It's almost that time of year when we all become Irish for a day on St. Patrick's Day. Actually you don't have to be Irish to enjoy St Patrick's day in Las Vegas but If you are true Irish, embrace your Irish heritage the Vegas way this coming St. Patrick's Day 2021.
Las Vegas is a fun place to be on St Patrick's day as green beer and Irish whiskey flow at most Las Vegas bars and pubs while you sit back and enjoy live entertainment and authentic Irish food the Vegas way.
Let's face it, Las Vegas is known for doing everything big. St Patrick's Day is no exception. You are not required to be a beer drinker to enjoy St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas.
There are lots of other green things in Las Vegas on this day besides green beer. Don't miss out on the green cocktails or green popcorn and green cotton candy. The Vegas strip will also be full of St. Paddy's Day festivities as leprechauns of all shapes and sizes joyously stroll up and down the Vegas Strip. Just play it safe and wear green to avoid getting pinched by strangers.
Below is a list of some of the major St. Patrick's day festivities in Vegas.
Things you should know about St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas
Remember you must be 21 yrs and over to consume alcohol in Las Vegas. It is the law
Don't be afraid to sip your favorite drink as you go - alcohol is allowed to be consumed on the Vegas strip on St Patrick's Day. (in plastic containers of course)
If money is not an issue here is a list of highly recommended restaurants you might consider calling ahead of time to make a reservation.
Watch for pickpockets at busy areas on the strip. They usually operate in groups.
There are laws, don't assume that just because it is Vegas it means you can do whatever you want.
If you drink, don't drive. If you drive, don't drink. The penalty for drunk driving is very severe and will require a court appearance.
Don't even think about jaywalking on the Vegas Strip, it is better to lose a little time than your life, besides you will get cited if caught.
With that said, if Las Vegas is beckoning you this coming St Paddy's day, here are a few places where Irish eyes will be smiling this year. You'll also find lots of resources and some money saving tips on this site while planning your St Patrick's day in Las Vegas.
St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas 2021 - COVID19 Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas celebrations in Las Vegas will be a bit different from what tourists and locals are used to.
Expect a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to deter the spread of COVID-19. Expect some bars, restaurants, pools and shows to still be temporarily closed during the Las Vegas St Patrick's Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides lots of physical distancing measures in place at all locations, here are other things to expect when you arrive in Las Vegas.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the eleventh annual Celtic Feis celebration at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. You are invited to be a part of this spirited 5-day St. Patrick's Day bash on the Brooklyn Bridge, March 13 - 17, 2020. The weekend-long Irish festival will kick off on Friday, March 13 at 3:00 pm with a parade starting at Bliss Dance, located at The Park near T-Mobile Arena, and ending on the Brooklyn Bridge. A Guinness welcome toast will follow at 3:30 pm to get the party started.
There will be endless entertainment with authentic Irish flair – including festive Irish bands, stilt performers and leprechaun sightings. The Celtic Feis celebration will feature Irish bites from Nine Fine Irishmen, celebratory cocktails and live entertainment throughout the entire weekend.
Access to the Brooklyn Bridge festival area will be free and open to the public Friday through Monday. Tickets for the St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday, March 17, start at $15.
Wednesday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m. - Kickoff St. Patrick's day with a traditional Irish Pipe Band leading a parade that starts at Bliss Dance at The Park and making its way through the casino and ending on the Brooklyn Bridge amidst all the Celtic Feis action. The parade is FREE and open to guests of all ages. canceled
Wednesday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m. - Immediately following the day's opening ceremonies, the Celtic Feis celebration will open on the Brooklyn Bridge for ticketed guests Admission is $10 and guests must be at least 21 years of age.
Fremont Street Experience is the epicenter of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in downtown Las Vegas. The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas and this years St Paddy's celebration will be the venue for FREE Live Music.
Festivities will include 20 bands, authentic Irish entertainment, live tribute bands and lots of bars offering drink specials on St Patrick's Day.
Dates: Friday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location: Fremont Street Experience (Downtown) Admission: Free
Other St. Patrick's Day activities at Fremont Street
12:00 noon on St. Patrick's Day, the annual Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association St. Patrick's Day march. Watch uniformed firefighters from across the country join Las Vegas firefighters and bagpipers for a trek down Fremont Street.
Enjoy signature production shows with lots of dancing, singing and high-flying aerialists and much more.
Pose for a photo op with the roaming entertainment along Fremont Street throughout the evening on St. Patrick's Day.
The Las Vegas Valley Firefighter's will host their 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Invitational Parade beginning at Noon on Fremont & Main St. - Downtown Las Vegas. The parade will end in front of Hogs & Heifers on 3rd Street.
Schedule of Events
10:30am – 11:30am – Assembly of Participants will take place in the lot next to the Pawn Shop
11:30am – All Participants will march down 3rd Street to Fremont Street and then to the Main Street Stage.
12:00pm – Parade will head east on Fremont Street to the 3rd Street Stage where the bagpipers will play and the Irish Dancers will dance.
The Parade then heads up 3rd Street to Downtown 3rd , landing in front of Hogs & Heifers Saloon. Once the parade ends, the block party begins at Hogs.
1:00pm – The Challenge Games will start on Downtown 3rd Street in front of Hogs & Heifers when the Parade arrives at approximately 1pm. Free
If you plan to spend 2020 St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas, the annual O'Sheas St. Patrick's Day block party should be a must on your list of things to do and places to hang out. Come out and have some fun.
O'Sheas BLOQ Party is a free St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring live music from noon to midnight, with a DJ playing until 4 a.m. Inside O'Sheas Casino, partygoers will be treated to drink specials, O'Sheas Beer Pong games on the Promenade patio and the Garage Boys and Silver Sage will perform at O'Sheas.
Schedule of events at O'Sheas
The full schedule for the O'Sheas BLOQ Party: Wednesday, March 17
11:00 a.m. - Entertainment along The LINQ Promenade begins, including a free face painting booth by the High Roller Sky Shop and strolling piano player.
12 Noon - St. Patrick's Day festivities kicks off at 12 noon with a parade led by Brian "Lucky" Thomas on his spectacular green-and-gold float down The LINQ Promenade. Also participating in the parade will be a mobile go-go dance platform, drummers, bagpipers, stilt walkers, Irish dancers and B-Boys. The parade will end at O'Sheas Casino, and followed by a St. Patrick's Day toast by Mr. Lucky, to get the party started. The rest of the day will be packed with live music, bag pipers, stilt walkers, and the famous beer pong.
Schedule of events at the LINQ Promenade
1:00 p.m. - The Fountain Stage show begins, including Irish dancers, bagpipe players, contortionist and B-Boy performance.
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Real 103.9 FM DJ Coachelly plays on the Fountain Stage.
4:00 p.m. - Silver Sage will perform at O'Sheas.
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - O'Sheas Beer Pong games on the Promenade patio near the Center Strip Box Office.
6:00 p.m. - The High Roller observation wheel will be illuminated in green at sunset.
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Live performance by The Saints of Las Vegas, who play a mix of rock, pop, country and metal hits on the Fountain Stage.
9:00 p.m. - Darby O'Gill will perform at O'Sheas.
Just off The Strip, between the Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel + Experience, Next to Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:00 am
Just remember to wear green or be prepared to get pinched by total strangers.
In partnership with Tourism Ireland's "Global Greening Initiative," The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will turn the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign green starting on Friday, March 13. The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign will stay green through March 17 in honor of all things Irish.
Other Las Vegas landmarks going green for this years St. Patrick's Day include The LINQ Promenade and the High Roller, The Venetian and The Palazzo marquees, Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown, and the historic La Concha Visitors Center at the Neon Museum.
Get into the spirit of St Patrick's day as you watch the dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio. One of Las Vegas' most popular attractions, the Fountains of Bellagio features more than 1,200 dancing streams choreographed to music and lights. The free fountain water show is just a beautiful sight. (Bellagio Fountains show times). Free
Don't miss the 53rd annual Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in beautiful downtown Henderson.
The festival will be accompanied by three days of electrifying holiday celebrations including a carnival, festival, car show, Irish step dance performances, great live entertainment, food, vendors and more.
Location: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street
Phone Number: (702) 267-2171
March 15 - March 17, 2020
Carnival, Festival & Entertainment - Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Parade - Saturday, 10 a.m. - Noon
Car Show - Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Age Restriction: None, Cost: canceled Carnival requires ticket purchase.
Visit website for the full schedule of activities
Ri Ra Paddy Fest 2020
Have a true Irish pub experience at Ri Ra, on the Las Vegas Strip. The festivities start at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 17. Joining in the fun will be traditional Irish dancers, and bagpipers who will be making appearances from time to time.
Enjoy live music throughout the day from The Crooked Jacks, Roy Buckley, Craic Haus and The Black Donnellys as they share the stage with their live entertainment throughout the day and take the party late into the night. Enjoy performances from local Irish dancers & bagpipers. Ri Ra will be serving a specialty Paddy's menu that includes dishes such as Salmon Boxty, Shepherd's Pie, and Fish & Chips. Guests can celebrate with a variety of Ri Ra's Irish beer offerings, special Guinness mixology and an extensive whiskey selection.
Dates: March 13 - 17, 2020
Ri Ra Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Plaza Hotel St. Patrick's Day Party
Celebrate this years St. Patrick's Day Party at the Plaza Hotel Casino in downtown. Party will begin at 7:00pm under the dome with live music, live DJ, drink specials and leprechauns. The party culminates with a live fireworks show, lighting up the sky with green pyrotechnics at 10:30 p.m. The fireworks will be shot from multiple locations at the Plaza offering people numerous views of the fireworks from the dome and Fremont Street.
St. Patrick's Day Party Under The Dome
Location: Plaza Hotel Casino (Downtown)
Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020
canceled Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Party at the Bailiwick with celebratory cocktails and live entertainment. There will be lots of food and drink specials: Corned beef & cabbage $14, Beer & Shot $10, Irish Car Bomb $8, Pints $5, Shots $8
Live Entertainment, featuring sounds from local artists
Admission is FREE.
Location: The Orleans Hotel Casino
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2020 | Time: 4:00pm - 10:00p.m.
If you like College Basketball, Las Vegas is usually very festive during March Madness. The Division I men's basketball tournament is one of the premier events in all of sports. Up your game day experience the Vegas way. March Madness 2020 kicks off on March 17, which coincidentally is St. Patrick's Day.
There will be tons of venues for watching the games with dozens of high-definition TVs, private tables, and tailgate favorites. This is one weekend you are guaranteed to have a blast. canceled
Wear green and enjoy a beautiful morning run with hundreds of runners at this years Boulder City Las Vegas St. Patrick's Day Run. An event for the whole family, pick from 1 mile, 5K, 12K or Half Marathon.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Location: Historic Railroad Trail, Boulder City, NV
(Taking place at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which is approximately 18 miles from Las Vegas)
Time: 6:00am - 10:30am | More Info.
|Hennessey's Tavern||(Downtown Las Vegas) 425 Fremont St #110||(702) 382-4421|
|McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon||(Town Square) 6593 Las Vegas Blvd S #222||(702) 834-4400|
|Nine Fine Irishmen||(New York-New York Hotel Casino) 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S||(702) 740-6463|
|McMullan's Irish Pub||4650 W Tropicana Ave||(702) 247-7000|
|Rí Rá Las Vegas||(Mandalay Place) 3930 Las Vegas Blvd||(702) 632-7771|
|O'Shea's Casino||3535 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, NV 89109||(LINQ Promenade)|
|Mulligan's Pub and Grill||6471 Boulder Hwy Henderson, NV 89122||(702) 215-3330|
|Sean Patrick's Irish Pub & Grill||11930 Southern Highlands Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89141||(702) 837-0213|
|Crown & Anchor British Pub||1350 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119||(702) 739-8676|
|Crown & Anchor British Pub||4755 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102||(702) 876-4733|
|Royal Britannia Gastropub||The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes||(702) 586-4040|
|The Pub||40 Via Bel Canto #100; Henderson, NV||(702) 567-8002|
|Kavanaugh's Irish Pub & Grill||3290 West Ann Road; North Las Vegas||(702) 395-0492|
|Little Crown & Anchor||4755 Spring Mountain Road||(702) 876-4733|
|Molly Malone's Irish Pub||11930 Southern Highlands Pkwy||(702) 837-0213|
|Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant||9470 Eastern Ave Henderson, NV 89052||(702) 407-8691|
|Chicago Brewing Company & Cigar Lounge||Four Queens Hotel Downtown||(702) 385-4011|