If you’ve got kids in tow and are looking to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day on or around Sunday, March 17, there are an abundance of family friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in Tampa to choose from. Read on and discover our picks for some of the best family friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in Tampa.
Mayor’s River O’Green Celebration – This family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration is going down at Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday, March 16. Head out with the kids to watch a special section of the the Hillsborough River dyed green, then stick around for a full day of Irish music, food, beer, kids activities and more at this family friendly celebration.
Rough Rider’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The biggest annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Tampa goes down in Historic Ybor city on the evening of Saturday, March 16. This big, family friendly parade is the place to be for a huge block party celebration featuring floats, music, tons of beads, and more.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival – Taking place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Shamrock’s and Shenanigans will feature Highland Heavy Games, a FREE beer tasting, Celtic village, men in kilts competition, mashed potato eating contest, cabbage croquet, and more. The Bay Area Renaissance festival takes place on the MOSI property in North Tampa.
PaddyFest at Irish 31 - This St. Patrick’s Day weekend festival will take place on March 16 and 17 in a huge block party setting at Hyde Park’s Irish 31. Head out for live music all throughout the day from Seven Nations, U2 tribute band Mysterious Ways, and many more musical acts as well as tons of great Irish food, kids activities, and live entertainment.