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Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today


Published:   |   Updated: March 17, 2014 at 07:57 AM

Looking for a place to lift a green beer or just grab a plate of corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Here are a few ideas.

Flanagan’s St. Patrick’s Street Festival: The annual St. Patrick’s celebration includes Irish entertainment on two stages, including Lucid Druid, Irish Buskers, Celtic Circle, Noel Cooney and Irish dancers, beer trucks, corned beef and cabbage, a children’s play area and more; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday; free admission; 465 Main St., Dunedin; (727) 736-4994 and www.saintpatricksdayfestival.com

Claddagh: An explosion of Celtic dance and music with an underlying romantic story line, the performance is reminiscent of shows such as “Fantasticks” and “West Side Story”; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday; $24.50 to $34.50; Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo; (727) 587-6793

Irish 31: The Hyde Park Village pub has a three-day street festival scheduled with bands, a trip to Ireland giveaway, a sexiest Leprechaun contest and kids’ activities; 3 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday and 3 p.m. Monday; $15 to $150 (VIP); Irish 31, 1611 Swann Ave., Tampa; www.Irish31.com

Maloney’s Local Irish Pub: Maloney’s will host a pet-and-family-friendly two-day bash during the day that spills out into the Westchase Village street with live music, bounce houses, craft beer truck on Sunday; on Monday the event includes a cornhole tournament, ice luge, the Cowhead Show and live music 11 a.m. Sunday and Monday; $5 cover after 3 on Monday; Maloney’s Local Irish Pub, 9540 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa; www.maloneyslocalirishpub.com

MacDinton’s SoHo: One of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the area starts with a St. “Practice” Day at 3 p.m. Saturday, with live music starting on two stages along with Irish dancers, bagpipes and an Irish buffet; On Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, doors open at 11 a.m. Live music starts at 3 p.m., followed by more Irish dancing and bagpipes at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. MacDinton’s, 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa; (813) 251-8999 and www.macdintons.com

MacDinton’s Jannus: A similar celebration as its sister pub with live music Saturday and Monday; MacDinton’s Jannus, 242 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg; www.macdin tons.com/Jannus-St-Petersburg

St. Patrick’s Day Bash: Celebrate the Irish holiday with games, Guinness, dancing, kids’ activities, live music and the Mulligan’s Cup Golf Tournament on Saturday; $5 cover on Monday. Mulligans Irish Pub at Wentworth, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs; (727) 942-4760 and at 10550 Regents Park Drive in Tampa.

Cricketers: The three-day parking-lot party begins Saturday with live bands, green beer, and everything Irish; free and free parking; Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant, 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin; (727) 736-1322

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