Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa

St. Patricks’ Day 2022 is Thursday, March 17th. According to History.com, “The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. Boston has long staked claim to the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the American colonies. On March 17th, 1737, more than two dozen Presbyterians who emigrated from the north of Ireland gathered to honor St. Patrick and form the Charitable Irish Society to assist distressed Irishmen in the city.”

Americans turned it into a party in the 20th century which “spread to Ireland after the arrival of television when the Irish could see all the fun being had across the ocean.”

Looking for some good luck on St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa? Here are some events happening around town in celebration.

Thursday, March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel: Celebrate Celtic culture while sipping on specialty drinks such as the Irishman, Irish Mule, Irish Car Bomb, Leprechaun and more. Attendees can enjoy Irish-inspired classics like Reubens, fish and chips or Irish nachos. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will also be a live DJ at the hotel. 200 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602. (9:00 AM)

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Maloney’s Local Irish Pub: Head out for an Irish celebration with 102.5 The Bone. Music by Pat McGroin. Traditional Irish fare, plenty of GREEN beer, bounce houses, climbing walls, face painting, and more. $20 cover after 3 p.m. 2904 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618. (11:00 AM)

St. Patrick’s Day Event at O’Brien’s Irish Pub Tampa: $10 entry fee covered the whole day. There will be an outside stage and inside stage with 5 bands playing. 15435 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618. (11:00 AM)

St. Patrick’s Day Cruise at Yacht Starship:  Take a long lunch with your team and come aboard Yacht StarShip in your best green attire to celebrate the luck of the Irish on the water. Enjoy a festive lunch buffet with Irish fixings and DJ entertainment that is sure to make you dance a jig. Tickets start at $49.95 for adults and $39.95 for kids. Infants are free. 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602. (12:00 PM)

14th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Street Party at The Brass Tap Wesley Chapel: No cover for entry and event runs to 1 a.m. $5 Guinness and Harp, $7 Car bombs, and $6 Jameson all day long. They will have a bar set up outside with bottled beer and liquor. Our outdoor stage will be rockin’ with live music starting at 4 p.m. All guests must have proper ID, and they are 21+ after 6 p.m. 2000 Piazza Ave Unit 110, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. (12:00 PM)

St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl – Downtown Tampa at American Social Tampa: 10+ bars will be participating between downtown Tampa and South Tampa including American Social, District Tavern, Maloney’s Irish Pub, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, Bello Tampa, Park & Rec Tampa, Soho Saloon, The Patio, Corner bar, Bar HWRD, and Rose Bar. Check-in is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Grab a pint of Guinness, Pickle Back, Green Tea or just good o’l fashioned Irish Car Bomb. Tickets start at $25. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd #107, Tampa, FL 33602. (4:00 PM)

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Crooked Thumb: Shenanigans afoot at the brewery with Shepard’s Pie, Bangars, Irish Coffee Stout on tap and music by the Taylor Fletcher Band in the garden. 555 10th Ave S, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. (5:00 PM)

Secret Stash St. Patrick’s Day Music Fest at Karib Restaurant: Enjoy food, vendors, art, and live music. $5 wells and $10 top shelf drinks. $15 to attend. 10509 North Nebraska Avenue Tampa, FL 33612. (6:00 PM)

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