This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday which means that there will be no excuse for many of you if you’d like to celebrate from morning till nightfall as is tradition at most Irish Pubs. As in previous years, you won’t have to wait until the 17th to get your “green on”. The two largest cities in Broward will be celebrating a full week earlier, staggering a day apart so that you can attend both, if you like. The St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival in Downtown Fort Lauderdale takes place Saturday March 10th and the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Hollywood on Sunday, March 11th. Click the links or more details on each.
A little further north into Palm Beach County, the City of Delray Beach will pay tribute with live music entertainment starting on Friday March 16th from 5pm to 10pm with Gaelic Brew Irish Folk and continuing all day Saturday with the parade flowing along “The” Avenue from 2 till 4pm and festivities continuing till 7pm.
SCHEDULE AT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE DELRAY BEACH (Saturday, March 17)
- 11:00am: Festival opens (Irish DJ music & announcements)
- 11:15am: Irish Music / Live performances by various female singers
- 1st Responder Bagpipe Bands from all over the United States
- 2:00pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- 3:00pm: Fire Brigade Rock Band (Festival Stage)
- 4:00pm: Irish DJ
- 5:00pm: School of Rock (Festival Stage)
Not to be outdone by their neighbors, the City of Boynton Beach CRA presents 4th Annual Blarney Bash, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM along East Ocean Avenue, between 1st St. and Seacrest Blvd.
Live Entertainment Highlights at Local Pubs & Restaurants on Saturday, March 17th, 2017
Galuppi’s restaurant & patio-bar in Pompano Beach wants to make your decision where to celebrate an easy one. Both the patio bar and backyard terrace will feature non-stop entertainment on two stages with a beautiful view of the Pompano Greens. Festivities begin at Noon with at Irish Favorites by Tom O’Miller and continue past nightfall with not one but two featured bands this year: Rogue Theory and Vertigo’s tribute to U2.
Brendan’s Sports Pub in Pompano Beach will celebrate the day as early as 9am with Irish back bacon, bangers, black and white pudding, eggs, beans, potato and tast. More Irish fare and Green Beer will be on the menu from Noon till Midnight including Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage as well as Shepherd’s Pie. The House of Winston Pipe & Drum Corps will make appearances at 3pm and 6pm. Axcents will keep the party going all night long starting at 8:00pm.
Packy’s Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point will kick off the live entertainment at Noon with Bangers and Mash “Music for the Celticly insane” followed by Authentic Irish band Echoes of Erin (5-8) followed by rock party-band Bounce at 9:00pm. A complete menu of Irish specialties including Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherd’s Pie will available all day long.
Well known for their Halloween and Cinco de Mayo “block” parties, Tijuana Taxi of Coral Springs will do their magic once again for St Patrick’s Day. Gates will at 3pm, expect an evening of live music, DJ entertainment, plenty of beer, Irish Car Bomb tents, beads & T-shirts, corned beef and cabbage taco’s, photo booths, and giveaways thrown from the stage. Local favorite cover band, Grindstone, hits the stage at 8pm.
The Dubliner Irish Pub in Mizner Park, Boca Raton, will be throwing “The biggest party in Boca” with live Entertainment with Irish Cloggers and Bagpipers at 2pm, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums Marching Troop, Adam David Duo at 11am, Walt Rooney Irish Folk at 12 Noon, Spider Cherry at 3pm and U2 Tribute Band “Someday Radio” to top it all off. The event is Kid Friendly with Face Painting, Magicians and Leprechauns. A traditional Irish Buffet featuring Irish favorites including corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie will be served all day long.
If you’re looking for the most authentic Irish celebrations and one of the largest annual block parties anywhere in South Florida, the winner will have to be The Field Irish Pub in Dania Beach. Aside from lines of cars looking for parking, expect to find live music on 2 stages (inside and outdoors), 2 huge outdoor tents replete with full liquor bars and Irish fare, Irish dancers, bagpipers, children’s face painter, Irish gifts, and a late night DJ as well. This year’s featured bands include Celtic Bridge with Ade Peever, Roisín Dillon & John Schreiber
featuring Eamonn dillon with Hilary O’Leary, Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher. Also The Fenians and DJ Justin De Paul. It all gets started at 11am. More info at: http://thefieldfl.com
In south-west Broward, you’ll find Uncle Al’s Sports Cafe on the Sunrise-Weston border throwing their annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash. Live Music with eXeter and Thought Monkey start at 5pm followed by DJ Rockin’ Ruben! Enjoy Irish Car Bombs, Jameson and GREEN BEER!
Hard Rock Cafe HOLLYWOOD will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a limited-time offer, bursting with Irish-inspired flavours. The St. Paddy’s Burger is a mouth-watering Guinness Bacon Cheeseburger available from Monday 12 March 2018 – Sunday 18 March 2018 as a rockin’ tribute to the Irish national holiday. Don’t miss the St Paddy’s Guinness Bacon Cheeseburger made with a Hard Rock signature burger patty, topped with Jameson bacon jam and succulent Guinness cheese sauce, served on a toasted bun with crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and a side of Hard Rock fries. The St. Paddy’s Day Burger is available for a limited time only from Hard Rock Cafe HOLLYWOOD for $17.95.
Kim ‘Bo’ Bokamper Wants To Send You To Ireland!
Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill is offering guests a chance to win a trip for two to Ireland! As part of its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Bokamper’s is holding its annual Irish D.E.W. and a Brew feature from February 9 – March 31, which gives guests the opportunity to win a week long trip to Ireland! All guests need to do is purchase a Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and a Guinness, together for $9.99. They then fill out an entry form, and give it to their server or bartender. The prize includes:
- Round-trip flights for two from Florida to Dublin, Ireland
- Six nights of accommodation in Dublin, Ireland
- Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery tour in Tullamore, Ireland
- $200 gift card for ground transportation
Entrants must be 21 or older. No purchase is necessary with the mail-in form found at Bokampers.com. One mail-in form permitted per day. See official rules and regulations at Bokampers.com. Drink responsibly. The promotion is available at all five Bokamper’s Florida locations: Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Plantation, Naples, and Estero.
LIVE MUSIC IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH ON MARCH 17TH
In addition to all of the above, you’ll find more than 50 live music events listed on WeekendBroward’s hour by hour live music calendars for Broward and Palm Beach County. Browse the flyers below for more offerings from some of our sponsors!