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 Tuesday March 17, 2020. 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 St. Patrick’s Day event you’d like us to consider adding to the list, send us the info here!
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Last Updated February 11, 2020
Join JB’s Sweet Addiction team for their St. Patrick’s Day cupcake decorating class! Bring your family and friends as all ages are welcome. There will be snacks and the possibility to win amazing prizes. The class will last about an hour and a half and they will provide all the ingredients you’ll need to decorate your cupcakes! Check their website for more information on packages and times.
St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry and Decor March 10
Create beautiful jewelry pieces and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in a different way! For only a $45 fee you will create wire wrapped shamrock ornaments, earrings, bracelets and other handy decorations. The fee includes all the materials needed for the event.
Why celebrate for just one day when you can party all week? Como to Lucky Dill in Palm Harbor and enjoy plenty of green beer, whiskey tastings, fire dancers and much more! Prices range from $12 to $18 and your entrance includes a live performance of The Irish Ramblers. Check the website to learn more about times and line ups.
This St. Patrick’s Day you’ll have the unique opportunity to become a floral decorator at Florist Fire Design House. Arrange beautiful flower decorations with a focus on green and white in honor of the holiday. Learn basic floral design and feel free to bring your own bottle to the event. The hosts will provide everything needed for the class.
2020 Mayor’s O’Green fest March 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Watch the Hillsborough River turn brilliant green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Children can enjoy free activities and crafts at the Kids Tent, which will include family fun from Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, MOSI and more!
More on the River O’Green Fest —-> St. Patrick’s Day Date: Mayor’s River ‘O Green Fest
Don’t just get lucky this St. Patty’s Day, be Lucked UP! This bar crawl will be at St. Petersburg and will feature some of its most popular bars. Make sure to check out the website as you can get up to $10 off door price. Also, by downloading the Bar Crawl Nation app you will be able to see the specials for all the venues.
Check out another lucky bar crawl option with Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl. 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 14 from 4 p.m. – midnight.
St. Patrick’s Day Run March 14, times vary
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by joining the 3rd Annual Leprechaun’s 5k, 10k, Challenge, and Kid’s Fun Run. Only those who dare to complete both the 5k and 10k runs will pass the leprechaun’s challenge and will be the worthy winners of 3 medals. Kids are welcome to participate in the 100m Fun Run at AI Lopez Park!
Saint Patrick’s Family Day March 14
The Way to Happiness Center will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Family Day for everyone to enjoy! There will be complimentary refreshments, arts and crafts for the kids and activities adults can participate in. Admission is free so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Shamrock River Festival March 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Come to the Water Works Park in Tampa to be part of the Shamrock River Festival. There will be a variety of foods for you to taste from vendors and food trucks and irish-themed treats. Support local businesses by purchasing their boho art, handmade items, plants and much more!
Saint Patrick’s Night Parade – Rock Concert- Scream Machine Band March 14, 9:30 p.m.
During your visit to Ybor City for their St. Patrick’s Parade, make sure you stop by Gaspar’s Grotto for live music and entertainment. Gaspar’s Grotto is at the heart of the parade and they are open to party with everyone who wants to join, so admission is free. This year they invited Tampa’s rock band, Scream Machine!
This race is perfect for all ages! Participate in the 5k and 10k as a runner or simply walk to the finish line! Strollers are welcome and there will be a 1 mile children’s fun race. Show your holiday spirit and bring your best St. Patty’s costume! If you show your bib at O’Brien’s, you’ll be able to enjoy food and drinks with a 10% off.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Aprons Cooking School will host an Irish brunch at their Tampa location. This brunch class will be taught by an expert Aprons staff member and will include a variety of non-traditional dinner options!
St. Paddy’s Day Street Party 2020 March 17
Join the Wesley Chapel community for their 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! The event runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., but it is +21 after 6 p.m. The Street party will have drink specials and live music; bands are TBA. This event is dog friendly so feel free to bring your canine friend with you!
St. Patrick’s Festival in Clearwater March 17-18, times vary
Enjoy Irish live music, food, dancers, bagpipers and much more at the St. Patrick’s Festival in Clearwater. Some great Irish bands such as Wyndbreaker Irish Band, The Black Honkeys and The Bearded Brothers band will be featured at the festival. Bring your kids as there will be many kid-friendly fun activities. Prices range from $5 to $10.
Tampa Lucky Run March 21, times vary
Join the Lutz community on this 8k and 5k run! Test your limits and try to pass the Lucky Challenge by running both races to the end. Bring your kids to enjoy 1 mile of pure fun at the kid’s race. Baby strollers and dogs on leash welcomed. Check the website for more information on prices and times.