CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Even though Saint Patrick's Day is on Sunday thousands of people celebrated the big day on Saturday in downtown Corpus Christi.

The 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival 8th took place on People's Street at Waters, all the way down to Mesquite Street.

The free event was put on by Cassidy's Irish Pub, it included food trucks, music, and of course green beer.

Art vendors also sold locally handcrafted art.