St. Patrick’s Day is celeb­rated on March 17th in observance of the death of St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland.  Traditionally consisting of church services and a large feast. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated by many.  Events are now marked with green beer, donned green clothes, parades and Celtic music.  On St. Patrick’s Day everyone turns a little Irish and for those of you who would like to celebrate the green, here are a few events where you can join in on the fun.


PORT CHARLOTTE & PUNTA GORDA

St. Patrick’s Day Events near Port Charlotte:

 

ST. PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION

1pm – 8pm
(941) 639-8721

Fisherman’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Florida


Free to Attend

Fisherman’s Village will be throwing their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Festive music will begin at 1pm, featuring musical guests such as Mike Hirst, Paul Cottrell and Paul Stowe. The Lee County Pipes and Drums ensemble will parade through the courtyard at 5pm. Following the parade will be followed by a performance by Celtic Beat Irish Dancers, concluding the event with traditional Irish music with Kelly and Emily Ann Thompson. Face painting will be set up for the kids between 3-7pm.

 

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PADDY WAGON IRISH PUB

(941) 206-0782

2681 S Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

 

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE RAY

11am – Close
(941) 916-9115

Celtic Ray Public House
145 E Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda Florida, 33950

Free to attend, just pay for your tab

Looking for a traditional Irish Pub? The Celtic Ray public house will be housing some bands throughout the day. Musician’s such as Bobby Vessey, Stephens Green and 6 Volt Rodeo. This classic Irish Pub serves more than just various imported beers. Along with a full bar the Ray also has a full menu with traditional Irish food made fresh in house. Come join the festivities, have scotch eggs for starters, Guinness stew with coleslaw and soda bread and a Dublin tart for dessert. All accompanied with your drink of choice.



FORT MYERS

St. Patrick’s Day Events near Fort Myers:


 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CRUISES

12pm, 2pm, 4pm & a sunset cruise 6pm
(239) 919-2963

The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 W. First Street, Fort Myers Florida, 33901

$32 per person + buy 1 get 1 free drinks
Reservations are required call or visit www.purefl.com

Want to spend the “Green” holiday on the blue seas? Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day cruise out of Fort Myers. Pure Florida’s Cruise Line will sail through the Caloosahatchee River. Master naturalists and guard certified captains will be providing narrations on the local history and wildlife.

 

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CLANCEY’S RESTAURANT

11am – 9pm
(239) 482-3241

Clancey’s
11481 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Looking for a nice Irish dinner on St. Patty’s day? The eager staff is excited to serve you whatever dish you wish. The Irish themed restaurant has both American and Irish dishes available.

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SHAMROCK IRISH PUB

10am – 2am
(239) 463-8881

Irish Pub
2201 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

 


SARASOTA

St. Patrick’s Day Events near Sarasota Florida:

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVITIES AT PUB 32 IRISH GASTRO PUB

11am – Close
(941) 952-3070

Pub 32
8383 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Florida

Just pay for your food and drink
Inside seats are limited, call for reservations

A large tent and an outdoor stage will be home to live music, bag pipers and Irish dancers. Inside will be a traditional Irish buffet. Buffet seating will be limited, call the above number for a reservation. Grab an Irish beer and come join the festivities.

 

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81ST ANNUAL SARASOTA COUNTY FAIR

2pm – 11pm
Until March 26th

Sarasota County Fair Grounds
3000 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota Florida

Adults $8? 55+ $8
Active Military $4
Children 5 and younger Free  + $1 gate fee

Armband Special
Ride all rides for $20.00 + admission

Want a fun activity for the kids this St. Patties day? It just so happens that this year’s opening day for the Sarasota Fair is none other than Friday March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. Special shows on display that day consist of Matt’s Family Jams at 2pm and 8pm. The Magic Show at 6:15pm. The Dairy Cattle Show will commence at 7pm sharp. The Hypnosis Show with Ron Diamond will start at 9:30pm. Don’t forget to fill up on all the yummy “bad-for-you” fair food and the main attractions… the fun coaster and fair rides!

 

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MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB

1pm – 2am
(941) 925-2344

Molly’s
6586 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Settle your tab at the end of the night

Come join the friends and family at Molly Malone’s. Take your turn at a free game of pool or darts. Maybe take a swing on the Golden T Golf Game.



 

Ingman Marine wishes everyone a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We hope you are able to enjoy a relaxing day on the boat and an even better night, hopefully with a cup full of the modern tradition, green tinted beer.


 

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