If you’re in the Orlando, Fla. area for St. Patrick’s Day and are looking for the best shenanigans and spots to celebrate Irish culture in true and fun fashion this year, not to worry.
Here are eight equally amazing options to choose from this Thursday…
Pat O’Brien’s at Universal City Walk
This Thursday, March 17, everyone’s Irish at Pat O’Brien’s. Head down to Universal Studios’ City Walk to see how the Irish are celebrated New Orleans style. Live music from Off Kilter, authentic (and tasty) Irish food, plenty o’ specialty drinks, dueling pianos and free admission until 7 p.m.
Wall Street Plaza St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
Make your way into Downtown Orlando to join in the biggest—and self-acclaimed best—St. Patrick’s Day party in the city. Through 7 green venues and 2 green streets, partygoers will enjoy live music, Irish food and drink specials (green beer included, of course), green giveaways and even a leprechaun! The block party is open to anyone over the age of 21, and festivities begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
First Annual St. Pawtrick’s Day Event
Bass Pet Resort & Spa
1043 South Bass Road, Kissimmee
Celebrating the Irish with plenty o’ pups… What more could a person want? Bass Pet Resort & Spa is hosting this year’s first annual St. Pawtrick’s Event, where you can enter your favorite four-legged family member into the “Kiss Me I’m Irish Costume Contest.” Pupsicles for dogs, chicken broth water and “Lick the Blarney Stone.” All proceeds go to benefit Canine Companions For Independence. Register your dog today here and you’ll receive a St. Pawtrick’s Day goodie bag.
St. Paddy’s Day Craft Beer and Cheese Tasting to Benefit Audubon Park Garden District
East End Market
3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2016 with craft beer and cheese in the beautiful East End Market. Check in begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, and the event features La Femme Du Fromage’s Chef Tonda Corrente and his exquisite pairing of beer and cheese. All proceeds benefit the Audubon Park Garden District’s Mission “to create an economically and environmentally sustainable community in the heart of Central Florida.”
Purchase your tickets in advance here for $30, or buy your ticket there Thursday for $35, if any seats are left.
St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando at the Cloak and Blaster
Join in an epic celebration of the patron saint of Ireland at The Cloak & Blaster. You can expect tons of music, food, beer, Irish-themed trivia and brewery giveaways. Festive attired required and only ages 21 and up are welcome after 8 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day at Tin Roof
Starting at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Tin Roof will have a real life leprechaun running around the Roof sprinkling Lucky Charms to wish guests and partygoers the luck of the Irish and more. Enjoy the music of Rusty Catlass, who will begin performing Irish tunes and singing drinking songs at 5 p.m. There will be no shortage of Irish-inspired cuisine and green beer.
St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Festival at Crooked Can
Head to West Plant Street in Winter Garden for a good old-fashioned Irish time. How will Crooked Can be celebrating this year? Beer garden. Food vendors. Arts and crafts vendors. Music and entertainment. Highland games. And more!
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl for Charity
Celebrate the holiday philanthropically this year and benefit kids undergoing treatment for cancer. The St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl proceeds benefit Lids for Kids with Cancer, a local charity group that knits hats for children with cancer. Your purchase of a ticket gets you food and drink specials at all seven participating businesses (Harper’s Alley, 1884 Restaurant & Bar, Wine Cellars Uncorked, Tillie’s Tavern & Grill , Strawberry’s Ice Cream and Treats, Beach Bums, Crazy Gators). Don your St. Paddy’s Day best and receive a free raffle ticket (for a chance to win money towards delicious pizza and a segway tour!).
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