St. Patrick’s Day events across Southwest Florida

Writer: Carolina Guzman
Published: Updated:
Fort Myers Beach residents gathered for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Friday. (Megan Contreras/WINK News)

St. Patrick’s Day: the one day of the year when everyone in Southwest Florida can become a little bit Irish.

From leprechaun hats to shamrock shakes, March 17 is a day filled with green-tinted fun, and this year, it falls on Sunday.

Whether you’re dancing a jig, savoring a pint of Guinness, or just enjoying the craic with friends, St. Paddy’s is all about spreading joy and good luck.

So grab your lucky charms and join the celebration—it’s time to paint the town green!

Here are some of the local celebrations in Southwest Florida:

Lee County

St Patrick’s Day Block Party

  • March 17th
  • Downtown Fort Myers, main stage on First St.
  • Featuring performances by Deb and the Dynamics, Celtic Stew, Rosaline the Band, Rosada Project, Kathleen Peace, Dave Byron, Kellyn Celtic Dancers and a strolling bagpiper. 

Fins Up! St. Patrick’s Day Beach Party

  • March 17th, 9 a.m.
  • 251 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Arts & Crafts Fair at Bell Tower Shops

  • Bell Tower in the center concourse
  • 13499 US 41 (S. Cleveland Ave), Fort Myers, FL 33907

Collier County

Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • March 16th, 11 a.m.
  • Corner of Third Street South and 10th Avenue South
  • The Flag Raising starts at 9:30 a.m. in Crayton Cove

Charlotte County

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Fishermen’s Village

  • March 17th, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fishermen’s Village 1200 West Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Saint Patrick’s Day at Celtic Ray Public House

  • March 17th, 10 - 1 a.m.
  • Celtic Ray Public House
  • 145 East Marion Avenue
  • Punta Gorda, FL 33950

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Babcock Ranch

  • March 17th, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Founder’s Square
  • 42860 Crescent Loop, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

DeSoto County

Heard Opera House to host 2nd Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Potluck

  • March 17th, 6 p.m
  • 106 W. Oak St. Arcadia, FL, 34266

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