Jul 30, 2014

What to Know for St. Paddy's Day Weekend in Dunedin

Between Cricketers three-day parking lot party and Flanagan's two-day street festival, here's everything you need to plan for St. Patrick's Day weekend in Dunedin.

What to Know for St. Paddy's Day Weekend in Dunedin What to Know for St. Paddy's Day Weekend in Dunedin What to Know for St. Paddy's Day Weekend in Dunedin What to Know for St. Paddy's Day Weekend in Dunedin

Two outdoor multi-day bashes and one weekend. 

That's how Dunedin likes to do St. Patrick's Day.

And since March 17 falls on a Sunday this year, both St. Patty's celebrations — one on downtown Main Street and the other in Causeway Plaza — are full weekend affairs. 

Here's what's to know for each celebration:

Cricketers Parking Lot Tent Party

This indoor and outdoor parking lot tent party features three days of live music, drink and food specials, a costume contest, a photo booth, green beer and more in Causeway Plaza.

  • When: Friday, March 15 (starting at 7 p.m.); and all day Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
  • Where: Mike and Lisa's Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant
  • Food: Corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd's pie, Fish 'n' chips
  • Drink Deals: $5 Guinness, Bush Mills, Jameson, Baileys and Irish car bombs; $3 green beer (16-ounces)
  • Free Stuff: parking, face painting, promo girl giveaways, costume contest ($100 cash prize)
  • Live Music:  Strange Brew, 8 p.m. Friday;  Four Star Riot, 3 p.m. and  Shenanigans, 8 p.m. Saturday; The New Rulers, 2 p.m.;  Greg Billings Band, 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • Parking/Transportation: 
    - Jolley Trolley is running.
    Free Parking: in Causeway Plaza

Flanagan's Street Festival

This is the first time in more than a decade that Flanagan's Irish Pub's annual festival closes downtown Main Street for two consecutive days of St. Paddy's celebration. The festival features two days of live music, Fox 13's Charley Belcher, drink and food specials, green beer and more downtown.

  • When: Saturday, March 16 (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, March 17 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • Where: Flanagan's Irish Pub
  • Free Stuff: live music at the Pioneer Park stage and a second stage in front of Flanagan's, Irish dancers, Dunedin Pipe Band, giveaways from Jameson promo girls (March 16, 9 to 10 p.m.)
  • Live Music:  Lucid DruidThe Irish Buskers, Fightin' Malones, Evergreen, and Noel Cooney. (For full entertianment schedule, visit the official website.)
  • Parking/Transportation: 
    - Jolley Trolley is running.
    - Bicycle racks are available at these locations.
    - Free Parking: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Edgewater Park (the Dunedin Municipal Marina), across from the Dunedin Brewery, at Highland Avenue and Main Street (behind Pensare and The Living Room), along Milwaukee Avenue, near Skinner Boulevard, and Weaver Park. (See also, attached map.) 

Other St. Paddy's Day Events in Dunedin:

  • St. Patrick's Day at Two Lions Winery
  • St Patrick's Day Weekend Bash
  • St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance

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