Saint Patty's in Manhappy
Saint Patty's celebrations span four decades with road races and holiday parade
Saint Patrick’s Day in Aggieville.
One huge celebration. Held in the state’s most celebrated entertainment district. They go together like, well … like green beer and Saint Patty’s Day.
2018 marks the 40th year road races have started and finished in the Aggieville district. A lone 10-kilometer race introduced the Manhattan community to organized Saint Patrick’s Day events in 1979, followed in 1980 by a small parade and the addition of a 2-mile race to broaden the appeal beyond dedicated runners.
Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Manhattan have grown tremendously ever since. Thousands of celebrants flock into Aggieville to mark the occasion on the nearest Saturday to March 17. In 2018, Aggieville Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and 10-kilometer run just happens to fall on Saint Patty’s Day.
10 AM 2-mile fun run/walk
10:45 AM Marvin Hachmeister 10K race
12:15 AM Awards ceremony (Triangle Park)
1 PM Saint Patrick’s Day Parade along Moro Street in Aggieville
As it was in the beginning for the first observance and has happened five times since, this year sets the standard for a true Saint Patrick’s Day party. Pop on some green attire and celebrate with a Belfast Bomber at O’Malley’s, a pint o’ Guinness at Kite’s or a bit of Bailey’s at Rock-a-Belly.
Or grab a Pepsi and help line the parade route with smiles and waves. Join the Saint Patrick’s celebration this year in Manhattan … Aggieville USA!