St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. And while you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate, you should still have a plan in place if you want to have a good time. Whether you’re after green beer, corned beef and cabbage or some family-friendly fun, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our not-at-all-exhaustive list of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the Omaha area.
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St. Patrick’s Day block party
6 a.m. Tuesday at Annie’s Irish Pub, 1101 Davenport St.
The party in downtown Omaha’s Capitol District will include free Irish breakfast for early arrivers, live music, food and games like gladiator-style jousting.
Clancy’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
6 a.m. Tuesday at Clancy’s, 2905 S. 168th St.
Early birds at the party can enjoy Irish coffee and green bagels and doughnuts. Live music starts at noon.
St. Patrick’s Day at Beer Corner USA
10 a.m. Tuesday at Beer Corner USA, 3578 Farnam St.
The daylong party will feature Irish food and drink specials.
St. Pawty’s Day
3 p.m. Tuesday at Barks n Brews, 13730 P St.
In addition to drinks and food for the humans, the dog-friendly bar will also have green dog beer and treats.
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl
4 p.m. Saturday at Dubliner Pub, 1205 Harney St.
Several downtown bars will participate in the crawl. Register at crawlwith.us/omaha/stpattys.
Blarney Stone 5K run
4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peak Performance, 519 N. 78th St.
Get some exercise in before your party. The run will also include food, drinks and a DJ. Register at u2canrun.rocks.
‘Boondock Saints’ movie party
7 p.m. Tuesday at Alamo Drafthouse Midtown, 3201 Farnam St., Suite 6111
Looking for a more low-key celebration? Spend a night at the movies watching this cult favorite about a pair of Irish Catholic brothers who take on the mob.
St. Patty’s Day at the Park
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way
Omaha band Shenanigans will perform, and there will also be food — including corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie — for purchase, plus games and other fun.
St. Patrick’s Day crafts
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fat Brain Toys, 16909 Burke St.
The fun will include a storytime, a game and a rainbow craft activity. Kids are encouraged to wear green.
Eat while you drink
Cunningham’s Pub and Grill
10904 West Dodge Road
A limited menu will feature corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie. Opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Brazen Head Irish Pub
319 N. 78th St.
Corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips and country cottage pie from 11 a.m. into the evening Tuesday.
Clancy’s, Clancy’s Tent next to the Office Lounge
2905 S. 168th St., 1266 S. 119th St.
The west location switches from green bagels and doughnuts to corned beef and cabbage at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The same thing will be available at the Office Lounge until supplies run out.
4506 Center St.
They serve corned beef and cabbage on the 17th of every month, and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. It will be part of a limited menu.
2523 S. 140th Ave.
Corned beef and cabbage will be available all day and all night Tuesday, an employee said.
3232 L St.
Corned beef and cabbage follows an Irish breakfast, and is available all day Tuesday after that.
3:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Green Room, 306 S. 16th St.
Matt Wallace and the Timsmen will play a special happy-hour show at this downtown spot.
Concert and karaoke
Noon Tuesday at The Down Under Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St.
Dr. Webb will kick things off at noon, and Daniel and the Deliverance will follow with a four-hour set at 3 p.m. If you stay for a while longer, you can take the stage yourself for karaoke starting at 10 p.m.
Omaha Pipes & Drums
8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Choo-Choo Bar & Grill, 14240 U St.
Have you ever heard the Omaha Pipes & Drums? It’s the local group that champions bagpiping and traditional drumming. And they’re very, very good.