By Barbara Ann Kelley,

Hang on tight Tampa Bay not only is it spring break, it’s also St. Patrick’s Day this weekend.  It’s the best weekend to take your party animal behind into the streets and paint the town and possibly yourself green. Here’s our list for the wildest beer flowing street parties in Tampa Bay for St. Patty’s Day weekend!

Warm Up for St. Patty’s Day with Spring Break Blast
Ryan Star and Junior Doctor will have Spring-Breakers and others dancing in the streets of downtown Clearwater on Friday, March 16 for Spring Break Blast. This is a warm up for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday so get your beer goggles adjusted and street dancing shoes on and hit the streets. This Friday night free street festival and concert will host a food truck rally, drinks and fun from a variety of local vendors and downtown restaurants. The street fair begins at 5:30 pm with entertainment outside until 10 pm.

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8 a.m. – 3 a.m.

You’ll need the luck of the Irish to survive 19 hours of drinking green beer in the streets of St Petersburg on Saturday. Grab your greenest clothes, unless you want to be pinched, and head for Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub on First Avenue for the wildest party this side on the pond! There will be 9 different bars and 20 bands taking part in this huge street event.

(Photo credit: Flanagan's)

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11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Flanagan’s in downtown Dunedin is loading up two semi-trucks with beer outfitting them with 15 taps for their St Patrick’s day street party. The green beer will be gushing from these trucks for 12 straight hours on St. Patrick’s Day. They will have traditional Irish foods, beverages, craziness and more. Irish entertainment will be playing on two stages the entire day and night.

St. Patrick’s Day Night Parade in Ybor

(Photo credit: Tampa Bay Rough Riders)

Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with 117 floats rumbling through downtown Ybor City at 8 p.m. Saturday night. Wild and very green.  Get ready for the biggest getting lucky party around. Parade runs down E.  Seventh Avenue and N 14th Street in Ybor.

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All these events are free the food and beer are extra.