Downtown Wichita Falls Development is excited to announce their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The event will be March 14, 2015 from 4:30pm to 10:30pm on the corner of 8th and Indiana in historic downtown Wichita Falls. 

This year, DWFD is excited to present the Old 97’s! Known as one of the most enduring bands in alternative country-rock, they recently released Most Messed Up in April. Their raucous songs exemplify this fun, indulgent band that doesn’t let “a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story”. 


Opening for the Old 97’s will be Luke Wade, the Texas-based singer-songwriter who is perhaps best known for his recent appearance on NBC’s The Voice. Luke’s soulful and introspective lyrics ensures he has a rabid following wherever he plays. 


Ayron Jones and the Way will be kicking off the night with his unique brand of Seattle Rock. This three-piece blues rock band infuses the raw energy of punk with inner-city Hip-Hop. Rounding out this year’s musical acts will be Mike O’Neill and Friends and AA Bottom. Both local favorites, Mike is known for his impressive skills with the guitar and AA Bottom is a returning St. Patrick’s Day favorite.

Don’t forget to check out the children’s area! A family favorite, this area typically features rides, scheduled entertainment, crafts, and more! Additionally, the Downtown Dash 5K will appear for the fourth year. In this themed 5K, participants will make their way through downtown, hunting for the pot of gold.

Tickets will go on sale by February 13. Presale tickets will be available at the Sheppard AFB ITT office, Market Street, United, The Iron Horse Pub, the Downtown Wichita Falls Development office or their website. 

Presale general admission is $12, presale for students and military with an ID is $10, and day-of general admission is $15. Children aged 12 and under are free.

All profits generated from this event benefit Downtown Wichita Falls Development, a nonprofit organization.

Their sole focus is on improving the downtown area in order to make it a destination where we can all live, work, and play. Currently, all funding is going to the restoration of the historic 800 Ohio Building, locally known as the Zales Building. This stunning structure housed the very first Zales Jewelry store in 1914. It is DWFD’s goal to return it to its 1920’s architecture and then to house businesses that will draw people downtown.

For further information or pictures contact:

Downtown Wichita Falls Development; 940-322-4525