If you’re looking for places to celebrate all things Irish in West Palm Beach this St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a festival full of fellow lads and lassies, a parade of epic emerald proportions, or a bar crawl with plentiful green beer, we’ve rounded-up the best spots to spend St. Patrick’s Day. Gather your green garb and head to any of these West Palm Beach haunts for a day of revelry.
Shamrock and roll with Jason Mraz at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Mraz’s acoustic show and soulful setlist are sure to send you into musical St. Paddy’s splendor. While this is certainly a bit of a lower key way to ring in the holiday, the West Palm Beach concert promises to be filled with fun too. It’s the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Get the party started slowly on Friday, then plan to meet your friends bright and early on Saturday for a Guinness (or a Bloody Mary). The show starts at 8, and tickets are available for purchase here.
Every March 17, the folks at O’Shea’s Irish Pub shut down the 500 block of Clematis Street for a huge block party for the entire West Palm Beach community. For over 24 years, O’Shea’s has been the spot to have the Irish experience, and this year’s St. Patrick’s Day won’t be any different. The best part is O’Shea’s focuses on creating fun for the entire family. Kids will find multiple bounce houses, face painting, snow cones and more while kids at heart can enjoy special brews just for the day, great food, and the Irish band, Gaelic Brew.
Beginning at 11 AM, the quaint town of Palm Beach Shores will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. One of the happiest Palm Beach events, the St. Patrick’s Day parade is self described by residents as a little town that throws a big parade. Keep an eye out for the parade grand marshal along with cars driven by volunteers and community members wearing their Irish best. For more information, visit the town’s website.
Even though this is a pinch down the road from West Palm Beach, the Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day festivities are worth the quick drive. The tradition began in 1968, so it’s clear Irish eyes have been smiling upon this event for decades. Celebrations start the night before with an Irish Folk Band. Saturday brings the festival complete with bagpipes and other live performances. Visitors can take-in the parade featuring some of the local community’s nonprofits, businesses, civic organizations, and other integral community members early afternoon, or participate themselves by signing-up for the fun run (which marks the official start of the parade). One of many festivals in March 2018, this one is not to be missed!
West Palm Beach Bar Crawls is at it again, and this time it’s with their St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl. With their ticket, tub-thumpers will receive five free drinks along with extra food and drink specials available at participating West Palm Beach bars. Another perk? Crawlers will also receive St. Patrick’s Day Swag! We’re not quite sure what that means, but we’re almost positive it will be Instagram-worthy. The crawl is free-roam, meaning you can stay as long (or as little) as you’d like at each stop. Check-in at Cabo Flats and head on your hunt for your own pot...err...cocktail...of gold.