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The Best Things to Do in Branson to Celebrate St. Paddy’s

A Holiday Guide by Discover Branson

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St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t always fall on a Friday, but when it does, you’ll be green with envy if you don’t have fun plans for the holiday weekend. And you’re in luck: we at Discover Branson have compiled this list of the best ways to share in the festivities. Whether you’re planning to spend the holiday with your significant other, family, or friends, you have plenty of options when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Branson. 

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Waxy O’Shea’s

To celebrate in true Irish fashion, Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub is a great option if you’re interested in a lively atmosphere. Aside from having an extensive selection of draft beers from both national and local breweries, Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub has an excellent menu of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. The fare you’ll find here is varied, with both traditional British items and American bar classics being featured. One of the menu highlights are the Scotch eggs: hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage, then breaded and fried to perfection. And it would be remiss not to mention the fantastic mustard that accompanies this tasty dish. Try the Scotch eggs; you won’t regret it.

If you’re looking for a party, Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub is without a doubt the place for you. Perhaps the most fitting choice for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, this Irish pub located at the Branson Landing is renowned for its annual St. Paddy’s festivities. This year, the fun begins with a breakfast buffet starting at 9:00 am and concluding at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 17. Waxy O’Shea’s will be featuring a musical performance by PirateyMike who plays from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Following this is Rachel Ammons, who will play from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The final act will be Brad Williams & The Dance Hall Prophets from 9:30 pm until bar close. Come for the festivities, stay for the shenanigans.

Downing Street Pour House

If you are in the mood for a more lowkey St. Patrick’s Day, we can’t recommend Downing Street Pour House enough. Located inside the Old English Inn on Downing Street in historic downtown Hollister, this classic English pub is conveniently just across the Taneycomo bridge. If your objective is to chill out, enjoy delicious food, and have a few pints with friends, choose this place as your St. Paddy’s destination. Downing Street Pour House also has an enchanting and spacious patio that feels magical on a warm night. 

The relaxed atmosphere of Downing Street Pour House is enough to draw you in, but you will be floored by the quality of the food. One of the many menu highlights is the decadent Black & Bleu Wagyu Burger: tender wagyu beef is topped with eclectic selections of caramelized onions, bleu cheese, bacon, and blackberry sauce. The flavors combine beautifully to achieve a salty, savory, and sweet experience that is guaranteed to leave you mystified. Word to the wise: make sure to have extra napkins nearby before you devour this truly phenomenal burger. 

Dublin’s Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies Show

Do you want to feel fully immersed in the rich history and culture of Ireland? In this tremendous Branson show, you will be in complete awe of the undeniable talent this group of performers consistently puts forth. The music and dance performed in the show reflect traditional Irish and Celtic stylings—with a modern twist. Impressively, many of the cast and crew are originally from the United Kingdom, including the theater’s general manager and choreographer of several different shows, Jacqui Bell. The authentic connection between the show’s themes and the talented cast creates a dynamic that is inspiring and heartwarming.

Located at the King’s Castle Theatre on 76 Country Boulevard in Branson, Dublin’s Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies Show is a great way to celebrate Irish culture this St. Patrick’s Day. Showtimes this week are Monday, March 13 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, March 16 at 2:00 pm. For a traditional Irish musical performance to really get you in the spirit of St. Paddy’s, you will not want to miss this outstanding Branson show. For more information and exclusive deals on tickets to Dublin’s Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies Show, please contact Discover Branson.

Shopping St. Patrick’s Day Sales

Considering going shopping this St. Paddy’s Day? Branson is home to several great shopping centers, and many stores are participating in special promotions for the upcoming holiday. Select vendors at Tanger Outlet Mall and the Branson Landing are known to feature special deals in honor of holidays. 

At the Yankee Candle Outlet located in Tanger Outlet Mall, they are offering fun in-store activities, including a scavenger hunt with a chance of receiving $5 discounted off your total purchase. 

Rock the Dock at The Paddlewheel

The St. Paddy’s festivities start early at this pub located on Lake Taneycomo just down from Bass Pro at the Branson Landing. Known as Branson’s largest nightclub, The Paddlewheel has an energetic atmosphere that is perfect for getting into shenanigans with a group of friends. One of The Paddlewheel’s trademarks is their support of up-and-coming musicians, making it a popular spot to hear a wide variety of local bands perform. There is ample indoor and outdoor seating with heaters outside for chilly nights. Other notable attributes of this pub are its diverse spread of draft beers, appetizers, sandwiches, seasonal cocktails, and rotating dessert menu. 

Kicking off the holiday weekend is the Slightly Irish Open Mic Jam Night on Wednesday, March 15 from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. The following night on Thursday, March 16 from 8:00 pm until 12:00 am is St. Patrick’s Karaoke with KJ Dave. The celebrations culminate with ShamRock The Dock With Psychobilly Cadillac on Friday, March 17 from 8:00 pm until 12:00 am. If you’re into live music and a spirited vibe, check out these shows at The Paddlewheel in Branson this St. Patrick’s Day. 

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