Welcome to our official guide to having the best St. Patrick’s Day ever in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, and all points in between! From green beer to green rivers, Irish music to corned beef and cabbage, Irishy craft beer to Guinness, it’s all here. Want St Patrick’s Dayideas for spending time with your bae celebrating the Luck o’ the Irish? Or looking for fun group activities? Gotchya covered! Want some fun activities you can do as a couple that’ll get your pulse pounding, or ideas for new things to try? We’ve got that too!
St. Patrick’s Day occurs Sunday March 17, 2019. Between the major cities that make up the Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough and Pinellas, there’s great St Patty’s Day events for every couple to enjoy in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Brandon, Westchase and beyond this year, from exciting St Patrick’s Day green beer events and festivals to dinner deals and fun activities, staycations and getaways, parades and so much more. And hey – why not stay home and try your hand at cooking some authentic Irish food? We tell you how!
One quick note: this list will expand regularly and often until Sunday March 17th – so check back regularly! And if you’ve got a Valentine’s Day event you’d like us to consider adding to the list, send us the info here!
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Last Updated March 10, 2019
Events to add to Best St. Patrick’s Day Ever!
Join “Where Locals Go”, Florida’s Official Bar Crawl for the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl in Soho. Guests will receive 5 free drinks along with other unbeatable drink specials! Be sure to wear your green and join other “crawlers” in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day! Be sure to check out the all you can drink ticket option for two hours from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and grab your spot while openings are available. Participating venues include Macdinton’s Irish Pub and Yard of Ale. The pub crawl takes place on Friday, March, 15, from 6 p.m.-Midnight!
More venues will be announced closer to the date to check back soon!
Check out another lucky bar crawl option with Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl. Crawl With Us’ crawls are typically “Make Your Own Adventure Crawls”! Because of all of the bar options, there is typically no set schedule or agenda. This allows each bar to stay busy, but not too busy so that all the guests on the crawl can get their drink… or two! After the crawl, stick around for the after party from 10 p.m.- Midnight. Currently, the event is scheduled for March 16 from 4 p.m.-Midnight. All venues and specials are currently TBD so check back soon!
If you’re ready for an active St. Paddy’s Day, then head over to Dunedin for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Street Party. The run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. on March 16, at Weaver Park. Runners/walkers will run directly into the street party to collect their awesome finisher’s medal. All in attendance are encouraged to wear your best green outfit and enjoy the closed down Dunedin streets for the street party.
Head on out to the 2nd Annual Leprechaun’s Run on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17). Bring the whole family and celebrate with runs and games for the little ones. Runs include a 5K, 10K, Challenge Run (5K+10K), or sign up your kiddos for a 100 meter dash at Al Lopez Park. The event will include family friendly live music, a kids run, and children’s games. Every finisher will earn a custom medal, bib, and a time of completion.
Make your way over to GameTime on St. Patrick’s Day for awesome specials! Enjoy Irish inspired meals and beverages, including specials, and receive a free necklace with any drink purchase. Irish themed meals include, the Reuben Burger, Reuben Skins, or a Pint of Guinness!
Join Mayor Bob Buckhorn on March 16 and watch the Hillsborough River turn green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! The festival is full of exciting events for the whole family including a Leprechaun Costume Contest and a Family Scavenger Hunt! The morning of, take part in the River O’ Green Gallop race or, for the adults, stick around for the Scavenger Crawl! There is something for everyone during the River O’Green Fest so bring your friends, bring your family, and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day along the river!
More on the River O’Green Fest —-> St. Patrick’s Day Date: Mayor’s River ‘O Green Fest
Prepare yourself for Irish 31’s Paddyfest, and take part in the Biggest and Best St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Bay! Festivities begin on March 16th and will feature an incredible lineup of bands, games, and of course, green everything! The lineup includes Cowboy Mouth, Thomas Wynn and The Believers, Bumpin Uglies, Forrest Hoffar, and more! The following day, enjoy Seven Nations and Actual Bank Robbers as they perform on the main stage along with DJ Barry Carew! Paddyfest has sold out for the last two years so secure your spot now! You won’t want to miss this!
Talk about a super-cool St. Patrick’s Day date! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has a specially-priced Renaissance Romance Package. Enjoy romantic refreshments for two! Your private, one hour event will include Festival admission for two, a personal servant for one hour, two keepsake champagne flutes, one bottle of champagne and an array of gourmet hor d’oeuvres. Occurs St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and all weekends between Feb 16 to March 31st. $70/couple.
Renaissance Festival is happening St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and all weekends between Feb 16 to March 31st, and it’s jam-packed with great St Patricks Day St. Patty’s themed events on the weekend of March 16-17 2019. Some of the special Tampa St Patricks Day events include a costumed Leprechaun Contest, the largest St Patrick’s Day Tampa party including music, contests and games, highland dancers, Irish Heavy Games (e.g. see how far you can toss a telephone pole), and a Bonnie Knees contest in which men volunteer to be contestants and have their knees felt, fondled and judged by a select panel of volunteer lady judges with the best knees winning a major award! Special events on St Patrick’s Day also include a guided pub crawl, private Happy Hour, and a Pig Swig event where beers are paired with special bacon! Undiscounted admission is around $22/person.
O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Brandon claims to be the largest St Patty’s Day celebration in Tampa Bay. The party begins at 6:30 Friday 3/15 for a day of green beer, Irish food, friends and great music. Huge party indoors and out, 3 stages, multiple bands and DJs.
Yard of Ale in South Tampa celebrates a great Tampa St. Patrick’s Day with food, music and great drinks and green beer! Discounts on food, green beer and green shots, and Guinness.
Start this year’s St.Patrick’s Day Weekend with us. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Brunch plus bottomless Mimosas from 11am to 1pm! We will then be boarding our famous Crawler Party Bus to visit 2 more awesome bars before heading to our final destination, Curtis Hixon Park and the Mayor River O’Green Fest! Spend your Saturday with us for a fun afternoon. Oh and by the way, join our Scavenger Hunt for a full day of fun and shenanigans.