Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Omaha | Events, Irish Pubs + More

March 6, 2018Add a CommentPosted By

We hope you’re wearing your green! St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, bringing a day of camaraderie, Irish celebrations, dancing, and corned beef. We love embracing our city’s St. Patty’s Day traditions, so we rounded up the best events in Omaha!

Lucky for you, you’ll be able to celebrate all week. The festivities kick off on March 10 with the highly anticipated St. Patrick’s Day parade through Old Market, and conclude with a day full of green beer, concerts and fun on March 17. Have fun out there!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Saturday, March 10, 10 am
Where: Old Market
Price: Free

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Photo courtesy of the AOH Father Flanagan Division

The most anticipated St. Patrick’s Day event in Omaha actually takes place a week before March 17! The AOH Father Flanagan Division hosts the event in the streets of downtown, so wear your green (costumes are encouraged) and join in the fun from the sidelines. You can also watch from one of the designated viewing spots at the Old Chicago and O’Connor’s Irish Pub.

 

The Post Parade Party

When: Saturday, March 10, 11 am-4 pm
Where: The Matt Bar & Grill
Price: $5 for adults over 21, free for all under $21

If you didn’t get enough celebrating in at the parade itself, you can always catch up at the after party. The party will take place at the Old Mattress Factory directly following the parade, and will include live Irish music from Conor Dowling, Dowd’s Irish Dancers and Bradley’s Bastards. We’re particularly looking forward to the homemade corned beef sliders!

 

Riverdance

When: Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-15, 7 pm
Where: The Orpheum Theater
Price: Starting at $41

You’ve heard people rave about Riverdance — the  international Irish Dance sensation has been a hit for years. Now, you’ll have the chance to catch the show on the 20th Anniversary World Tour at the Orpheum Theater. This tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and a new number, but the same Irish spirit that made the act famous.

 

The Killigans St. Patrick’s Day Kick Off

When: Saturday, March 16, 8 pm
Where: Maloney’s Irish Pub
Price: $5 cover charge  

Killigans

Photo courtesy of Maloney’s Irish Pub

Who says you have to wait until Saturday to celebrate? Come on down to Maloney’s Irish Pub on the eve of St. Patty’s Day for a festive Irish concert! The Killigans, a punk-rock band based in Lincoln, will perform in a heated tent for your enjoyment. After the concert is over, get some rest and prepare yourself for some early-morning green pancakes at the same venue.

The General John O’ Neill Wreath Laying Ceremony 

When: Saturday, March 17, 9:30 am 
Where: The Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 
Price: Free  

Come pay respects to General John O’ Neill, a prominent member of the local Irish community who loved Nebraska until his dying day. The AOH hosts a wreath-laying event at his grave at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery each year, complete with an Irish choir performance, a memorial and the singing of the Irish National Anthem.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Lauritzen Gardens

When: Saturday, March 17, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Lauritzen Gardens
Price: $5 for children, $10 for adults

St. Patrick's Day Omaha

What better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than the greenest place in Omaha? Come join the Lauritzen Gardens for a traditional Irish lunch, including corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, and Irish soda bread. After eating, you’ll be able to enjoy live entertainment and wander the gardens at your leisure. Reservations are required! Make yours by calling Merri at 402-346-4002.

 

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Connor’s Irish Pub

When: All day on Saturday, March 17
Where: O’Connors Irish Pub
Price: Free entry

Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than at our area’s favorite Irish bar? O’Connor’s Pub will be joining in the festivities during the parade on March 10, but make sure to come back on the day itself. The bar will be opening early for a grand celebration!

 

 

The St. Patty’s Day Celebration at Maloney’s Irish Pub

When: All day, Saturday, March 17
Where: Maloney’s Irish Pub
Price: No cover charge

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Maloney’s Irish Pub! The bar will open at 6 am, and green pancakes will be served at 7 am. Beef and cabbage will also be available starting at 11 am, and live entertainment starts at noon! Dance along to the music from Stephen Monroe, Omaha Pipes and Drums and Connor Dowling.

 

St. Patty’s Day at the Dubliner Pub

When: All day, Saturday, March 17
Where: The Dubliner Pub
Price: $5 cover charge

St. Patrick's Day Omaha

If you can’t get to Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this little Old Market pub is the second best thing. The underground space feels just like Ireland, and features nearly 100 different beers from all over the world. On St. Patty’s Day, the bar will open at 6 am, and features live music (including Connor Dowling and Dicey Riley) throughout the day.

 

Shamrocked, Featuring String Theory

When: Saturday, March 17, 10 pm
Where: Bar 415
Price: No cover charge

Bar 415 is already one of our favorite destinations for a fun night out in Omaha, but on St. Patrick’s Day, the bar will light up with live music from String Theory! The electrifying duo is known for their experimental, heavy hitting, electronic music, including bass and dubstep — and their stage performance is always a sight worth seeing.

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

How are you planning to celebrate the Irish holiday? Let us know in the comments.


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