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River O’Green Fest and More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

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To say this week is packed with events is an understatement! From family-friendly outings to St. Paddy’s festivities, there are lots of fun things to do in Tampa Bay.

To find all the St. Patrick’s Day things, search #LuckyU on UNATION. Stay up to date with everything by following us on Instagram or joining our Facebook Group.

Now first things first, who’s ready to turn the river green?

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1. 2020 Mayor's River O'Green Fest

There is no question that the  Mayor’s River O’Green Fest is one of the best things to do in Tampa around St. Patrick’s Day! So make your way to downtown Tampa this Saturday to watch the Hillsborough River go green.

The river will be a perfect backdrop to the celebration that includes live entertainment, games, kid’s activities, food trucks, and of course, beer. Also, enjoy free bike valet from Two Wheel Valet!

There is fun for the entire family, including four-legged members.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 14 | 11AM–6PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Race to downtown St. Pete for this year’s Firestone Grand Prix! Friday through Sunday you can experience a festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment, and interactive activities.

City parking garages are a $10-all-day event rate on Friday and a $15-all-day event rate on Saturday and Sunday. For a map of parking and transportation options click here.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 13–15 | 9AM–9PM
📍 Downtown St. Petersburg

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3. Downtown Crawler's St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

The Downtown Crawlers aren’t messing around for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Join them for at least one of their fun things to do in Tampa Bay for the occasion.

Shenanigans Bar Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus

This Saturday, kick off the Irish celebrations with an all-you-can-eat brunch, plus bottomless mimosas. Bruck starts at Park & Rec, then party busses transport toy to three other bars, ending in Franklin Manor.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 14 | 11AM–5PM
📍 Park & Rec TPA

4th Annual Mayor’s River O’Green Scavenger Hunt & Races

Right after the crawl on Saturday, get ready to hunt! Grab your team and solve riddles throughout Downtown Tampa. Grand prize is an exclusive Tampa staycation!

Event Details
🗓 MAR 14 | 4PM–10PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

3rd Annual St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl with Party Bus

So, St.Patrick’s Day on a Tuesday….no problem, the Downtown Crawlers have you covered. Party at four bars with free shots at each one!

Event Details
🗓 MAR 17 | 6PM–12AM
📍 American Social

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4. Tampa Bay DayLife Pool Party with Duke Dumont | 21+

Okay, who went to the last pool party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino? Because it was LIT! That’s why we had to put their next one on our list of top things to do in Tampa Bay this week! Feel like you’re in Vegas, while you’re poolside listening to famous DJ Duke Dumont, play Ocean Drive.

It’s only $15 to get in! Dress code is swimwear so no athletic apparel, jerseys, basketball shorts, jeans, cargo shorts, and no images of drug representation or drug use are allowed.  All swim attire must be worn prior to entry. 

Event Details
🗓 MAR 15 | 12PM–6PM
📍  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

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5. Viva Las Vegas on Westfield Street

Speaking of Vegas, live it up and win big at Viva Las Vegas on Westfield Street at Westfield Brandon! Experience authentic Vegas-style games such as Blackjack & Poker as well as flashy entertainment, dazzling showgirls, drink specials, The Sin City restaurant crawl, and more.

During the event, if you spend $25 or more at The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Bahama Breeze, Red Robin, and/or Panera Bread, you will receive a $10 Westfield Gift Card.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 14 | 8PM–11PM
📍 Westfield Brandon

But wait, there's more! Check out these 5 other things to do in Tampa Bay:

Suncoast Credit Union GIFF Family Fun Day

Blackberry, The Midnight Brunch

St. Patrick’s Parade

Indian Shores St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Tampa Fossil Fest

Upcoming Things to Do in Tampa Bay:

As you can see this weekend Suncoast Credit Union GIFF Family Fun Day is happening and it’s going to be one of the most fun family-friendly things to do in Tampa Bay!

It’s getting us pumped for Gasparilla International Film Festival that kicks off next week! Start planning which showings you want to attend and get your screening passes.

Jenna Podesla

Jenna Podesla

Jenna is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!