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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.
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!
2020 Mayor's River O'Green Fest
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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!
Green & Gold Gala 2020
at Florida Aquarium
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?
Getting Green on the Dock
at American Social
Dockside Silent Disco is back this March from American Social Tampa - St. Patty's Day style!
Shamrock River Festival
at Water Works Park Tampa
Come celebrate this fun filled weekend, in March!
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
at Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Wear your Green and get ready to party like the Irish during Shamrocks and Shenanigans Weekend!
St. Patrick's Parade After Party
at Coyote Ugly
Join us at Coyote Ugly before, during & after the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ybor City!
Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl - Tampa
at Red Star Rock Bar Ybor
Lucky's St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl ???