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 10 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 305-596-9995.
St. Pat’s Wynwood presented by Jameson
After attracting nearly 20,000 guests, this celebration returns for a third 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. Party packs include a green swag and beer for $19. The celebration takes place March 17 from noon to 3 am at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23 St., 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. $25 (plus a fee) tickets sold here (ouch they increased the price) 786-924-0972.
St. Patrick‘s Day Block Party at CityPlace Doral
CityPlace Doral, at 8300 NW 36 St., brings the luck of the Irish to all with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 from 2-10 pm. The family-fun begins on the entertainment plaza with face painters, themed arts and crafts and a cotton candy machine provided by SLOAN’S Homemade Ice Cream for the kids. Family and friends will experience music by DJ Legato & Kat Lane from Hits 97.3 FM, authentic Irish performances by Celtic dancers and Cloggers, live mural artists as well as interactive entertainers who will encourage guests to partake in the fun. In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, the signature fountain will be lit up green and guests can enjoy a pint of green beer at the pop-up beer garden located on the plaza provided by City Works Eatery & Pour House. Free admission.
Wynwood St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by Guinness
The Yard goes green with Guinness on March 17 from 1 pm to 3 am. Enjoy live music by High Tolerance and DJ sets by Chris Valencia, Miguel G and BL Styles. 56 NW 29 St. Get 52% off tickets here. That means $9 for one general-admission ticket (up to $18.90 value) or $22 for one VIP ticket (up to $44.22 value). General admission includes 16oz beer; VIP admission includes an official 20 oz. Guinness commemorative glass with fill, a hat, and beads.
Wynwood’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
This crawl in Wynwood takes place on March 17 from 5 pm-midnight and goes to Shots Miami, Racket, La Poderosa, The Butchershop, Garden, J. Wakefield, and Veza Sur. Tickets run between $15-$25 and include five beers. Get your tickets here. Starts at Shots, 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 16-17 at Fritz & Frans Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, in Coral Gables. Free admission. Featuring Irish food, beer and live music. 305-774-1883.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
Celebrate with shamrock deals on Irish food and beer from 11 am-2am March 17 at Duffy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 8575 SW 124th Ave., in Kendall. Free admission. Kid friendly. 305-406-0001.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl in Brickell
Tap into your Irish roots and beer at this bar crawl in Brickell, which makes stops at Baru, RedBar, American Social, Barsecco and Batch. Tickets cost between $15 and $25 and include five beers. Get your tickets here. 7 pm-midnight. Starts at Baru, 901 Brickell Plaza.
St. Patrick’s Day at Concrete Beach Brewery
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Social Hall featuring their new draft release of Coral Wit, live music, food vendors, photobooth and more. Free admission. 3-9 pm. 325 NW 24 St., Miami.
St. Patrick’s Day at Biscayne Bay Brewery
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company will celebrate with $5 Irish Car Bombs, $3 Guinness Beers and their very own in-house brewed green beer. May the luck of the Irish be with you on this day. Free admission. 1-6 pm. 8000 NW 25 St., #500, Doral, FL 33122. (305) 381-5718.
Shamrock in the Park
Free concert featuring local bands and talent, kids zone, food and beer/wine for sale, will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for LIfe of South Dade. Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152 St., Palmetto Bay. 2-9 pm March 17. Cancer survivors celebration at 5 pm, Luminaria ceremony at 8:30 pm.
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