Erin Go Bragh! Everyone in Miami is Irish when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. If you don’t have plans for this year, consider joining in some of the festivities planned around our city.
Attend a party.
There's a great St. Patrick’s Day party at JohnMartin’s, located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. This year, the bar is hosting a weekend-long festival featuring live Irish music. The restaurant will serve a traditional Irish menu.
Grab a pint at an Irish pub.
Miami has a few popular Irish pubs where you can grab a pint of Guinness and enjoy a traditional Irish meal. Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 1265 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach. Nearby, you can also find Finnegan’s at 1344 Ocean Drive.
If you're looking to kick things off earlier, Fado Irish Pub in Mary Brickell Village is hosting a three-day weekend of events with "St. Practice Day" on Sunday and St. Patrick's Day on Monday.
Make a traditional Irish meal at home
If heading out to a celebration isn’t your thing, consider making a traditional Irish meal at home this year. Corned beef and cabbage, while not truly an authentic Irish meal is the adopted dish of Irish Americans. Here are some recipes for traditional meals you can share with your family:
Trace your ancestry
If you have some Celtic blood in your veins, take this holiday as an opportunity to begin exploring your roots. About’s Genealogy guide provides a Guide to Exploring Your Irish Roots on the Internet.
Celebrate with the Irish.
If you’re ready to party a few days early, attend the St. Patrick’s Day Irish festival put on by the Emerald Society on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. The festival runs from noon until sunset at Fred B. Harnett Park in Coral Gables and features Irish food, musical entertainment, craft vendors, kids’ activities and a full-service bar.