The bay is going green this weekend, and we've got your lineup of can't-miss things to do happening in your city. It's the only time of year when it's acceptable to drink bright green beer and pinch people you don't know (we don't really recommend doing that), so take advantage of the Irish spirit and raise a pint! St. Pete and Clearwater are going to be bubbling with pub crawls and Irish-inspired shenanigans where everyone can channel their inner-imbibing leprechaun. With temperatures in the 80s, a good ole' beach day would be a welcome sanctuary to include in your plans. The RumFish Beach Resort is St. Pete Beach's newest resort to enjoy a coastal staycation and chill-fest. May we suggest grabbing your honey and getting a room with a brand new private balcony? Hubba hubba!
Whether you're looking to drink enough green beer to go green from the inside out, or see a concert and enjoy the city, we've got something perfect on the list for you and your crew to have the best weekend ever! Make sure you check out our list of the best local Irish joints where you can have a drink and some banging bites to celebrate St. Patty's!
Bring a Date
These things to do are always best with a partner in crime! Gather your favorite leprechauns and skip n' hop your way over the rainbow to these green parties!
Hundreds of eager party goers from St. Pete, Clearwater and Tampa get together every March to celebrate the good ole' Saint Patrick. Leprechauns will come out from under the rainbow in search of shamrocks, beer and lads to party with! What better way to spend Saint Paddy's weekend than at St. Pete's official Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl? Participating bars are offering unbeatable drink specials all throughout the event.
3DB is going Irish for the day! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer, live music by Clover's Revenge and delicious food -- make sure to dress up for your chance to win prizes! The St. Patty's Day Special is $30, which includes a corned beef meal, two drinks and a custom souvenir English pint glass.
It's time to get lucked up! Dress in green, win prizes and get lit at the best bars in St. Pete. There will be exclusive themed specials, free cover at every venue and tons of St. Paddy's day fun! Grab a ticket to participate!
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).
O'Keefe's Tavern is hosting their annual big party with Irish bands, bagpipers, Irish dancers, green beer, Corned Beef, lawn games, face painters, costume contests, activities and more! The event is over two days, and will see 2,000 lbs of corned beef and over 200 kegs of beer!
This block party has it all -- live music, green beer, delicious Irish specialties and much more! There will be semi-truck trailers that turn into a 40-seat outdoor bar & draft beer trucks along the street. With a live music sound stage, charcoal grill, cornhole, live bands and Irish luck, there's nowhere you'd rather be celebrating St. Paddy's Day with friends and family.
Cricketers Dunedin is hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day Parking Lot Party! Three days of celebration from Friday, March 17th - Sunday, March 19th. Expect bagpipers, delicious Irish food, lots of green beer and a whole lot of green! Free admission and free parking.
Sports and Activities
Work off all those green beers and corned beef with these things to do!
Get your green on and join us in celebrating the arrival of spring during our 10th Annual Florida Shamrock Halfathon & 5K Race at Fort De Soto Park. These races will be run on paved access roads and recreational trails. Finish line treats will include fresh fruit, hot pasta, cold Michelob Ultra and live entertainment.
Get those hips moving at Salsa In The 'Burg, featuring your favorite Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and more with DJ Mike Sensation and DJ Elias Mambo spinning on vinyl!
Festivals and concerts
Get groovy, baby.
Get ready for three full days of amazing music, food, merchandise, art, activities and good vibes, March 15-17th at Vinoy Park! Featured artists include Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution and Stick Figure. Bring the whole fam, all ages are welcome!