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As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, people across the world are gearing up to celebrate the holiday in their own unique way. And for those looking for a fun, laid-back way to celebrate the occasion, there’s no better place than along 30A in Florida. With its picturesque beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich Irish heritage, this area offers a wide range of activities and events for visitors of all ages and interests. From lively parades and traditional Irish cuisine to live music and outdoor activities, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Florida along 30A. So, grab your greenest attire and get ready for an unforgettable holiday experience in this beautiful and welcoming corner of Florida.

Festive Events

Get ready to swap the white sand beaches of 30A for green beer and festive celebrations during St. Patrick’s Day weekend! The annual 30A St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival is the highlight of the holiday weekend, featuring family games, delicious Irish fare and drinks, and world-class entertainment by local musicians and artists. The parade will showcase over 50 unique floats from local businesses and organizations, spanning a 4-mile route along Scenic Highway 30A and culminating at Gulf Place for the ultimate post-parade festivities.

This St. Patrick’s Day celebration truly embodies the close-knit community charm of 30A, offering memorable activities for kids like the POT O’ GOLD Treasure Hunts, Irish Costume Contest, and The World’s Tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker, while adults can enjoy sampling local cuisine and specialty Irish drinks with friends and neighbors. Get ready for a weekend of fun, food, and festivities as the 30A community celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in style!

And if you’re ready to lace up your running shoes, join the Leprechaun fun in Fort Walton Beach. The annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K/10K Run/Walk and Lil’ Leprechaun 1-mile run for kids is held each year during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. This event is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday in true Irish style. The scenic route will take you through downtown Fort Walton Beach, offering a picturesque view of the area’s beauty. After the race, head over to KC’s Sandbar for a post-race party filled with exciting prizes, delicious food and drinks, and lively music. This is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, perfect for families looking for spirited fun and healthy exercise. So, gather the kids and head to downtown Fort Walton Beach for a family-friendly day filled with Leprechaun-inspired fun and festivities!

Food and Drinks

Looking to enjoy some traditional Irish fare and festive drinks on St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than the charming communities of 30A, Florida. Many local restaurants and bars will be serving up traditional dishes like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and soda bread, as well as Irish-inspired cocktails like green beer, Irish coffee, and Irish whiskey flights.

Whether you’re looking for a casual pub atmosphere or a more upscale dining experience, 30A has plenty of options to choose from. And for those who want to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather, many restaurants offer outdoor seating and patio areas, perfect for enjoying a pint of Guinness or a refreshing Irish cider.

In addition to the delicious food and drink offerings, many establishments will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day-themed events and live music performances throughout the holiday weekend. So, gather your friends and family, don your green attire, and head out to one of the many dining and drinking establishments along 30A for a festive and fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Celebrate at the Beach

Looking for a unique way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? Why not head to the beautiful beaches of 30A, Florida, for a fun-filled day in the sun with friends and family. Pack a picnic basket filled with traditional Irish fares like corned beef sandwiches, soda bread, and Guinness, and spend the day lounging on the beach, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying the cool sea breeze. For those who want to stay active, there are plenty of fun beach activities to choose from, including beach volleyball, paddleboarding, and kayaking. And as the sun begins to set, gather your group around a cozy beach bonfire and enjoy the warmth of the fire as you share stories, roast marshmallows, and sip on Irish coffee or hot cocoa.

Book Your St. Patrick’s Day Getaway

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 30A, Florida is an experience like no other. From the lively parade and festival to the scenic 5K/10K run/walk, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And whether you prefer a relaxed day at the beach or a night out on the town, there are plenty of activities and establishments along 30A to make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a memorable one. So, what are you waiting for? Call I Love 30A today to book your vacation rental and experience all that this beautiful community has to offer during this festive holiday.