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The Best Shenanigans in Deadwood SD This St. Patrick’s Day

Get out your green and throw on your beads, sparkles and red beards — it’s St. Patrick’s Day in Deadwood, SD! With all the festivities happening throughout the weekend, it’s easy to forget about some of the wildest shenanigans that will go on. LUCKY FOR YOU, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do in Deadwood this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!


On Friday, March 16, compete in the hilarious, Irish-themed Leprechaun Olympic games throughout Deadwood. Registration for the Olympics will be from 5 to 7PM and the games will be held from 6-9PM throughout downtown businesses. All participant score cards must be turned into Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub, located inside Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort, by 9:15PM. The lucky winners will be announced, and awards will be given out — last place finishers receive a prize, too!


Let the real shenanigans begin at Paddy O’Neill’s after the Leprechaun Olympics! The Awards Party will begin at 9PM, but if you’re not competing, make sure you save your seat early! Watch as your favorite team dressed in green tutus, Irish dinosaur costumes or leprechaun outfits earn their honorable Olympic award.


Deadwood, SD’s only Irish Pub, Paddy O’Neill’s will be having a $100 bar tab competition all weekend long! Take a picture with one of the giant polaroid cut-outs and use the hashtag #PaddysDay for your chance to win a prize! Creativity is the name of the game, so bring your best Irish-wear and craziest pose — entries are unlimited! Plus, Paddy’s will open at 10AM on Saturday, March 17, so make sure you come get one of their specialty Irish drinks before the parade starts!  Learn more about the competition and specialty drinks here


You can’t call it St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Deadwood without the open container zones! On Friday, March 16 from 5-10PM and Saturday, March 17 from Noon-10PM, beer and wine will be allowed in designated open container zones.  Make sure you stop by Paddy’s to fill up your official cup with some green beer!


Win part of a $4,000 prize package in Tin Lizzie’s third annual play-your-way blackjack tournament.You can qualify for Round One just by earning 50 points on one of your favorite LUCKY slot machines or table games in The Pit! Play your first round in the blackjack pit between 10AM Friday and 2PM Saturday. The top 35 qualifiers will be notified via text message that they get to move on to the next round. The final round will be played at 8PM Saturday and the top 7 scores will share the $4,000 prize package!


Hoot, holler and support Deadwood’s businesses in the annual St. Paddy’s Parade. On Saturday, March 17, the parade will begin at noon on Historic Main Street. Need a place to park your chair or gather your Irish drinking team? Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort is located right on Historic Main Street where we will have beer flowing in Paddy O’Neill’s!  


Fill the cobblestone streets with green during Deadwood, South Dakota’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! The crawl will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 2:30-6:30PM at various locations throughout downtown Deadwood.

In Deadwood, SD, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! From winning a $100 bar tab to winning part of a $4,000 prize package, you’re sure to get lucky, and stumble upon some shenanigans this St. Patrick’s Day!