Photo courtesy of Liam Fitzpatrick’s
It’s time again to go green and join the luck of the Irish at Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant and Irish Pub, Graffiti Junktion, Duffy’s Sports Grill and F&D Cantina for the 12th annual St. Patrick’s Lake Mary Block Party on Saturday, March 14. North Orlando’s biggest block party is FREE to attend and kicks off at Colonial Town Park plaza at 4pm. The epic event features festive live entertainment throughout the night from Orlando Firefighters Bagpipes & Drums, three live DJs, drink specials and authentic Irish food and fun. The Lake Mary St. Patrick’s Block Party also supports Orlando City Youth Soccer, who will be on site collecting donations. Orlando City Youth Soccer is the preeminent youth club in Lake Mary, whose core values are player development, parental guidance, coaches education and community outreach. “While we strive to deliver a traditional Irish pub experience 365 days a year, St. Patty’s is, without question, our most highly anticipated main event,” says Liam Fitzpatrick’s General Manager Dominick Coloni. “We are excited to join back together with our plaza neighbors and Orlando City Youth Soccer, start 2020 off strong and see all of our loyal patrons at the best, the biggest and the most memorable St. Patrick’s party.”
Take a stroll down Raglan Road
for the best Irish entertainment in America. St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off at 3.00 pm Friday March 13 and run thru Tuesday, March 17. Brace yourselves for a cacophony of music. Throw in a troupe of Irish Dancers with more talent in their big toes than most possess in their lifetime and you have the ingredients for a fun, feisty and fantabulous festival. With sublime Irish food, an enormous range of craft beers and cocktails, a dedicated Irish store, face painting and much more, this is a truly immersive experience.
The Ravenous Pig
Photo Courtesy of PASSPORT WINTER PARK
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Ravenous Pig on Saturday, March 14, from 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Guests will have the choice of three different entrees and a few beverage specials to enjoy. Entrees include: The Roast ($18) with corned beef brisket with choucroute and a side of potato salad with house-made Irish soda bread and Joyce’s mustard. Plus, a chocolate cupcake topped with Dirty Old Stout buttercream, a Mahi Sandwich ($17) includes sauce gribiche, Bibb lettuce, and roasted tomatoes on a brioche bun with a side of truffle fries, and a Gatherer Salad ($13) that includes baby greens, avocado, pickled beets, and radish topped with goat cheese, pistachio granola and Herb vinaigrette.
Wall St. Plaza
A collective of 7 downtown Orlando bars will host a block party on March 14 and March 17. The Wall St. Plaza
“St. Practice” Day and St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties will take place on two city streets as well as The Hen House, Hooch, The Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow, WaiTiki and Wall St. Cantina. Enjoy live bands, DJs, and Irish pipes and drums, as well as Irish food and drink specials, tons of giveaways, and a leprechaun. Saturday’s event runs from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., with Sunday’s scheduled for 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
For those looking for family friendly or pet friendly festivities, go to Baldwin Park
on March 14 from 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature food trucks, a beer garden, music, dancing, and a street full of vendors and local businesses!
Saturday, March 14 head out for the St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival
in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford! Food trucks, live music, craft beer and tons of fun are set to be had! 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. All proceeds to benefit Special Needs Ability Program, Inc
THAT PUB FEEL
Harp and Celt
If you’re looking for a Downtown Orlando vibe, Harp and Celt
has you covered (well, technically there’s no cover charge on March 17). Serving up the traditional corned beef and cabbage from 11:00 a.m. until it runs out, this block party offers live music outside beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Lizzy McCormack’s Irish Pub
Lizzy McCormack’s Irish Pub
is close by and is set to host its 16th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration this year. With live Irish music, drink and food specials, giveaways, and their world-famous pudding shots, anyone 21+ will enjoy this thoroughly good time. RSVP’s are recommended.
CATCH THAT RAINBOW
March for Meals St. Patrick’s 5K
Saturday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. head to Kissimmee Lakefront Park! This fun run encourages participants to wear green, creates awareness of senior hunger and raises money for the Meals on Wheels
program in Osceola County through the Osceola Council on Aging. Groups can compete for “Most Spirited Team” and/or “Largest Team.” Registration in advance
is encouraged but pick up your race kit on race day!
2020 Luck of the Irish 3.17
The third annual Luck of the Irish 3.17-mile VIRTUAL race encourages participants to run during March, which is also Hemophilia Month. Racers will receive a bib and medal, and at least 15 percent of every registration will be donated to the National Hemophilia Foundation
. Register here
UNIQUE IRISH TWISTS ON YOUR FAVORITE FOODS
Photo courtesy of Krispy Kreme
From March 15 – 17, the original glazed doughnuts will be GREEN! Head to your nearest location
to pick some up and for a chance to WIN GOLD. Lucky winners across the nation will win a Golden Dozen Pass – One Dozen FREE Original Glazed ® doughnuts per month until St. Patrick’s Day 2021. So head to one of the participating locations below for your chance to win one dozen Original Glazed ® doughnuts per month for a year. If we win, we promise we’ll share!
Duffy’s Sports Grill
Duffy’s Sports Grill is doing something unique for St. Patrick’s Day by offering anyone with the name “Duffy” a free Lucky Duffy cocktail, which is their newest signature drink … even someone with a tattoo that has Duffy in it will receive the free drink. The Lucky Duffy is crafted with luck of the Irish Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, a dash of Angostura bitters, and a splash of lemonade. Celebrating from Saturday, March 14 – Tuesday, March 17, Duffy’s is also offering drink specials such as Guinness pints for $4 each, and Jameson shots & Jameson cold brew shots for $5 all weekend. Not only are they offering unbeatable drink specials, but they are also serving some tasty Irish-themed food dishes from now till St. Patrick’s Day. More info here!
Canvas Restaurant + Market
Canvas, anyone? Head out to Canvas Restaurant + Market
March 15 – 17 for a Corned Beef and Cabbage special you’ll love. Reservations recommended
And if you’re already in the Lake Nona area, check out the BRAND NEW Boxi Park
! The dining and live entertainment venue in Lake Nona will celebrate a family-friendly, dog-friendly St. Patrick’s Day on March 14 and 15 with traditional Irish food and beverage specials and live entertainment by Celtic Conundrum (March 14, 1-4 p.m.), DEF LEPRECHAUN (March 14, 7-10 p.m.), Irish four-piece band Brayzen Heads (March 15, 1-4 p.m.) and folk band Beemo (March 15, 6-9 p.m.).