Wednesday, March 3, 2010

St. Patrick's Day In Las Vegas

While Las Vegas is best known for its lavish New Year's eve parties, St. Patrick's Day is quickly becoming another must-attend event with celebrations spanning the entire week, starting with the 44th Annual Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on the weekend before St. Patrick's Day.

Hosted by neighboring City of Henderson, the 44th Annual Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival includes a parade from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 13 and a festival held from Thursday, March 11 to Sunday, March 14. Carnival rides are $1 and all-day wrist bands range from $22 to $25, depending on the day.

After the festival, dozens of Las Vegas hot spots will open with beer gardens, special menus, and live entertainment all week long. Here are five lucky picks that ring true for anyone looking for a good time in Las Vegas on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Enjoy.

Five Picks for St. Patrick's Day in Las Vegas.

St. Patrick's Day At The Stirling Club. Starting at 7 p.m., The Stirling Club will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer and live Irish music in the Piano Lounge. Member dining also features a special menu insert with Irish favorites created by The Stirling Club's executive chef. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant. Located in neighboring Henderson, Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant plans an entire week's worth of activities. Arrive before 2 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day and the $15 cover charge to enjoy live entertainment around an outdoor beer garden will be waived.

J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub. J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub in theJW Marriott has also planned a weeklong celebration. After breakfast on St. Patrick's Day, live entertainment will open with a traditional bagpipe set just before John Windsor, Acoustic Soul, and Thompson/O'Keefe begin the all-day, all-night entertainment. There is a cover charge of $20 per person, which includes access to a second venue.

St. Patrick's Day Festival. Hosted by Mandalay Bay, former frontman for House of Pain, Everlast Whitey Ford, will sing the blues along with La coka Nostra and guest B-Real of Cypress Hill. The resort will also host a St. Patrick's festival beer garden on Moorea Beech. $40 per person.

McMullan's Irish Pub. Starting on March 12, McMullan's Irish Pub, located across from The Orleans, will host indoor and outdoor music, including traditional bagpipers on St. Patrick's Day. There is no cover charge, but seating is limited.

Looking for more options? Members may call The Stirling Club concierge anytime for suggestions and help with reservations. Like all Las Vegas events, everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets or place reservations early as seating is often limited.
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