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 St. Patrick's Day 2019.
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.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the annual Celtic Feis celebration at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. You are invited to be a part of this spirited three-day St. Patrick's Day bash on the Brooklyn Bridge, March 15 - 17. The weekend-long Irish festival will kick off on Friday, March 15 at 2:00 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 to get the party started.
There will be endless entertainment with authentic Irish flair. The Celtic Feis celebration will feature Irish bites from Nine Fine Irishmen, celebratory cocktails and live entertainment.
Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. - Festivities begin on the Brooklyn Bridge. Live entertainment – including festive Irish bands, stilt performers and leprechaun sightings. Admission to the Saturday events starts at $10. All attendees must be 21 years of age and older.
Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 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. Free
Sunday, March 17 at 11:00 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.
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, 2019
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: Free Carnival requires ticket purchase.
Visit website for the full schedule of activities
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
1:00pm – The Challenge Games will start on Downtown 3rd Street in front of Hogs & Heifers when the Parade arrives at approximately 1pm. Free
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
If you plan to spend 2019 St Patrick's Day in Las Vegas, the 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.
Friday, March 15 - The weekend festivities will kick-off at 5 p.m. as the Irish folk band Darby O'Gill takes over the The LINQ Promenade's fountain stage from 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 - 3 p.m.: Bagpipers will take to The LINQ Promenade, stopping in at various venues along the The LINQ Promenade.
6 – 9 p.m. - The '90s experience band, Empire Records will play the fountain stage.
Sunday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day kicks off at 12 noon with a parade down The LINQ Promenade, featuring drummers, bagpipers, celebrity guests, stilt walkers and Irish dancers. The parade will end at O'Sheas Casino, and followed by a St. Patrick's Day toast by Mr. Lucky, the leprechaun to get the party started.
The rest of the day will be a day packed with live music, bag pipers, stilt walkers, leprechauns, and the famous beer pong. The BLOQ Party will continue along The LINQ Promenade until 10 p.m. Inside O'Sheas Casino, partygoers will be treated to drink specials ($6 pints of Guinness, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Heineken and green beer, and $8 shots of Jameson) and live music till 4 a.m. The High Roller observation wheel will also turn green each night starting Friday at sunset until Sunday.
Just off The Strip, between the Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Next to Chayo
Date/Time: Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at Noon
Just remember to wear green or be prepared to get pinched by total strangers.
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 authentic Irish entertainment, live tribute bands and lots of bars offering drink specials on St Patrick's Day.
Dates: Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location: Fremont Street Experience (Downtown) Admission: Free
2019 Free St. Patrick's Day Live entertainment at Fremont Street Experience March 17
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.
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., check out the sassy, sexy exclusive production show, "Sticky Sweet," with dancing, singing and high-flying aerialists.
Pose for a photo op with the roaming entertainment along Fremont Street throughout the evening on St. Patrick's Day.
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 Thursday, March 14. 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.
Ri Ra Paddy Fest 2019
Have a true Irish pub experience at Ri Ra, on the Las Vegas Strip all weekend long. The festivities start at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 15. Joining in the fun will be traditional Irish dancers, and bagpipers who will be making appearances from time to time, as well as giveaways throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, March 17, enjoy a specialty 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.
Next door at the Guinness Store, you can participate in a one-of-a-kind Perfect Pour experience while enjoying live music and getting decked out in Guinness apparel and souvenirs.
Throughout the weekend, guests will be entertained by The Crooked Jacks, 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.
Dates: March 15 – 17
Ri Ra Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South; | 702-632-9333
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 16th, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Sham-Rock The Park - St. Patrick's Day Beer Fest
St. Patricks Day Beer Festival at Downtown Container Park. All you can drink beverage options including Guinness, and green beer at multiple beer stations throughout the park. Enjoy live entertainment and plenty of shenanigans.
Location: Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Party at the Bailiwick with celebratory cocktails and live entertainment. There will be lots of food and drink specials: $4 Irish Coffee, $5 Guinness® Pints, $5 Jameson® or Tullamore D.E.W. Shots, $7 Car Bombs, $12 Shepherd's Pie, and $14 Corned Beef and Cabbage
Live Entertainment, featuring sounds from local artists
Publin Draught | 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Holes and Hearts | 9:00pm - 11:00am
Admission is FREE.
Location: The Orleans Hotel Casino
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019 | Time: 3:00pm
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 2019 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.
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 16, 2019
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.
Other Las Vegas irish Restaurant and Pubs
40 Via Bel Canto #100; Henderson, NV
|Kavanaugh's Irish Pub & Grill
3290 West Ann Road; North Las Vegas, NV
|Little Crown & Anchor
4755 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 876-4733
|Molly Malone's Irish Pub
11930 Southern Highlands Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
|Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
9470 Eastern Ave; Henderson, NV 89052
|Chicago Brewing Company and Cigar Lounge
Four Queens Hotel Downtown
202 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV, 89101
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