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Experience St. Patrick's Day in Orlando

Orlando’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include parades, parties, and parent-child activities. Celebrate in style with these fun events.

Looking for things to do in Orlando on St. Patrick's Day? From bar crawls to balloon fights, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the celebrations on March 17. Evoke the spirit of Ireland with Irish food and drink, music, and dancing. Join us on a tour of the best places to mark St. Patrick's Day in Orlando.

Pub Crawls

On the list of essential things to do in Orlando, pub crawls feature highly on St. Patrick's Day. Join like-minded revelers on a tour of the city's best Irish bars and pubs.

1. The Official Luck of The Irish Bar Crawl

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than crawling through all the Irish bars in Orlando? The Official Luck of the Irish Bar Crawl is an annual event that draws exuberant crowds. Paint the town green with your fellow revelers, preferably dressed as a leprechaun, shamrock, or four-leaf clover.

Joining the official pub crawl gets you free entry into the best bars, and some of them feature live music to keep the party spirit going well into the evening. A digital map keeps you on track and lists each bar's food and drink promotions.

Remember to pace yourself. This event starts early in the evening and goes until late. Pack the sunscreen, charge your phone, and lace up your most comfortable shoes. This bar crawl will take you on a tour of every piece of Ireland in Orlando.

Bars, Breweries, Pubs, and Lounges

Many of Orlando's bars, pubs, and lounges host St. Patrick's Day events, and some offer karaoke. Here are some of our favorite Orlando venues for St. Paddy's Day celebrations.

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2. Howl at the Moon St. Patrick's Day Party

Howl at the Moon is one of Orlando's best-loved live music venues. Every year, this bar hosts a St. Patrick's Day Party with live music, special offers on drinks, and fantastic vibes. Get there soon after the doors open to start the party and celebrate in style.

The event usually lasts until well after midnight, giving you plenty of time to show off your best dance moves. Howl at the Moon is famous for its high-energy live music shows that feature the hottest dance hits and best party anthems.

Enjoy live covers of your favorite songs. The talented performers here know how to excite a crowd, and the dance floor is always popping.

3. Elixir Orlando St. Patrick's Day featuring Rossi

Visit Elixir in Orlando for a St. Patrick's Day event that will have you dancing all night long. This bar is known for having the hottest house and techno DJs worldwide. Dance the night away on the outdoor patio, dressed in your best green outfit.

If you get hungry, check out the tasty menu, which features chunky sandwiches and sweet waffles to fuel your party spirit. The 2024 event featured Rossi, a talented artist who burst onto the scene with his debut EP, Get On The Floor. His minimal-leaning house music perfectly fits the bar's electric atmosphere.

Keep an eye on Elixir's website for details about the next St. Patrick's Day event, and get ready to dance the night away!

4. Altira Pool + Lounge St. Patrick's Day Pool Affair

Who doesn't love a good pool party? The St. Patrick's Day Pool Affair at the Altira Rooftop Pool + Lounge promises a wet and wild atmosphere that rocks to the rhythm of the resident DJ's banging beats. This is an afternoon event, so that you can plan for an early night or head to another party afterward.

Expect great deals on shots and beer; of course, all the lounge's usual delicious dishes are available for you to feast on. Here, you and your friends can indulge in a selection of shareable plates, such as bacon cheeseburger sliders, sweet pepper, sausage flatbreads, or coastal shrimp wraps.

When you visit this rooftop bar, you'll be treated to spectacular views of Orlando. Sip a beer, a glass of champagne, or a handcrafted cocktail while you watch the St. Patrick's Day parades through the streets far below.

5. Tactical Brewing Company Green Fling

The founders of Tactical Brewing Company are passionate about craft beer. It's no surprise they see kindred spirits in the people of Ireland, a nation famous for creating some of the best brews in the world. You can sample all the beers by asking for a flight (a selection of four five-ounce servings) instead of a full pour each time you go to the bar.

The Tactical Brewing Company Green Fling celebrates Ireland's patron saint in style. This afternoon event features live music, pop-up vendors selling street food, new beer releases, and a green water balloon tournament.

Enter the Green Fling tournament as a team of five people and start planning your strategy against the other teams. The entry fee includes a beer to get you in the mood to celebrate. If you win, you'll receive hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise and drinks.

6. Paddywagon Dr. Phillips St. Paddy's Celebration

Welcome to Paddywagon Dr. Phillips, an Irish pub in Southwest Orlando. Located in an upscale neighborhood near the Dellagio Town Center, this bar sure knows how to put on a party.

With five Irish drafts on tap, including classic Guinness, it can give you an authentic taste of Ireland. Be sure to check out the local drafts and the many fruity and inventive craft brews.

For your St. Patrick's Day celebration, we recommend trying out Kilkenny Draught, based on an Irish cream ale first brewed in 1710. Enjoy your brewskis indoors, or sit on the patio and soak up the fresh Orlando air.

Keep an eye on the venue's website for details of the next St. Paddy's Day celebration at Paddywagon Dr. Phillips. Up to 250 revelers can attend, so bring your friends and get ready to have the best night out.

7. Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub St. Patrick's Day Bash

Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub cultivates an authentic Irish atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy beers and wines imported from the Emerald Isle and traditional pub meals.

Live traditional Irish music is a regular feature, and you'll feel like you walked into a bar in the heart of Dublin. Claddagh Cottage is located on Curry Ford Road, just a few blocks down from gorgeous Lake Como Park.

The Claddagh Cottage St. Patrick's Day Bash is an annual event. Bands play outside all day to get you in the mood to celebrate. Turn up any time between noon and midnight to pay homage to Saint Patrick and enjoy a drink or two and maybe more.

Check out the menu if you get hungry during the 12 hours of reveling. It's full of hearty Irish favorites, such as Scotch eggs, cottage pie, and Irish stew. Don't miss the traditional Irish brown bread or the Murphy's slaw. We also advise leaving room for dessert. The peach bread pudding with caramel whiskey sauce is divine!


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a festival of Irish culture. Watch Irish dancers, listen to traditional Irish tunes, and enjoy a few Irish beers.

8. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant's Annual Mighty St. Patrick's Festival

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is in The Landing at Disney Springs, and every part of its interior was shipped straight from Ireland. You can't get more authentic than that. Experience Irish culture on a grand scale in this majestic pub.

The menu is extensive, with all the hearty classics you would expect to see, such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and bangers and mash. You can even enjoy traditional boxty potato pancakes. Wash it all down with an Irish beer or whiskey.

Sit back and relax with your drink while enjoying the free nightly entertainment. Talented singer-songwriters share their souls with the listening crowd while lively bands belt out ballads, pub classics, and traditional Irish songs. There are even Irish dancers performing traditional steps. As performers ourselves, we admire their grace and poise.

The Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival is an annual affair at Raglan Road. In addition to the usual entertainment, expect a few special surprises. Watch the venue's website for information about next year's event.


Enjoy a good meal with your Irish beers when celebrating St. Patrick's Day at one of Orlando's most popular restaurants. Here's one of our favorite food venues in Orlando.

9. World of Beer O-Town West St. Patty's Brunch

If you like beer (Irish or otherwise), you'll love World of Beer's O-Town West location. This bar and kitchen are devoted to matching people with brews they'll enjoy. You can drink your beers inside or on the shady patio, where dogs are welcome.

The St. Patty's Brunch event ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 2024, and it was such a success that we have no doubt it'll run again next year. Look forward to a special themed menu with green-colored drinks and Irish specialties. Be sure to try the holiday cocktails made with Jameson Irish whiskey.

There's also a wide range of food on the menu to soak up all that booze. Choose from shareable finger foods, sweet desserts, and hearty main meals. During the St. Patty's Brunch, everything is green-themed but just as delicious as usual.


If you're searching for an alternative to bars and restaurants, why not find out what's happening at Orlando's public libraries? From crafts to kid-friendly parties, there's always something exciting happening at the local library, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception.

10. Orange County Library System Southwest Branch - Let's Embroider a Shamrock Pin

Looking for a quieter way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If bars aren't your thing, head to the Southwest Branch of the Orange County Library System. The local library celebrates various cultural festivals, including St. Patrick's Day.

At this library branch, teens and adults learned how to embroider a shamrock pin to recognize Ireland's most famous saint in 2024.

Look out for future workshops themed around St. Patrick's Day. These events are a great way to meet others in a casual and relaxed setting while learning a new skill.

11. Orange County Library System Washington Park Branch - St. Patrick's Day!

Are you celebrating with kids? Many events in bars and pubs are only open to people aged 21 or over. Thankfully, libraries also cater to little ones. In 2024, Orange County Library System's Washington Park Branch held a St. Patrick's Day event geared explicitly toward lower and upper elementary kids.

Participants were invited to wear green for this leprechaun-themed celebration. If your little ones have special needs, contact the library to request accommodations. The helpful staff are keen to ensure every kid can participate in their joyful events.

Located on Raleigh Street, the library is easy to reach by bus. It's also conveniently close to Lake Fran, where you can cycle, stroll, or relax in a beautiful, family-friendly outdoor setting.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Orlando

We love a good St. Patrick's Day celebration, and Orlando delivers. For a celebration of a different kind, come to one of our shows in Orlando.

Every show is carefully scripted and choreographed to take you on an emotional journey. The incredible acrobatics, beautiful dances, and eye-catching costumes will lift your spirits and inspire you. Book your tickets today, and make our show an integral part of your Orlando experience.

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