Paddy Fest is March 16th – 17th in Williams Park Featuring Live Entertainment, Food Trucks, Bouncy Houses, Vendors, and Fun for the Family 


Tampa Bay, FLA (March 12th, 2024) – This weekend, Paddy Fest St. Pete is kicking off with two full days of Irish food, drinks, music, and family fun festivities in downtown St. Petersburg at Williams Park on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th, 2024. Entry is free


Each day from 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Paddy Fest St. Pete will feature live entertainment from popular Irish groups including Dunedin Pipe Band, The Scariff Irish Step Dancers, and local favorites Drunken Shrubbery, Chad McDonald and Sean Patrick Walsh



Saturday, March 16th | Main Stage (Williams Park)

12:00pm – 2:30pm // Sean Walsh

2:30pm – 3:00pm // The Scariff Irish Step Dancers 

3:00pm – 4:00pm // Chad McDonald

4:00pm – 4:30pm // Suncoast United Pipe Band

4:40pm – 5:45pm // Chad McDonald

6:00pm – 9:00pm // Drunken Shrubbery


Saturday, March 16th | Inside Stage (Mary Margaret’s)

1:00pm – 4:00pm // Cage

5:00pm – 8:00pm // Sean Walsh 

9:00pm – 1:00am // Chad McDonald


Sunday, March 17th | Main Stage (Williams Park) 

12:00pm – 2:45pm // Sean Patrick Walsh

3:00pm – 5:45pm // Chad McDonald

6:00pm – 6:30pm // The Scariff Irish Step Dancers 

6:30pm – 6:55pm // Drunken Shrubbery

7:00pm-7:15pm // Dunedin Pipe Band

7:20pm-9:00pm // Drunken Shrubbery


Sunday, March 17th | Inside Stage (Mary Margaret’s)

11:30am – 2:00pm // Chad McDonald

3:00pm – 6:30pm // Sean Walsh 

7:00pm – 11:00pm // Cage


Famous local food trucks like Slammer Shop, LaStrada Pizza, Galvin’s Goodies, WichPress, Pamz Pizza Conez, and Mini Mouthful Donuts are returning to feed the green clad masses, and full liquor bars with plenty of Guinness and Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey will be scattered throughout the park. 


A large Irish food tent featuring corned beef and cabbage and other traditional St Patrick’s Day favorites will be put on by the organizers in partnership with expert event caterers Fresh Factory. BreakThru beverage distributors will be leading the way with Irish whiskey tastings featuring Tullamore DEW and plenty of cocktails from Stolichnaya Vodka for all adults over 21 to enjoy at the massive retractable 2-story party deck bar overlooking the stage and entire festival. 


The event will once again partner with acclaimed local waterway habit restoration charity Ocean Aid 360 to help fund their important work leading and protecting Tampa Bay and inlet waters. Visit to learn more about their work. 


This year’s sponsors include: The City of St. Pete, Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern, The Galley, Modern Shore Insurance, Tampa Bay Rowdies, iHeartRadio, Aurora EDI, JJ Taylor Distributing, William Grant & Sons, Natterjack Irish Whiskey, Colonakilty Irish Whiskey and Red Bull.


2024 Paddy Fest St. Pete Video


MARY MARGARET’S OLDE IRISH TAVERN: Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern is St. Pete’s authentic Irish Tavern. They offer everything from traditional Irish food to fine whiskey, live Irish music, and, most importantly, a lovely proper pint. Mary Margaret’s transports you to the Emerald Isle with olde world friendly hospitality in an environment fit for any occasion. The tavern is located at 29 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. | Facebook | Instagram 


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