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What to Know for St. Paddy's Day Weekend in Dunedin

Between Cricketers three-day parking lot party and Flanagan's two-day street festival, here's everything you need to plan for St. Patrick's Day weekend in Dunedin.

Two outdoor multi-day bashes and one weekend. 

That's how Dunedin likes to do St. Patrick's Day.

And since March 17 falls on a Sunday this year, both St. Patty's celebrations — one on downtown Main Street and the other in Causeway Plaza — are full weekend affairs. 

Here's what's to know for each celebration:

Cricketers Parking Lot Tent Party

This indoor and outdoor parking lot tent party features three days of live music, drink and food specials, a costume contest, a photo booth, green beer and more in Causeway Plaza.

  • When: Friday, March 15 (starting at 7 p.m.); and all day Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
  • Where: Mike and Lisa's Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant
  • Food: Corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd's pie, Fish 'n' chips
  • Drink Deals: $5 Guinness, Bush Mills, Jameson, Baileys and Irish car bombs; $3 green beer (16-ounces)
  • Free Stuff: parking, face painting, promo girl giveaways, costume contest ($100 cash prize)
  • Live Music: Strange Brew, 8 p.m. Friday; Four Star Riot, 3 p.m. and Shenanigans, 8 p.m. Saturday; The New Rulers, 2 p.m.; Greg Billings Band, 7 p.m. Sunday.
  • Parking/Transportation: 
    - Jolley Trolley is running.
    Free Parking: in Causeway Plaza

Flanagan's Street Festival

This is the first time in more than a decade that Flanagan's Irish Pub's annual festival closes downtown Main Street for two consecutive days of St. Paddy's celebration. The festival features two days of live music, Fox 13's Charley Belcher, drink and food specials, green beer and more downtown.

  • When: Saturday, March 16 (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, March 17 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • Where: Flanagan's Irish Pub
  • Free Stuff: live music at the Pioneer Park stage and a second stage in front of Flanagan's, Irish dancers, Dunedin Pipe Band, giveaways from Jameson promo girls (March 16, 9 to 10 p.m.)
  • Live Music: Lucid DruidThe Irish Buskers, Fightin' Malones, Evergreen, and Noel Cooney. (For full entertianment schedule, visit the official website.)
  • Parking/Transportation: 
    - Jolley Trolley is running.
    - Bicycle racks are available at these locations.
    - Free Parking: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Edgewater Park (the Dunedin Municipal Marina), across from the Dunedin Brewery, at Highland Avenue and Main Street (behind Pensare and The Living Room), along Milwaukee Avenue, near Skinner Boulevard, and Weaver Park. (See also, attached map.) 

Other St. Paddy's Day Events in Dunedin:

  • St. Patrick's Day at Two Lions Winery
  • St Patrick's Day Weekend Bash
  • St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance

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Adam Wilkes March 15, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Drink all the green beer you can suck down! But don't eat the food until you walk down the Ally behind the event (between Main st and Wood st) and see the rats big enough to eat a cat and the trash on the ground, and the grease everywhere and the screens with holes in them and two guys smoking that look like they gave up bathing years ago!
Adam Wilkes March 15, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Flanagan's last health inspection: Critical -Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Items in walk in cooler not labeled or dated.10-01-1 Inuse utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Nonhandled scoop (portion cup) used in spices and croutons.10-02-1 Inuse utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Ice scoop stored on top of soiled ice machine.14-33-1 Observed equipment in poor repair. Door handle missing on standing cooler in kitchen.22-20-1 Critical -Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Main ice machine by beer cooler31-12-1 Critical -Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Observed sink in bar being used for dumping drinks36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Throughout kitchen and walk in coolers37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Back kitchen area by dish machine37-06-1Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease and dust in water heater area.38-07-1Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. In prep area41A-09-1Critical -Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area. Bottle of chemical cleaner stored on prep table **Corrected On-Site**47-16-2Critical -Electrical outlet missing cover plate. For reporting purposes only. Cover plate on outlet in main kitchen by freezers broken and potential electrical hazard.
Martha Dunningham March 15, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Adam that is just GROSS! I will not be going now! I'm not sure I will ever go their again!

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