Best free family St. Patrick's Day events in Las Vegas 2017

St. Patrick's Day, with its parties and green beer, isn't known for being the most family-friendly holiday--especially when it comes to events in Sin City. Still, that doesn't mean families can't have fun in Vegas, and do it for free. Whether it's a parade or a car show, Las Vegas has some great free events for people of all ages to enjoy and celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 10-12 @ 10 a.m.
Downtown Henderson

Who doesn't love a parade? Though the city of Vegas itself isn't hosting one, head to nearby Henderson for a weekend full of St. Patrick's Day fun March 10 through 12. Entertainment includes live music, a car show, Irish dance, a carnival, and more. The parade itself, held annually, starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11.

Third Thursday
March 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
Village Square

Though not strictly a St. Patrick's Day event, Village Square's monthly car show and art festival happens to fall a day before the holiday, meaning some St. Paddy's fun is sure to be found. The show runs from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The Fountains at the Bellagio
March 17 @ 3 p.m., show every 1/2 hour and 8 p.m., show every 15 minutes
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd. Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Bellagio's fountains are a Las Vegas icon and must-see, so be sure to stop by in the midst of all the St. Patrick's Day fun. The fountain shows--choreographed streams set to music--typically can be seen in half-hour intervals during the day Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes in the evening. Weekend shows begin at noon Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays.

The Beatles LOVE Rehearsal
March 17 @ 4:15
LOVE Theater - 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

One of the things vegas is known for is its shows, which can be expensive and not always suitable for all members of the family. But open rehearsals for shows like The Beatles' LOVE can give you a glimpse of what those shows are like--and at no cost. Open rehearsals for LOVE are held every Sunday and Friday, meaning one just happens to fall on St. Patrick's Day this year. All ages are welcome.

Fremont Street Experience
March 17
425 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101-5609

Vegas is a five-block entertainment district, but it's still a great stop for free, family-friendly fun with Viva Vision; the world's largest video screen, offering free concerts across three stages and light shows every night. They haven't announced specifics for their St. Patrick's Day entertainment, but we're sure it'll be something awesome.