Are you wearing green? Because St. Patrick’s Day is once again upon us, bringing with it a day full of Irish festivities. From dancing, drinking and corned beef eating — Omaha is full of ways to celebrate this exciting holiday!
We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in the area, including an Irish 10K, a festive parade and even a Lucky Charms eating contest. So, get out there and have a great (but safe) time!
Where: Omaha Fire Fighter’s Union, Local 385
When: March 3, 12-6 p.m.
To celebrate all things Irish, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will be putting on a show for the whole family. Visit the Omaha Fire Fighter’s Union for an afternoon of Irish music, dancing food and a silent auction!
Where: Lied Center for Performing Arts
When: March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Watch master musicians Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy take the stage with their virtuosic children. At this one night only performance, you’ll experience fiery fiddling, step dancing, singing and incredible music-making all celebrating their Celtic heritage.
Where: Old Market
When: March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Mike McCarville via HOA Father Flannigan Division
The 2019 AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march through the historic downtown neighborhood Old Market, starting on 15th and Harney Street. Afterward, head on over to the Old Mattress Factory for a post-parade party full of music, food and fun!
Where: Check-in Location TBD
When: March 16, 4-11:59 p.m.
This “Make Your Own Adventure Crawl” will allow you to experience the best of Omaha’s bars and breweries. Go on a journey with hundreds of other Omahans and enjoy Irish drink specials, music and more throughout the city!
Where: McKinney’s Irish Pub, Lincoln
When: March 17, 9 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this all-day-long Irish (and beer) infused festivity in the Historic Haymarket District in Lincoln! You won’t want to miss the Irish whiskey contest, the Lucky Charms eating contest, the kilt judging contest or the fantastic live music all night.
Where: Lauritzen Gardens
When: March 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
What better place to recognize St. Patrick’s Day than at the greenest place in Omaha? Head over to Lauritzen Gardens for a lunch that’s full of Irish spirit. Taste corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes and soda bread all while being entertained by live music and more!
Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library
When: March 17, 2-3:15 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by researching your Irish roots! At this eclectic event, you’ll get the chance to learn about genealogy research and how to apply it to your own heritage from expert Kevin Cassidy.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, remember to stay safe. Both Lyft and Uber are available in Omaha. Download the apps before you head out and make sure everyone gets home!