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St. Patrick’s Day Activities in Austin

Plan your St. Patrick’s Day escape to a year-round warm climate full of sun and fun. Make sure the fun is extra big when you set your sights on Texas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Austin. Zero in on the capital city of Austin for all the fun and exciting year-round activities with plenty of special St. Paddy’s Day fun along with it. Not all 2025 events have been planned.

Time To Paddy 5K/10K/Lucky 13.1K

The 2025 date has not yet been confirmed, but for those who’d like a workout in anticipation of all the drinking and eating, you may want to sign up. The themed run is family-friendly and includes a “kids’ dash” for children ten and under. There will be live timing and finisher medals for the 5K, 10K, and 13.1K options. After the race, enjoy photo ops and food specials to celebrate.


From national chain restaurants to local eateries, Austin has a delicious food scene. Local flavors you don’t want to miss include Stella San Jac, Corner Restaurant, Moonshine Grill, La Barbeque Austin, and Magnolia Cafe. If you’re looking for St. Paddy’s Day fun at a bar, stop by Saturn Cocktail Club, BD Riley’s Irish Pub, and others. Celebrations include drink specials and, of course, green beer at select establishments.

Austin Aquarium

Meet the wildlife that make their home in the nearby Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Encounter residents like sting rays, sharks, tropical fish from around the globe, as well as koi fish, and others. Learn about coral reefs and how they help to nourish the underwater environment and provide shelter or watch sharks swim silently through their tanks. Schedule a special encounter where you can feed stingrays, tortoises, and even sharks for an unforgettable experience this spring.

6th Street

It’s the place to be in Austin, St. Patrick’s Day or anytime! There’s almost nowhere else in the city that captures the city slogan “Keep Austin Weird,” than the bustling, eclectic area. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and more, including the Museum of the Weird. The museum houses many curiosities and oddities. Plan some St. Paddy’s Day fun in the area, as many of the bars and restaurants may have drink and other specials.

Zilker Botanical Garden

Get some relaxation this St. Patrick’s Day. The garden was created in the 1950s in a part of Zilker Park in Austin. The garden is over 30 acres of land that plays host to hundreds of plants that thrive in Austin’s arid southwestern environment.

Wander the garden or take part in any of its many special community programs, including wellness programs, the Woodland Faerie Trail, Music in the Garden, Dog Days, and much more. Since it’s part of Zilker Park, the garden is close to the open areas of the park, as well as the children’s playground.

Breweries & Distilleries

The adults can enjoy some adults-only time on a visit to Austin. The city is home to a variety of breweries and distilleries, many offering St. Patrick’s Day fun. Grab something to eat and wash it down with brews from companies like Austin Beerworks, Austin Craft Brewing Company, Treaty Oak Distilling, Still Austin Whiskey Co., and many others. You may even be able to buy some to bring back to your rental to enjoy with your next home-cooked meal.

Austin Mural Tour by Pedicab

While you may think the “Greetings from Austin” mural is the only mural you’ll want to get a selfie in front of, you’d be wrong. Austin is full of murals and street art, each perfect for a unique photo op. The tour includes stops at the famed “Greetings from Austin” mural, as well as other popular murals like the “I Love You So Much” mural, “Willie for President” mural, and many others found throughout the city.


The are a variety of shops, boutiques, and malls to explore. Many malls and outlets offer national brands like Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Bath & Body Works, and more. Local shops and boutiques offer items that are unique to Austin. No matter where you shop, you’ll find a sweet Austin souvenir to remember your trip. You may even score some cool St. Patrick’s Day clothing and accessories to wear.

Pinballz Arcade

Perfect for the kids and kids at heart this St. Patrick’s Day, the arcade hosts over 80 pinball machines, along with dozens of “modern” games, video games, and more. The arcade has a BYOB policy (available on website). They also host various events such as trivia nights, tabletop gaming nights, karaoke, and more as well.

St. Patrick’s Day Relaxation in Austin

When you stay in a vacation rental in Austin provided by Renters Club this St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll enjoy easy access to the area’s many things to do in Austin for St. Patrick’s Day, attractions, shopping, dining, and more. We offer one-bedroom units for a solo or sweetheart St. Paddy’s Day celebration, all the way up to a ten-bedroom unit for a unique retreat to Austin with the whole family.

Prepare the family’s favorite meal or a St. Paddy’s Day feast in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in a spacious dining area. Afterward, spread out in an open living space. Enjoy a private balcony or patio or spend some time near a private pool.

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