Irish Strong 2021 Take 2 is the theme of the 54th annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration in O'Neill, the Irish Capital of Nebraska.
The O'Neill Men's Club will paint the World's Largest Shamrock on Friday, March 19. The event was supposed to happen on Wednesday, March 17 but due to the projected inclement weather the event was moved.
Friday, March 19
Kicking off Friday is the greening of the pond at Carney Park courtesy of the O'Neill Fenians Army at 4:30 p.m.
The dodgeball tournament at 6:30 p.m. at the Christ Connection Center.
The public is invited to help "Get the Horse Green" at Emme's Shop at 7 p.m. The shop is located at 49186 Oliver Rd. north of O'Neill.
Saturday, March 120
O'Neill Rotary Club is hosting the 42nd Annual Shamrock Fun Run. Participants can pick between the 2.5- or 5-mile run or 2.5-mile walk. The event will start at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill and ends just north of the World's Largest Shamrock downtown.
Registration will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the school.
Overall female and male will be awarded in the 2.5- and 5-mile run and 2.5-mile walk. Top three males and females in each age group will be recognized.
BankFirst of O'Neill will host a free popcorn stand from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. near Fourth and Douglas streets.
Omaha Pipes and Drums will perform on the World's Largest Shamrock. O'Neill Alumni Irish Dancers will will perform following the Pipes and Drums.
The crowning of the St. Patrick's Day King and Queen will be at 12:30 p.m. and introduction of the parade Grand Marshall.
This year's grand parade will kick off at 1 p.m. on Douglas Street.
Kid's Carnival sponsored by the CLASS Group will be held at the Christ Connection Center in the old Public School 1938 building..