We are one week away from the City of Lewisville’s St. Paddy’s Day Texas Style celebration. The event takes place 2 to 10 p.m. March 17 at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street, and combines Texas Independence Day and St. Patrick’s Day into one big party.
This free, family-friendly event will feature an Irish dance troupe, two Irish musical acts, a Texas-country act, carnival attractions, life-sized games and plenty of food. The evening closes with the showing of the Scotland-set Disney Pixar movie “Brave.”
Students from the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance will perform at 2 p.m. The dancers perform around the state at major cultural events to promote and keep alive the art of traditional Irish dancing.
Reel Treble will perform at 3 p.m. Their passion is playing Up-tempo Irish, Scottish, Old Time and Bluegrass tunes. Their friendship grew through their passion for playing up-tempo Irish tunes at local sessions, to busking, and then starting their new band Reel Treble to perform at local venues and events.
Rathmore takes the stage at 4:30. This Celtic-rock band made its Lewisville debut as part of the 2017 Rocktober concert series. The band’s contemporary take on traditional Celtic tunes is one of the many ways they create a family-friendly soundscape, combining time-honored music tradition with their original take on the genre.
Two Tons of Steel, the San Antonio-based band that rocked Western Days 2016, closes out the day of music when they take the stage at 6 p.m. This band rocks a sound that blends the best of musical worlds and pushes the envelope of Texas sound with a signature brand of country meets punk.
Carnival attractions include inflatables for the kids, a zip line and face-painting. Life-sized games include connect four and jenga. Tikiz Shaved Ice, Sandy Sue’s BBQ, Pop’s Kettle Corn and Prohibition Chicken will be onsite for attendees to buy food. Members of the Lewisville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association will be available to do fingerprint kits for children.
New to this festival, and something the City of Lewisville will be doing at all its outdoor events, is a designated bicycle parking area. This is designed to encourage alternate transportation to events to cut down on traffic, and to help residents become more environmentally friendly. For motorists, free parking will be available at Lewisville City Hall and in the public parking lots located on Mill Street, Walters Street and Kealy Avenue.
Sponsors for St. Paddy’s Texas Style are Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville, City of Lewisville, Miller Lite, Top Golf, Cavalli’s and Prohibition Chicken.