This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. While it is on a Sunday, there will be no shortage of festivities the entire weekend in and around Oakland Park. Here are a few events I was able to rustle up for this weekend. Feel free to add any additional events to the comments section or in the Living in Oakland Park Facebook Group.
Finnegan’s Wake at Big Dog Station in Downtown Oakland Park
Big Dog Station in Oakland Park is kicking off St. Patty’s Day festivities with a wake, yes a wake. Promptly at 6:00pm on Saturday March 16th, a hearse will arrive with poor ol’ Finnegan and his motley crew of mourners. Their arrival signals the beginning of this unforgettably hilarious Irish funeral and parade. Described as something “you have to experience”, Finnegan’s Wake brings a whole new twist to celebrating St. Patty’s Day.
Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Enjoy bagpipes, high school bands, Irish dancers, live music, food and more in Fort Lauderdale’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th. The parade starts at 9am and the fun continues until 11p. This is a free event and gets crowded very quickly so get there early to secure your seat along the parade route.
St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun in Davie
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Family Fun day on Sunday March 17th from 11am-4pm ant Marando Farms and Ranch in Davie. The fun includes a petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, pony rides, BBQ, live music, a Garth Brooks impersonator and farm tours. There is also a raffle to benefit Broward County’s Autism Society. For more information visit Marando Farms and Ranch Facebook page.
Stout Bar and Grill in Oakland Park
Stout Bar and Grill in Oakland Park is hosting their annual St. Paddy’s day bash complete with a a Special St. Patrick’s Day menu , music, dancing and let’s not forget beer! According to Stout Bar and Grill “no one does 3/17 like us!!!”.
Have a Happy, Safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!
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Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 31 years. In addition to publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com , Désirée publishes three other blogs and has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism and to helping others with their real estate endeavors through education. Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.