Between Jensen Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade And Specials At Stuart's Irish Pubs, You'll Be Celebrating St. Paddy's All Week Long
Grab your greenest garb and a pint of Guinness, and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Treasure Coast.
Between the Jensen Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday and Irish pubs and other local bars hosting parties, there are plenty of options for where to go to show your Irish pride all week long.
Saturday, March 12, noon to 7 p.m., Front parking lot of The Twisted Tuna in Stuart
Get a head start on St. Paddy's Day at the 2016 Twisted Irish Fest, featuring green beer, a beer keg tossing contest and more. Enjoy a full liquor tent as well as special deals on corned beef and cabbage ($17.99 per adult, $8.99 per child 10 and under). For the kids, there will be face painting, a costume contest, and appearances by Irish Mickey Mouse. Two Irish bands, Marcille Wallace & Friends and West of Galway, will perform. On March 17 (actual St. Paddy's Day), reggae/rock/funk band The Holidazed will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Jensen Beach
Head to downtown Jensen Beach for a festival featuring craft vendors selling art and jewelry along Jensen Beach Boulevard. There will also be face painting for the kids, and restaurants will serve corned beef, cabbage and other Irish fare all day. At 3 p.m., a family-friendly parade will take the streets, with Grand Marshal Mike Cusimano, of the Treasure Coast Athletic Association, at the head. Enjoy performances from the Palm Beach Pipe & Drum Corps and The Celtic Kazoo Band of Hobe Sound. Coast 101.3 will announce the event in front of Mulligan’s Beach House.
Note: Jensen Beach Boulevard and NE Ricou Terrace will be closed down for the festival, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m, stretching from NE Pineapple Avenue to Indian River Drive. The event will be hosted rain or shine.
Thursday, March 17, 7 a.m. to close
Expect a real Irish bash at Shindig, where Irish music groups—from The Kindred Kilts to The Rowdy Micks—will be performing starting at noon and lasting late into the evening. There will be promos and giveaways throughout the day. Cover is $5 for those who arrive after 3 p.m. and $10 after 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Listen to Irish music as the Stuart sports bar welcomes performer John Lang at noon and Micah Scott Project at 6 p.m. While you're there, feast on Tavern's wings, sandwiches, burgers or any of their delicious starters.
Thursday, March 17, 7:45 p.m.
On St. Patrick's Day, The Leprechaun Express will hop from one Flanigan's restaurant to another, with a stop in Stuart at 7:45 p.m. Jimmy Flanigan will give out gift cards to the greenest guests, with a $100 prize going to the best dressed. Don't forget to try Flanigan's homemade corned beef and cabbage plate for $14.99, and get $1 off Guinness and Guinness Blond.
Thursday, March, 17, 8 a.m. to close, Stuart or Jensen Beach
Come dressed in your best green attire, and enjoy traditional Irish food specials, including corned beef, cabbage and green beer. A live band, DJ and musicians on bagpipes will all provide entertainment. The first 30 people to check-in on Facebook and show the hostess will receive a prize. Guests can also win prizes by playing trivia with the DJ.
Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
OK, so this event isn't exactly in celebration of St. Paddy's Day, but in case you want to hear some great music, head to this local spot for a performance by The Hip Abduction. The tropical indie pop band—from St. Petersburg, Florida—released their sophomore full-length album, "Gold Under the Glow," earlier this month.
(Image via Facebook/Jensen Beach St. Patrick's Day Festival)