Hard to believe that we’re nearly three months into the new decade already, but it’s true. We’ve already passed Valentine’s Day, which means we’re just a few short weeks away from St. Patrick’s Day. This year, the holiday takes place on Tuesday, March 17th. If you’re wondering what to do for the 2020 holiday here in Melbourne FL, we’ve got a few suggestions for you to consider.
Meg O’Malley’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The first event here in town is part of Meg O’Malley’s 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day event, but it takes place the weekend before the holiday on Saturday, March 14th. Details about the parade are scarce at this point, but you can apply to sponsor or be a part of the parade now. The parade itself will kick off at 11:00 a.m. and run until 1:00 p.m.
Meg O’Malley’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival
The actual Meg O’Malley’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival will take place on the holiday itself, kicking off the street party at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17th. The event will include an Irish breakfast, a pair of stages going all day and night, Irish dancers and plenty of bagpipes. Some of the musical attractions include the Lights Out Project, the Ries Brothers and the Hip Abduction.
Lost Leprechaun Pub Crawl
If you’re not ready to quit partying after the holiday festival, then you can hit up the Lost Leprechaun Pub Crawl the weekend after. A six-bar Irish pub crawl, you’ll get six drinks for $18 (or $25 on the day of) with one coming from each bar. Plenty of fun to be had at an event like this, so be sure to check it out!
However you decide to spend the holiday, we just hope you have a fun and safe time. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!