What happens when the luck o’ the Irish collides with the Live Entertainment Capital of the World? St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas is what happens, and if you think the city knows how to have fun the rest of the year, then, as they say: you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Here are 12 hand-picked events, from sophisticated dinners to the wildest of parties, to make your St. Patrick’s Day in Vegas one to remember.

  1. 48th Annual Southern Nevada Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival (Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St.)
    Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16 

    The whole city of Henderson gets in on the act for St. Patrick’s Day with a multi-day family-friendly celebration that encompasses a number of events, including a carnival, a car show, Irish music, traditional cuisine, Celtic dancers, a kilt contest, and all manner of vendors. The parade is one of the largest in Nevada, and it kicks of at 10:00am on Saturday.

  2. Flogging Molly, Green 17 Tour at the Cosmopolitan (3708 S Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Saturday, March 15 

    The unique seven-piece Celtic punk band marks their tenth year counting down to St. Patrick’s Day with a show at the Cosmopolitan. Premium cabanas are available for the show, but book early, as they’re in short supply.

  3. Celtic Fais Festival at Nine Fine Irishmen (3790 South Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Saturday, March 15 – Monday, March 17 

    The Irish pub at New York New York is as authentic as a pub in the States can possibly be. In fact, it was disassembled and shipped from Ireland to be put back together. The pub’s fountain will run green as the place debuts their new outdoor plaza with plenty of cocktails, Irish whiskey and beer, and live Irish music.

  4. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at McMullan’s Irish Pub (4650 West Tropicana Ave. #11)
    Sunday, March 16 – Monday, March 17 

    The party kicks off on Sunday, with Hearts and Holes playing covers from all your favorite Irish bands. On Monday, six bands will play on two stages while you enjoy your favorite Irish beers on tap and munch on fish and chips.

  5. St. Patrick’s Day at Ghostbar (4321 West Flamingo Rd.)
    Monday, March 17 

    Party at The Palms’ boutique nightclub with a St. Patrick’s Day event featuring DJ Seany Mac. Tickets are a cool twenty bucks, and they’re half-price for the ladies. VIP packages available.

  6. St. Patrick’s Day at Hennessey’s Tavern (425 Fremont St #110)
    Monday, March 17 

    Head to Hennessey’s for some real Irish pub grub (which, by the way, is great for a hangover), followed by live music. Get a sampling of Irish whiskey with $15 flights, or heft the world’s largest pint: the 64-oz. draft comes in a glass that’s yours to keep.

  7. Get Drunk on Luck at Rockhouse at the Venetian (3355 South Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Monday, March 17 

    Green beer will be flowing in massive quantities at the edgy, rock-and-roll club, with draft beers for only $5, 64-oz. super beers  for $27, and 100-oz. super yards for $38. Irish Car Bombs will also be on special all night long for $5. Come thirsty.

  8. Drink Specials at Rhumbar (3400 South Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Monday, March 17 

    The Mirage’s cool cocktail-and-cigar lounge gets into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with hookah and drink specials from 4:00pm until close. Green-hued hookah flavors like Irish Cream and Apple Martini are featured, while drink specials include $4 green beers, $5 Guinness and Black and Tans, $3 shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream, and $6 Irish Car Bombs.

  9. St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Ri Ra Las Vegas (3930 South Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Saturday, March 15 – Monday, March 17 

    The Irish pub located in the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay will get into the spirit of the holiday with a three-day line-up of events, featuring live music (including Dave Barlow and Ruaille Buialle, all the way from Ireland), a host of giveaways, and Celtic dancers. Traditional fare such as Guinness Stew will be dished up hot.

  10. Everlast at the Ling Ling Club at Hakkasan (3799 South Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Monday, March 17 

    For those who want a nightclub experience rather than a pub crawl on St. Patrick’s Day, Ling Ling Club is maintaining the holiday vibe with Irish rapper Everlast.

  11. The Luck of the Italians at Trevi
    Monday, March 17 

    Who says Italians can’t celebrate an Irish holiday? For true gourmets, Executive Chef Peter Scaturro is planning a sumptuous green dinner featuring  Fettuccine al Pesto con Gamberi for $24.95. The pastry chef has created a special dessert made with pistachio gelato just for the occasion.

  12. Free Shots at Minus 5 Ice Bar (3930 South Las Vegas Blvd.)
    Monday, March 17 

    All you have to do is show up wearing something green at Minus 5, and you’ll score a free shot at the only Las Vegas bar made entirely of ice. (Make your green item a sweater!)


Brendon has been in the Las Vegas travel industry for the past 15 years. As a frequent traveler to sin city he maintains a respect for Americas playground.
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