Downtown Las Vegas is made for a huge St. Patrick’s Day party!
What better way is there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by drinking green beer, pinching people who aren’t wearing green, and catching a free fireworks show?
Downtown Las Vegas is a popular destination for locals and tourists to come and celebrate the day.
Starting at 7 p.m., The Plaza Hotel & Casino will be celebrating the holiday under the green dome, which will be lit up with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
RSVP today and bring your friends and family to enjoy live music and drink specials inspired by the holiday. Dance the night away under the dome and at 10 p.m. there will be a spectacularly green firework show.
If you’re looking for the best deal on drinks, The Plaza is offering drink specials starting at $5 all weekend long from March 15th-March 17th. Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a $5 Green Beer.
ABOUT ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Historically, the holiday was created in the early 17th century to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is celebrated yearly on March 17th, the day that Saint Patrick died. St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish and celebrations usually include parades, festivals, wearing green, and shamrocks. Traditionally, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted on St. Patrick’s Day, which has encouraged the tradition of consuming a lot of alcohol on the holiday.
Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t directly an American holiday, we Americans just like the Irish, love any excuse to throw a parade and drink a lot of beer, so we obviously adopted the tradition. If you’re looking for more activities to celebrate the holiday in downtown Vegas, you can see if you have luck of the Irish and try your hand in the casino. This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday which makes it the perfect day to drink a lot, party downtown, and have a spectacular Sunday Funday. The holiday is widely celebrated in Las Vegas so be sure to book a room in advance to ensure that you can party on all night long. We’ll see you there in your best green outfit!
Plaza Hotel Casino: Official Hotel Partner of Life is BeautifulThe Plaza is an official hotel partner of the Life Is Beautiful festival and festival goers.
The Music at Life is BeautifulThere will be around 80 artists playing at Life is Beautiful. With headliners like The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence and The Machine, Travis Scott and many more, there’s no doubt the festival will be packed with good vibes.There are four stages where you and your group can enjoy the music, including one stage that is a dome with an electronic feel where most DJs will play. The first shows on the lineup will start around 3 p.m. and headliners will close out the festival around 11 p.m. or midnight. The festival provides music lovers with a variety of genres, and you’ll find everything from rap and hip hop to EDM and alternative.
The Art of Life is BeautifulLife is Beautiful is a celebration of art and culture. There will be modern art exhibits, walk through art exhibitions like the “Art Motel,” and traditional art exhibits with photography and paintings. Art cars, which take festival-goers to and from different stages, will be back in 2018 providing people with the opportunity to experience the marvels of light, sound, color, and technology all working together seamlessly in one art piece. The whole festival can be thought of as a work of art, providing an opportunity at every corner to enthrall the senses of festival attendees. Outside festival grounds in the Downtown Las Vegas community there is also plenty of art to be seen.
Murals At Plaza Hotel CasinoThe Plaza Hotel & Casino is adorned with murals by street artists Shepard Fairey and D*Face that scale the whole building from top to bottom. These murals were some of the most challenging murals they’ve ever created. Each artist had to overcome personal and unexpected challenges like changing weather patterns.Using scaffolding and the natural curvature of the Plaza Hotel, each artist transformed a side of the hotel into a living piece of art.Both murals will add color and life to an already vibrant downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience. Come to see the murals today for yourself and explore the rest of the art downtown.Above: Shepard Fairey’s piece “Cultivate Harmony”. Fairey, known for his iconic 2008 “Hope” poster of President Obama has transformed American pop culture with his modern art and now he’s transformed the Plaza into a living piece of artworkAbove: One of the latest pieces of art to join the Downtown Las Vegas area is a large mural created by D*Face, an English multimedia street artist known for his sold-out galleries and collaboration with the world’s top music artists
The FoodOver 40 eateries with a variety of cuisine will be present at Life Is Beautiful 2018. Attendees can enjoy food from different cultures such as Mexico, Asia, and India among others. There will be many places for festival goers to enjoy food and learn about the art of cooking. If you’re looking for a bite to eat after the festival, you can come over to The Plaza to grab a late night bite at Pop Up Pizza or Brightside Breakfast & Burgers, which will even have a DJ for your entertainment.
The DrinksFor those over the age of 21, there are plenty of excellent alcoholic drink options. Drinks will be available from specific alcohol vendors as well as at full-service bars. There are also plenty of bars to enjoy outside festival grounds in the downtown Las Vegas area. Come and join us for a drink at The Plaza where we will have drink specials for festival goers.We look forward to seeing you at The Plaza in September to celebrate Life Is Beautiful!
- Best Downtown Hotel
- Best Downtown Slots
- Best Downtown Hotel Pool
- Best Bingo
- Best Steakhouse – Oscar’s Steakhouse
- Bareback riding
- Steer wrestling
- Team roping
- Saddle bronc riding
- Tie-down roping
- Barrel racing
- And of course, bull riding!
Why should you come visit the Plaza during the NFR?Roy Cooper, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame member, thinks you’d love it here. “Nowhere else in downtown Las Vegas can you find the great amenities that the Plaza is offering. The Plaza has really stepped up – especially by building an arena and stalls – all to make cowboys like me feel at home”. Guests staying at the Plaza can reserve two stalls and trailer/truck parking at a special rate.
What To ExpectThere are a ton of fun and exciting events happening! Here is just a short list of things to look forward to. For more details including dates and times check out the full schedule here.Miss Rodeo America — Contestant Official Introduction Miss Rodeo America — Horsemanship Competition PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show & JCCF Silent Auction Miss Rodeo America – Public Speaking/Extemporaneous Speeches ALL IN Barrel Race 2018 Benny Binion’s World Famous Wrangler NFR Bucking Horse & Bull Sale PRCA National Convention Contract Personnel Trade Show Junior NFR presented by YETI Cowboy Christmas — It’s All Here South Point Western Gift Show Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show Country Christmas Miss Rodeo America PRCA Luncheon WPRA Star Celebration PRCA Permit Holder of the Year Challenge Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen Stace Smith World Bronc Futurity Finale Miss Rodeo America Pageant – Fashion Show Luncheon Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Barrel Racers Feek’s Vision Documentary Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler World Series of Team Roping Bob Tallman Wrangler NFR Charity Bowling Tournament Outside the Barrel with Flint Rasmussen Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Tie-Down Ropers Daryle Singletary’s Keepin’ it Country hosted by Andy Griggs Miss Rodeo America Justin Boot Parade Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation Auction Miss Rodeo America Pageant — Coronation Performance presented by Las Vegas Events Rodeo Recess with Andy Seiler Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Public Church Service Exceptional Rodeo presented by NV Energy Wrangler NFR Autograph Session — Team Ropers
ScheduleThe schedule will be released in early August. Please check back soon.
Big Blues Bender PackagesThere are many different packages to choose from that include options for a four-night stay at The Plaza with a wide selection of hotel rooms. These hotel room packages also include music panels, access to the vendor village, and activities like yoga, photo booths, and even themed nights. It is possible to buy a wristband to the bender, but if you’re from out of town, the package packs a lot more bang for your buck. Back by popular demand, we will be offering “all you can drink” wristbands! We don’t want anyone to miss out on this great event, so payment packages are available so you can pay over time.All the action will be happening in the heart of downtown Las Vegas right by the famous Fremont Street Experience. There is plenty to do, see, and eat in downtown Las Vegas so you can enjoy all that the city has to offer. Packages are selling out fast, so be sure to book now!Buy Big Blues Bender Tickets
View The 2018 Independence Day Pool Party Photo & Video RecapThe night featured live entertainment and a hot dog eating competition! The winner of the hot dog eating competition won by consuming 18 hotdogs and took home $1,000 in prizes. The prizes included $200 cash, a two-night stay, dining credit to Oscar’s Steakhouse, and much more!Towards the end of the night, many downtown locations shot off fireworks, which made the Pool at the Plaza the premier location to view the fireworks displaying along the Freemont Street. The pool offers amenities like:
- a poolside bar
- a tennis court
- pickleball court
- a 12-person hot tub.