Here's a roundup of places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day:
Clancy's St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Clancy's Irish Sports Pub, 6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day noon-1 a.m. March 17 featuring Irish food and drink specials, live music and more. BC & The Gang noon-3 p.m., Irish Dance Academy 3-3:30 p.m., bag pipers 5-8 p.m., Captured by the "Crewe" 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Billy Rice Band 7-10 p.m., The Eric Von Band 10 p.m.-1 a.m. There is a $50 prize for Best Irish Costume. Information: 941-794-2489 or clancysirishsportspub.com.
Main Street Live: along Main Street, Bradenton
The Old Main Street Merchants will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration at Main Street Live! 5 p.m. featuring food vendors, shopping, live country music by Boot Leg, performing original reggae music, March 17. The event is free and open to the public.
McCabe's Irish Pub St. Patrick's Day Party: 302 Old Main St., Bradenton
Celebrating St Patrick's Day with authentic and traditional food, drinks & entertainment in downtown Bradenton. Live Irish/Celtic music from JJ Smith from noon to 6 p.m. with bagpipers and Irish step dancers during the day as well. All of this in addition to the block party on Main Street that will begin after 5 p.m. Next door, Lou's Diner will have festive specials such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and fish and chips. There will also be outdoor seating available this year.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton
The Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511 will hold its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration 11 a.m.-9 p.m. March 17 featuring Irish food, and beverages and Irish entertainment provided by the Sarasota Highlanders Bagpipes, Don Huntsinger and Tanya and Matt. There will be games and prices and a performance by the children's Irish Dance Academy of Sarasota. Information: 941-792-1511.
St. Patrick's Day Jazz Concert and Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner: Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
A St. Patrick's Day jazz concert will be 3:30-5 p.m. featuring the Al Hixon Jazz Group followed by a corned beef and cabbage dinner 5-7 p.m. March 17. Concert is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Dinner is $15. Combination is $30. Information: 941-383-6493.
Siesta Key St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, 5238 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key
Get you leprechaun on as you savor corned beef and cabbage and specialty drinks served all day at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar's annual St. Patrick's Celebration 11 a.m.-midnight March 17. There will be live music by FolkLab. A pub crawl will begin at 9 p.m. and will visit the various locales on Ocean Boulevard. Information: 941-346-5443 or skob.com.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party: Shamrock Pub, 2257 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
The Shamrock Pub hosts its eighth annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party March 17 inside and outside under the tent. The pub opens at 9 a.m. and music starts at 2 p.m. inside the pub and at the alley stage at 4 p.m. Performances by Andy Thomas, Eastside Pauly and his Banshee, Blue Skye Pipe and Drum Band, Drake School Of Irish Dance, Runaway Gypsies and more. Irish food and beer. No cover charge. Benefits the Sarasota Family YMCA Youth Shelter.
Lynches Pub & Grub annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration: 19B N. Boulevard of the Presidents, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota
The annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Lynches Pub & Grub begins at 11 a.m. March 17 featuring Irish dancers and bagpipers. Irish food and drink specials, green beer and other fun stuff. Information: 941-388-5550.