It’s that time of the year again – the time that we all turn Irish for a day. Irish descent or no, St. Patrick’s Day is a day where we all let our hair down and party. And, there’s no better place to accomplish this goal than in Vegas.
As you can imagine, St. Patty’s Day in the city that never sleeps is wild and exciting, filled with lots of green beer, Irish whiskey, leprechauns, authentic Irish food, and more.
Vegas is known for being extravagant and this holiday is no exception. For your ultimate guide to enjoying this holiday in the City of Sin, look no further:
Before We Begin
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly, there are certain things that you need to know. For instance, if you want to avoid getting pinched by strangers, you have to wear something green, even if it’s special shoelaces. Additional tips to help you celebrate Vegas-style include:
- It’s legal to drink alcohol on the Strip during St. Patty’s Day so, don’t be afraid to sip your favorite beverage while checking out the venues. Just remember to be responsible.
- Be on the lookout for pickpockets at busy areas like the Bellagio Fountains.
- If you are planning on dining out, make sure that you call ahead to make a reservation
Places to Party
There are lots of things to do on the Vegas Strip on St. Patty’s Day, but the following selections should be on everyone’s to-do list:
The Celtic Feis Celebration
The New York-New York Hotel and Casino holds a spirited 2-day celebration, filled with a genuine Irish flair and endless entertainment, every year. It features live entertainment, celebratory cocktails and more. There’s also a parade where all guests are invited to participate.
Ri Ra’s Authentic Irish Pub Experience
Located on the Vegas Strip, Ri Ra’s is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. To start things off, they open early to serve a delicious Irish breakfast that will satisfy any appetite. This is followed by live entertainment that lasts the entire day long. Joining the party will be Irish pipers and dancers, who can be expected to make appearances throughout the day.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
The parade theme for this year’s parade is Shamrocks & Shenanigans. This annual event is followed by 4 days of fun-filled holiday festivities that include a car show, festival, carnival, and live entertainment.
The O’Shea’s BLOQ Party
The March 17th festivities start off with a parade at the LINQ Promenade at noon. Once you’ve gotten to the end point – O’Shea’s- everyone is treated to a toast to set the party off right. The rest of the holiday is packed with leprechauns, bagpipers, live music, and beer pong.
When looking to party on St. Patrick’s Day, there are few places that do it bigger than Vegas. And, if you are lucky enough to experience this glorious celebration in the city that never sleeps, the above venues are a great way to immerse yourself in the total experience. Just remember to wear something green!