All you mischievous little leprechauns out there, it’s time to don your brightest green outfits and get out your lucky shamrock because we’re going to help you follow the rainbow to your best St. Patty’s Day yet! Tampa is a pot of gold this weekend, rich with things to do to keep you busy and out of (or maybe into?) trouble. The city is going green, and we want to give you a head start on all the action. It’s also Spring Break for Tampa students, so expect the good times to flow like vibrant green dye down the Hillsborough River.

And let’s say, hypothetically of course, that you’re not one to use St. Patty’s as an excuse to act a fool and celebrate the Irish. Well, that’s okay (strange, but okay), because there are events happening where you won’t have to drink green beer and fake an Irish accent when you have one too many. But, be advised, there are still little rascals out there who take the green holiday seriously, and they WILL pinch you if you’re not at least fashionably participating. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Bring a Date 

These things to do are always best with a partner in crime! The more the merrier, especially in the case of the River O' Green Scavenger Hunt. You'll want to gather your favorite leprechauns and skip n' hop your way over the rainbow to these green parties! 

O'Brien's St. Patrick’s Weekend

Brandon's best Irish pub brings the biggest celebration in East Hillsborough all weekend long! Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday with Black Velvet Band, & continues into the night with Soul Circus Cowboys. Saturday sees even more live music, and for the big day Sunday gates open at 11 a.m., live music begins at noon, and a ton of entertainment options are added so be sure to get here early to beat the crowd, and the $10 cover charge starting at 2 p.m.! O'B's is your place to be when covered in green all weekend long!

701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon FL , 33511. Phone 813-661-9688

St. Patrick's Day at MacDinton's

Everyone knows that MacDinton's is the place to be seen in your green! Come out and celebrate on St. Patrick's Day and enjoy our live entertainment including traditional Irish bagpipers!

405 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606. Phone 813-251-8999

Shenanigans Bar Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus

Start your St. Patrick's Day weekend activities with us as we visit three amazing bars before ending the bar crawl at the Mayor River O'Green Fest at Curtis Hixon Park. You will board the famous Crawler Party Bus to take everyone from bar to bar! Ticket includes all-you-can-eat brunch and bottomless mimosas until 1 p.m. plus several free drinks and a bus ride!

601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (954) 764-7005

St.Patrick's Day Bar Crawl with Brunch and Party Bus

Kick off this year's St.Patrick's Day with an Irish infused all-you-can-eat Brunch plus bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Board the Crawler Party Bus to visit two more awesome bars before heading to our final destination, Franklin Manor for the St Patrick's Day Block Party!

1809 W Platt St, Tampa, FL, 33606.

2019 Annual River O'Green Scavenger Hunt

Join our 3rd Annual Shamrock Scavenger Hunt, part of the 2019 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest in Tampa’s Downtown at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This year the scavenger hunt prize is a 4-day paid vacation to the Cayman Islands for your whole team! Participate in the all-you-can-eat Brunch Crawl from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. too, and if you the Combo Ticket you'll save $10!

600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602.

Take the Kids 

These events are fun for the whole family! Bring your little leprechauns and teach them how the Irish have fun (minus, of course, the green beer. Don't give the kids beer, please).

St. Patrick's Day Mayor's River O' Green Fest 2019

Join all of Tampa for the 8th Annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, beginning at 11 a.m. in Curtis Hixon Park. The Irish-themed party is centered around the Hillsborough River, which will be transformed into a bright shade of green for the occasion. The river provides a perfect backdrop to the celebration which includes live entertainment, games, kids activities, food trucks, and of course, beer!

600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602.

Rough Riders - 2019 St Patrick's Parade

After the Mayor’s River O’ Green festival downtown, hop on the Streetcar and head to Ybor City for the annual Rough Rider’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Festivities will be taking place all afternoon at various venues leading up to the parade which will roll at 7 p.m. down 7th Avenue. 

Ybor City Historic District, Tampa, FL, 33602.

Slime Rodeo On The Bay

This epic event will be inside the Tampa Convention Center. Come see some of the industry's biggest slime-lebrities for meet-and-greet's, Q and A's, demos and more. Bring your own creations and compete in the "Slimey" awards and participate in various slime contests and activities.

Tampa FL , 33602. Phone 813-274-8511


Food, food and more food. You know the drill-- bring an empty stomach and an open mind! 

Gasparilla International Food Festival 2019

Join hundreds of Tampa Bay residents and tourists in the historic Ybor City for the only exploration that takes their taste buds on a culinary journey to explore spicy, savory, sweet, succulent cuisine brought to the city generations ago! Experience global dishes including American, Caribbean, Hispanic, Mediterranean, African, Asian Cuisine and unique desserts. Admission is free!

1800 E.8th Ave, Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone 819-274-8615

Concerts and Special Events 

These events need no special introduction. When you know, you know.

MagicFest Tampa Bay 2019

The Gathering is both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield. Magic was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive, with approximately twenty million players as of 2015.

333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-274-8511

RESCHEDULED: Travis Scott - Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour

See the Sickomode man perform his awesome lineup of hits. All tickets for the original date are valid for the rescheduled date – no exchanges needed. 

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500
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