Miami Beach is the place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! With so many parties, events and festivals being held throughout the area, owners of Miami Beach homes have lots of choices when it comes to deciding how to enjoy the holiday this year. With a little luck o’ the Irish, it’ll be your best St. Patrick’s Day yet!
Annual St. Patrick’s Festival
The annual St. Patrick’s Festival, sponsored by the South Florida Emerald Society, will be held on March 8th, 2014. Everyone is welcome to participate! Guests of the festival will enjoy a day of Irish culture with family and friends. Festivities on tap for the day include:
Irish food – sample a full menu of Irish fare including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, soda bread and whiskey cake.
Irish crafts – Browse all sorts of Irish-themed crafts for sale from a variety of vendors.
Full service bar – No St. Patty’s Day event is complete without indulging in a pint of two of your favorite Irish beer.
Kids’ activities – The kids can get in on the fun, too, with face painting, rock climbing, Leprechaun Corner for crafts, playground, giant slide and more!
The festival will be held at Fred B. Harnett Park, four blocks south of Coral Way in the center of Ponce de Leon Blvd. For more information about this fun event, please visit www.emeraldsocietysfl.com/Festival.html.
Brickell Fest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Go green at the Brickell Festival, sponsored by Finnegan’s River. This two-day festival will take place on Sunday, March 16th, and Monday, March 17th. Enjoy all things good, green and Gaelic with 11 hours of live music, leprechauns, green beer and whiskey shots. Scheduled live performances include Final Shot and The Culture, with music by DJ Javi C, DJ Retrokidd, DJ Artime, and DJ Danny Stern. Tickets for the event range between $30-$80. Finnegan’s River is located at 401 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33130. For more information including directions, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://brickellfestival.com
Miami Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
This one is a whole weekend worth of fun! On March 14, 15 and 17, visit the best Irish pubs in the city to enjoy typical Irish food and drink. Registration will happen at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ at 900 South Miami Avenue. Registration is $10 for one night or $20 for a three day pass and includes a wristband, cup, map and St. Patrick’s Day swag. Ticket holders may visit any participating venue in any order; drink special times and prices will vary. Some of the participating venues include:
Red Bar Gallery – 52 SW 10th Street, Miami
Tobacco Road – 626 S. Miami Ave, Miami
Fado Irish Pub – 900 South Miami Ave, Miami
Burger and Beer Joint – 900 South Miami Ave Ste. 130, Miami
Blue Martini – 900 South Miami Ave Ste. 250, Miami
Event organizers encourage participant to use public transportation or to make sure to use a designated driver. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://stpatricksdayparties.com/miami.