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Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In and Around Oakland Park

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration of Irish culture and heritage, and it’s celebrated around the world with parades, music, dancing, and of course, plenty of green. This holiday, which takes place on March 17th, is a time to come together with friends and family to honor the patron saint of Ireland and to celebrate all things Irish.

Whether you’re of Irish descent or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive time to let loose and enjoy the company of others. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in and around Oakland Park. So grab your green attire and get ready to celebrate this beloved holiday in style.

St. Patrick's Day Parades

Bars and restaurants are some of the most popular places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, as they offer a fun and lively atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, and often live music and entertainment.

Many establishments go all out for the holiday, decorating with green and gold, and offering special menus and drink options to mark the occasion. Take a look at some options  to join in the fun.

Delray Beach St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade will have WWII veterans as their 2023 Grand Marshals. Chosen for their collective contribution to the United States of America, several local veterans will represent the group during the parade.

After the parade enjoy the celebration at the City of Delray Beach S.t Patrick’s Day Festival, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Fl. 33444, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Both the parade and festival are FREE, family-friendly events that draw in crowds from not only Delray Beach and its neighboring cities, but from around the world. The festival will host live music, food trucks, food booths, vendors, merchandise, games, pipes and drums and so much more!

Saturday, March 11, 2023
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Parade Route: West along Atlantic Avenue from the intracoastal waterway to NW 5th Avenue

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

Get ready to paint the town green! The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival will turn the street of the Venice of America alive on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.  The parade will feature fun and excitement for all ages! Over the years, the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival has become one of Fort Lauderdale’s largest and most anticipated events, attracting thousands of people. Don’t miss this a one-of-a-kind Irish celebration in the heart of Fort Lauderdale !

Check out the route:

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Festival: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park
Parade: 12:00 pm – 2 pm
Parade Route: Parade will travel southbound on A1A from Terramar Street to Las OlasBoulevard

Hollywood St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

Experience one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the USA! Over a mile in length – you’ll see  performers, festive floats, antique vehicles, marching bands, & more!

And all the way from NYC will be the NYPD Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps as they lead the processional east on Hollywood Boulevard, through Young’s Circle, and back up Harrison Street, to Dixie Highway!

Sunday, March 12, 2023
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Bars and Restaurants

Big Dog Station

3148 NE 12th Ave Oakland Park, FL 33334 | (954) 561-4304

Get your green attire to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style, because St. Patty’s Day at Big Dog Station is back on March 17! For this year’s festivities, Big Dog Station has prepared a special menu, with amazing corn beef platters and sandwiches. And let’s not forget about the drinks! They’ve got a special selection with Irish coffee shots, Jameson, Tellamore Dew, mini Guiness and Irish car bombs. 

The Field Irish Pub & Eatery

3281 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 | (954) 964-5979

On Friday, March 17, The Field will have traditional Irish music with The Banyans w/ Ade Peever, Donny Hicks & Jamie Pflug and Drake School Irish dancers.

There will be no outdoor event.


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