Shamrocks & Sunshine: St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza in Orlando and Kissimmee - March 2024 Events and Festivals

March is a month of magic in Orlando and Kissimmee as the cities come alive with the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. From lively parades to traditional Irish music, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant celebration of Irish culture. In March 2024, the festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever before. Let's explore the exciting lineup of events and festivals awaiting you in Orlando and Kissimmee!

1. St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival (Orlando):

Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Orlando with the annual parade and festival. The parade winds through the streets of downtown Orlando, showcasing colorful floats, marching bands, and Irish dancers. After the parade, head to the festival grounds for live music, delicious food, and family-friendly activities. It's a day of fun and merriment for all ages! 

2. Kissimmee Celtic Festival:

Join the festivities at the Kissimmee Celtic Festival, where you can experience the best of Irish and Scottish culture. Enjoy live music from Celtic bands, marvel at traditional dance performances, and sample authentic Irish cuisine. The festival also features artisan vendors selling Celtic crafts and goods, making it the perfect place to find unique souvenirs. 

3. Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road (Disney):

This year’s musical lineup will shine with authentic Irish entertainment and top bands flown in from Ireland. Headliners include Irish trad band Téada, contemporary crossover band Strings & Things, and three-piece ensemble Northern Crossing. Rounding out the lineup are The Connemara Ramblers, Men of Aran, and Echoes of Burren. The famous Raglan Road Irish Dancers, plucked from the casts and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, will perform throughout the festival.

Plus, get a taste of Ireland with Raglan Road’s Signature Brew Flight, Whiskey Flight, and craft beers, wines and hand-crafted cocktails, accompanied by authentic Irish dishes like the Dry-Aged Prime Short Rib and Brisket Beef OMG Burger, Shepherd’s Pie (traditional and plant-based options available), and fresh-caught Fish & Chips.

4. Green River Paddle Parade (Kissimmee):

Experience a unique twist on the traditional St. Patrick's Day parade with the Green River Paddle Parade in Kissimmee. Decorated kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards take to the water, creating a colorful spectacle along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga. Spectators can enjoy the parade from the waterfront parks or join in the fun by participating in the paddle parade themselves. 

5. St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl (Orlando and Kissimmee):

Raise a glass to St. Patrick with the annual pub crawl in both Orlando and Kissimmee. Join fellow revelers as you hop from pub to pub, enjoying drink specials, live music, and festive atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned pub crawler or a first-timer, this is the perfect way to celebrate the luck of the Irish with friends old and new. 

6. Irish Cultural Expo (Orlando):

Delve into the rich heritage of Ireland at the Irish Cultural Expo in Orlando. This event celebrates all things Irish, with cultural displays, traditional music and dance performances, and interactive workshops. Learn about Irish history and customs, sample traditional foods, and even try your hand at Gaelic sports. It's a day of discovery and celebration for the whole family! 

7. St. Patrick's Day Block Party (Kissimmee):

Join the block party in downtown Kissimmee for a St. Patrick's Day celebration like no other. The streets come alive with live music stages, food trucks serving up Irish delicacies, and vendors selling green-themed souvenirs. With activities for all ages, including face painting and games, it's the ultimate family-friendly celebration. 

8. Shamrock Shuffle 5K (Orlando):

Get your green on and lace up your running shoes for the Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Orlando. This festive fun run takes participants through downtown Orlando, with runners dressed in their finest St. Patrick's Day attire. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a bit of fun, this event promises a morning of fitness and camaraderie. 

9. St. Patrick's Day Street Party - Promenade at Sunset Walk (Kissimmee):

Non -Stop Music beginning at 2:00pm with: DJ K1X, DJ Scotty B.,"Def Lepprechaun" & "Rhythm Me Up" Live In Concert on 2 Performance Stages and a Special "Dockside Dueling Pianos" performance at The Wharf. Plus, Street Performers, Lucky Leprechauns, Food & GREEN Beverage Specials including "Rock & Brews" Signature Fish & Chips, Green Beer, "Clover" Shots, and more!

Get ready to celebrate all things Irish with a fantastic lineup of live music, Terrific Food & Drinks and an electrifying atmosphere. Grab your Greenest Outfit and gather your crew for a day filled with Joy, Laughter, and Endless Fun!

St. Patrick's Day in Orlando and Kissimmee is a time of joyous celebration, bringing together communities to revel in the spirit of Irish culture and heritage. With a diverse array of events and festivals happening throughout March, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So don your greenest attire, gather your friends and family, and join us for a St. Patrick's Day celebration to remember in the heart of Florida!

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