As St. Patrick's Day 2013 quickly approaches, you can bet a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants throughout the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area are gearing up to celebrate the luck of the Irish on and around Sunday, March 17.  Lucky for the area, there are a ton of Irish pubs and restaurants well-versed in throwing great St. Paddy's Day parties with live music, drinks, entertainment, and more.  Here are some of your best best for St. Patrick's Day events in St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

Shephard's St. Patty's Day Party with DJ Skribble - The one and only Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach will host an all-out St. Patrick's Day party featuring the legendary DJ Skribble on Saturday, March 16.  Head out for drink specials, Irish cheer, and some truly killer live DJ music from Skribble.  It all kicks off at noon.

St. Patrick's Day at O'keefe's - O'keefe's Restaurant is gearing up to host a huge, three-day St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 15, 16, and 17.  Head out for the pre-party featuring live Irish music on Friday, March 15; an all-day festival with music, drinks, arts, and more on the 16th; and Irish breakfast with music and more on Sunday, March 17.  Friday night's festivities begin at 5 p.m.  Saturday's and Sunday's start at 11:30 a.m.

Flanagan's Irish Pub St. Patrick's Day Street Festival 2013 - This famous Irish Pub in Dunedin will host a great, family friendly street festival on Saturday, March 16.  Head out to Flanagan's to enjoy everything from traditional Irish food to Celtic music, drinks, and much more.  It all kicks off at 5 p.m.

We'll keep you updated with all the latest news, events, and more about St. Patrick's Day in St. Petersburg/Clearwater on our 2013 St. Patrick's Day page.