Watch the pinching, and have a whale of a time (as the Irish would say) at these free and cheap St. Patrick’s Day celebrations throughout Miami-Dade County:
South Florida Emerald Society St. Patrick’s Day Festival
It’s the annual festival from noon to 6 pm March 11 at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., in Coral Gables. Irish live music and bands. Irish food. Kids’ rides and activities. Free admission. For more information, call 305-949-8400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Pat’s Wynwood presented by Jameson
After attracting nearly 20,000 guests, this celebration returns for a second year in a row. Presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey, St. Pat’s Wynwood encourages Irish lovers, party goers and green beer drinkers to bust out their favorite green fashion ensembles and party on the streets with Miami’s finest DJs, green beer, arts ‘n’ crafts, street art and more than 20 food trucks. Admission is free. The celebration takes place March 17 from 4 pm to 3 am at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. 305-431-2700.
Fado Irish Pub
Fado says: “Don’t just party – paddy hard.” And they will on March 17 from noon to 2 am at the block-long party at the pub, 900 S Miami Ave., in Mary Brickell Village. Expect DJs and entertainment at multiple stages and outdoor bars and green-clad beer drinkers. $10 (plus a fee) tickets sold here; $20 at the door. (ouch) 786-924-0972.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl at Where Locals Go
This crawl in Wynwood takes place on March 17 from 6-11 pm and goes to Shots Miami, Butchershop, Coyo Taco (back room), Gramps, Brickhouse and El Patio. Click here for 58% off two tickets. The tickets are regularly priced at $30 each, but the discount makes them $12.50 each. Crawlers receive drink tickets at venues. Starts at 311 NW 23rd St. 305-988-8332.
This local celebration began in 1989 and hasn’t stopped since. Live music with Paddy Kelleghan begins at noon on Thursday, March 17, at the Irish pub and restaurant on 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Live DJ at 9 pm. For more info, call 305-445-3777.
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Party
The annual block party happens from 4 pm-2 am March 16-18 at Fritz & Frans Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, in Coral Gables. Free admission. Featuring Irish food, beer and live music by Josh the Pitbull of Blues Band and Take Sixx. 305-774-1883.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
St. Pat’s Stumble
Celebrate the holiday at Bitter Truth, 3252 Northeast 1st Ave.
#124, in Midtown Miami from 4 pm-4 am March 17. Featuring green beer Guinness Irish car bombs, live music, DJs, 5$ Tullymore Dew Irish Whiskey, free green beer with RSVP. For more info, call 305-461-2700.
St. Patrick’s Day at GameTime
Looking for a family friendly celebration that works for both adults and kids? The mega arcade at 5701 Sunset Dr. #103 in South Miami’s Sunset Place will give away free shamrocks, mugs, and bead necklaces with drink specials. Enjoy a Reuben Burger with Irish cocktails with interactive games.
St. IPA Madness
Combine March Madness with St. Patrick’s Day at this celebration at The Mighty, 2224 Coral Way, which runs from 7 pm-1 am March 17-18. Four kegs. Wear green. Free admission.
St. Paddy’s Day at Batch
Food, tunes, and deals on libations at Batch Gastropub, 30 SW 12th St., from 11:30 am-4 am March 17. Free admission. 305-808-5555.
Celebrate the Irish at Wynwood Brewing, 565 NW 24th St., from noon-11:30 pm March 17 with beer specials, Troy’s BBQ and more. Free admission.
The Butcher Shop
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with food and drink specials at The Butcher Shop, 165 NW 23rd St., from noon to midnight March 17. Free admission.
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
From 10 am March 17 to 1 am March 19, celebrate with drink specials and a great brunch at American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct.
The mall at 20505 S Dixie Hwy. celebrates the Irish with a family friendly “Werk & Twerk” class by Spinderella Fitness from 6 to 8 pm March 17. Free and open to the public.
Pridelines St. Patrick’s Day Dance
For ages 13-20, this party runs from 6-9 pm March 17 and features music, dancing and food at Unity on the Bay’s tent in the courtyard, 411 NE 21st St. Free admission.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Bar
11 am-2 am March 17 at The Bar, 172 Giralda Ave., in Coral Gables. Free.
Sweet Liberty Hosts Clarke’s Pop-up for St. Patrick’s Day with Live Music by Brendan O’Hara
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Laura Cullen and the legendary team behind Miami’s late beloved Irish bar – Clarke’s. In celebration of the holiday, the long-time neighborhood pub will return to South Beach for one night only with a special live performance by Brendan O’Hara featuring bag pipers and tap dancers for the ultimate Irish celebration. Complemented by delicious traditional Irish fare, guests are invited to indulge in some of Clarke’s signature dishes including Irish spring rolls, Corn Beef and Cabbage, and of course, Clarke’s infamous Fish and Chips dish that will be offered at Sweet Liberty as soon as doors open at 3 pm. What’s more? Those looking to kick back a few cold ones can stop by the Guinness stand, which will be on site engraving names on a Guinness pint glass for guests to take home with them. Don your best green gear and head to Sweet Liberty to bask in the Irish pride. Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co., 237-B 20th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139.
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