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:
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival by South Florida Emerald Society
Celebrate at this annual event that includes musical performances by Irish singer and harpist Tricianne Garrihy with Avalon playing traditional Irish music, Celtic Cross with Paddy Kelligan, Irish balladeer Tipsy Laird, St. Andrew Bagpipe Band, Breffini Academy of Dance plus, kids’ activities like face painting, clowns, rock climbing wall and a giant slide. Plenty of Irish food and Irish crafts for sale. March 9 at noon, Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
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 $15. The celebration takes place March 16 and 17 from noon to 3 am at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23 St., Miami, FL 33127. 305-431-2700. Click here for Groupon discount of $13 for two and $20 for four.
Wynwood St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by Guinness
The Yard goes green with Guinness on March 17 from 2 pm to 3 am. Enjoy live music by Juanabee and DJ sets by Chris Valencia. 56 NW 29 St. Tickets $16-$40. 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 16 and 17 from 6 pm-midnight and goes to Shots Miami, El Patio, Barter, Butcher Shop, Centro and No. 3 Social (SUNDAY ONLY). Tickets run between $10-$20 and include one free select drink at each location. 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 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.
Fritz & Frans Bierhaus
The annual block party happens from 4 pm-2 am March 15-17 at Fritz & Frans Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, in Coral Gables. Free admission. Featuring Irish food, beer and live music. 305-774-1883.
Duffy’s Sports Bar & Grill
Celebrate with shamrock deals on Irish food and beer from 11 am-2am March 16 and 17 at Duffy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 8575 SW 124th Ave., in Kendall. Free admission. Kid friendly. 305-406-0001.
St. Patrick’s Day on Espanola Way
Wander the street and enjoy happy hour specials of international food and brews to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. March 17, 14 St. and Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
The Wharf’s St. Patrick’s Day Riverside Festival
Party at this hot spot along the Miami River on March 16 and 17 where you can buy a shot of Jameson and receive a free Guinness Blonde plus food for sale from Kings of Rack BBQ, Mojo Donuts, Cracked by Chef Adrianne and OG Ceviche and Seafood Shack. March 16 and 17 at noon to 3 a.m. each day, 114 SW North River Dr. RSVP required.
The open-air shopping, dining and entertainment complex hosts a two-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration. On March 16 from 2-11 p.m. they’ll have live painting, live music, stilt-walkers, performance by Dance South Florida and lots of giveaways. On March 17, they’ll host the Irish Crimes Higgins Day Block Party at Martini Bar from 3-11:30 p.m., hosted by David Higgins with performances by traditional Irish Rock Band Molly Takedown and specials on green beer, Irish car bombs, Irish specialties like corned beef and cabbage plus music by various DJ’s. 8300 NW 36 St.
Taurus Beer & Whiskey House
Head to this Coconut Grove landmark for a St. Patrick’s Day party with live music and drink specials from 5-8 p.m. on March 17. They’ll be serving up Jameson shots for $7, $5 pints of Guinness and $8 car bombs plus, $12 Reuben sandwiches. 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove.
St. Paddy’s Day at Mary Brickell Village
Party at this two-day festival in the heart of Brickell where you can drink green beer, dance to music by a live DJ and fun for your puppy on St. Patrick’s Day with St. Puppies Day on March 17 from 2-4 p.m. 901 S. Miami Ave.
Inside Downtown Miami’s InterContinental Miami, the Pan-Latin steakhouse is offering specialty beers for $5 and Irish whiskeys for $7 plus classic corned beef and braised cabbage added to the limited bar menu. A DJ offers tunes for the party. Available during lunch and dinner hours. 100 Chopin Plaza.
Veza Sur Brewing Co.
Come to this Wynwood brewery for $5 Lucky Lagers all weekend long and on Sunday enjoy music by Uma Gallera. Saturday noon to 2 a.m., Sunday noon to midnight, 55 NW 25 St.
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