Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a time of celebration, green beer and frivolity.
Here in Florida, we do it better than anywhere else. No matter where you land in the state, there is a party brewing for St. Patty’s.
Here are our top picks for how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Florida.
St. Pat’s Wynwood Miami
This is by far the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in South Florida. Break out all your green and get ready for a great time at one of the best block parties of the season.
The city’s best DJ’s will be spinning as all of Miami comes to turn up the celebration throughout the neighborhood streets.
A combination of art and Irish culture allows all the visitors to take in the street art and sip on a green beer while listening to great music. There will be a plethora of delicious food trucks, fun arts and crafts activities, and inspiration from the unique ambiance of the art district.
St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival
Romanza St. Augustine hosts this amazing two-day festival every year to celebrate Celtic music and heritage.
The festivities kick off on Friday with a whiskey tasting event, get your tickets here. Then the party continues Saturday and Sunday.
With entertainment for the entire family, this is a great opportunity to hear amazing music from traditional ballads all the way to Celtic rock bands, watch Highland style competitions of strength and skill, Celtic food and drink, merchandise, and children’s entertainment.
Kicking off that Saturday will be the Annual St. Augustine St. Patrick Parade.
Learn more on their website here.
Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, Disney Springs, Orlando
Disney Springs Raglan Road is holding this Mighty Festival to celebrate Irish heritage and culture.
You can see plenty of authentic Irish entertainment including music, Irish dancers, and plenty of food and drink to go around.
While there will be no green beer you will be able to sample a variety of different Irish craft beers and cocktails and purchase a variety of Irish themed souvenirs.
Bring the kids for complimentary face painting!
Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub and Eatery, Winter Park
This traditional Irish restaurant in downtown Winter Park holds an epic and lively St. Patrick’s Day event every year.
They take their Irish eats and drinks seriously with beers on tap and an extensive menu to enjoy. Start your day with the Fiddler’s Green 5K in your finest green running gear after the annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The bar will open early on St. Patrick’s Day at 9:00 AM and the party continues thro0ughout the day. Click here to learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Dunedin
This is one of the best street festivals of the year. Downtown Dunedin puts on this annual celebration of Irish culture and keeps the green beer and yummy eats flowing all day long.
There will be live music, parades, Irish dancing, and a full-on party from 12:00 PM to Midnight on St. Patrick’s Day.
Start at Flanagan’s Irish Pub and party the day away.
Mayor’s River O’Green Fest, Tampa
Who doesn’t want to see the Hillsborough River turn green? Now it is your chance.
Hosted on Saturday, they will dye the river green and host an epic party at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
This family-friendly event will include food trucks, live music, games, kid’s activities, and all the green beer you can drink.
Wear your green and party on the waterfront. Click here to learn more.
St Pete Pier’s ShamROCK Festival
Join the inaugural ShamROCK Festival on the St. Pete Pier with entertainment, Irish beer and great food.
Enjoy the views of the bay listening to tribute bands with Nighttrain: A Guns & Roses Tribute and The Broken Hearts: a Tom Petty Tribute Band.
Party with the Leprechaun and Irish Dancers and find your pot of gold with the Nomadic Magic shows.
Bring your lucky charm to the Pier. Click here to learn more.
St Patrick’s Day Parade, Naples
Over 40 years ago, fun-loving Neapolitans got together and decided to have a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. With hard work, volunteers and generous support, the Parade has prospered for decades.
This is the largest privately-funded Parade in Florida. Over 40,000 people each year come together to celebrate Irish heritage and culture in America in downtown Naples.
The parade starts at the corner of 3rd Street South and 10th Ave and finish in front of the Naples City Hall.
Get ready to Shamrock. Click here to learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, Delray Beach
You will not want to miss this free, family-friendly event. The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival have proudly served the community for over 50 years.
The parade kicks off at 12:00 PM downtown Delray Beach featuring floats, marching bands, non-profits, fire engines, motorcycles, first responders, Pipes and Drums, Irish heritage societies and other ethnic groups.
The festival begins at 1:00 PM in Old School Square. It will include live music, vendors, food booths & trucks, vendors, games, Pipes and Drums and so much more!
Fun-filled entertainment for all ages. Click here to learn more.
St Patrick’s Day Bar Stroll, Key West
This Key West tradition started back in 1979 as a race. As Old Town has become more of a tourist destination they have changed it to a stroll to be more inclusive and lower energy.
Dress up in your favorite St. Paddy’s Day garb and join tons of leprechauns and people filling the streets to join in on the bar-hopping through all the most popular places in the city.
Proceeds go to local charities and all participants also get a cool commemorative t-shirt to celebrate the day.
This year the stroll takes place on Saturday, starting at 11:00 AM at Southernmost Beach Cafe with a countdown to the official kickoff at 12:00 PM.
Click here to learn more and check out this year’s t-shirt design.
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
We hope this encourages you to get out there and do something new for St. Patrick’s Day this year. With fun events all over the state, you’re sure to find something that is just your style.
Just make sure to grab your green to avoid any errant pinches and get your party on!
If you find yourself in Orlando for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities don’t miss out on these amazing places to eat in our Orlando Dining Out Guide here.
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