Thursday, March 15, 2007

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Houston

Well, I know I'm not the only Houstonian who is glad to see the sunshine finally come out to play. The rain has certainly made for a soggy Spring Break.

The good news is that St. Patrick's Day is this Saturday, March 17 and there's plenty of fun in store. The City's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at noon with the route beginning at Texas and Crawford in downtown Houston, ending at Prairie and Caroline. Darn your greens and celebrate being Irish or pretending to be Irish for the day! The parade will wrap up around 2 pm.

For older kids and their families, head to Miller Outdoor Theatre to see a live performance by the Trinity Irish Dance Company starting at 8 pm. These dancers are amazing and have been highlighted on shows like Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Welcome them to Houston this Saturday. Bring a blanket for a nice picnic and pack some Irish snacks... potatoes, Irish beef stew, Shepherd's Pie or delicious scones. I've actually visited Ireland and loved the food. Try one of these tasty recipes from Kraft.

Until the next nap time...