Saturday, March 17 in Wichita offers a unique combination of special events: the third session games of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and St. Patrick’s Day.

You’ll find festivities surrounding throughout the city with a high concentration in downtown, Old Town, Delano and the Douglas Design District.

Two NCAA basketball games are being played at INTRUST Bank Arena on Saturday. Both games are part of Session 3 with tipoff at 6:10 p.m. for the University of Kansas vs. Seton Hall, followed by Houston vs. Michigan.

If you have tickets for the games, it’ll be convenient to partake in St. Paddy’s Day before or after. And if you don’t have tickets, there are fan events surrounding the arena that will allow you to feel the madness.

All of the following are within blocks of the arena or accessible on the free Q-Line Trolley from the arena area.


Historic Delano District

Douglas Design District

  • Ziggy's Basketball Hub - St. Patty's Day Party

Old Town

Learn more about Wichita’s distinct districts:

Downtown Wichita
Douglas Design District
Historic Delano
Old Town Wichita

For a complete list of events while you’re in Wichita, visit our calendar of events page. For a comprehensive guide to enjoying the NCAA tournament in Wichita, check out our welcome page for basketball fans.