St. Patrick’s Day in the Lake Conroe Area

Lara DeHavenCommunity Events, Local Business, Montgomery County

St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday, March 17. The first celebration took place on colonial soil in Boston in 1737 even before we were an independent nation. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations remind us of the melting pot America is as immigrants came here from all over the world. Regardless if you have Irish ancestry or not, you are invited to celebrate in the Lake Conroe area. Downtown Bryan will be painted green this weekend to help get you in a festive mood. Let’s find out what you can do when you get there.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Head to the Corner Pub at 3:00 p.m. in downtown Conroe. They will select this year’s Lord and Lady of the Parade after reading an abbreviated version of the Irish Proclamation. Then the parade commences following bagpipers, flags, and the newly-appointed “royalty”. Wear plenty of green, decorate strollers or wagons, and join the parade. Bring tambourines, drums, or anything that can add to the merriment. The parade should last about 15 minutes. If you cannot or do not want to be part of the parade, then of course be part of the onlookers. Cheer on those walking.

In honor of one of the parade founders, they are also hosting a sock drive. Bring new socks and they will be donated to a Montgomery County Youth Services and others in need. It is a great and easy way to help local youth. No, the socks don’t need to be green.

Additionally, after the parade, there will be corned beef and cabbage and other food at the Corner Pub. Live music will be playing, too. Of course, other downtown bars and restaurants will be open with their own St. Patrick’s Day specials. To read more about this parade, click here.

Corned Beef & Cabbage in Dobbin

If you live further out in the Lake Conroe area and don’t want to drive into downtown Conroe, you can get your St. Patrick’s Day grub on at Frankenboltzzzz Brewery. They will be serving corned beef and cabbage accompanied by green beer. This is there third year to do this. And, there will be karaoke.

There are many things you can do this Sunday to recognize St. Patrick’s Day in the Lake Conroe area. Both of the events that I have highlighted have been going on for years. Be part of the community’s traditions whether you are Irish or not. At the least, wear green on Sunday so you won’t get pinched. 😉