Living in Henderson, NV gives you plenty of reasons to celebrate on the daily with the strong community and active social life provided throughout the city, but nothing beats a good holiday celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and Henderson pubs, breweries, restaurants, and casinos are breaking out their best green attire and serving up some great Irish-themed food and drink. From Mexican food with an Irish flair to green beers, we’ve got the top places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in Henderson!
Nothing compares to the sense of community Henderson locals bring out in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival down in historic Water Street. The massive yearly festival celebrates all things Irish, with food vendors and live performances from local groups. Running from March 15 – 17, each day offers different attractions for locals and visitors alike, including whiskey tastings, dance training, and even a car show. While some attractions are 21+ (we’re looking at you, green beer booth…), it’s a remarkable experience for youngsters. A full carnival stands across from delicious food vendors, and culture oozes from each art display proudly put up.
Someone who’s looking to avoid the craziness of a carnival and hundreds of people might find themselves more at home in the intimate but fun area of the Emerald Island Casino. The historic casino has stood in Downtown Henderson for years, but they really shine in March due to their incredible promotions for St. Patrick’s Day. Play at their loose slots through March and enter into a $10,000 prize pool, or opt for a more family-friendly meal in their Emerald Island Grille. Some of the greatest corned beef gets served up hot, and their special menu for the holiday offers a little taste of Ireland for even the pickiest eaters
Stepping outside the box (and away from Downtown) is Green Valley Ranch. The enormous shopping center boasts tons of sales for the avid shopper, and the restaurant Borracha is perfect for someone looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a unique way. With $5 Jameson shots, it’s a deal that can’t be beat. Of course, if these don’t strike your fancy you can always check with your local community board to see if there are events taking place right in your own neighborhood! Many Henderson master planned communities have events going on specifically for their residents, and checking out what they’ve got going on never hurts!