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St. Patrick’s Day parades, festivals & deals in South Florida

St. Patrick's Day is an occasion for parades, festivals and other fun events in South Florida.

Events in 2023 in Broward, greater Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are varied dates in March, and lots of festivities are free.  

Photo/Delray Parks & Recreation

Miami-Dade

Coral Gables

John Martin's is back with their St. Patrick's Day Street Festival, starting at 4 p.m. with live bands, other entertainment, traditional Irish food and drinks for sale and games. Free entry. Click here for more information.

Downtown Miami

St. Patrick's Day Riverside Festival at The Wharf Miami, 114 SW N. River Dr. along the Miami River March 17 from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Enjoy some Irish fun with live entertainment, music, drink specials including purchase of a shot of Irish whiskey gets you a free Harp Lager. Wear green and come enjoy the fun! 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

St. Patrick's Day Brickell Block Party at Tobacco Road by Kush, 650 S. Miami Ave., March 17 from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.  RSVP for free entry before 7 p.m. and get one free beer (limited to the first 500 people), general admission is $10 and includes one free beer and Irish party favors. Click here to RSVP.

Wynwood

SWARM brings back its popular St. Pat's Wynwood festival to Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2 Ave., on Thursday, March 17 from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Festival goers will enjoy live music, DJ sets, green beer, Tullamore DEW specials and more. St. Pat’s Wynwood will feature Instagrammable moments with green-themed everything and photo opportunities throughout. To top it off, there will be a Leprechaun dunking contest and a giant pot of gold ball pit. Attendees will have the chance to jump into the pot to win two free green beer tickets. Guests who dress up in green will win a free drink ticket.

The event is free and open to all ages and the public. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.StPatsWynwood.com.

Restaurant, pub and entertainment deals & offers

Entertainment

Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts, 17195 Sheridan Street,  is offering $5 off on tickets to Pippin. The deal is valid St. Patrick's Day with promocode “Lucky.”   “Pippin” is at the theater April 15-30 with regular prices of $35 and $25 for students and seniors.

Donuts

Participating Krispy Kreme stores are offering a free glazed doughnut March 16 and 17 to patrons wearing green.

Restaurants

Legends Tavern & Grille restaurants are offering deals March 17 including

  • 12 – 1 p.m.  $2 Green Draft Bud Lights
  • 1 – 2 p.m. $3 16 oz. Guinness Draft Cans
  • 2 – 3 p.m. $4 Jameson Florida Tea Shots
  • 3 – 4 p.m. $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey Shots

Miller’s Ale House restaurants are offering St. Patrick's Day items February 27 into March

  • Irish Egg Rolls:  $11.99
  • Miller’s Ale House Reuben® $15.99
  • Irish Mule Pitchers for $13.95
  • Irish Breakfast & Green tea Shots for $5
  • Guinness 20oz. Draft for $5.99

The Wharf Fort Lauderdale and Wharf Miami are featuring St. Patrick's Day festivities 4  p.m. – 12 a.m. March 17 with live entertainment and a free Harp Lager if you you buy an Irish whiskey. RSVP for venue in Fort Lauderdale or in Dade for an opportunity for a free shot glass while supplies last. Entry is free. Fee for table reservations applies.

Galuppi's restaurant offers Irish step dancers, bagpipes, and live Irish music. Free entry. Purchasing food is encouraged. Reservations are accepted, 954-785-0226, 1103 North Federal Highway, Pompano 33062,

 

Greater Palm Beach

Boynton Beach

The 7th annual Boynton Beach Blarney Bash is free:

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 4 to 9: p.m.
Where: 
Downtown Boynton Beach at the Centennial Park & Amphitheater, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach.
What: Interactive activities for kids, vendors of cuisine and libations, bagpipes, live music, step dancers much more.
Featured Bands: Alive Beat, Spider Cherry, and Vibes Farm.

Free parking will be available at the following locations:

  • The City Hall parking lot; 129 E. Ocean Avenue
  • The public parking lots located at 115 N. Federal Highway and the surrounding area on NE 1st Avenue and NE 4th Street
  • The street parking available along East Ocean Avenue

Additional information about the Boynton Beach Blarney Bash, can be found at on the Boynton Beach CRA website or on the designated Facebook Event Page

Delray Beach

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival March 11 includes live entertainment, food trucks, Pipe & Drums and other fun in downtown Delray.

The parade with floats, fire engines & Pipes & Drums, is 12 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue, west from The Intracoastal Waterway to Northwest Fifth Avenue.

The festival is 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray, and includes live entertainment, vendors, and Pipes & Drums. Entry is free. Information is online

Feature: Free St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in Delray

Broward

Sunrise

A bit of a St. Patrick's Vibe at Tunes & Trucks free event 6 p.m.  in Sunrise.  Entry and parking are free, Amphitheater, 10610 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise. The event features live music and food vendors.

Fort Lauderdale

Parade & Festival in 2023 is 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.  March 11 at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park. The event includes exhibitors, dancing and other entertainment, and Irish food for purchase.  For youngsters, a kids area is offered.

The parade is at 12 p.m. from Terramar Street to Las Olas Boulevard on A1A.  It includes floats, pipes and drums, Irish dancers, street performers and interesting vehicles. Marching bands enhance the vibe. Feature:  St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in Fort Lauderdale

St. Patrick's Day Parade. Photo/city of Hollywood

Hollywood

Fun featuring a  parade & festival  is 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. March 12 in downtown Hollywood. The parade at 1 p.m. includes floats, New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps, and others. The parade is at 1 p.m. with a route on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street.

The festival features live entertainment and fun for kids.  Feature: Free St. Patrick's Day festival and parade in Hollywood

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Other Fun Events & Activities, including free and inexpensive entertainment

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Junior flea market in Dania Beach

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Dania Beach Frost Park

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE

Free TurtleFest in Juno Beach

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Loggerhead Park

Orange Blossom Parade & Festival in Davie

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lake Worth

Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Tri-Rail Fun Day in Dania Beach

10:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Tri-Rail Station in Dania

Celebrate our Families Festival

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | North Shore Park

Free family event, Fantasy Theatre Factory, Miami Beach

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | North Shore Park

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Reggae Jam in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Miami Street Food Festival

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.99 | Dolphin Mall

Butterfly Festival Coconut Creek

2:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Global Frontier Film Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | $32.00-39.00 | Jungle Island

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Fort Lauderdale Art Walk

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Music & Arts South of Sunrise district

City Reads on Key Biscayne

6:00 pm | FREE | Key Biscayne Community Center

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Night hike at park in Davie, reservations required

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Military Trail Natural Area

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Broward Symphony Orchestra in Davie

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

$10 Student tickets: New World Center, Miami Beach

7:30 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Florida Renaissance Festival

$0-35.28 | Quiet Waters Park

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park Tamarac

Orange Blossom Festival in Davie

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bamford Park in Davie

Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lake Worth

Orange Blossom car show

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old Davie School Historical Museum

Fur The Love Pet Fest

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | $10.00 | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free Mardi Gras event in Hollywood

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

African Drumming with Abasi, for kids, West Palm Beach

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Free Family Day at Bass Museum of Art

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Miami Street Food Festival

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.99 | Dolphin Mall

$10 Student tickets: New World Center, Miami Beach

2:00 pm | $10.00 | New World Center, Miami Beach

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

Dancing by the Sea

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Anglin Square

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, February 26, 2024

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

Free Screening of "There's Always Tomorrow"

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Free Improv class every Monday in Palmetto Bay

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Palmetto Bay Library

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Truck Tuesdays at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Haulover Beach Park

Jungle Island Luminosa deals

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Jungle Island

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Free Big Band concert: 'Montage,' Palm Beach State College

7:30 pm | FREE | Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Noon Tunes in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Stranahan Park

CMX Classics discount film

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $6.00-7.00 | CMX Cinemas

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Art and Jazz on the Avenue in Delray

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Jazz at Jackson, Miami

12:00 pm | FREE | Alamo Park, Miami-Dade

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free Twilight concert: Rock of ABBA, Delray Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Black Arts Matter, West Palm Beach

6:30 pm | FREE | CityZen Garden, Downtown West Palm Beach

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Trivia nights in Broward

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE

Cuban cinema series with English subtitles, Miami

7:30 pm | FREE | Koubek Center at Miami Dade College

Friday, March 1, 2024

Regal Best Picture Film Festival

$5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas

Best Picture Showcase, AMC Theatres

$5.00-19.49 | AMC Theatres

Black History art exhibit: (in)visible: Nepantla, Delray Beach

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Free concert: First Friday @ 5, Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Art After Dark: Jazz Friday at The Norton, WPB

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Koubek Center open house, Coral Gables

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Koubek Center at Miami Dade College

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Rock The Park in Plantation

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pine Island Park in Plantation

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free Coral Gables gallery night and free museum entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Jazz Jams in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | ArtServe

Free music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Que Bacano!: Salsa lessons, dominoes tournament, WPB

6:30 pm | FREE | Clematis Street on the Waterfront, WPB

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Groove on the Grass band & food trucks in Tamarac

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | caporella Park

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

 
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