CELEBRATE ST. PADDY’S DAY WITH NEW BRAUNFELS FIREFIGHTERS PIPES AND DRUMS
It’s time to don your favorite Kelly-green attire and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day New Braunfels style! Sunday, March 17, 2019 join the New Braunfels Firefighters Pipes and Drums for a fun-filled pub crawl throughout downtown New Braunfels and enjoy the melodious tunes played by the firefighters at each pub location and along the way. Or if you’re looking to stay in one place for New Braunfels St. Paddy’s Day, the pub crawl’s final destination, the Pour House on San Antonio St., is hosting a block party beginning at 5:30pm with Mark Monaco & the Strayhearts performing on the main stage from 6:30-8:30pm.
WHAT PLACES WILL YOU VISIT ON THE ST. PADDY’S NEW BRAUNFELS PUB CRAWL?
The New Braunfels Pub Crawl will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at Krause’s Beirgarten and then progress every hour to a new location. You can start there or join the fun at anyone of the destinations. If you’re doing the full pub crawl, make plans now for a ride home or stay overnight at Faust Hotel or Prince Solms Inn. You’ll also want to be sure to prepare in advance for the evenings events by staying hydrated throughout the day and evening.
Here’s the schedule for the night’s festivities:
- 6:00 p.m. – Krause’s Beirgarten
- 7:00 p.m. – Faust Hotel
- 8:00 p.m. – Phoenix Saloon
- 9:00 p.m. – Black Whale Pub
- 10:00 p.m. – Calahans Pub
- 11:00 p.m. – Scores Sport Bar
- 12:00 a.m. – Pour Haus
THE INTERESTING HISTORY OF BAGPIPES AND FIREFIGHTERS
While the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl New Braunfels is a fun tradition started by the New Braunfels Firefighters Pipes and Drums, there is rich history behind this group and others like it across the country. During the migration following the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s many of the Irish arriving in American had challenges finding work due to discrimination, however the jobs that were most accessible were some of the most dangerous, including firefighters, policeman and emergency responders. The playing of bagpipes at weddings, dances and funerals was an Irish tradition and with many Irishmen falling in the line of duty, the playing of bagpipes at an Irish firefighter’s funeral became a common occurrence in the U.S. This tradition became so popular that even those families that were not of Irish descent requested the playing of bagpipes at funerals for their fallen heroes and it has become a symbol of honoring all emergency responders. The New Braunfels Firefighters Pipe and Drums is a non-profit organization comprised of active New Braunfels firefighters that carry on these traditions as well provide support for local community organizations and individuals through fundraisers and special events.
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