Taylor Morrison understands that you’ve been waiting all year for St. Patty’s Day to roll around. With just a few weeks left to go it’s time to iron your favorite green shirt or dust off those sneakers for an early morning fun run.
Make St. Patrick’s Day 2016 the best one yet with a host of fabulous events near you. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a 4-leaf clover?
The annual Fort Myers Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 17th. Enjoy dollar beers, traditional Irish food and refreshments, floats, music and more.
And when nighttime rolls around, downtown Fort Myers throws a St. Patty’s Day party to remember. Join the fun from 6-10 p.m. with music, Irish grub and a good old fashioned SW Florida pub crawl!
Seven venues, one location. Wall St. Plaza is the place to get your groove on this St. Patrick’s Day. Famous for their all-out block parties, you’ll find green beer, beads, giveaways, fantastic Irish music and plenty of shenanigans.
Whether you’ve got Celtic blood or simply feel like being “Irish for the day”, head to Adventure Park off SR70 for the Irish Celtic Festival & Lucky Dog Parade March 12th from 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The stage will be packed with talented Irish singers and dancers and children’s activities include the popular, “Pot of Gold” scavenger hunt, face painting, spud-head decorating, balloons and more. Men who like to strut their stuff can enter the famous Best Legs in a Kilt Contest!
For more free concerts head to Main Street Live in Bradenton.
On Saturday, March 19th from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park turns into a little piece of Irish heaven. The Mayor’s River O’Green Fest is Tampa’s official St. Patrick’s Day event and you won’t want to miss out on this year’s festivities. With the Hillsborough River dyed green as the backdrop, visitors will enjoy live entertainment, delicious Irish faire, games, kids’ activities, beer and more. Admission is free so bring the whole family.
And for those who like to celebrate their inner Leprechaun all week long, buy tickets for the Rough Riders St. Pat’s Trolley Hop on Saturday, the 11th or stop by Ybor on the 12th for the Rough Riders’ celebrated parade.
For 134 years, Midtown Atlanta has hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, making the event Atlanta’s longest running tradition. Plan to join in the fun on Saturday, March 12th from noon-1:30 p.m. (see route map.)
Discover a host of other cool events all week long including the popular Kegs & Eggs Crawl in the Virginia Highlands and the Green Mile Block Party.
Charlotte “Goes Green” on Saturday, March 19th! Brought to you by Guinness, the 2016 St. Patty’s Day Parade is open to anyone and everyone who wishes to be Irish for a day. The free event and festival will take place on S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. & Stonewall St. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy fabulous Irish music and dancers, bagpipers, children’s activities, food, drink and Celtic-themed vendors.
And on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, join Rich & Bennett’s for the World’s Largest Pub Crawl. Visit one of the pre-pay locations listed on the website for event t-shirt discounts.
The local 5k fun run is hosted by the US National Whitewater Center. Dubbed the, “Color Me Green 5K Color Run”, this race is unlike any other – competitors scamper through nature trails while dodging bursts of colorful green dye.
The 2016 Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, March 12th at 10 a.m. Features include live music, dancing and plenty of delicious Irish grub.
Help the nOg Run Club break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run and then participate in their annual St. Patty’s Day 8k Run. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, enjoy your first beer free at the Raleigh Beer Garden with live Irish music and tasty food.