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Best Of Tampa Bay’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Day: Parades, Parties, Irish Pubs

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Hang on tight Tampa Bay, not only is it spring break time, it’s St. Patrick’s Day party time. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday, March 17, so the major parties will be on Saturday night and on Monday.

Here’s our list for the wildest green beer flowing parties in Tampa Bay for 2014′s St. Patty’s Day weekend!

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Credit: www.tampagov.net

SAT, March 15, 2014  | Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Head out and watch as the Hillsborough River gets dyed a bright green with a celebration including food, drinks, and more!

Downtown Tampa
Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park
600 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
www.tampagov.net

Google Map

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Related: Best Irish Pubs In Tampa Bay

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Rough Rider’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade  

SAT, March 15 , 2014 | Time: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

20,000+  people line 7th Avenue in Tampa’s Ybor City to see this wild Mardi gras style street party 7 parade.

www.tampa-roughriders.org

Google Map with Parking

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St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival

Indian Shores Municipal Center
19305 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
(727) 595-4020
www.myindianshores.com

SAT, March 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Indian Shores Municipal Center is hosting the annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival. There will be food, games, beer, wine, arts and crafts, books for sale, vendors, activities for children and live entertainment by Tom Davis. Check out the different food vendors and treat your taste buds to a delightful afternoon of delectable delights. Everyone is welcome and there is no cover charge. Free parking is available. The seating for the festivities is limited so bring some chairs or blankets to sit on.

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Four Green Fields St. Paddy’s Day Party

205 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-4444
www.tampa.fourgreenfields.com

MON, March 17, 2014 | 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Buffet 10:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If Irish-ness comes in degrees, then you probably can’t get any more Irish than Four Green Fields. This authentic Irish bar has a wide selection of Irish beers and whiskey, even Jameson and Redbreast, and of course some yummy Irish food.  The feast includes: Corned beef and cabbage. Shepherds Pie, Fish and Chips, roasted potatoes and vegetables plus salad and all of the trimmings. The buffet ends at 2:00 p.m.

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St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2014

Flanagan’s Irish Pub
465 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 736-4994
www.saintpatricksdayfestival.com

MON, March 17, 2014 | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Flanagan’s Irish Pub will once again be hosting the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival. Enjoy traditional Irish food, drink and fun. There will be two stages of entertainment for live Irish music and dance plus, two huge beer trucks,  and of course Irish Whiskey and other hard liquor drinks. It’s Tampa Bay largest St.Patrick’s Day Street Festival and party in downtown Dunedin.

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St Patrick’s Day Party MacDinton’s SoHo

405 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

MON, March 17, 2014 | 12 p.m. – Till Close

FREE t-shirt for first 500 guests. Live music all day on two stages starting at 2PM. Traditional Irish dancers and bag pipers at 4PM and 6PM.
Authentic Irish buffet featuring corned beef & cabbage and tons of green beer.

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