Feeling a little green? St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and in Wichita we celebrate with tradition, from our annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to our corned beef and cabbage meals washed down with Guinness. Check out our Wichita St. Patrick’s Day guide below for what to do and where to find traditional Irish cuisine.
What To Do
There is so much to do in Wichita, especially around the holidays. St. Patrick’s Day is no different.
14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14
11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Walk – March 14
Wear your best St. Patrick’s outfit to compete in the costume contest and enjoy a fun race at Old Cowtown Museum. The 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Walk is chip-timed and awards go to the top three finishers in each age group. Every racer gets a T-shirt and pint glass, and finishers receive a medal.
Shamrock Scramble – March 14
Tee up for the 6th Annual Shamrock Scramble at Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita. During the tournament, enjoy green beer with your team. Lunch is provided and there will be dozens of awards up for grabs.
St. Patrick's Cookie Decorating Workshop – March 14
Head to Mark Arts and learn the beginner basics to sugar cookie decorating while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Techniques taught include: outlining, flooding and piping with a modified Royal icing, in addition to airbrushing. Ages 12+.
Zombie Drive-In with The Great Moon Hoax and Hey Radio – March 14
Barleycorn’s is celebrating St. Patty’s Day with a show featuring Zombie Drive-In, The Great Moon Hoax and Hey Radio. Also, see live art by Goontangs, featuring Kevin Hansen, Farley Charwell, Lana Malone and Nadia Barajas. Be a part of the filming of a music video for “They're Coming to Get You Barbara.”
Lucky's St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – March 14
Compete to win $500 in the costume contest during the Lucky’s St. Patrick's Day Crawl that will include at least five downtown Wichita venues offering food and drink specials.
St. Patrick's Day Dumpster Fire – March 17
St. Patrick's Day Dumpster Fire at Kirby’s Beer Store is an evening of drinking and fun featuring music by Tail Light Rebellion, Shawshank Caprice, The Quartered and Huck Clemmons.
Where to Eat & Drink
Are you looking for a green beer or corned beef and hash? Several Wichita restaurants are getting into the St. Patty’s Day spirit with special dishes for the holiday, and of course bars across the city will be pouring green beers, shots of Jameson and offering other drink specials.
There’s nowhere else in Wichita where you’ll be able to get your hands on a Limesicle Shake throughout the month of March! They are also serving a delicious corned beef and cabbage with new potatoes meal on March 17 while supplies last. Items are available at Jimmie’s Diner East and Jimmie’s Diner South.
9th Annual Kegs & Eggs – March 14
Don’t miss the 9th Annual Kegs & Eggs on Saturday, March 14 at Pumphouse, where they will serve up an all-you-can-eat breakfast feast from 8-11 a.m. You can get scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and the very Irish potatoes O’Brien. Yes, they will have green beer and live entertainment as always.
Fake Paddy's Day – March 14
The Artichoke has been going big for St. Patrick's Day in Wichita for ages. This year for Fake Paddy's Day, they're cooking up a healthy portion of Mulligan Stew and green beer for you to enjoy while dancing to authentic Celtic music from Knocknasheega and other live performances.
Shamrock Lounge – March 14
Since they are on the Delano St. Pat’s Parade route, Saturday is a big day for Shamrock Lounge. The party starts at 10 a.m. and the annual corned beef and cabbage meal starts about noon. Big Red Horse, a Wichita rock band deeply rooted in the blues, will close out the night with a performance starting at 8 p.m.
The Kitchen – March 14 & 15
The Kitchen is known for its scratch kitchen and you won’t want to miss the St. Patrick’s Day specials they will serve on Saturday and Sunday before the holiday. Plans are still in the works, but so far they know they’ll have their popular disco fries and the Irish twist will be a Guinness brisket topping. Also count on a chocolate mint cake, one of Scott’s infamous creations. Watch their Facebook for additional holiday specials!
St. Paddy’s Day events at O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Karaoke Room – March 14 & 17
O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Karaoke Room will have lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17. Expect an extended patio, bagpipers, corned beef and cabbage made with a secret family recipe, the largest stock of Irish whiskey in the Midwest, drink specials and beads for everyone.
Public at the Brickyard – March 14 & 17
Enjoy Irish breakfast options and craft beer specials at Public at the Brickyard during the day on Saturday, March 14. Monterey Jack takes the stage in the evening. Look for Irish-inspired lunch and craft beer specials on March 17, too.
45th Annual Blarney Breakfast – March 17 - Virtual Event
In response to concerns regarding the health and safety of the community, the difficult decision was made to adapt this year's 45th Annual Blarney Breakfast to a virtual event.
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company – March 17
At 3 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Hopping Gnome is having an Irish Red special tapping for this small batch brew that’s been aging in a wheat whiskey barrel for six months.
Two Olives – March 15 & 17
This chef casual eatery is celebrating with two special days. On Sunday, March 15, there will be an Irish-inspired Sunday brunch and on Tuesday, March 17 come by for a festive Irish-inspired happy hour with appetizer and drink specials from 3-6 p.m. Two Olives’ chefs will be creating a specialty food menu, featuring some of our local breweries Irish ales, and designing some fun and festive St. Patty’s Day green cocktails to pair with.
With St. Patrick’s Day coinciding with spring break in Wichita, you’ll find there is much more to do beyond celebrating St. Patty’s Day. Check out what else is going on during your stay by consulting our calendar of events.