The religious holiday for the patron saint of Ireland has inspired many festive celebrations. Irish themed restaurants and bars take this opportunity to party with green beer, traditional Irish meals and good times. Some of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the Orlando area include:
Starting at 2:00 pm and going till 2:00 am, Pat O’ Brien’s at Universal’s CityWalk will once again have their St. Patty’s Day party. On March 17th, wear your green and enjoy the luck of the Irish with live rock and roll, traditional Irish food and more. A live band, dueling piano bar, leprechauns, stilt walkers and giveaways are on hand. General admission is $12 and VIL (very important leprechaun) is $20.
On Saturday March 15th, 2008, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Hootie and the Blowfish will perform a free St. Patrick’s Day Concert in Celebration Town Centeras a part of the Robert Gamez Celebrity Weekend benefiting local charities. In addition to Hootie and the Blowfish, additional acts will include Rock and Pop Masters featuring performances by Jimi Jamieson (Survivor), Mike Reno (Loverboy), John Cafferty and Michael Antunes (Beaver Brown Band), and Larry Hoppen (Orleans). The event begins at 7:00PM and parking and admission are free.
Fiddler’s Green in Winter Park – Don’t miss the beer garden in the back constructed just for the event.
Kitty O’Sheas Irish Pub in Lake Buena Vista – A favorite with locals and tourists alike.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Ken McBride, an Irish entertainer that performs as extraordinary number of tunes spanning the gap from current ballads to old folk songs. Irish favorites to Broadway standards at the Helen Stairs Theatre in Sanford. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35 for this concert held on March 15, 2008 at 7:30.