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 2023.
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)
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.
Things to do on St Patrick's day in Las Vegas
2023 Celtic Feis Celebration at New York-New York
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 3-day St. Patrick's Day bash on the Brooklyn Bridge, March 17 - 19, 2023. The weekend-long Irish festival will kick off on March 17 and 18 at 10:00 a.m. 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 – 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. Tickets for the Celtic Feis Celebration on Friday, March 17, start at $10.
Friday, March 17 at 10:00 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
Friday, 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.
St. Patrick's Day Schedule of activities - Friday, March 17
- The Park
10:00 a.m. - Las Vegas Emerald Society Pipe Band Parade. Starting at Bliss in The Park and making its way through the casino and ending on the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Brooklyn Bridge:
Las Vegas Emerald Society Pipe Band | 10:00 a.m.
Sin E Ri Ra Band | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celtic Rockers | 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Celtic Chaos | 8:00 p.m. - midnight
Local DJs | 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Nine Fine Irishmen:
Sticky Wicket Duo - 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sin E Ri Ra - 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Nine Fine Irishmen will serve its traditional Irish fare from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., featuring signature dishes such as beer n' cheese dip, shepherd's pie, Irish bangers, corned beef and cabbage, and more.
March 17 - starts at 10:00 a.m.
March 18 - starts at 10:00 a.m.
St. Patrick's ShamROCK Celebration - Fremont Street Experience
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.
Fremont Street Experience ShamRock Bash will include 18 bands, an unrivaled 144 hours of free, authentic Irish entertainment, live tribute bands and lots of bars offering drink specials on St Patrick's Day. This years line up will include:
The Arcadia Kings
Darby O’Gill and the Little People
Dates: March 16 - March 19, 2023
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 Firefighters Parade & Challenge. Watch uniformed firefighters from across the country join Las Vegas firefighters and bagpipers for a trek down Fremont Street.
Celtic dancers - 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.
St. Patrick's Day Firefighters Parade, Fun Challenge & Block Party (Downtown)
The Las Vegas Valley Firefighter's will host their 9th 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
Date: March 17, 2023
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
O'Sheas St. Patrick's Day BLOQ Party at The LINQ Promenade
If you plan to spend 2023 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, and O'Sheas Beer Pong games on the Promenade patio.
St. Patrick's Day at The LINQ Promenade
Come celebrate St Patrick's Day at The LINQ Promenade where green décor will adorn the Promenade from March 16 to 19. Restaurants and bars at the Promenade will feature food carts with festive St. Patrick’s Day offerings and traditional green beer all day on Friday, March 17. Entertainment along The LINQ Promenade will include roaming bagpipers from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., as well as live, themed ice carving by ICEBAR ice sculptors on the Fountain Stage starting at noon.
The High Roller observation wheel will be illuminated in multiple shades of green during the evening hours of Friday, March 17.
Just off The Strip, between the Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel + Experience, Next to Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar
Date/Time: March 16 to 19
Just remember to wear green or be prepared to get pinched by total strangers.
Las Vegas Going Green for 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 Friday, March 11. 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
2023 St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - Henderson
Don't miss the 55th annual Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in beautiful downtown Henderson.
The three-day festival is one of the largest St Patrick's celebrations in Nevada and will be accompanied by electrifying holiday celebrations including amusement rides and games, authentic Celtic entertainment, Irish whiskey tastings, a parade, a car show, food vendors and more.
Location: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street - Along Water Street
Phone Number: (702) 267-2171
March 10 - 12, 2023
Carnival, Festival & Entertainment - Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Parade - Saturday, 10 a.m. - Noon
Car Show - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Great live entertainment by Irish ensemble Danú - Saturday, 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Visit website for the full schedule of activities
St. Patrick's Day at Hennessey's Tavern
St. Pat's Block Party
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Hennessey's Tavern's Block Party in Downtown Las Vegas on March 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th. Enjoy live music Green Beer and Shenanigans. Dance the evening away inside the "World's Largest Pint Glass" in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Hennessey's Tavern is the place to be on St. Patrick's Day.
Darby O'Gill will perform at Hennessey's Tavern on the 16th and 17th. This authentic Irish pub is open all day and throughout the night offering gaming, live entertainment and great food.
425 Fremont St #110 (Downtown Las Vegas)
Ri Ra Las Vegas' St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Ri Ra Paddy Fest 2023
Have a true Irish pub experience at Ri Ra, on the Las Vegas Strip. The festivities start at 12:00 noon on March 17, and 5:00 p.m. on March 18. 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 Black Donnelly's, The Crooked Jack's and Achill Crossing as they share the stage with their live entertainment throughout the day and take the party late into the night. 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 17 & 18th
Hours: 8 a.m. - midnight
Ri Ra Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
NCAA Basketball Tournament
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 2023 First round kicks off on March 16 & 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.
2023 March Madness tournament schedule:
Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 12
First Four: March 14-15
First round: March 16-17
Second round: March 18-19
Sweet 16: March 23-24
Elite Eight: March 25-26
Final Four: April 1vNCAA championship game: April 3
Boulder City Las Vegas St. Patrick's Day Run
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 18, 2023
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
Recommended Las Vegas Irish Pubs / Bars
McMullan's Irish Pub
4650 W Tropicana Ave
(Downtown Las Vegas) 425 Fremont St #110
Dick's Last Resort
Excalibur Hotel Casino
The Pub @ Lake Las Vegas
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
6593 Las Vegas Blvd S #222 (Town Square)
Nine Fine Irishmen
(New York-New York Hotel Casino) 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S
Rí Rá Las Vegas
3930 Las Vegas Blvd (Mandalay Place)
3535 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (LINQ Promenade)
Mulligan's Pub and Grill
6471 Boulder Hwy Henderson, NV 89122
Sean Patrick's Irish Pub & Grill
11930 Southern Highlands Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89141
Crown & Anchor British Pub
1350 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Crown & Anchor British Pub
4755 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Royal Britannia Gastropub
The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes
40 Via Bel Canto #100; Henderson, NV
Kavanaugh's Irish Pub & Grill
3290 West Ann Road; North Las Vegas
Little Crown & Anchor
4755 Spring Mountain Road
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
11930 Southern Highlands Pkwy
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
9470 Eastern Ave Henderson, NV 89052
Chicago Brewing Company & Cigar Lounge
Four Queens Hotel Downtown
Las Vegas St. Patrick's Day Buffet Specials
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day a few Las Vegas resorts off special expansive St. Patrick’s Day buffet menu. Check out some of the Las Vegas resorts offering Irish inspired buffet on St. Patrick's Day.
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