Ready to embrace the Irish Spirit?
St. Patrick’s Day is a one huge party in Cleveland which is where I’m from, but down south, it isn’t celebrated quite a large if at all. But I did find the Top 5 Places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Florida for you.
While Florida may not be the first state you think of for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, there are some great, warm options you can celebrate the luck of the Irish.
Let’s check out the top 5 places in Florida where you can experience the joy and excitement of St. Patrick’s Day. Note: Please check dates, as often these events are held prior to the actual date.
Tampa Bay – River O’Green Fest
Tampa Bay hosts one of the most iconic St. Patrick’s Day events in Florida – the River O’Green Fest.
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The Hillsborough River is dyed a brilliant shade of green, setting the stage for a day filled with live music, Irish dancing, and a festive atmosphere.
Live music, food, duck race and more. Festivities start about 4 with the dying of the river.
Miami – St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Head down to Miami for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a tropical twist. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival this year is set to be held at the German American social club.
The lush green surroundings provide a unique backdrop for enjoying traditional Irish festivities in a sunny, outdoor setting. Music, food, full service bar and plenty of things to keep the kids occupied.
Orlando – Church Street Irish Festival
Planning a visit to see Mickey Mouse? Make time to enjoy Orlando’s Church Street. It is transformed into a sea of green during the annual Church Street Irish Festival.
This family-friendly event features live music, Irish dancers, and plenty of activities for children. The diverse range of Irish food and drinks available ensure that visitors can savor the flavors of Ireland while enjoying the lively entertainment on offer.
St. Augustine – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Bet you didn’t know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in the 1600s in St. Augustine. That’s right, and you can join the residents of St. Augustine and nearby Jacksonville in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day if you are visiting St. Augustine in March.
The streets come alive with a fun parade, the sound of bagpipes, colorful floats, and enthusiastic marchers.
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival that follows the parade includes live music, food vendors, and a lively atmosphere that captures the essence of Irish merriment.
Fort Lauderdale – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Paint the town green in you are in, Fort Lauderdale, for St. Patrick’s Day. The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival that draws quite a few folks ready to enjoy a bit of Irish fun
The parade features Irish dancers, bagpipers, and community groups marching through the streets, creating a spectacle of green and gold. The festival that follows includes live entertainment, food trucks, and activities for all ages.
You may not think of putting the Sunshine State together with St. Patrick’s Day, but you can bet you’ll have a great time at the top 5 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day above.
Whether you’re in Tampa Bay, Miami, Orlando, St. Augustine, or Fort Lauderdale, you’re sure to find a lively and spirited St. Patrick’s Day celebration that will leave you feeling the luck of the Irish. Sláinte!
The links below will help you plan your March Florida vacation:
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