It’s the one day of the year when we can all feel the luck of the Irish, no matter our ancestry. But while wearing green is a given if you don’t want to get pinched, there are numerous other ways to celebrate the saint who drove snakes from Ireland right here in Lincoln.
Show your spirit at the Nebraska Irish Music Festival:
As could be expected, McKinney’s Irish Pub is doing it up right by hosting the Nebraska Irish Music Festival, a celebration of Nebraskans who are keeping their heritage alive. Featuring a heated street tent, a Lucky Charms eating contest, kilt competition and plenty of bangers and mash, the party is set to go on from 9 a.m. Saturday through the evening.
Sing-a-long to Irish classics at Deer Springs Winery:
Have you been waiting all year for your chance to break out those Irish jams? Join the chorus at Deer Springs Winery from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday night for a sing-a-long led by Chris Sayre.
Enjoy authentic Irish fare at Cappy’s:
If your idea of a good time is taking a break from the dance floor to indulge in corned beef and hash, look no farther than Cappy’s Hotspot Bar and Grill. The green beer will be flowing from 9:30 p.m. Saturday night onward—with enough Irish stew to keep the designated driver happy, too.
Go green with the Lil’ Chefs St. Patrick’s Day Party:
Leprechauns aren’t the only wee ones interested in St. Patrick’s Day! Give your kids a chance to celebrate at 10 a.m. Saturday with a green food-themed cooking class at the Williamsburg Hy-Vee. The class is suitable for lads and lassies from 3 to 11 years old and pre-registration is required.
Get the whole family involved at the Leprechauns and Limericks Event:
How often do you get the chance to earn your very own leprechaun name? Bring the family over to Barnes and Noble on Pine Lake Road at 2 p.m. on Saturday to receive your new moniker, write a limerick or two and learn an expert’s best tips for leprechaun-proofing your home.