Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on Anna Maria Island & Gulf Coast Towns

March 5, 2019 By Tammy DeLosh

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If you are Irish(or for a day), there are several activities to spice up your Island fun. From Parades, Live Music to great food, drink, and Party cruises, St. Patrick’s Day is always a good time.

The Anna Maria Island/Bradenton area:

Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 11 AM – 9 PM. Plenty of fun for the family with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. You can stand or bring portable seats to the side of Gulf Drive. Area merchants handsomely decorate floats, including the Privateers with their Favorited Pirate ship, passing beads and candy to the spectators. Starting at 4pm from EAT HERE, restaurant on Marina drive.

The Doctor’s Office~Don’t let the name fool you! This area pub is top notch and will be serving corned beef, cabbage, Irish apples, and Irish cheddar, after the St Patrick’s Parade. Located behind our office at 5312 Holmes Blvd. #B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

The Freckled Fin Irish Pub and Music Hall~ St Patrick’s day all day bash. Doors open 9:00 am
Legendary corned beef and cabbage * Drink Specials * Live Music from 11:00am-6: 30 pm * Irish sounds from Josh Gilton 11:00-3:00. Dr. Dave 3:30-6:30 and DJ Chaos 6:30-11:00 *No green beer. We prefer not to poison our customers. However, we will be serving great Irish beers, whiskey and cocktails

The Ugly Grouper~ Join us for fun, games, and great food! We’ve got Karaoke Night on Monday, followed by Bodie Valdez on Tuesday. Wednesday evening, Chris Warner will be joining us. Thursday, we will host Doug Bidwell and Friday, Tony Lapera will be kicking off the weekend. Saturday, for St. Patrick’s Day, we will have Eric Von, and Sunday, we will host Michael Mac. Join us this week at the Ugly Grouper for an awesome lineup, great food and drinks, and fun for the whole family to enjoy! Walk on in and make yourself at home, and enjoy family fun with life-size Jenga, Corn hole and Casual open-air seating, plus Sports bar TV’s. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. Across the street from the Holmes Beach City Hall.

The Bridge Tender ~Are having corn beef and cabbage, Reubens and drink specials to be announced. With options for indoor, waterside or pub seating, you can enjoy dinner or refreshments however you choose. Live music and entertainment starting at 1 pm, continuing into the night. Enjoy the great wait staff and food, and don’t miss out on the Key Lime Coladas. Come on down. 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Gulf Drive Cafe & The Kokonut Hut~With a beachfront TIKI bar, featuring live Music from 6 pm – 10 pm 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 and 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.

Clancy’s Irish Pub and Sports Bar and Grill, home of the Freaki Teaki and Bradenton’s Biggest Tiki Bar. St. Paddy’s Day Bash is Sunday, March 17 from noon to midnight at6218 Cortez Rd. West Bradenton FL.

Many of these celebrations are walking distance from most of our BeachRentals.Mobi Properties, or you can take the Free Island Trolley 6 am till 10 pm, or the Island Beach Monkey Bus Golf, cart works for tips.941-565-6541.

Indian Shores / Clearwater area:

River O Green, Pirate water Taxi~ River O’ Green Festival is 11:00am-5: 00 pm. Pirate Water Taxi will be running a special Saturday schedule opening early at 10:00am-12: 00 am. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day aboard the Pirate Water Taxi! Corral your crew and come aboard in your best green gear. Take the water taxi to Curtis Hixon Park (Stop #12) for Tampa’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Event “The Mayor’s River O’ Green Fest!” Beer and Wine are also for Purchase on Board.

Caddy’s on the Beach-Join us as we turn the beach GREEN for everyone’s favorite day of the year! Mar 15 at 4 PM – Mar 17 at 10 PM, where everyone’s Irish for the day! Weekend Long Celebration! Join us for a St. Patrick’s Weekend filled with fun! Bagpipers Sunday 1PM! Plus Live Music All Weekend Long! 20025 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, Florida 33785

Shamrocks and Shenanigans~ In the Tampa Bay area’s largest Renaissance Festival. Taking place March 16 & 17, 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! With traditional heavy athletic events like hammer throw and the caber toss are a spectacle like no other. It all takes place against a scenic Renaissance backdrop. 11315 N. 46th Street Tampa, FL 33617.

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 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 5 pm. Food, Music, and Family(kid) Friendly. For complete line up check Here. Plaza de Sunus, 13477 S Belcher Rd, Largo, FL 33771

For more Clearwater area ST. Patrick Day events check here

Shenanigans Bar Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus ~Start your St.Patrick’s Day Weekend activities with us as we visit 3 amazing bars before ending our bar crawl at the Mayor River O’Green Fest at Curtis Hixon Park. As usual, we will board our famous crawler party bus to take everyone from bar to bar!

Siesta Key / Sarasota area:

LeBarge Tropical Cruises. Special Saint Patrick’s Day Band Cruise featuring. The Rye Road Band
Lot’s of Fun and Dancing in store for all! Reservations can be made online at or by contacting 941-366-6116. The cruise time will be March 17, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and boarding will begin at 6:00 pm. No one under 21 allowed and ticket prices are $30 a person. Be sure to make your reservations now!

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party w/Johnny Diamond & Spark Notes, March 16, 2019. They will have Johnny Diamond inside on stage. Spark Notes outside onstage, drinks flowing all night, dancers, photo booths, food trucks and more. This event will be held downtown Sarasota at Lemon Ave and Main Street right in front of the Gator Club. 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Gator Club, 490 Main St, Sarasota, FL.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Siesta Village. A celebration for Millennials, looking to over consume, from Green Beer too, Jello shots, each location has a special treat. Drink specials, Souvenir cups to keep, and people in green attire flooding the streets. 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.

Why not Reserve a stay at a Guest Residence on the beach or Island to forget about your cares and relax. Living on Island Time is easy.


Anna Maria Island

BeachFront in Indian Shore

Siesta Key


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