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Plenty to do in Tampa area for St. Patrick’s Day


Published:   |   Updated: March 16, 2014 at 08:40 PM

Whether revelers are looking for authentic Irish fare, cultural celebrations or simply an excuse to drink green beer, there are plenty of ways to celebrate’s St. Patrick’s Day in the Tampa Bay area today.

Irish 31, 1611 Swann Ave. in Hyde Park Village, continues its three-day street festival with bands, a trip to Ireland giveaway, a sexiest Leprechaun contest and kids’ activities starting at 3 p.m. Monday. Visit www.Irish31.com for more information.

Maloney’s Local Irish Pub, 9540 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, continues its two-day bash today with a cornhole tournament, ice luge, the Cowhead Show and live music starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $5 after 3 p.m. For information, visit www.maloneyslocalirishpub.com.

MacDinton’s SoHo, 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the area. Doors open at 11 a.m. today with a Live music starting at 3 p.m., followed by more Irish dancing and bagpipes at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. For information, visit www.macdintons.com In Pinellas, Dunedin has always prided itself on its Scottish Heritage, but that doesn’t stop the town from throwing one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the area. The 12th annual St. Patrick’s day Street Festival begins at 11 a.m. at Flanagan’s Irish Pub, located at 465 Main St., Dunedin. The city-wide party will include children’s activities,traditional Irish food, a performance by the Dunedin Pipe Band and Irish Step Dancers, as well as live music by Lucid Druid, the Irish Buskers, Noel Cooney, Bob Larrivee, Evergreen and Celtic Circle.

Also in Dunedin, the Chich-A-Boom Room, 319 Main St, Dunedin, will host performances by the Dunedin Pipe and Drum Corp . Dunedin’s Cricketers Irish Pub, at 2634 Bayshore Blvd. will also hold a tent party in its parking lot, featuring five live bands, a dunk tank, beads, face painting, food and drink.

Dunedin has always prided itself on its Scottish Heritage, but that doesn’t stop the town from throwing one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the area. The 12th annual St. Patrick’s day Street Festival begins at 11 a.m. at Flanagan’s Irish Pub, located at 465 Main St., Dunedin. The city-wide party will include children’s activities,traditional Irish food, a performance by the Dunedin Pipe Band and Irish Step Dancers, as well as live music by Lucid Druid, the Irish Buskers, Noel Cooney, Bob Larrivee, Evergreen and Celtic Circle.

Also in Dunedin, the Chich-A-Boom Room, 319 Main St, Dunedin, will host performances by the Dunedin Pipe and Drum Corp . Dunedin’s Cricketers Irish Pub, at 2634 Bayshore Blvd. will also hold a tent party in its parking lot, featuring five live bands, a dunk tank, beads, face painting, food and drink.

In St. Petersburg, MacDinton’s Irish Pub at 242 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg will throw a party with Irish dancers, music and bagpipes at 4 p.m. and Three Birds Tavern, at 1492 Fourth St. N., will feature live entertainment by Mac Perry starting at 6 p.m.

In downtown Clearwater, O’Keefe’s Family Tavern and Grille’s St. Patrick’s Weekend Party at 1219 S Fort Harrison Ave., begins at 11 a.m. In addition to the standard corned beef and cabbage and green beer, this party also features Irish dancers, continuous bagpipers, face painters, rock climbing, balloon animals, bouncy houses, live music and “flame throwers.”

The St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Mulligan’s Irish Pub at Wentworth Golf Club, 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs begins at 9 a.m. and includes an Irish buffet and live music. Peggy O’Neills Irish Pub’s Peggy’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival begins at 11 a.m. at 1026 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, with Irish food and live entertainment from the Black Honkeys until 3 a.m.

Those looking for a more cultural St. Patricks Day celebration can head to the Largo Cultural Center’s production of “Claddagh” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 105 Central Park Drive. The music, dance and multi-media show weaves in an underlying romantic story reminiscent of West Side Story and Grease while celebrating traditional Irish performances. The Irish Tenors, a traditional Irish pop group, will also perform at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. at 405 Cleveland St.

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