That being said, Tampa serves as an ideal backdrop for St. Patrick’s Day activities. This year is shaping up to be the largest in Tampa’s history, with festivities across the city, culminating in the dying of the Hillsborough River green! Even if you can’t make it to every event on this list, whether you have a large family with kids or a close-knit group of drinking buddies, anyone can have fun this St. Paddy’s.
The River o’ Green Fest
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Address: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL
Join Mayor Jane Castor and the Tampa Downtown Partnership as they dye the Hillsborough River green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! This family-friendly event features cold beer, delicious food, a 1-mile fun run, and plenty of activities and live music to keep the party going. Four-legged friends are welcome as well!
St. Patrick’s Festival
Date: Saturday, March 14 & Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Address: Okeefe’s Tavern, 1219 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL
Join O’Keefe’s Tavern as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style, with live music, craft beers, games, and family-friendly activities. Enjoy a blend of modern and classical Irish and American culture with Irish dancers, bagpipers, the Wyndbreaker Irish Band, the Irish Buskers, a costume contest, and more! Of course, no St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without plenty of beer to enjoy.
Shamrock River Festival
Date: Tue, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Address: Water Works Park Tampa, 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL
Celebrate down at the Riverwalk with friends, family, and neighbors over delicious Irish-themed treats courtesy of local food trucks. Also included are vendors selling unique jewelry, clothing, collectables, local art, plants, and more!
St. Paddy’s Day Street Party
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Address: 2000 Piazza Ave, Ste 110, Wesley Chapel, FL
Enjoy live music, $5 Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick’s, and a party you won’t soon forget at the 12th annual street party hosted by The Brass Tap! If your weekend plans were packed full, this festival can let you enjoy the holiday on its official date without nearly as much traffic and crowding. Stick around for when the event turns 21+ after 6pm!
7 Days of St Patrick’s Day
Date: Wednesday, Mar 11 – Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
Time: See website for each day’s times
Address: The Lucky Dill, 33180 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor, FL
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Lucky Dill way, with seven solid days of fire dancers, live music, whiskey, and green beer! Join thousands of revelers over the weeklong celebration and enjoy music from the likes of the Irish Ramblers, shipped directly from Ireland. There’s no better St. Patrick’s Day this far south!
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 11:59pm
Address: Red Star Rock Bar Ybor, 1710 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL
Admission: $15 per ticket (Early Bird special!)
St. Patrick’s Day can serve as a perfect backdrop for truly legendary parties and unforgettable nights out with good friends. Whether you prefer to drink in moderation or want to give yourself a license to go all-out, Lucky’s Bar Crawl offers drink and food specials, professional photographers, and even a costume contest with a $500 prize!
Tampa Lucky Run
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 7:00am – 10:00am
Address: 2300 Grand Cypress Drive, Tampa Premium Outlets, Lutz, FL
Train and compete in a 5k, 8k, or 1 mile run hosted by Speed Starz Youth Track/Running Club! Baby strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome! Whether you’d like to join the intense Lucky Challenge (an 8k + 5k run) or the Kids Fun Run, this event is sure to be a great way to get the whole family excited and running. Be sure to pick up your goody bags at the end of the run! Top Finishes in each age bracket also receive prizes!
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