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It’s time to celebrate Tampa Bay because it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend! ☘️ We have so many fun events lined up for you. From happy hours to festivals, to Irish pubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Feeling lucky? Keep reading to plan out the best weekend ever.

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Events This Weekend

Haiku Happy Hour

There’s a new Asian-fusion restaurant in Downtown Tampa and trust us, you’re going to want to check it out. Haiku’s mission revolves around extreme quality, dedicated service, and beautiful presentation so you know you’re always getting the best of the best.

Don’t miss out on their happy hour on Wednesday-Friday from 4PM-6PM. You can get small bites like Gyoza, Tempura Shrimp, House Sushi Roll, and more all for under $8! It’s the perfect place to wind down after a long workday.

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🗓 Wednesday – Friday | 4PM–6PM
📍 Haiku

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French Fry & Green Beer Festival

The title of this event is already enticing, wait until you read all the details. The French Fry and Green Beer Festival in the beautiful Albert Whitted Park will feature 20 food trucks all serving unique fry dishes, live music, and craft beer and wine booths.

There will be social distancing regulations in place for a healthy and safe environment. Take the entire family for a fun day in the park to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 12 | 5PM–11PM
📍 Albert Whitted Park

Tampa All Star and Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival

If you love craft beer, wine, or cocktails, you can’t miss this event. Happening right on the Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is a celebration of some of your favorite drinks. You’ll be able to have unlimited samples of 200+ drinks while enjoying a night under the lights. There will also be games, live music, a virtual batting cage, plus you’ll get 2 free tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game! It will definitely be a night to remember.

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🗓 MARCH 13 | 1PM–11:30PM
📍 Tropicana Field

4th Annual St. Paddy's Shenanigans Bar Crawl

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a bar crawl around Downtown and South Tampa! Grab a pint of Guinness, Pickle Back, Green Tea, or a good old fashion Car Bomb. 15+ bars will be participating so grab your friend group, best green outfit, and have fun exploring Tampa’s best bars!

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🗓 MAR 13 | 3PM–10PM
📍 Soho Saloon

Finnegan's Lucky St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

Here’s another fun St. Patrick’s Day event for you! Join Top Shelf Crawls for Finnegan’s Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl. Attendees will get a St. Pat’s souvenir shot glass, beads, and exclusive drink and food specials. Whiskey Exchange, Crafty Squirrel, Pour Judgement, and The One Night Stand are just a few of the bars participating. Put on that lucky green outfit and head over to Downtown St. Pete for the best night ever.

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🗓 MAR 13 | 2PM–11:30PM
📍 Whiskey Exchange

Cow Creek Farm Tour

Do something different this weekend and get a tour of Cow Creek Farm. This is a homegrown cattle farm specializing in Scottish Highland cattle. They passionately work with them to raise the happiest and healthiest cows possible. Take a guided 45-minute tour that includes multiple feeding opportunities, pictures, and a tram ride to the back pasture to see the herd! Your family will absolutely love it.

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🗓 MAR 14 | 10AM–2PM
📍 Cow Creek Farm

Vintage Roost

Get ready for the best vintage shopping experience coming this weekend. Vendors will be bringing in unique finds just for you. There will be so many amazing vintage treasures so be ready to hunt! Shop from 17 vendors with so many fabulous pieces for you to discover. For your safety and the safety of others, masks are required, and always try to social distance.

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🗓 MAR 12–14 | 9AM–5PM
📍 Vintage Roost

Local Business Spotlight

Looking for somewhere to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? You have to check out Strandhill Public! This bar is quite honestly the best Irish Pub we’ve ever experienced. We suggest ordering a cocktail; our favorites are the No Bell on Your Bike and the Irish ’79. But if you had to get only one thing there, you MUST try their Shepherd’s Pie. It’s absolutely divine! Their Six-Minute Irish Egg is another excellent choice. 

For more ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, check out our blog!

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Day Trip to Sarasota

Looking for a little weekend getaway? Why not spend a day in Sarasota! My family lives in the area and I’m going to tell you all of my favorite spots, so you can spend the perfect day in SRQ:

Start the day at Buttermilk Handcrafted Food, one of my favorite hidden gems in Sarasota! Not only is this place totally Instagramable inside and out, but their food is also amazing. They do have limited hours, you’ll want to check out some other brunch places in Sarasota for a backup!

Of course, you’re going to want to head to the beach if the weather allows! I prefer to go to Lido Beach because not only is the beach beautiful, you can also shop (and drink😉) around St. Armand’s Circle.

And don’t worry if it’s a rainy day, the museum scene in Sarasota will keep you occupied! My recent favorite is the Sarasota Museum of Art. It is an old high school that has been transformed into gorgeous grounds with interactive art pieces and unique pieces.

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Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on social.

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