Two Days of Family Fun in Williams Park at 2nd Annual “Paddy Fest St. Pete”

Downtown St. Petersburg Irish Festival to Feature Epic Kids’ Zone with Bounce Houses, an Obstacle Course, Face Painting, and Tampa Bay Sports Mascots on March 16th & 17th


Tampa Bay, FLA (February 14th, 2024) – This March, Paddy Fest St. Pete is returning with two full days of Irish food, drinks, music, and family fun festivities to Williams Park on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th, 2024 from 12pm – 9pm. Entry is free


The new and expanded Kids’ Zone will feature several bounce houses, giant slides, lawn games, a 90 ft obstacle course, face painting and more. Families will also be visited by popular Tampa Bay mascots, including the Tampa Bay Rays’ Raymond and Pete the Pelican from the Tampa Bay Rowdies, as both local franchises have returned to be a part of the amazing event. 


Admission into the Kids’ Zone is $10/ child for an all-weekend wristband which grants unlimited access to bounce, slide, play games, enjoy face painters, and hang with Raymond and Pete the Pelican. 


The family-friendly weekend festival will also have live entertainment from popular Irish groups including Dunedin Pipe Band, The Gilleoghan Irish Step Dancers, and local favorites Drunken Shrubbery, Chad McDonald and Sean Patrick Walsh. 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. 


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, and Red Bull.


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. 


For more details about becoming a sponsor or a vendor in the park, click here

To sign up to become a volunteer, click here.


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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