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Though St Patrick's Day is traditionally March 17th, the major celebrations will be on Saturday March 14th with Parades, Pub Crawls, neighborhood celebrations, Special Events and Performances and more. Across America, on St Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish-young and young at heart, and can join in the fun! Be sure to wear something green and your lucky shamrock eyeglasses

Chicago's 50 year annual tradition of dyeing the North River green is the highlight event of St. Patrick's Day. Join a million people, who come from everywhere to enjoy the Parade and revel in the world's largest St Patrick's Day bar crawl. Or enjoy breathtaking views of the City's iconic landmarks from one of the several "green river booze cruises" that sell out quickly (get tickets early). Another great vantage point is from a rooftop party in one of many area roof top lounges.

One of the best ways to experience St Patrick's Day in the city of Seattle, is on a Party Boat! Drink up and celebrate to the hottest DJ entertainment while cruising through Lake Union and Lake Washington. Enjoy great views of Seattle's world-famous skyline. Follow this link for ticket info as these events sell out quickly. Of course, you can join the crowd reveling in a bar hop or pub crawl through downtown Seattle at various participating popular venues. Wear green!

Enjoy St Patrick's Day with a celebration cruise around Boston Harbor! Take in the Boston skyline aboard a "floating pub" with live Irish music, food, Irish libations, beer and whiskey for an all Irish weekend of celebration. Enjoy Irish coffee by the "boatload" on a brunch cruise. These are ticketed cruises, so be sure to secure your ticket early as they tend to sell out for St Patrick's Day. The Boston bars, pubs and Irish taverns will be packed with revelers and jovial crowds so be sure to get your green on! Watch the Parade and more. Click here for more information and family friendly events.

New York City celebrates St Paddy's Day in typical "Big Apple" style with the Annual Parade on Tuesday, March 17th with Grand Marshal James T. Callahan and his Aides officiating. The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade can be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This parade has been a part of NYC's culture since 1768. Another annual event of "Big Apple" proportions is the biggest daytime party in Manhattan, the Annual St Paddy's Day Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl with over 50 participating bars! Without doubt, New York City has one of the best bar scenes in the country and the organizers expect this year's PubCrawl to top the Halloween event! For 2020 NYC St Paddy's Day Pub Crawl Rates & Info, visit

Celebrating St Patrick's Day on the Emerald Coast of Alabama and Florida, and along Florida's southwest Gulf Coast and other Gulf Coast cities is a great way to welcome the warmer weather of Spring! All the coastal towns and cities along Florida's panhandle, and Gulf shores of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas have their own traditions and celebrations, that typically include parades, charity benefit runs, parties, Irish food and beverages, special events with music, pub crawls and more!

New Orleans, LA has at least 3 parades and an all-day street party in the Irish Channel neighborhood, near the Garden District.

Biloxi, MS celebrates with a "Grillin on the Green" BBQ competition, live music, arts & craft shows, festivals, parades and in the evening there's the Annual Poker Run & Pub Crawl in downtown Biloxi. The O'Blarney Society presents a show of Parade floats and bagpipers in nearby Pascagoula. Restaurants feature Irish traditional corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, soda bread and green beer.

Mobile, AL features and Irish Stew Cook-off in downtown's Bienville Square. Restaurants and bars join the celebration with Irish inspired meals and libations. Not to be missed is Callaghan's Annual St Patrick's Day Street Party, reputed to be the event of a lifetime!

Pensacola, FL celebrates with raucous crazy-dress-up 5K run as well as a parade of formally dressed US Marines. And of course, the usual Irish shamrock green-themed parties everywhere as the restaurants and bars host the fun.

Destin, FL Try your "Irish luck" with a fishing trip on one of the many deep-sea fishing charters! Work up an appetite for pub grub, ales brewed on-site & live music at nearby McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin. McGuire's will host a St Patricks' Day Extravaganza on Tuesday, March 17th.

Gulf Coast cities of SW Florida celebrate with block parties, live Irish music, pub crawls and parades. The Pot O' Gold Treasure Hunts take place along a 4-mile route of scenic highway 30A east of Destin, ending at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa.

Tampa, FL The Riverwalk has taken to Chicago's tradition by dyeing a section of the Hillsborough River green (no, its not algae!) for the Mayor's Annual River O' Green Festival, where it can be viewed from the Riverwalk or by boat.

Key West, FL features the 42nd Annual St Patrick's Day Bar Stroll that first started in 1979 as the SPD "Bar None Suds Run." This is a sponsored event that benefits two charities. Event starts Sat. 3/14 at 11AM at the Southernmost Beach Cafe. For further info and tickets go to: Charter catamaran, FURY will be offering special St Patrick's Day, March 17th cruises that feature green beer, Irish fare and other "luck of the Irish" surprises.

Miami, FL celebrates St Pat's Day with Irish Pub Parties (Bar Crawl) - March 14-15 at 6pm The Dirty Rabbit/Wynwood. The 5th Annual St Pat's Day Crawl in Brickell kicks off at Blackbird Ordinary on 3/14 at 6pm. Bar Louie Kendall in Miami hosts a St Patrick's Day Party. St Patrick's Day is pre-empted by the Spring Break Miami Music Week March 16-22. Hundreds of thousands of Spring Break revelers descend to South Beach, Miami Beach, Wynwood and beyond to experience every major artist in the electronic dance music scene during Music Week! The world-famous electronic music event, ULTRA Music Festival, will be held at Miami's Bayside Park March 20-22 this year.

Fort Lauderdale, FL offers fun and excitement for the entire family with the St Patrick's Parade and Festival in the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, March 14th. This event has developed into one of the city's biggest and eagerly anticipated events, attracting thousands "for a unique celebration of everything Irish." Huizenga Plaza is the site for the 7th Annual Shamrock Run held 7AM-2PM on March 14th. Lucky's St Pat's Day Crawl starts 6pm on Saturday, 3/14 at Booze Garden.

The Palm Beaches will feature Parades, Concerts and Special Events, with local Breweries and Irish Pubs offering St Pat's themed parties. Duffy's Sport Grill will host a Weekend Party; guests can enjoy traditional Irish fare such as corned beef/cabbage, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Guinness Pints and more.

These are just a few examples of how America celebrates St Patrick's Day; every town and city welcome Spring with revelry and joy, looking forward to warmer days ahead and BOATING season!

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