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Stay at home, stay local or get away: Here’s 3 ways to spend St. Patrick’s Day

It may not be easy being green, but St. Patrick’s Day is the exception. A day-long celebration of singing, dancing, bagpipes and beer is just the way to end spring break. For the out-of-towners, local party people, and even the homebodies, here are a few ways you can celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day.

A few ways you can celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day.

Head to Go to the River O’Green Fest in Tampa Saturday to watch the water in Hillsborough River turn green. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

1. Good O’Fashion Pub Crawl 

Courigan’s Irish Pub on Beach Drive is hosting their annual block party featuring a draft truck, an outside grill, live bands food until 1 a.m. and a party until 3 a.m. 

MacDinton’s Irish bar is having a party featuring live music and Irish dancing. Located right on 1st Avenue, you can sit outside and listen to the music and simultaneously people-watch. The drinks are usually cheap, and the pub is next door to a pizza parlor. Two birds one stone right?

Looking for something more casual? The Emerald dive bar boasts its come as you are reputation.

2. Throw Your Own Party

Want to ensure that you don’t lose your friends in the busy crowds downtown? Have the party at your place. You can cook authentic Irish food while ensuring you will have control of the aux cord. Party City and Dollar Tree can provide the cheap decorations, and you can make it a BYOB with these fun St. Patrick’s Day drink ideas so you don’t spend an arm and a leg and a kilt on booze.

3. Get out of Town

Don’t want to stay home? Head to Go to the River O’Green Fest in Tampa Saturday to watch the water in Hillsborough River turn green. The event is free and offers live music, Irish dancing, a scavenger hunt and a costume contest.

Still thirsty? Go to Pat O’Brien’s in CityWalk at Universal Studios in Orlando. There will be live entertainment, authentic Irish food and free admission until 7 p.m.

 

Planning on a lot of pub-related activities? You might want to read our guide on How to not get arrested this St. Patrick’s Day before you go. 

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