There are always a number of options for celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Austin.
First and foremost is the St Patrick's Day Festival at Cover 3 on Anderson LN, which bills itself as "The Largest St. Patrickís Day Event in Central Texas." The festival may not be as big as Austinís other other annual celtic event, the two-day Austin Celtic Festival held each November. But itís still a canít-miss event for those who enjoy celebrating St. Patrickís Day in Austin.
The music-filled 2011 event runs from 2pm until 10pm and features Irish performers The David Munnelly Band and MacDara O'Conaola as well as numerous local Irish bands and performers and dancers.
There will also be various free workshops and activities included with admission. The Gaelic League of Austin is providing a Children's Storybook Hour, an Introduction to the Irish language, and a presentation on Irish Blessings and Curses.
2011 St. Patrick's Day Festival Music Schedule in Austin, Texas
There are two performing areas at the 2011 St. Patrick's Day Festival at Cover 3 in Austin:
Outside Tent - Parking Lot Stage
2:00 pm - Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums
3:00 pm - Raising Jane
4:15 pm - Clickety Cloggers
5:15 pm - MacDara O'Conaola w/ Jeff Mooore
6:30 pm - David Munnelly Band
7:30 pm - Cass Academy of Irish Dance
8:45 pm - David Munnelly Band
10:00pm - Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums
2:45 pm - MacDara O'Conaola w/ Jeff Mooore
4:00 pm - TBA
6:00 pm - Capitol City Men's Chorus
7:00 pm - Raising Jane
8:15 pm - Capitol City Men's Chorus