There won’t be a traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade in Wichita for 2022, according to the parade’s organizers, but if you head down to Delano around noon you might see a bunch of Wichita motorcyclists in an impromptu parade.
Either way, you can find lots of ways to celebrate the holiday this year if corned beef is your lucky food. (Mine is Lucky Charms. They’re magically delicious.) Here are some of the St. Patrick’s Day deals and celebrations in Wichita we’ve found so far besides the motorcycle parade.
Most of them revolve around green drinks or classic Irish food. Plenty of them are Fake Paddy’s Day parties (held on Saturday instead of on March 17).
Remember this is also spring break week, and we’ve collected a bunch of family-friendly spring break activities and events here.
Hopping Gnome gets an early start with the Irish Red tapping on Wednesday, March 9. (They’re not even calling it a St. Patrick’s Day event, but it’s Irish so I’m including it.) Then hop back over on March 15 for pre-St. Patrick’s Day with live music from Shawn Craver and food with Big B’s Beef food truck, which will be featuring its famous corned beef special.
PourHouse ICT will have Fake Paddy’s Day cocktail and beer specials all day along with a onesie party (didn’t know that was a thing) and photo booth. The event is on Saturday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For 21+).
Central Standard Brewing will also celebrate the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, on March 12 from 1-8 p.m. They’ll have a bag piper, Irish band, and Irish dancers! FREE admission. More info.
The Artichoke Sandwichbar will start with Fake Paddy’s Day on March 12, then they’ll do a St. Patricks Day Party on March 17 with live music, green beer, mulligan stew, bangers and mash. It’s all day, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. More info.
Chicken N Pickle will also start on March 12 with Fake Patty’s Bar Olympics from noon to 3 p.m., followed by St. Patrick’s Day food and drink specials all day on Thursday, March 17. See event details.
The Shamrock anticipates this St. Patrick’s Day party all year. It’s their big day! Bagpipers, Irish food, and drink specials during the day; live music from The Sassanachs, an Irish folk/rock band, beginning at 6 p.m. Cash only all day.
Krispy Kreme celebrates St. Patrick’s day too. Customers who visit a participating location wearing green either day (in-shop, pick-up or drive-thru) will receive a FREE O’riginal Glazed Doughnut. No purchase necessary. Limit one complimentary doughnut per person, per day.
Haysville Library will have a free St. Patrick’s Day movie at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022 in the Community Room. They’ll be showing Darby O’Gill and the Little People. This is a kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day event.
Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes has $2.00 Bud Light draws on March 17. More info.
Spauldings Food & Drink in Andover will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special live performance by Wichita Caledonian Pipes & Drums from 5-5:30 p.m. More info.
Mort’s Martini Bar will be celebrating on St. Patrick’s day with live music from Sunshine the Bunny, green drinks, corned beef and cabbage, giveaways and more. The party starts at 5 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. More info.
Firehouse Subs offers double the rewards points to loyalty members who purchase any New York Streamer sub on March 17.
Two Brothers BBQ & Sports Grill will have an Outdoor Beer Garden with green beer, corned beef & cabbage and bangers & mash on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. More info.
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl on March 19 will start at Heroes Bar & Grill. Check in time is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the bar crawl lasts all day long. During the bar crawl they will have a costume contest, 2 complimentary drinks, and much more. Ticket prices vary. More info.
Sonic Drive-In has 50% off corn dogs on March 17, 2022!
Last year’s St. Patrick’s Day deals in Wichita:
(We keep these around in case they come back. Stay tuned.)
Krispy Kreme has introduced a limited-time selection of St. Patrick’s Day doughnuts. AND if that’s not enough, any guest that wears green to their local Krispy Kreme on March 16 and 17, 2021 can get one O’riginal Glazed doughnut FREE, no purchasing necessary – offer available via in-shop, pick-up or drive-thru. Shamrock Lounge always does something on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, as well they should! They’ll serve St. Pat’s themed food and drinks starting at noon on Saturday, March 13, 2021, then that evening they’ll have three bands on stage – Kapybara, Daydream, and Big Red Horse. Cake Stuff is holding a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” cookie-decorating class on Saturday, March 13 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. I haven’t taken one of these classes yet (they fill up fast) but the pictures of the cookies are so cute! $40 per person covers instruction, your use of classroom supplies, and a take-home box with 4 decorated cookies and recipes. More info. Chicken N Pickle will have St. Paddy’s events the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. On March 13, join in the Fake Patty’s Bar Olympics or the St. Patrick’s Day rooftop party. On the day itself, enjoy green Miller Lite drafts, Irish drink specials, or a nice corned beef sandwich with grilled cabbage and a side of potato hash. More fun events at Chicken N Pickle. Hopping Gnome Brewing Company will have Big B’s Beef Truck parked outside from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The truck will be serving corned beef, cabbage, and red potatoes along with its regular menu and Hopping Gnome will have Irish Red on tap. More info. Hurricane Sports Grill will have green beer, $5 specialty drinks, $5 green margaritas, and $5 Jameson on Wednesday, March 17. More info.
About the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wichita:
We’re looking forward to the parade coming back in 2023 (hopefully!).
The annual St. Patty’s Day parade has become a fun family tradition in Wichita, with activities before and after the parade throughout the Delano District. While you’re in Delano for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, you can stop in at all the great little shops along Douglas and participate in other St. Patricks Day festivities.
For more information about the parade, visit https://delanostpatparade.com/