A little Irish education first of all – It’s St. PADDY’s Day, two D’s (not St. Patty’s)
Paddy = nickname from the Irish name Padraig, whose Anglicized form is Patrick
Patty = a woman’s nickname, also nickname for a burger.
Whether you live in Tampa Bay – this St. Paddy’s Day there is something going on everywhere you look! Here are our top picks for fun St. Paddy’s activities throughout our area:
St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Tampa
Join “Where Locals Go”, Florida’s Official Bar Crawl for the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl in Soho, (for those not in the know, South of Howard in South Tampa). 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! There is a ticket option with an ALL YOU CAN DRINK for 2 hours from 6PM-8PM ONLY at Yard of Ale with Select Beers & Well Drinks – Limited Quantities available.
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl in Tampa
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.
The Downtown Dunedin St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Street Party
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
2nd Annual Leprechaun’s Run in Tampa
If you are one of those weird people who feels the need to get their fitness on for major holidays before consuming large amounts of green beer, 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.
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!
Brandon St. Patrick’s Day Bash at O’Brien’s Irish Pub
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.
The popular Irish bar and restaurant The Dubliner will be hosting their annual St. Puppy’s Day where guests enjoy drink and food specials with their 2-legged and 4-legged friends. Proceeds will benefit HSTB. There will be a pet costume contest, corned beef and cabbage, green beer, live music, Irish dancers and giveaways! Best of all, we will have adoptable pets there! If you donate a 7+ lb. bag of dog food, you will receive and FREE Irish beer!
This is your chance to get together with your squad, dress in green from head to toe, and scavenge around the towns best bars and nicest views with the most awesome people. What better way to spend Saint Paddy’s weekend than at St. Pete’s official Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl? It gets even better… the bars are offering unbeatable drink specials all throughout the event. We know Saint Patrick would be proud. Why certainly there is plenty of gold to go around, but rest assured that only the truest crawlers make it to the bottom of the rainbow. This will be a Saint Paddy’s festival you wont’ forget anytime soon. The FULL list of participating bars will be distributed at registration by our event staff. The Drink Specials being offered throughout the town will also be listed on the annual St Paddy’s Pub Crawl Map! Participating bars will be available at registration. Drink specials are going to be offered all around the area and listed on the annual St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl Map. Tickets are available now but will be increasing in price once the event approaches. Sat Mar 16, 11:00 AM – Sat Mar 16, 7:00 PM
Kick off this year’s St.Patrick’s Day Weekend with an Irish infused all-you-can-eat Brunch plus bottomless Mimosas from 11am to 1pm! At 1pm, you will board our famous Crawler Party Buses to hit Bar Stop #2 at TBD. At 2:30pm, hop back on board for Bar Stop #3 at TBD. At 4pm, we move on to our final destination – the 2019 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park where you can Riverdance the afternoon away. Each Crawler will be treated to one free Welcome Shot at each bar as well as one free Welcome Beer at the River O’Green Fest, as well as exclusive food and drink specials and fun bar games. Date: Saturday, March 16th, 11am – 5pm.
Hosting a Block Party in Downtown St. Pete in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It will be taking place on Saturday, March, 16, 2019 from 12pm – 10pm on the 200 Block in Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. There will be beer tents, food vendors, live bands, stilt walkers, river dancers, and costume contests with cash prizes! VIP tickets will also be available. Visit dtspblockparty.com to learn more information.
Dress in green, win prizes and get lit at the best bars in St. Pete. There will be exclusive themed specials, free cover at every venue & tons of St. Paddy’s day fun! Time to get lucked up and enjoy the best bars in St. Pete. It’s a themed event, so come dressed in green or go all out with fun accessories. There are prizes at every stop and free cover at every venue. Sat Mar 16, 4:00 PM – Sat Mar 16, 1:00 AM, Park & Rec
100 4th Street S., Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
They close down the roads at 8 AM and are ready to party at 10 AM. There will be semi-truck trailers that turn into a 40-seat outdoor bar & draft beer trucks along the street. With a live music sound stage, charcoal grill, corn hole, live bands, and Irish specialties there’s nowhere you’d rather be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with friends & family. Bands start playing at 12, Child-friendly, FREE admission, Sun Mar 17, 10:00 AM – Sun Mar 17, 10:00 PM Courigan’s Irish Pub – 1 Beach Dr SE Suite 41, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701