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St. Patrick's Day Downtown Street Festival

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Wichita Falls, Texas - The annual St. Patrick's Downtown Street Festival will be taking place Saturday, March 16th from 4:30 p.m. to 11pm (8th & Indiana).

One of the biggest events in Wichita Falls, the St. Patrick's Day Downtown Street Festival has become a must-go for Texoma residents. This year, the Downtown Wichita Falls Development is proud to present four outstanding bands.

Coming all the way from Ireland is Goitse, a dynamic, five-piece band that is quickly making a name for themselves among connoisseurs of traditional Irish music. Effortlessly combining well-known Irish tunes with their own contemporary flair, it is easy to see why Goitse is in high-demand on the international stage.

The Killdares are returning to bring their high-energy Celtic rock to the St. Pat's Stage. Traditional Celtic bagpipes and fiddles paired with electrifying rock 'n roll riffs will have you dancing a jig you didn't know you had in you!

The Gourds have made a name for themselves through their own unique bluegrass "junkyard sound". Ironically, they are best known for their Snoop Dog cover.  Who else can combine Snoop and bluegrass and come out with a Top 10 hit single? 

Last, but certainly not least, is local favorite the Josh Weathers Band. Recently named the Fort Worth Weekly 2012 Music Awards Winner "Best Blues/Soul" & "Best Male Vocalist", Mr. Weathers leads a powerhouse four-piece band through R&B, funk, rock and soul.

In addition to the foot-tapping music, dozens of vendors will be selling mouth-watering foods, unique crafts and must-have wares. Keeping with our goal of being "family friendly", a children's area will be set up with plenty of rides, games and fun for everybody, young and old.

Feelin' Lucky? We will also be hosting our 5K "Race to the Pot O' Gold!"

The St. Patrick's Day Downtown Dash 5K starts at 3 p.m. at the Farmers Market (8th & Ohio St). Pre-registration: $25

Race Day Registration: $30

First place finisher receives the "Pot O' Gold" Top Prize.

Runners receive $5 off admission into the Festival, a commemorative t-shirt, and runners 21 and over can present valid ID at the Registration Table and receive a beer ticket to redeem at Festival.

To register, click here.

Presale tickets are available here.

You can also purchase tickets at the Sheppard AFB ITT office, Market Street, United, The Iron Horse Pub or at the Downtown Wichita Falls Development office.

Tickets are $12 in advance for the general public, $10 in advance for college students and military and $15 at the gate. Ages twelve and under are free.

Our events go on Rain or Shine!  No Refunds for inclement weather.