Wild St. Partick’s Day Weekend Parades, Parties, Festivals

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Hang on tight Tampa Bay, not only is it spring break time it’s also Kenny Chesney concert weekend and St. Patrick’s Day party time!  St. Patty’s day is always the best time to take your party animal behind into the streets, pubs, and clubs to paint the town and possibly yourself green.

Here’s Barbara Ann’s list for the wildest beer flowing parties in Tampa Bay for 2013’s St. Patty’s Day weekend!

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Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation Tour

Saturday,  March 16, 2013

Possibly the largest party of the weekend. The parking lots open for tailgating at 10AM and the cost is $25 per car. Don’t have a ticket? Just tailgate with about 40,000 people!

Raymond James Stadium
4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy  | Tampa, FL 33607
Stadium Event Day Phone Number 813-350-6501
www.raymondjamesstadium.com

Related: Kenny Chesney Concert Guide & Stage Lineup For Tampa

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New York City Holds Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Rough Rider’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade  

SAT, March 16 , 2013 | Time: 8 pm – 9pm

20,000 people line 7th Avenue in Tampa’s Ybor City to see this wild street party.

www.kreweoftheblackpearl.drupalgradens.com

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Saint Patrick’s Day Party At Club Prana Ybor City

SAT, March 16, 2013 | Time:  9PM

After the parade celebrate the Irish at Club Prana, with five levels of wild St. Patty’s celebrating and dancing. Sounds by Bass Kidz it’s sure to be a crazy night. Young, hot and wild!

1619 E 7th Ave. | Tampa, FL 33605  | 813-241-4139 |  www.clubprana.com

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Mayor’s River O’Green Celebration

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SAT, March 16, 2013  | Time: 11AM

Head out and watch as the Hillsborough River gets dyed a bright green with a celebration including food, drinks, and more!

Downtown Tampa | Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park | 600 N. Ashley Drive |Tampa, FL 33602 | www.tampagov.net

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Flanagan’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2013

Mar 16 & 17 | SAT 5PM – 11PM | SUN 11AM – 11PM

Enjoy live music in Downtown Dunedin at Pioneer Park & at a second stage in front of Flanagan’s Irish Pub. All Entertainment is FREE. Fun for all ages.Enjoy a true taste of Ireland with the very best traditional food, music and drinks. So get your green on and join the party at Flanagan’s Irish Pub Saint Patrick’s Day Street Festival!

465 Main Street | Dunedin, Florida 34698 | 727-736-4994 | www.saintpatricksdayfestival.com 

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Four Green Fields

SUN, March 17  | 10AM – Close

You can’t get more Irish that this Tampa thatched roof gem. Four Green Fields is like stepping into a time machine and being transported to old-world Ireland! It has been voted by the Dublin-based publication in the “Ireland of The Welcomes” as one of the top 10 Irish pubs in the world.  Doors open at 10AM on St. Patty’s Day. From 10:30 til 2PM enjoy a authentic Irish Buffet featuring their famous Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and Fish and Chips. Served with roasted potatoes and veggies, tossed salad and Irish soda bread. ALL FOR $16.95!! At 10:45 AM starts the countdown to the best pints in town.  Live Irish music begins at NOON and continues throughout the night. Come join in the fun and dance the night away to the music of everyone’s favorite PAT DUNLEA. Also, joining us from Killbeggan, Ireland is PETER WRAFTER and LEGACY.

205 W Platt St  | Tampa, FL 33606 | 813-254-4444 |  www.fourgreenfields.com  

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James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor City

FRI- SUN, Mar 15-17 |

The pub features over 50 beers on tap, 30 Irish Whiskey’s and Irish food. Try their Shepherd’s Pie or their Bangers & Mash! For St. Patrick’s Day, the James Joyce will host a 3-day St.Patty’s Day Bash starting on Friday, March 15th through St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.  The pub even has live music to entertain you during the weekend.  There will even be a live Irish Bagpipe Krewe on Saturday night along with other traditional Irish music.

1724 E. 8th Avenue  | Ybor City FL 33605  | 813-247-1896 | www.jamesjoyceybor.com

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Shamrock & Shenanigans at MOSI

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Photo Credit:Paul McErlane/Getty Images

SAT – SUN,  March 16 & 17 |  Time: 10am – 6 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival with Shamrocks & Shenanigans.

Museum of Science Industry | 4801 E. Fowler Ave. | Tampa, FL 33617 | 813-987-6000 | www.bayarearenaissancefest.com

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St. Patrick's Day- Green Beer

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3rd ANNUAL Indian Shores St. Patrick’s Day Street Fest

SUN, Mar 17 | 10AM – 4PM

Live music by Tom Davis noon – 3pm, food, beer, wine, arts and crafts vendors, and more.

Indian Shores Municipal Center | 19305 Gulf Blvd. | Indian Shores, FL |727-595-4020 | www.myindianshores.com

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