Every year, America is the leader in throwing the biggest St. Patrick’s day festivities. Read on for more of the special festivities happening in Central Florida this St Patrick’s Day – which falls on Friday March 17th this year.
Get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day with a “Luck of the Irish” tasting party at The Whiskey on March 13. Savor a four-course meal with whiskey pairings from Redbreast Irish Whiskey, featuring traditional flavors like cured salmon, shepherd’s pie with corned beef, lamb lollipops and traditional Irish Apple cake.
This year, Avalon Park brought the St. Patrick’s day celebrations through its restaurants and the Marketplace. From themed drinks to Lucky Charms french toast, there was something for everyone to celebrate with.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIALS
Most places in Avalon Park added their own St. Patrick’s Day twist to some menu items. Dishes included the staple corned beef and green-colored food items. Pistachio ice cream at the Marketplace ended the night on a sweet note.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY-THEMED COCKTAILS
The Feisty Leprechaun and Green Melon Margaritas highlighted the drinks for St. Patrick’s Day. The Marketplace had a great lineup of specialty drinks that went hand-in-hand with the holiday.
For more info – St Patrick’s Day in Avalon Park
Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival March 16-19, 2022
Celebrates Before, During, and After the Irish Holiday!
At Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, guests can celebrate a rip-roaringly-fun St. Patrick’s Day before, during, and after the March 17 holiday. It’s the Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival—the most authentic Irish festival in America—opening Thursday, March 16 and running through Sunday, March 19.
The craic begins with notable Irish bands flown in for the celebration, including the most heralded U2 tribute band on the planet, Elevation—this year celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.
“You won’t find Irish talent like this anywhere else in the U.S. on St. Patrick’s Day,” says pub co-owner John Cooke. “Our festival is for everyone—bring the family and enjoy good times together. We’ll have gift competitions and loads of giveaways. The Mighty Festival has earned its reputation as the best Irish hospitality experience in America.”
The Mighty Festival will take its live Irish music and dance to the Disney Springs street outside Raglan Road with five outside bars, fun St. Paddy’s merchandise, face painting, and more.
Revelers can enjoy Raglan Road’s Signature Brew Flight, Whiskey Flight, or craft beers, wines, and hand-crafted cocktails of their choice while choosing from the chef’s selection of authentic Irish dishes, including the dry-aged prime short rib and brisket beef OMG Burger, Shepherd’s Pie (beef and lamb version or the popular plant-based option), and fresh-caught fish with chips. Those authentic fish & chips also are available to go at the adjacent Cooke’s of Dublin counter.
Reservations are encouraged for guests who plan to celebrate at Raglan Road on March 16, 18, or 19, where they can lift a pint, sip a cocktail, and dine on authentic contemporary Irish cuisine while enjoying the festival revelry. On St. Patrick’s Day only, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 11 a.m. with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older; (first-come, first-served—no reservations on this day only); younger patrons may enter free of charge.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at Disney Springs in the Walt Disney World Resort, 1640 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Visit www.raglanroad.com or call 407/938-0300.
The lavish, 1920s-themed restaurant, bar and entertainment destination, The Edison at Disney Springs will offer a specialty cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day throughout the month of March. The Irish Goodbye is $19 and includes coffee-infused Teeling Irish Whiskey, Benedictine, black walnut bitters and salted caramel.
Join in on the fun as Promenade at Sunset Walk hosts its St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Street Party and Celebration on Friday, March 17, from 2 pm to 11:30 pm. Guests will enjoy food and beverage specials from participating restaurants, as well as live music, street performers and lucky leprechauns. Admission and parking are FREE. See here for more information.
Available throughout the month of March, Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips will offer The Mint Chocolate Shake, a mint custard shake with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and topped with a chocolate mint, available only in March and appropriately green. See an image of the shake HERE.
From March 6 to April 20, enjoy traditional Irish dishes from homemade recipes, plus made-from-scratch seasonal desserts to celebrate the holiday. See below for full menu details.
- Irish Breakfast ($14.99)
- Includes two eggs served any style with grilled tomatoes, home fries, smokehouse bacon, sausage links, sausage patties and toasted egg bread
- Irish Benedict ($13.99)
- Put some Irish in your eggs benedict with a little corned beef hash
- Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner ($19.99)
- Served with New England Clam Chowder or choice of soup or side salad
- New England Clam Chowder (Cup: $7.99 & Bowl: $10.99)
- Pastrami Grilled Cheese ($14.99)
- Tender, chopped pastrami & American cheese come together in this crowd favorite. Served on our grilled Challah bread.
- Irish Cream Cheesecake (Slice: $7.99 & Whole Cake: $34.99)
- Chocolate covered cheesecake, available for purchase as a slice or whole
- Seasonal Green and White Cookies:
- TooJay’s famous shortbread cookies smothered in chocolate or vanilla icing
CROOKED CAN CELTIC FESTIVAL 2023 AT PLANT STREET MARKET (MARCH 17 – 19, 2023)
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with live Celtic music, Irish dancers, delicious eats and more during the 8th Annual Crooked Can Celtic Festival. Hosted at Plant Street Market in historic Winter Garden, this lively event is ideal for all ages.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT ICON PARK ®
All 64,000 LED Lights on The Wheel at ICON Park ™will light the town green on St. Patrick’s Day. ICON Park ®will also host a themed bar crawl from 2 – 6 p.m., featuring stops at Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Tin Roof, Brother Jimmy’s, Sloppy Joe’s, Max Action Arena and more. Collect stamps from every stop on your tour and receive a free ride on The Wheel.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT BOXI PARK (MARCH 18, 2023)
A unique, open-air dining and live entertainment venue in Lake Nona, Boxi Park is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with entertainment, food and drink features, and more surprises. Boxi Park’s St. Patrick’s Day Party is also a great opportunity to check out everything else there is to do in this forward-thinking, upscale community about 15 minutes south of Orlando International Airport.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT SEAWORLD ®ORLANDO (MARCH 9 – 12 & 16 – 19, 2023)
At SeaWorld ®Orlando, take your Seven Seas Food Festival voyage to the Emerald Isle with lively entertainers, traditional musicians, and classic Irish recipes, all part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and included with park admission.