SMARTY STAY IN LAS VEGAS
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
ONLY IN VEGAS!
"SMARTY": ST. PATRICK’S DAY LEPRECHAUN SMACKDOWN
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like never before, with a “Little” Rowdiness and a “Pint-Size” Dose of Debauchery at Midgets Unleashed’s St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Smackdown on March 17, 2015.
ST. PADDY’S SMACKDOWN
Unlike any other St. Paddy’s you’ll ever experience—
Get a little lucky this St. Paddy’s Day with St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Smackdown by Midgets Unleashed presented by Smash Magazine, the ultimate in midget wrestling on March 17 at the Fremont Country Club (601 E. Fremont St., Downtown Las Vegas).
Hosted by owner of Midgets Unleashed, “Turtle” aka Jacob Colyer, the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Smackdown features all the big wrestling action in a smaller package. The FCC will transform into a wrestling ring where the no-holds-barred action takes place over the course of three rounds.
In one corner, hailing from Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., J-Amazing is 4’1 and a complete stud. He’s the ladies delight and provides the party all night. In the other corner is the only midget Olympian to hold the gold, Ricky Benjamin. Hailing from Houston, Texas, Benjamin is 4’5 and full of jive. Both competitors will strive to stay in the ring during the ultimate beatdown and vie for the top honor of “Baddest Leprechaun in Vegas.”
Midgets Unleashed is a local, Las Vegas-based company. You will witness midgets beating the hell out of one another with whatever they can get their hands on whether it is a pool stick, metal trash can, or even a staple gun.
Tickets are $21 for guests 21 years+ and $22 for guests 18–20 years old. VIP tables are available for an additional $50. SmashMagazine.com or Ticketfly.com. 18+ only.
"SMARTY": ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & GAMES
FREE: DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER HOSTS ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY FIREFIGHTER PARADE AND FUN CHALLENGE
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) will host the annual Las Vegas Valley Firefighters St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Challenge.
At noon, a parade of uniformed firefighters and honor guards from across the nation will gather at the Main Street Stage just outside Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. Led by Grand Marshal Terry Murphy, the Honorary Irish Consul to Nevada, the group will be joined by festive fire department bagpipers and step dancers as they make their way down the Fremont Street Experience to Downtown Las Vegas’ newest outdoor concert venue and events center.
Beloved Las Vegas performer Frankie Scinta will kick off the festivities by singing the national anthem and performing a rendition of the traditional Irish folk song: “Oh, Danny Boy”. Frankie Scinta takes center stage each week at the D, alongside brother Joe Scinta, as well Peter O’Donnell and Janien Valentine in “The Scintas.”
The Firefighter Fun Challenge is Free to attend and will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. Attendees can enjoy beer, cocktails and food while they cheer on teams of the nation’s bravest as they compete in a tricycle race, wheel barrel race, midnight equipment run, tug of war, hose bowling and garden hose efficiency contest. Trophies will be awarded for individual events and an overall winner. Prize money will be donated to the winners’ charities of choice.
At 6 p.m., the St. Paddy’s Day celebration will continue when firefighters and bagpipers march down Fremont Street from the D to Commonwealth, where they will compete for the coveted title of “Best Firefighter in a Kilt.”
MARCH MADNESS MAYHEM
Vegas is a Mayhem for March Madness—
and just about everywhere you look has an ultimate college basketball viewing party going on.
But there’s a FREE nightly entertainment event that you won’t want to miss that takes place annually during the entire month of March Madness:
"SMARTY": MARCH MADNESS
6TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN HOOPSTOWN
• FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE – a special basketball-themed show displayed on the 1,500 ft. Viva Vision canopy.
• HARDWOOD HOTTIES – featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist –Haley Scarnato. Hardwood Hotties will perform on the 3rd Street Stage on the following dates: March 2-4, 8-11, 18, 20-25, 27-31 and April 1 and 3-7, 2015.
• HIGH HOOPS ZONE – The interactive game gives fans a chance to test their skills and challenge their friends to basketball shoot-outs featuring 20-, 25-, and 30-foot basketball hoops, for only $1 dollar per shot.
• WORLD’S LARGEST NCAA BRACKET – Bracketology soars to new heights with the world’s largest NCAA bracket will be displayed on the 1,500-foot long Viva Vision canopy and updated daily.
All basketball-themed events and attractions are Free (other than High Hoops Zone $1 dollar per shot challenge) and continue to celebrate “Hoopstown” in Downtown Las Vegas from March 2 through April 6, 2015.
Photos by Scott Roeben of Fremont Street Experience