Listen up 727 peeps, St. Patty's day is creeping up on us quickly (or perhaps, not quickly enough), so you should start pre-gaming your Patty parties early -- You know, build up that tolerance so you can hang with folks claiming to be Irish and those that actually are! Luckily for you, we've got a list green with things to do to make this weekend one to remember (unless of course, you have a little TOO much fun). St. Pete and Clearwater have festivals, bar crawls and a grand prix to keep you entirely entertained all weekend long. Now, get out there and enjoy the nice weather and the fantastic fun your city has to offer!
Bring a Date
You can have fun alone, but why not double down? Grab a friend and get to it!
Take on Downtown St. Pete during the best bar crawl of the season! Pick a team to join on this crazy Irish crawl, wear your best green gear and get ready to drink! There will be games, contests, prizes, giveaways and of course, a free drink at each stop. Tickets start at $10.
Join the brewers and owners of all seven Dunedin Breweries and Cotherman Distilling as they crawl and drink their way across Downtown Dunedin to celebrate Tampa Bay Beer Week.
Celebrate International Women's Day with your favorite gal pals at Paul's Landing. Food and drink specials will be served all day!
Nostalgia Personified with Nickelodeon’s Pete and Pete is a boozy, live, interactive comedy journey utilizing audio, visual and on-stage interactions for optimal 90's nostalgia. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available that get you into a one-hour meet and greet before the show with Danny and Mike, which includes photo ops as well as exclusive items to ticket holders. Doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP Meet and Greet. Show starts at 8 p.m.
A sparkling new production of Legally Blonde, a fabulously fun, international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since the debut tour in 2009. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Tickets start at just $35.
Have fun in the sun with these outdoor parties!
Tampa's best music festival returns March 9-10, 2019, and features over 40 bands across five stages along the Curtis Hixon Park waterfront. Some featured artists include The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
The 3rd Annual St. Pete Seafood & Sweets Festival is sure to satisfy all your cravings! Some of the best Bay Area food trucks will be there, offering special seafood dishes as well as their normal cuisine. Expect live music, great food and good times! This is a family-friendly event with free admission!
Bring the Kids
Have fun for the whole family at these events that will surely put a smile on the kiddos' faces.
Two days of Grand Prix races and festival fun. The Grand Prix consists of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Entertainment includes IndyCar fan village, interactive games and exhibits, beer gardens, a Speed Zone and driver autograph sessions. Tickets start at $75 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under.
Take a few laps around Locale Market from 6-9 p.m. to fuel up on dishes inspired by the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at each of the food stations. Enjoy live music by Ari and the Alibis from 5:30-8 p.m. Race back to the Sundial courtyard from 7-8 p.m. for a meet and greet and free photo op with IndyCar driver Sébastien Bourdais. Sébastien won the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2018 and will be back on the track this year.
Movies start at dusk, currently around 6:15 p.m., weather permitting. Make sure to bring a blanket or low sitting chair for optimal big-screen enjoyment. Popcorn, soft drinks, and concessions will be available.