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List of Events to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in Fort Worth, TX

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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2020 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Fort Worth TX

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy fresh beer, good food and spend a joyful time with your friends. With this date being just around the corner, at Mortiz Kia we have put together a list with some of the best 2020 St. Patrick’s Day events in Fort Worth, TX to celebrate Irish culture. There are plenty of options to choose from, so put your green clothes on or risk getting pinched!


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Fort Worth St. Patrick’s Festival

When: Saturday March 14, 2020 –  From 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Yard, 3017 Morton St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Probably St. Patty’s Day most famous event in Fort Worth, this festival includes all the elements to ensure an unforgettable date. The event will host live bands and DJs, green beer, Irish grub, live leprechauns and food trucks. In addition, a $500 Pot of Gold raffle will take place at 7:15 pm, and all proceeds from the lottery will go to Alexia Foundation benefiting Children’s Charities. If you want to participate, remember to bring a four-leaf shamrock with you to attract good luck! The general admission ticket costs $15 and includes access from 2 pm, entry to the festival, one green beer, a souvenir cup, a commemorative t-shirt and one entry to participate in the $500 Pot of Gold Raffle. There are also limited early bird admissions for purchase with different prices.

“Luck of the Irish” Pub CrawlTwo men drinking green beer on St. Patrick's Day

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 – From 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: BAR 2909 + Various Venues, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Is there a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a pub crawl? We don’t think so! This event is a good opportunity to show what an authentic, proud Texan is made of. The pass costs $15 and gives access to all participating pubs. The registration will take place at BAR 2909 from 1 pm to 4 pm, time when the full list of participating bars will be distributed. You will receive an official pub crawl guided map to help you find where each spot is located. The drink specials being offered throughout the town will also be listed on the map. It’s important to recall that you must be 21 years old to participate and bring a valid State ID with you.

Cox Running Club St. Patty’s Day 10K & 5K

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 10K starts at 7:45 AM / 5K starts at 8:00 AM

Where: Farrington Field Parking Lot, 1400 Foch St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Who said St. Patrick’s Day is only related to partying? Those of you who want to enjoy the day while doing some sport can participate in the First Annual Cox Running Club (CRC) St. Patty’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk. This event will start on Lancaster Avenue and finish at the Farrington Field parking lot. Awards will be given to the top three participants in nineteen different categories, and all 10K & 5K finishers will receive custom finisher medals. Participants will also get post-race soft drinks and craft beer. Race prices go from $20 to $45, depending on registration date and distance covered.


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We hope this list of St. Patrick’s Day events help you plan a memorable day. At Mortiz Kia we also want to help Fort Worth area drivers find the perfect car for their needs. If you are in the market for a vehicle, check out our large inventory of new and pre-owned Kia models. For more information on any of our vehicles, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

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