Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to wear your best green and hit the town. (Just make sure you NEVER drink and drive – always have a ride or an Uber lined up.) Our Orlando Toyota dealership has suggestions to help you celebrate the holiday in the city beautiful!
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party: Wall Street, downtown Orlando. Looking to drink your fill of green beer and Irish car bombs? Head to Wall Street and get started – the block party kicks off at 4pm and runs until 2am! Admission is free but you do need to be 21+ to get in for the festivities, regardless of whether or not you’ll be imbibing. There will be Irish drink specials, free giveaways, live music, food specials, and even a leprechaun! Just remember – if you’re going to partake in adult beverages, you need to find a sober ride home. Be sure to book something in advance and be aware that surge pricing for Uber and Lyft will probably be in effect due to the holiday.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival: Winter Garden. Looking for something a little more family-friendly? Head to Winter Garden! There’s a St. Patrick’s Day Festival where you’ll be able to watch Highland Games and listen to live music, as well as check out Celtic crafts. Plus, you can visit the beer garden for some libations and get your fill of Irish food! Admission is free and the festival is located at Plant Street and State Road 429, and the festival runs from 4pm to 11pm!
Irish Food Fest: East End Market. More concerned about Celtic food than green beer? You’re not the only one, and you can definitely fill up at the Irish Food Fest at East End Market on Corrine Drive. There’s a special menu showcasing bangers and mash, corned beef sliders, fish and chips, Irish pub salad, and much more. It’ll run you about $25-30 but the cost is well worth the taste. Plus, East End Market will be hosting a live band, beer tasting, and a cash bar if beer isn’t really your thing. It kicks off at 6pm and you can eat your fill until 9pm!
Ain’t Paddy’s Day Luau: Sanford. Not really into St. Patrick’s Day? You can still have a celebratory weekend by heading to Sanford and attending the Ain’t Paddy’s Day Luau on Saturday night. It’s a post- St. Patrick’s day celebration where you’ll find live music, green rum drinks, and delicious food. You can even win a price in the homemade lei contest! The celebration begins at 9pm at Little Fish Huge Pond in Sanford.
Have a safe and celebratory St. Patrick’s Day and remember, don’t drink and drive!