Erin Go Bragh! It's the official holiday of the guy that drove all the snakes out of Ireland (can he do that in the Everglades by the way??). The legend says during the 5th Century St. Patrick, in the middle of a 40-day fast, chased all the snakes from the top of the hill on which he was residing into the sea. Some say there haven't been snakes on the Emerald Isle since the Ice Age, but everyone's got haters now, right Cardi B?
And so we celebrate our Irish friends, their music, culture, heritage, and fare such as corned beef & cabbage and the always-traditional green beer. Don't forget to wear green clothing to ward off random pinchings. And of course in Tampa, home of a mayor as Irish as they come, we'll even get you a green river!
Here are our Top 10 Things to Do for St. Patrick's Day and Weekend in Tampa Bay. And even if you miss all these great events, you'll still be green... but with envy!
P.S. Always remember: if St. Patrick's Day is on a Saturday, so is Cinco de Mayo. Prepare accordingly!
Downtown Tampa & South Tampa
The Franklin Manor's 2nd Annual PADDY HARD, a St. Patrick's Day Block Party and Festive Extravaganza at The Franklin Manor!
Kick off this year's St.Patrick's Day with an Irish infused all-you-can-eat brunch, plus bottomless bloody marys and mimosas at District Tavern, then jump on buses to other great bars, and then to Curtis Hixon Park to celebrate!
It's the best night to "Get Lucky" at Club Prana! The party continues as Spring Break continues into St Patrick's Day. Ladies are free until 10:30 p.m.!
MacDinton's is the place to be seen in your green! Come celebrate on St. Patrick's Day and enjoy live entertainment including traditional Irish bagpipers! More about SoHo's biggest St. Paddy's celebration here!
Join our 2nd annual St.Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt, part of the 2018 Mayor's River O'Green Fest in Tampa's Downtown at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Complete 20+ riddles at participating bars and venues for a chance to win a Tampa Staycation and other fun prizes. There's food and drink specials, and rumor has it a few free shots along the way courtesy of Banyan Reserve Vodka!
Keep the St. Patrick's Day Party going into the weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival! Check out the Men in Kilts Competition, Irish Heavy Games and a Pipe and Drum Band!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Beach! The waterfront location with beautiful views is hard to beat, and there's $2.50 green Bud Light drafts, food and a live DJ starting at 8 p.m.
The day you have been preparing for is almost here. The largest St. Patrick's Celebration in the Tampa area. Join us for a day filled with music, Irish fare, green beer & friends. Massive Party bot
St. Pete - Clearwater
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Saint Petersburg at the best place for a good time, MacDinton's! Irish Dancers, bagpipes, traditional Irish fare, and green beer will be available all day starting at 10 a.m.!
Paint the night green at the hottest spot in St. Pete this St. Patrick's Day! Party the holiday away with $8 Car Bombs, $5 Guinness Cans and $100 Jameson bottles all night long!
Join us on our annual Shamrock Booze Cruise & Party! Enjoy a one-hour cruise with free beer on board Tropics Boat Tour,s followed by a party at Coco Coronado with free drink & food specials!