There’s no place like Anna Maria Island for a holiday vacation—even when that holiday is a raucously festive celebration like St. Patrick’s Day! Besides finding local bars and restaurants celebrating with green beer and holiday cocktails, you’ll be able to indulge in all the best things about vacationing on Anna Maria Island, from spending long days out at tropical beaches to doing some boutique shopping on Pine Ave. Wake up in the morning and grab your green bathing suit to take a swim in clear ocean water, and spend the afternoon bike riding around the island bar hopping to local Irish pubs. You’ll never run out of things to do when you’re visiting Anna Maria Island for St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re interested in learning more about things to do on St. Patrick’s Day on Anna Maria Island, we’ve compiled a helpful list of information for you!
Relax on the Beach
Of course, if you’re taking a beach vacation for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll want to spend an ample amount of time soaking up the sun shoreside! Luckily Anna Maria Island has several fantastic beaches for you to enjoy, from the northernmost Bean Point all the way down to Coquina Beach. Bean Point offers a more relaxed and lowkey feel, while Coquina Beach offers beachside dining such as the oceanfront Coquina Beach Café. Cortez Beach can be found on the other side of the Historic Bridge St Pier, while Manatee Beach in Holmes Beach has always been popular with swimmers and sunbathers. One of the best things about being on the island is that you also get a stretch of bayfront shore, such as at Bayfront Park, where you can indulge in the calmer waters of Tampa Bay. Many public beaches have pavilions, picnic tables, and grills, meaning you can have your own St. Patrick’s Day BBQ!
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Events
Locally you’ll find a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, coming back after a two-year hiatus! The “Wearin’ O’ the Green” Annual Parade is returning this year, beginning at 4 PM at Holmes Beach City Hall, and ending at The Center of Anna Maria Island Community. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and a local realty company, this parade is sure to be a festive good time, especially after the long hiatus. Grab your favorite green gear to join in on the festivities and get there early to grab a good seat. Afterward, you can grab a seat at a local pub and celebrate the night in style!
Discover Local Irish Pubs
Locally on the island you’ll find places to celebrate, such as the Freckled Fin Irish Pub in Holmes Beach. Open from 11 AM to 12 AM, you can start the festivities as early or as late as you’d like, and you’ll find plenty of festive décor and St. Patty’s Day ambiance. Other local haunts include Duffy’s Tavern, Bar, and Grill, where you can sit at the bar top or their green-lit outdoor patio, or Hurricane Hanks, offering some of the best beer-battered fish and chips in town in an inviting pub environment. If you’re looking for a bit of waterfront dining to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, try the Anna Maria Island Beach Café, or The Sandbar Restaurant, both popular local favorites!
Explore St. Patrick’s Day Anna Maria Island
When you’re not laying out on the beach or exploring the local festivities for the holiday, you’ll find much more to do on the island. It’s always a good idea to rent bikes and cruise around locally, or you can take the free island trolley up and down the island’s length, exploring the cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach. Spend the afternoon walking the Historic Bridge St District and dining on happy hour oysters on the pier or take the afternoon to stroll Pine Ave and look for some local gifts—maybe even a green candle or two! Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have lots of choices when you spend St. Patrick’s Day on Anna Maria Island! Reserve Your St. Patrick’s Day Rental on Anna Maria Island!
Book Today and Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day on Anna Maria Island
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