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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Celebrating on the Florida Gulf Coast.

March 15, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

By Tammy DeLosh Festivals, Food and Fun No Comments

If you are Irish or pretending to be, there are several activities to spice up your Island fun. From Live Music, to great food and drink, St. Patrick’s Day is always a good time.

The Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area:

Most of the activities are in the evening for adults, but Sunday on Anna Maria Island “The Beach Bistro” host’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 4pm near the Marina Gulf Drive intersection and heading to the North end.   Cheer on our Veterans,  Local School Bands  and Bagpipers marching with the floats. Kids will love the Pittsburgh Pirates, Parrot Mascot.  For more info call Beach Bistro at 941-778-6444.

Harry’s Grill and Bistro ~The Party begins with Florida’s Irish Shantymen. Accomplished FL musician/artists Dennis Devine, with  Rick, Michael and Terry,  and repertoire of  well-rehearsed tunes from past gigs. They are working on the sets, starting at 12 noon, till 6pm. With those and our shantying and Irish goodies, we will have more than enough to last the day. 9903 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria FL (941) 567-5999

Island Time Bar and Grill ~. Enjoy a bite to eat while you take in the Rock and Roll Stylings of Cameleon from 7-10 pm. Come earlier for Happy Hour.

The Bridge Tender ~Are having corn beef and cabbage, Reubens and drink specials to be announced. Larry Stokes is playing at 3:00 and Ohio Little Rock is at 7:00! Bridge Street is rocking from one end to the other. Come on down. 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Gulf Drive Cafe & The Kokonut Hut~With a beachfront TIKI bar, featuring live Music, with Taylor and Taylor from 6pm – 10pm that evening, and of course will have green beer!900 Gulf Dr N Bradenton Beach FL. just across from the Trolley stop.

.Anna Maria Oyster Bar~ Is offering All You Can Eat Corned Beef & Cabbage for $10.99, as well as $1.50 green beer on select drafts for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th at all 4 of our locations. On the Island at the end of the Historic Bridge street Pier, 941-761-7797. Call for Golf cart pick up from your Beach Parking spot.

There’s a street party for you in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: “Main Street Live!” It takes place on Historic Old Main Street in Bradenton from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. The event features live music from Pressure Dem, a 3 piece rocksteady/roots/ska band, food and beverage vendors and more.There is no charge or age limit to attend, but you must be at least 21 to get into the bars. Street closes to traffic at about 3 p.m.Old Main Street
400 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205

Motorworks Brewing~Bradenton’s first craft brewery – home to Florida’s largest Beer Garden is featuring  local legends Kettle of Fish, voted Best Local Band in the Herald Tribune Readers Poll, in the Beer Garden for one killer St. Paddy’s Day bash! More details on drink specials to come. Free Concert~30 craft beers on tap + wine. 1014 9th Street West In Bradenton. Follow Manatee road East. Directions

Many of these celebrations are walking distance from most of our BeachRentals.Mobi Properties, or you can take the Free  Island Trolley til 10 or the Island Beach Monkey Bus Golf, cart works for tips.941-565-6541.

Indian Shores /Indian Rocks / Clearwater area:

River O Green, Pirate water Taxi. Take a river Cruise over Green waters Leaving the Tampa Convention Center Dock. A 25-minute roundtrip cruise up the Hillsborough River to see the Mayor’s River O’ Green. Includes Free Beads, BYOB – Soft Coolers Permitted (20 qt or less, no glass bottles)
There are no stops during this special event cruise. Leaving every Half Hour, from 11am to 3 pm. Ticket Prices: $10.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans~ In the Tampa Bay area’s largest Renaissance Festival. Taking place Saturday and Sunday beginning on the 18th here is what you can expect at the Festival kicks it up a notch with a St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration you won’t forget! .11315 N. 46th Street
Tampa, FL 33617. For Details Click here

Mickey Quinn’s Beach Pub and Grill~Will be celebrating all weekend. Featuring live music and DJ’s, including 5 Bars, Bagpipers, Irish Grb and a Beer Truck, a Velcro wall and Giveaways all weekend.  19703 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Florida 33785.

Finley’s Irish Pub and Eatery~An Irish Pub is not just a bar or a restaurant. In Ireland, the pub is the heart of the Social Life. It is a community gathering place for friends and musicians. A true Irish Pub is distinguished by its “Craic” an Irish term meaning a combination of the music, the drink, the conversations and the spirit of the surroundings. Celebrate in style starting Friday at Noon, with a great line-up of entertainment, ending Sunday at 5pm. Food, Music, and Family(kid) Friendly. For complete line up check HerePlaza de Sunus, 13477 S Belcher Rd, Largo, FL 33771

For more Clearwater area ST. Patrick Day events check here

Siesta Key / Sarasota area:

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Siesta Village. A celebration for Millennials, looking to over consume, from Green Beer to , Jello shots, each location has a special treat.  Drink specials, Souvenir cups to keep, and people in green attire flooding the street’s. A Siesta Key Tradition. Hosting venues Daiquiri Deck, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Gilligan’s, and 3.14 Pi Craft Beer & Spirits . 9 p.m. Friday; Siesta Key Village; 941-349-8697.

Lynches Pub and Grub~Celebrating their annual Tribute to St. Patty with Irish dancers, Bagpipers, corned Beef, green Beer and more. Starts at 11 a.m. 19B Boulevard of the Presidents. St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, FL

Uber.  Lyft. Taxi. Call a friend. Please don’t drink and drive.

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