With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Tuesday this year, Bradenton residents and visitors will have multiple chances to celebrate the Luck ‘O the Irish! Festivities kick off on Saturday the 14th in Downtown Bradenton, continue on Sunday the 15th on Anna Maria Island, then, on Tuesday, the 17th, you’ll have the chance to celebrate all over town! Here’s what you need to know.
CANCELED — Main Street Live
Saturday, March 14th from 5 pm until 12 am — Old Main St. Downtown Bradenton
Kick off your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations early at downtown Bradenton’s Main Street Live on Saturday the 14th.
As always, there will also be awesome food trucks, vendors, and more.
O’Bricks Irish Pub
On Saturday the 14th during Main Street Live, O’Bricks Irish Pub in downtown Bradenton will have corned beef dinners, hot corned beef sandwiches, and corned beef Reubens.
They’ll also have the Bradenton Pipers at 11:45 on St. Patrick’s day and the same menu specials.
CANCELED — AMI St. Patrick’s Day Parade
CANCELED — Official St. Patrick’s Day Parade After Party
The Freckled Fin
Tuesday, March 17th Starting at 9 am — 5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
You can’t party all day if you don’t start in the morning! Kick your St. Patrick’s Day off right at the Freckled Fin Irish Pub on Holmes Beach.
The bash starts with free Tullamore D.E.W. Shots from 9 am until 10 am (one per person), free Jello shots while they last, and $4 Guinness until 11 am.
They’ll also have Kilkenny, Harpe, Smithwicks, and Killains on draft and a plethora of Irish Whiskeys for your drinking pleasure.
There will be drink specials and giveaways all day and a ton of traditional Irish food options. The menu will include the Freckled Fin’s “World Famous” Corned Beef and Cabbage, Rubens, Bangers and Mash, Irish Dip Sandwiches, Shepherds Pie, Fish and Chips, and some of their popular regular menu items.
Keith Zampino from Acoustic Thunder will take the stage 1:30 and entertain you with plenty of Irish songs until 5:30 pm. Then, musical legend TL Jentgens will take the stage at 7:00pm and end between 10 and 11 pm.
Clancy’s 20th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash
Bradenton’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party at Clancy’s Irish Pub is celebrating its 20th anniversary! There’s no cover and there will be live entertainment all day starting at 12 pm. Make sure to channel your inner leprechaun and get dressed up – there will be a $50 prize for the best Irish costume.
You’ll also want to come hungry! They’ll be slinging food all day including traditional corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie, burgers, hot dogs, and Irish coffee.
The Eric Von Band hits the stage at noon until 3 pm followed by Celtic Irish Dancers from 3 until 3:30. After that, you’ll enjoy Authentic Irish Music by Paul & Jeff and live bagpipers. The Crewe of De Soto arrives at 5 pm to “capture” the party and then the ever-popular Dr. Dave Band will hit the stage to close out the night from 7 until 10 pm. Sorry, kids, this is a 21-and-up event.
St. Caddy’s Day
Tuesday, March 17th from 11 am until 10 pm — Caddy’s: 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, Florida 34208
Paddywagon’s St. Paddy’s Day Celebration
Head over to any of Paddywagon’s three Bradenton locations for their popular St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations.
They’ll have green beer, corned beef sandwiches, $5 Black & Tans, $5 16-ounce Guinness, $6 20-ounce Guinness, and Happy Hour pricing on well drinks, domestic bottles, and domestic drafts. You can also save $1 on craft beers from 12 pm to 7 pm and enjoy $4.25 Captain Morgan from 12 pm until 2 am.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Ellenton: 1525 51st Ave. E. Ellenton / Bridge St. Pier Bradenton Beach
Looking for something a little bit more low-key? Head over to any of the four Anna Maria Oyster Bar locations to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Enjoy All You Can Eat Corned Beef ‘n’ Cabbage for just $12.99. Looking for green beer? They’ve got you covered! Select green beer drafts are only $2.00!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of the best things to do in Bradenton for St. Patrick’s Day! No matter how you celebrate, may the Luck ‘O the Irish be with you!
Looking for even more things to do in Bradenton? Check out the March edition of “Get Off the Couch, Bradenton! 25 Cool Things to Do This Month.”