Picture 20A week before the official St. Patrick’s Day holiday, Texans can begin to start the party thanks to the North Texas Irish Festival. In its 28th year as a staple in Dallas, this festival features world-class entertainers including Irish dancers, musicians, Celtic storytellers and horse performers on nine stages throughout the weekend celebration.

This year the theme is Celtic Music of the Eastern Coast of Canada, so don’t be surprised to see a Maple Leaf or two mixed in with all the green. On top of a great way to celebrate, this festival also offers workshops for those who want to bring the Irish spirit home!