St. Patrick's Day In Greater Fort Lauderdale

Shamrocks, Celtic music, step dancers and plenty of green — St. Patrick’s Day is back! From a spirited 4-mile run, parade to a bar crawl and drinks at our favorite Irish pubs, here’s your guide to all things St. Patrick’s day in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Sláinte Mhaith!

What to Do

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Paint the town green during Fort Lauderdale’s iconic St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival. Taking place Saturday, March 16, this one-of-a-kind event invites thousands of spectators to enjoy live music, interactive games, cultural activities, a kids zone, tasty food and ice-cold beverages from 10 am to 7 pm at Tunnel Top Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard. From 12 pm to 2 pm, the parade will travel east on Las Olas Boulevard from Huizenga Plaza to SE 9th Ave, featuring decorative floats, marching bands, pipe and drum corps Irish dancers, street performers and classic automobiles. One thing’s for sure—you’ll be shamrocking and rolling all day long!

Embrace the Irish spirit at Flagler Village’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl on Saturday, March 16. Starting at 6 pm, crawlers will meet at Sistrunk Marketplace and enjoy access to 9+ bars, five complimentary shots, and exclusive drink specials throughout the evening. With DJs, music and entertainment, this epic crawl is the best way to discover unknown places and meet new friends in Fort Lauderdale. 

Get your day off to a golden start at the 11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Shamrock Run. Taking place on Sunday, March 17 at 8 am, this 4-mile run through Downtown Fort Lauderdale culminates in a fantastic party with food, beer, and music in Huizenga Plaza. Runners 21 and over can redeem a ticket on their bib for a free beer to really get the party started! Plus, starting at 9:30 am, little ones (11 and under) can also join in on the fun at the Lucky Leprechaun Kids Dash.

Get lucky at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach during their infamous St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 17 from 10 am to 10 pm. Don your greenest gear for a non-stop day of Irish eats, drinks, giveaways and live entertainment on multiple stages! Highlights will include headliner Celtic Mayhem, Irish singer Clar Killoran, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, and more! 

Can’t-Miss Irish Pubs

While these Irish bars in Greater Fort Lauderdale may be hosting special activities for the holiday, it’s truly St Patrick's Day all year round here.

The Field

The Field Irish Pub

One of the most iconic Irish bars in Greater Fort Lauderdale, the party begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes until late with traditional Irish music by The Banyans, performances by the Drake School Irish dancers, and three meal seatings.


Happy Hour is celebrated seven days a week at this Fort Lauderdale bar, which is always sure to have the biggest rugby and soccer matches on the tv sets. Irish beers are on tap, as well as brews from Germany, Belgium, England, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, the US and local Florida suds.

Mickey Byrne’s

Bar fare is about as Irish as it gets here, with corned beef and cabbage, steak tips, cream of potato soup, and more. It all goes great with a full bar, especially a shot or two of Jameson. The crew here is so excited for St. Patrick’s Day, in fact, that they throw a Halfway to St. Patty’s Day party in September. 

Briny Irish Pub

Belfast comes to the beach at this Pompano Beach bar, serving up plenty of beers paired with fare like fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash.

Kelly Brothers

This Fort Lauderdale pub has something for everyone, with open jam nights, a dart league, comedy night, live DJs, and bands. With Happy Hour kicking off at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday, consider taking the day off on St. Patrick’s Day and starting early.

McSorley’s Beach Pub

Three bars, more than 40 televisions, and a rooftop deck? This bar on Fort Lauderdale Beach checks all the boxes. Live music and DJs are scheduled each week, and you can also watch rugby and the Premier League while you’re here.

Tipperary Pub

You can’t miss this bar at The Cove in Deerfield Beach, thanks to the giant “cocktails” sign out front. Happy Hour is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every single day, where guests enjoy a full liquor bar, American and Irish dishes, pool tables, dart boards, ring toss, and a shuffleboard table.


Irish Pubs