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St. Patrick's Day in Tampa 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. St. Patrick's Day in Tampa is set to include all these festivities and more!

Related content: Best Irish Pubs and More to Drink St. Patrick's Day in Tampa

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 things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Tampa you won't want to miss: 
St. Patrick's Day at Aloft

St. Patrick's Day at Aloft

on Wednesday, 17 Mar, 5:00 PM
at Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel
100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Aloft Tampa Downtown!

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Shamrock The Block! at World of Beer

Shamrock The Block! at World of Beer

on Saturday, 13 Mar, 12:00 PM
at World of Beer | Fowler Ave.
2815 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Celebrate St. Patricks's day at World of Beer Fowler!

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St. Patrick's Day at Yard of Ale SoHo

St. Patrick's Day at Yard of Ale SoHo

on Wednesday, 17 Mar, 5:00 PM
at Yard of Ale SoHo
406 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o' March!

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Armature Works

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Armature Works

on Saturday, 13 Mar, 1:00 PM
at Armature Works
1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Celebrate all things St. Patrick’s at Armature Works.

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St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl - Tampa

St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl - Tampa

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day then with a Bar Crawl around Downtown Tampa. Grab a pint of Guinness, Pickle Back, Green Tea or just good o'l fashioned Irish Car Bomb. We have 7 bars ready and waiting for you.

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St. Paddy's Pups Day | Two Shepherds Taproom

St. Paddy's Pups Day | Two Shepherds Taproom

on Saturday, 13 Mar, 1:00 PM
at Two Shepherds Taproom
Tampa, FL 33609

Join us with your pup on and celebrate St. Paddy's Pups Day!

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Lucky 7 St. Patty's Day Party | 7th and Grove

Lucky 7 St. Patty's Day Party | 7th and Grove

on Saturday, 13 Mar, 4:00 PM
at 7th and Grove
1930 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Join St. Patrick's Day party at 7th and Grove!

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Agustina's St. Patricks Day Social at Brick House Tavern + Tap

Agustina's St. Patricks Day Social at Brick House Tavern + Tap

on Saturday, 13 Mar, 7:00 PM
at Brick House Tavern & Tap
1102 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607

Celebrate St. Patricks Day 2021 at Social at Brick House Tavern + Tap!

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St Patricks Day Celebration | The James Joyce Irish Pub

St Patricks Day Celebration | The James Joyce Irish Pub

on Wednesday, 17 Mar, 11:00 AM
at James Joyce Irish Pub
1724 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Join the St Patricks Day Celebration at The James Joyce Irish Pub!

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St. Practice Day! at Yard of Ale SoHo

St. Practice Day! at Yard of Ale SoHo

on Saturday, 13 Mar, 5:00 PM
at Yard of Ale SoHo
406 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

'Twas the Saturday before St. Patricks Day... #MeetAtYard and get your lucky on!

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St. Paddy's Day at Irish 31 Hyde Park

St. Paddy's Day at Irish 31 Hyde Park

on Wednesday, 17 Mar, 11:00 AM
at Irish 31 - Hyde Park Village
1611 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Celebrate St. Patrick's day at Irish 31 Hyde Park!

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St. Patrick's Bike Night | Brandon Harley-Davidson

St. Patrick's Bike Night | Brandon Harley-Davidson

on Wednesday, 17 Mar, 5:00 PM
at Harley-Davidson | Brandon
9841 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619

Join Brandon Harley-Davidson for a St. Patrick's Bike Night!

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