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 December 16 2018
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. Doors open at 11am 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.