The 15 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Nevada!

Whether you want to run like a leprechaun protecting that pot of gold, enjoy a taste of Irish culture or just sample some spirits, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day throughout Nevada. Enjoy these 15 ways to honor St. Patrick and perhaps even enjoy some luck of the Irish along the way.

1. Leprechaun Crawl, Reno, NV

Join one of the largest pub crawls in the world with 25 of the top pubs, bars and taverns in Reno celebrating everything Irish. This is said to be the “...one night where everyone gets lucky” with plenty of grown up fun via costume contests, signature brews and amazing food.

2. Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Henderson, NV

Join in this long standing tradition by sponsoring your own float for the parade or cheering from the sidelines. This wildly popular event truly celebrates Irish heritage right. 

3. Sparks Shamrock Shuffle, Sparks, NV

This 5K fun run is part fitness adventure and part pub crawl due to the huge after party to celebrate St. Patrick. The yearly event invites runners to dress in their best green or holiday costume to enjoy a less competitive race. An after party like no other awaits those who finish.

4. O'Sheas St. Patrick's Day Block Party, Las Vegas, NV

The Linq in Las Vegas turns it's slice of the strip into one big party with the block party of the year. The High Roller behind the complex is also lit up green and ready for party goers to enjoy a ride with an open bar. The block party includes traditional Irish music, dancing, and plenty of shenanigans.

5. Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Virginia City, NV

Virginia City turns on the Irish charm with everything festive and green for a fun tribute to the Rocky Mountain Oyster. The festivities include Irish music, local dance groups and plenty of food.

6. Celtic Feis Celebration, Las Vegas, NV

The Nine Fine Irishmen restaurant and pub turns up the party factor for this yearly celebration in honor of St. Patrick. There is plenty of traditional dancing, live music and some of the best Irish food around.

7. Take Irish dance lessons

For those who are looking to not only celebrate but also embrace the Irish culture, taking a dance class is just the thing. Scoil Rince Ni Riada in Las Vegas offers classes for all ages and skill levels in traditional Irish folks dances.

8. St. Baldrick's Head Shave

Each year tens of thousands of people world wide celebrate St. Patrick's day by shaving their heads for a great cause. Money raised from this yearly event go to children's cancer nonprofits. There are usually multiple events scheduled in most larger cities in Nevada including both Reno and Las Vegas.

9. Dinner and a show of Irish dancers at McMullan's Irish Pub

McMullan's Irish Pub hosts a yearly weekend event that gives guests the chance to dive right into the best of Ireland while dining on authentic Irish dishes like Yorkshire Pud or Sunday Roast. The pub boasts a large collection of Irish beers, whiskey and other spirits as well.

10. Participate in an Irish whiskey-tasting contest

The City of Henderson hosts an annual three-day celebration of everything Irish. One of the biggest events of the second and third night of the celebration is the Irish Whiskey Tasting Contest for those with a pallet for best of Irish whiskey and the ability to hold a good bit of alcohol.

11. Run through Reno during the Leprechaun Race

This is a light hearted, beginners 5K race with lots of costumes and fun for the whole family. It is an introduction to road racing and encourages young runners through this fun morning run.

12. Get schooled in all that is Irish whiskey

For those wanting to understand a little more about the art of making the best Irish whiskey, this pub in Reno offers a series of Whiskey 201 classes. The class is a combination of tasting, lecture and hands on activities for the true lover of a fine whiskey.

13. Run the Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon

This run is a stunning road race to celebrate the best of everything green with some amazing scenery. The route includes six historic tunnels in Boulder City, a view of  Lake Mead and a run in the mild season for desert weather.

14. Catch one of The Angry Brians shows in Henderson

The Angry Brians are a Celtic Rock band that will play the Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival in Henderson, Nevada. The band features a mix of traditional and nontraditional Irish music and is a true crowd pleaser. You can expect lots of dancing as well.

15. Join the Son's of Erin in Southern Nevada

For those wanting to connect with their own Irish heritage, Nevada has a very active Irish Community. Son's of Erin has a 50-year history of involvement in the community and service.

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