Oktoberfest Fort Worth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 23-25, 2021

FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a three-day Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion! Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2021 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with midway rides, dachshund races, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages. New this year, Chardon Polka Band, is a nationally recognized modern polka band bringing polka to a new generation. They will be joined by Oktoberfest Fort Worth fan favorite Alex Meixner and rounding out the set list are other Oktoberfest favorites Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Das Ist Lustig, Auf Geht’s, Nick Ballarini and Keine Kunst Folk Dance Troupe.

Spaten will be on tap, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens. Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories.

Back by popular demand is Reata Haus – a unique German pop-up restaurant. Reata Haus offers table-service in the airconditioned Spaten Halle, authentic German cuisine and a Weinbar for attendees to purchase a glass of wine.

Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 25. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2021 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

Visit Oktoberfestfw.com for festival information and to purchase tickets.

 

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What’s Up Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

What’s Up Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas

July 4th:  Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion

Fort Worth’s Fourth boasts the “Largest Fireworks Show in North Texas!”      
Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of festival food, drinks, live music, and a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 PM and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 PM. Admission is free!

June 28th – July 4th : Red, White, and Boots & Rodeo Week in Fort Worth Stockyards

July 3rd:  Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

July 2nd– 4th   Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

July 3rd & July 4th:  Grand Prairie Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration | Lone Star Park

July 4th:  City of Burleson Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series with 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th:  39th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza | Grapevine, Texas

July 4th:  Spark in the Park July 4th Fireworks & Concert with Blue Oyster Cult |  Weatherford, Texas

July 2nd-4th :  Granbury’s Freedom & Fireworks |  Granbury, Texas

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown | Addison, Texas

July 3rd:  Southlake Stars & Stripes | Southlake, Texas

July 4th:  Family 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show |North Richland Hills, Texas

July 4th:  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show | Hurst, Texas

July 4th:  Bedford 4th Fest | Bedford, Texas

July 3rd:  Keller Lights | Keller, Texas

July 4th:  Boomin 4th | Hudson Oaks/Aledo, Texas

July 3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fireworks | Midlothian, Texas

July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration | Cleburne, Texas

July 3rd:  Roanoke’s All American Fireworks & Festival | Roanoke, Texas

July 4th:  Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main | Rowlett, Texas

July 4th:  Plano’s All American 4th of July | Plano, Texas

 

If you have a fireworks event in North Texas that you would like listed, email details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

 

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Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth FTW Celebration

June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed two and a half years earlier and it declared that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, honors that day and the end of slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Celebrate the official end of slavery in the US with Opal Lee and her walk and a full weekend of education, empowerment, and entertainment.

 

Juneteenth Jazz Festival

FEATURING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON ATTENDANCE

DFW Metroplex Jazz and Jim Austin Online host one of the smoothest music festivals of the summer! The National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, 2021, and will offer both virtual and in-person attendance.

“We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says event promoter Jim Austin.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music! VIP venue seats and live streaming tickets are now available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305 or visit: JimAustinOnline.com.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION:
The Warehouse , 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
https://thewarehousedfw.com/upcoming-events/

American Airlines Juneteenth Jubilee

American Airlines’ Black Professional Network Members, in collaboration with the Dock Bookshop, My Brother’s Keeper, Unity Unlimited, and Jim Austin Online, invite you to celebrate the emancipation of Black enslaved people in the U.S. Guest speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, Honorary Grandmother of Juneteenth, will share the history of Juneteenth and the status of her quest to make it a national holiday. This exciting, family friendly event will have steppers, drummers, poets, storytellers, food, games and more to help you celebrate this holiday. Register to secure your ticket(s).

June 18
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Park Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington
Register Here

Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday, June 20th
Sunday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX,
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
https://levittpavilionarlington.org/events/

Historical Presentation & Discussion:
Black Restaurants that Fed the Civil Rights Movement

Learn how restaurants in the South, such as Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans, The Four Way in Memphis and others, became high-profile focal points for the Civil Rights movement through this informative presentation. The program will also include a talk with self-described black culture curator Deah Berry Mitchell, who will share her insight into the influence that West African cuisine and slavery had on “soul food” and the local black-owned restaurant scene. Register for the program, which be held at noon, Thursday, June 17, via Webex. The Webex platform can be accessed via computer or a smartphone app.

Documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening and discussion

This documentary (not rated, 2019, 51 minutes) explores some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” through witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. The film chronicles how in the 1930s a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passage across the U.S. well into the 1960s.
Admission is free for this in-person program, but registration is required.

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Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo | 2021

As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. NOTHING

We could reach and find a significance or a degree of separation between Fort Worth and the Battle of Puebla, but why?  Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2021 with a bit of hope in the air.  We can see a glimpse of normalcy in the future, WUFW invites you to approach Cinco De Mayo with extra vigor and fortitude in 2021.  Let’s use Cinco de Mayo as our opportunity to drown all of our COVID memories.

We at What’s Up Fort Worth cannot think of a better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a frosty cold margarita from one of the Fort’s favorite eateries or bars.

Here’s the Top 10 List and More.  Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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APHA Events Happening in the Fort Worth Stockyards Cowtown Coliseum this Month

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The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

THE 40TH SEASON OF SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL® BEGINS APRIL 10TH!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is coming back better than ever and ready to celebrate its 40th season starting April 10, 2021! The season will run eight consecutive weekends April 10 – May 31, 2021 with a variety of exciting new shows and extraordinary new artisans along with long-time Festival favorites.

The health and safety of their employees, participants and visitors is Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s number one priority. They have worked closely with local authorities to ensure that all protocols and CDC guidelines will be followed so that they can conduct a safe and fun event for everyone. They have developed comprehensive guidelines and protocols that will be in place for the 2021 season for visitors and participants alike. These include temperature checks, a mask requirement, social distancing and more. These guidelines and protocols can be found on their website at www.SRFestival.com

There are fantastic new shows featuring acrobats, comedians, multi-instrumentalists, magicians, Scottish Bagpipe & drums, a dancing weasel, and even a sword swallower! New Artisans/Shoppes include offerings of unique jewelry, swords, wood carved art, wood burned art, cast concrete art, chocolates and CBD chocolates, chainmaille, sculpted fairies, teas & salts, 3-D wood art, Ocarinas, bamboo fly-rods, maps & scrolls, succulents, shells and gourds, and apparel & accessories. There are also three brand-new shoppes for patrons to explore! Plus, they will have an all new Parakeet Aviary this season! Scarborough’s performing company (Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts) has also been hard at work creating merry new characters and refining long-time favorites that will bring the re-created 16th Century Village of Scarborough alive!

“This has been a hard year for everyone, and we are very excited to be able to move forward with presenting the 40th season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® after the years’ respite” says Doug Keller, General Manager. “What better way to allow people to get outdoors, be entertained, and have some fun; all in a safe environment. We invite everyone to join in the 40th Anniversary celebrations and Step Back in Time for the Time of their Lives at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® starting on April 10th!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is a full day of interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style that will run every Saturday & Sunday plus Memorial Day Monday, April 10 through May 31, 2021. Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Knighting ceremonies, a 50+ member performing company and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the hundreds of Scarborough shoppes and be amazed by authentic artisan demonstrations. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

The 2021 season begins with Travel Back in Time Weekend April 10th & 11th. It will be the “Kids Free Weekend” with up to three children (ages 5-12) being admitted free with each paid adult. Children 4 and under are always free. Seniors 65+ also get a special discount this weekend as well with half price tickets at the gate. Everyone can compete in the all-new facemask contest this weekend too!

The guest performers opening weekend are Scotland Rising, The Lynx Show, Gypsy Rox, Here be Pirates and the Accidental Acrobats. Guest Artisans are Two Tarts Toppers, Georgia Jones Godwin, and Silver Leaf Costumes.

Each successive weekend has a different theme that includes Artisan’s Showcase (4/17 & 18), Royal Ale Festival Weekend (4/24 & 25), Live the Fantasy & Spring Celebration (5/1 & 2), Celebrating Chivalry Weekend (5/8 & 9), Celtic Weekend (5/15 & 16), Legends of the Seas (5/22 & 23) and the Last Huzzah (5/29, 30 & 31). Each weekend also has a variety of special events.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM offers “Food Fit for a King” that is a step above the traditional “festival food”. Visitors can feast on our famous giant roasted turkey legs (over 20 tons are consumed each season), Scottish Eggs, the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas or try some of the daily special creations at our very own Pasta Palace and Scarborough Bakery. Our full-service restaurant & bar, the Rose & Crown Inn, will be offering carry-out orders for signature items like Shepherd’s Pie, meat pies, and Muffulettas.

Visitors 21 and over can partake in Enchanted Manor Mead, a wide selection of craft, domestic and imported beer; wine, and other adult beverages at one of the 12 pubs and taverns. For those with more discerning palates there are daily wine and beer tasting events with each weekend having a different theme. Opening weekend’s themes will be wines of Spain and beers of Texas. Tastings require a separate ticket that can be purchased in advance at SRFestival.com or at the Festival (on festival days). Seating is limited and the tasting events regularly sell out, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Participants must be 21+ to attend.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-Mobile’s 2021 Season offers many exciting new additions along with long time favorites for everyone to enjoy!

New Entertainment:

· Accidental Acrobats – This duo will flip, tumble & crash their way into your hearts with a spectacle of super-human stunts & pun-derful antics! (April 10 – May 16 only)
· Celtic Legacy – World-class bagpipes, earthshaking drums, rockin’ guitars and a mile-a-minute banter only barely scratches the surface of this comedic group of Celtic Lads! (April 24 – May 31 only)
· Cirque La Vie – A non-stop exciting family friendly circus show full danger, comedy lovable characters and a Viking! (May 8 – 31 only)
· Emrys Fleet’s Rat Extravaganza – A hilarious comedy show featuring Pesky the Wonderous one-eyed rat and Wilbur the Dancing weasel! (May 8 – May 31 only)
· The Inheritance – In the spirit of the Romany, enjoy this band of multi-instrumentalists including accordion, clarinet, taboura & percussion! (April 17 – 25 only)
· Gypsy Rox – Crossing tonal boundaries with violin, guitar & vocals on their backs with a mix of Celtic, Gypsy, Medieval music! (April 10 – May 2 only)
· Here be Pirates! – Captain James and first mate Rose regale with tales of their boldness, their bravery, and their stupidity on the high seas. Come as you ARR, because Here Be Pirates. (April 10 – May 2 only)
· Lady Genevieve – In the long folk tradition of bards, Lady Genevieve performs her unique brand of guitar & vocal faire favorites
· The Lynx Show – A one-of-a-kind comedy, sword swallowing, magic show. (April 10 – May 2 only)
· The Pinwheel Side Show – Pippsy the clown brings the amazing world of sideshow to the stage!
· Rat Puck – Rat Puck is a game for Kings and Commoners alike similar the the Scottish “golf” but played with rats and sticks! Rat Puck! Puck we Must! (May 8 – May 31 only)
· Rose & Thorny – Rose (Iris and Rose) and Thorny (The Flaming Idiots) a new show involving two longtime veterans of the stage. Presenting funny and bawdy songs both original and classic, intertwined with jokes, limericks and toasts. PG-16
· Scotland Rising – A festival pipe band with 2 world class pipers and a world class percussionist and insult to the music world front guy! (April 10 – April 18 only)
· Shakespeare Approves – Join your friendly, neighborhood Shakespeare as he takes you on an audience-interactive, improvisational adventure that is shaped to be fun for everyone! (May 22 – 31 only)
· Statue Comedius de Marbelous – There are many living statues, but Comedius de Marbelous is the only one ancient Lively Statue! (April 24 – May 31 only)

New & Guest Artisans:

· Aisling Designs – Cast Concrete Art
· Artemis Designs – Silver Cast Jewelry
· Carnelian Star -Pearl Jewelry
· CBD Dragon Sweets – Chocolates & CBD Chocolates
· A Chained Reaction – Chainmaille
· Fairies of the Swamp & Salt Cellar – Sculpted Fairies, Teas, Sales & Boot Shine
· Georgia Jones – Godwin – Clay Scuplture
· Gypsie Isle Trading Company – Clothing
· Gypsy Eyes – Face Painting
· Jewelry Designs by E. Paule – Jewelry
· John’s Woods – 3-D Wood Art
· Jubo Flutes – Ocarinas
· King’s Flyrods – Hand Made Bamboo Fly Rods
· Masquerade Life Casting – Body Castings & Original Sculptures (May 8 – 16 only)
· Medieval Mapmaker – Maps & Scrolls
· The Quriky Cork – Succulents, Shells & Gourds
· Sabersmith – Swords & Blades
· Sculpted – Connie Colten Jewelry – (May 8 – 16 only)
· Silverleaf Costumes – Costumes – (April 11 – May 13 only)
· Sinclair Wood Carving – Wood Carved Art
· Tarot by Kolisha – Tarot & Palm Readings
· Two Tarts Toppers – Decorated Hats (April 10 – May 2 only)
· Wood, Willow & Whatknots – Incense, Wood Burning & Beaded Jewelry

2021 Daily Wine & Beer Tasting Themes:

· April 10 & 11 Wines of Spain / Beers of Texas
· April 17 & 18 Wines of Italy / Beers of Belgium
· April 24 & 25 Will it Blend? (wine) / Blind Date (beer)
· May 1 & 2 Wines of Germany / Beers of Germany
· May 8 & 9 Wines of the New World / Beers of the New World – Traditional
· May 15 & 16 Wines of France / Beers of the Celtic Isles
· May 22 & 23 Wines from Down Under / Beers of the New World – Creative
· May 29, 30 & 31 Flynn’s Favorites (wine) / Seamus Suggests (beer)

A Few Other Things to Note

· Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is family friendly with many performances and activities for kids such as two different Children’s Knighting Ceremonies, the Mermaid Lagoon, Accidental Acrobats, Emrys Fleet’s Rat Extravaganza, Cirque du Sewer, Shakespeare Approves!, Nature of Mercy, Sir Real the Puppet Man, a Parakeet Aviary, Renaissance Rides, games of skill and much more!

· There are some performances that are geared toward a more mature audience (16+). They include Arthur Greenleaf Holmes the Wildly Inappropriate Poet, Christophe the Insultor, Rose & Thorny – Wild and Thorny, and the King’s Pub – Pub Sing.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® 2021 presented by T-MobileTM is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, April 10 – May 31, 2021 from 10 AM to 7 PM rain or shine. Located in Waxahachie, Texas, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth on FM 66 off of I-35E.

Admission is $37 for adults and $17 for children, ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are always admitted free. Tickets are available on-line and discount tickets can be purchased at North Texas Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores starting April 3rd and a special discount offer can be found at participating T-Mobile stores starting April 3rd
as well. Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is also sponsored by Dr Pepper.

For more information visit www.SRFestival.com. Facebook & Twitter (@SRFestival) or on Instagram (@theSRFestival).

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Your Guide to St. Paddy’s Day in Fort Worth!

Your Guide to St. Paddy’s Day in Fort Worth!

St. Patrick’s Day 2021

What better way to celebrate the life of St. Patrick than to spend quality time at one of Fort Worth’s favorite Irish Bars. And there is a lot more than just bar hopping on the list of St. Paddy’s Day activities in store, as the staff of What’s Up Fort Worth found out quickly. Please enjoy St. Paddy’s Day being COVID-Safe!

Wear GREEN or we will find you and we are not afraid to PINCH you!

 

Cowtown Goes Green in The Fort Worth Stockyards

Saturday, March 13th
10:00AM – 8:00PM

THE CITY’S LARGEST AND MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

This family-friendly event in the Fort Worth Stockyards features free activities for kids including armadillo races, face painting, live Irish music, gunfights, cowboy poetry and more. Don’t Miss the Western/Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade.

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/

St. Paddy’s Day Dash 5K Run

Saturday, March 13th
Panther Island

The St. Paddy’s Day Dash 5K Run tradition continues on March 13. Only this year, the party is being moved to Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion.

Panther Island Pavilion allows a spacious location to practice social distancing while enjoying the St. Paddy’s Day Dash Party that Dallas Fort Worth has come to know and love. Local streets and the Trinity Trail System have been in incorporated into the route for a spacious and scenic view of Fort Worth. This festive run includes timed & untimed races, music on the course to enhance your run, a custom event t-shirt, a “Pot of Gold” Finisher’s Medal and cash awards for top finisher’s up to $1,000!

https://pantherislandpavilion.com/event/st-paddys-day-dash-5k-run/

St Paddy's Day Dash

J Gilligans 42nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Block Party – Arlington

This could be the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day scene…It Must Be, they’ve been doing it for 42 years!

J Gilligan’s world famous Irish Nachos and of course Green Beer! Celebrate on Wednesday, March 17th !

http://jgilligans.com/

J Gilligans

The World’s Only St. Paddy’s Day Pickle Parade & Palooza – Mansfield

DFW’s family-friendly St. Paddy’s festival in the Pickle Capital of Texas has been cancelled. You can be a part of the Pickle Runs on March 20th. See you next year! 

https://www.pickleparade.org/

pickle parade

 

Fat Daddy’s St. Patrick’s Day Party

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fat Daddy’s with $4 Guinness Cans, $5 Irish Car Bombs and $5 Jameson. DJ Train Wreck will be spinning some dance tracks too.


Food Specials: Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake – $7, Irish Nachos – $10, Bangers & Mash – $11, Corned Beef & Cabbage – $14

$4 Specialty Cocktails: 

Irish Eyes (Irish Whiskey, Green De Menthe, Cream)

Luck of the Irish (Irish Whiskey Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, splash 7-up)

Irish Maid (Irish Whiskey, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cucumber, Simple Syrup)

https://fatdaddyslive.com/events/st-patricks-day-party/

St Patrciks' Day Party at Fat Daddy's

Rahr & Sons Brewery

5-8pm
$15 gets you 3 beer plus our St Paddy’s Day Pint Glass
Fish & Chips Pop-Up by Chef Ben of Fixture and Ben’s Triple B

rahrbrewing.com

Rahr & Son's

Shannon Brewery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Keller

Saturday, March 14th, 12pm-9pm

COVID-19 shut the brewery down right before Saint Patrick’s Day last year. It’s hard to believe a year has passed. The brewery will not be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival again this year but we they are planning a 5 days of green-colored celebration, starting March 17th through March 21st!

Wednesday March 17th:
Axe & Taps with Rollin’ Axes! Rollin’ Axes will be at the brewery with their mobile Axe Trailer offering 2 pints and unlimited throws for $30!
Live Music from Phil Billy 5-8pm
Taproom open 4-9pm

Thursday March 18th: Shamrock and Shenanigans Run with Shannon Running Club. Bust out your best green running gear and come run with us!
Taproom open 4-9pm

Friday March 19th:
Shannon Barrel Bombs Pint special : 1/4 Scotch Barrel Wee Heavy & 3/4 Irish Coffee Cream Ale… Available till gone…gone until available… sorry no growlers!
Taproom open 4-9pm

Saturday March 20th:– “Irish You Would Adopt Me” Dog Adoption with Fort Worth Abandoned Animal Alliance 1-4pm. FWAAA will have adoptable dogs on site. Not looking to adopt? FWAAA will also have a fully loaded Merch table with toys, dog accessories and more!
Taproom open 12-9pm

Sunday March 21st: $4 pints of Irish Red and Irish Coffee Cream Ale
Taproom open 1-7pm. Grillas Grub will also be set up daily serving Irish Eats in addition to their normal menu.

http://shannonbrewing.com/events/st-patricks-at-shannon-brewing-co/

shannon brewery

Durty Murphy’s Irish Pub 

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https://www.facebook.com/durtymurphyspub/

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