Updated for 2015
St. Patrick's Day Brings Ireland to Downtown Disney (Gene Duncan, photographer)
It's that time of year again in Orlando where everyone identifies with their inner Irish, puts on some green, heads to one of our local pubs and raises a glass, or two, in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
Whether you're Irish or not, Orlando offers some fantastic opportunities for you to celebrate at our legendary Irish pubs and restaurants on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
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No need to hunt for the perfect way to celebrate, Visit Orlando is your lucky shamrock with our top picks for St. Patrick's Day festivals and celebrations around Orlando:
Raglan Road at Downtown Disney
Scythian tops the line-up of talented bands that showcase their Irish roots through lively music and dance during the Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant - March 13th -17th. The most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration in Central Florida also will feature inventive cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, host of the TASTE Award-winning PBS and Create TV cooking show, "Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food." Raglan Road guests ready to "get their green on" can participate in festivities that run from 4pm until 1.30am March 13th and from noon until 1.30am, March 14th-17th.
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon Orlando
Get a sneak peek at the famous New York City mainstay opening this spring at the new I-Drive 360 entertainment complex, to the right of the Orlando Eye at 1ST ANNUAL BLARNEY BASH! Celebrate all day with Live Music, Bag Pipes, Leprechauns, and Drink Specials til 2am. McFadden's offers a vibrant atmosphere that appeals to a diverse crowd, including families, sports fans and partiers.
Pat O'Brien's at Universal City Walk
Everyone's Irish on St. Pat's at Pat O'Brien's in Universal CityWalk, Brining the New Orleans party to you, with Live Band & Dueling Pianos, Stilt Walkers, Bead Girls and More. Enjoy authentic Irish food (separate purchase) and Irish specialty drinks (separate purchase). Tuesday, March 17, 2pm - 2am . FREE Admission Until 7pm, 21+ after 7pm.
The Pub at Pointe Orlando
Join Orlando's hottest place for "Irish You Were Beer" St. Patrick's day fun on March 17th. Enjoy Irish food, drink specials and live entertainment including from Def Leprechaun at 9:00 p.m. Join in the fun on social media using #PubPattyParty.
Wall St. Plaza - Downtown Orlando
Wall Street is kicking off St. Patrick's Day with a weekend of block parties! The party starts Saturday March 14th at our St. Practice Day Block party at 5:00 p.m. The party continues on Sunday, March 15 for Sunday Funday St. Pats Style at noon. And come out all for an all-day St. Patrick's Day Party in Downtown Orlando on Tuesday, March 17. Throw on something green and come out for live Irish music, tons of beads & giveaways, green beer, jello shots, and even a Leprechaun!