St. Patrick's Day Parade
Virginia City , NV 89440
In 1859, Irish prospectors Peter O’Riley and Patrick McLaughlin discovered part of the Comstock Lode—a huge silver and gold deposit in what’s now Virginia City, Nev.—that fed a mining boom until the late 1800s. Honor that rich heritage with step dancers, bagpipers, and other merrymakers. Afterward, stick around for the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry for a Western delicacy. Twenty local chefs prepare beef testicles for those who have the courage (and stomach) to sample.