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St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated with lavish festivities since the 17th century, but did you know that the original color associated with St. Patrick was actually blue? It was later changed to green to represent the shamrock, which is also associated with St. Patrick. Then St. Patrick's Day was commercialized years later in the 20th century to embody good luck and fortune as we understand it today. Green also symbolizes the Emerald Isles, which is what most people imagine when they picture Ireland.

While St. Patrick's Day may have changed over time, one thing has stayed true: everyone's love for beer! Many cities across the world will dye their local bodies of water green on Saturday, March 14, and Tampa is no exception with the 2020 Mayor's River O' Green Fest. And we all know that with green water comes green beer! So wear green (unless you want to be pinched) and head to these pubs, bars, and restaurants for St. Patrick's Day so you can get your green brew on.

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With so many St. Patrick's Day events in Tampa Bay, it's hard to choose which party to go to! But no matter where you go, make sure you're wearing something green and ready to party like an Irishman!

Need some suggestions? Check out our list of awesome St. Patrick's Day events in Tampa you won't want to miss: 
Postponed - 2020 Mayor's River O'Green Fest

Postponed - 2020 Mayor's River O'Green Fest

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 11:00 AM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Join us for the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest, presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, on Saturday, March 14, 2020--where the Hillsborough River will go green starting at 11am!

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St. Patrick's Day at MacDinton's Irish Pub - Summer Redo!

St. Patrick's Day at MacDinton's Irish Pub - Summer Redo!

on Saturday, 20 Jun, 4:00 PM
at MacDinton's
405 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
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Feeling Lucky? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at MacDinton's Irish Pub in Hyde Park!

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St. Paddy's Day Party at Irish 31

St. Paddy's Day Party at Irish 31

on Tuesday, 17 Mar, 11:00 AM
at Irish 31 - Hyde Park Village
1611 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
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It's our favorite day of the year!! It's St. Paddy's Day and we are ready to parrrrrtaaaay!!

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St. Practice Day at Irish 31

St. Practice Day at Irish 31

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 11:00 AM
at Irish 31 - Hyde Park Village
1611 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
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FREE ADMISSION! Get your green on and head to the pub on Saturday, March 14th for St. Practice Day!

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Green Eggs & Kegs at MacDinton's Irish Pub

Green Eggs & Kegs at MacDinton's Irish Pub

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 12:00 PM
at MacDinton's
405 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
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Saint Practice Day calls for a boozy Irish brunch! FREE Brunch starts at 12pm!

Green & Gold Gala 2020

Green & Gold Gala 2020

on Saturday, 7 Mar, 7:00 PM
at Florida Aquarium
Hosted By: USF Alumni Association
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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WHERE CAN YOU FIND … penguins, iguanas, alligators and plenty of BULLS? Listen to the great live music of three bands, including The Black Honkeys, bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items, and enjoy great food and drinks -- all in one place?

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Getting Green on the Dock

Getting Green on the Dock

on Friday, 13 Mar, 9:00 PM
at American Social
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
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Dockside Silent Disco is back this March from American Social Tampa - St. Patty's Day style!

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Shamrock River Festival

Shamrock River Festival

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 10:00 AM
at Water Works Park Tampa
1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
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Come celebrate this fun filled weekend, in March!

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Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 10:00 AM
at Bay Area Renaissance Festival
11315 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33617
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Wear your Green and get ready to party like the Irish during Shamrocks and Shenanigans Weekend!

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St. Patrick's Parade After Party

St. Patrick's Parade After Party

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 3:00 PM
at Coyote Ugly
1722 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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Join us at Coyote Ugly before, during & after the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ybor City!

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Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl - Tampa

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl - Tampa

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 4:00 PM
at Red Star Rock Bar Ybor
1710 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
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Lucky's St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl ???

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St. Paddy's Day Street Party 2020

St. Paddy's Day Street Party 2020

on Tuesday, 17 Mar, 12:00 PM
at The Brass Tap | Wesley Chapel
2000 Piazza Ave, Ste 110, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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Join us for our 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

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