found in A Woman’s Garden with its multiple sculptures, infinity pool, fountains, and elegant features.)

North Texas Irish Festival 

March 1–3, 2024

Cost: Friday: $15; Saturday/Sunday: $25/one-day, $40/two-day ticket; weekend pass: $45

Sing “Ceád Míle Fáilte” to your inner Irish spirit at the 42nd annual North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park in Dallas, March 1–3, 2024. This family- and dog-friendly event includes traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance, as well as storytelling, arts and crafts, Irish vendors, animal shows, lots of great food options, and a fun run on Saturday morning. 

Whiskey lovers, take note: Marius Donnelly, ex-proprietor of Trinity Hall Irish Pub, will help elevate your sipping game with three Irish whiskey-tasting masterclasses over the weekend. These 90-minute experiences will feature whiskies from five Irish distillers, with Donnelly delving into the distillery backstories, the whiskey flavor expressions, and connoisseur tips on catching flavor nuances.

Selena Market Fest

March 9, 2024

Cost: Free with registration

The Selena Market Fest will have you singing “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” all around Main Street Garden Park on March 9, 2024. Celebrate the spirit of Selena, the late iconic queen of Latin music, in a vibrant, family-centric atmosphere. Local vendors showcase the diversity of Latinx culture, live performances will keep you on your toes, and @official_queenladyb will rule the “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” contest. Paint classes and swag bags are available, too. 

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Texas Pinball Festival

March 15–17, 2024

Cost: Weekend pass, $90: adult; $60: child

Don’t miss the buzzers, bells, and lights a flashin’ at the Texas Pinball Festival at Embassy Suites & Frisco Conference Center in Frisco, March 15–17, 2024. This is the largest festival in the industry and enthusiasts will find more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines from around the country. These, as well as classic arcade games, will be set on free play for the weekend. This festival brings back cool arcade memories of summers past and offers a chill vibe, without pretension. Just folks playin’ some mean games of pinball. 

Founders Day Jubilee & Cook-off

March 15–17, 2024

Cost: Free

About 38 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the Founders Day Jubilee & Cook-off is a taste of Texas fun in Historic Granbury Square, March 15–17. Bring the whole family for a bean & BBQ cook-off ($5 bean tasting kits) and come hungry for the ribs and brisket from some of the best local cookers. After the feast, waddle your way around the square for street vendors and boutique shopping, as well as live entertainment, including a DJ, square dancers, and karaoke. Historical presentations, a hot dog eating contest, and gospel music are also slated for the weekend. Don’t miss the crowning of the Bean Queen Saturday at 10 a.m. 

Oddities & Curiosities Expo

March 30–31, 2024

Cost: $10: advance/$15: door; kids (12 and under) free 

Calling all lovers of the strange, unusual, and bizarre! The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is passing through Dallas March 30–31 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Cosplay is encouraged for attendees as they peruse vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses of all things weird. Think ghoulish jewelry, creepy clothing, preserved specimens, one-of-a-kind artwork, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, funeral collectibles, and even more than Morticia Addams could dream of. Performers will entertain, and food will satiate, but don’t let that distract you from the taxidermy classes held during the expo. 

Dallas Crawfish Kickoff Festival

April 6, 2024

Cost: General admission: $10; general admission + all-you-can-eat crawfish: $35; children 8 and under: free

Crawfish season is short and so is the Dallas Crawfish Kickoff Festival at just one day on Saturday, April 6. But more than 2,000 people will make it count as they celebrate mudbugs on Ferris Plaza, 400 South Houston St. The event features bands and DJs all day with a variety of vendors, in case crawfish aren’t your jam. It’ll be a full day of crawfish, music, drinks, dancing, games, food, bands, and people. The venue offers a prime downtown location, on almost an acre of shaded park grounds, so bring a folding chair or blanket to relax between buckets of mudbugs. 

Dallas Reggae Festival 2024 

April 12–14, 2024

Cost: Adults: $28.50+; Youth (10–15): $10+

With more than 20 live bands, two dozen local food vendors, and over 60 marketplace vendors, the Dallas Reggae Festival 2024 promises an epic experience, April 12–14, 2024. Friendly for all ages, this Dallas Midtown event aims to be filled with music, positive vibes, and a celebration of cultural equality through reggae music. 

Escape to the islands with arts, crafts, and jewelry vendors, as well as Caribbean-inspired food and various artists. Don’t miss top performers Alborosie and Yellowman (Friday); Collie Buddy, Iam Tongi, Half Pint, Arise Roots, Perfect Giddimani (Saturday); and Don Carlos, Groundation, Gondwana, and Fia (Sunday).

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 18–21, 2024

Cost: Free

The 37th edition of the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival brings downtown Cowtown alive from April 18–21, 2024. This is the Lone Star State’s largest arts festival with more than 200 local, regional, and national juried artists. The annual poster is a collector’s item! Music on Main means hundreds of musicians performing throughout downtown for four days at what is also Fort Worth’s largest free music festival. Culinary arts also take center stage with everything from empanadas and arepas to funnel cakes and frozen custard available for purchase (credit cards only). We can’t wait to see you there! 

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