5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in Shakopee!  From Irish-inspired food and beer to activities like bowling and gambling, here are some fun ways to enjoy the holiday. 

  1. Enjoy some tasty Irish fare.

Savor the tastes of Ireland without leaving Shakopee at O’Brien’s Public House.  The menu features traditional Irish pub favorites like cod and chips, bangers and mash with Guinness mushroom gravy, savory pub pies, and corned beef and cabbage.  There’s even a vegetarian option: a meatless pub pie made with Beyond “beef” crumbles and vegetables.  

Don’t forget to pair your meal with an Irish-inspired cocktail, like an Irish hot toddy or an Irish mule.  For dessert, sip an Irish coffee made with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Guinness simple syrup, and whipped cream.

  1. Experience live entertainment.

In addition to offering delicious eats, O’Brien’s Public House is planning a lineup of St. Patrick’s Day entertainment.  Festivities kick off on March 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a traditional dance performance Corda Mor Irish Dance.  On March 16, local acoustic musician Tyler Pautsch will be performing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

For the most up-to-date information on additional entertainment and specials during St. Patrick’s Week (March 16-20), visit the O’Brien’s Public House Facebook page.

  1. Sip a local pint.

Toast the holiday by ordering a round of pints.  Badger Hill Brewing is planning to have Irish-inspired beers on tap, including a dry Irish stout and an Irish red ale.  Shakopee Brewhall will be serving a variety of styles, including stouts and ales.  Both taprooms also offer hard seltzers, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks.

If you’d like to sample beers from a variety of breweries, head to Turtle’s Bar and Grill, where the tap list emphasizes over two dozen Minnesota-brewed beers, as well as unique, limited-edition options.  Flights are available, plus a full food menu.

  1. Check out the festivities at Shakopee Bowl.

St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Shakopee Bowl will run from 10:00 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18.  Enjoy free nachos from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., green beer for $4 (16-ounce taps, while supplies last), and a free t-shirt with any $30 purchase.  There will also be live music from Ali Gray on Thursday (no cover) and Dueling Pianos on Friday ($5 cover).

  1. Try your luck at the casino.

Feeling the luck of the Irish?  Head to Mystic Lake Casino for bingo, slots, blackjack, and pull tabs.    

Another local gaming option is the card casino at Canterbury Park, which offers poker and casino games including blackjack and Texas Hold’em.  There’s also a Touchscreen Zone featuring contactless, socially distanced blackjack.

After your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, spend the night Shakopee!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair (the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest), Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!