South Florida offers many activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Many residents of Miami-Dade County flock to Coral Gables to see the annual Irish Festival that features famous Irish singers and musicians. Previous lineups of South Florida Emerald Society St. Patrick’s Day Festival included Tipsy Laird, The St. Andrews Bagpipe Band, Paddy Kelligan, and The Breffini Academy of dance performing spectacular Irish dancing. The festival also offers lots of activities for children, like clowns, face painting, slides, and rock climbing wall. Miss Colleen Beauty Pageant is also showcased on stage at the festival.
The Irish Day is also marked with many pub events all over Miami, some of which are massive. St. Pat’s Wynwood attracts nearly 20,000 guests to Mana Wynwood. There are lots of entertainment and a pub crawl. Every little thing turns green for the day.
Fado Irish Pub, John Martin’s and other Irish pubs in the city also host pub crawls and other special events.
St. Patrick‘s Day Block Party is also held at CityPlace Doral. The free family-friendly event begins at 2 p.m. and lasts all day. The local entertainment plaza features face painters, arts and crafts stalls, cotton candy machines, authentic Irish performances, Celtic dancers, and St. Paddy’s Day signature green fountain. Grown-ups can enjoy a pint of green beer at the plaza beer garden. Coral Reef Park in Palmetto Bay holds Shamrock in the Park, free concert with a kids zone, food, and beer sale.