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Break out the green plastic top hats and "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" shirts. It's time to drink green beer and dance drunken jigs all around town. Here's a list of places where you can party like it's St. Patrick's Day.
Thursday, March 14
Alive After 5: It's a Green Thing St. Patty's Day street party with food vendors, shopping opportunities, live music and cocktails. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.
Irish Pint NightGet in the St. Patty's Day mood with Harpoon Celtic on draft. 7 p.m. Thursday; World of Beer, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; various menu prices; 407-355-3315; drphillips.wobusa.com.
Thursday, March 14-Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick's Mighty Festival Celebrate with live Irish music, step dancing and traditional Irish fare. 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon Saturday-Sunday; Raglan Road Irish Pub, 1640 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista; $5-$10; 407-938-0300; raglanroadirishpub.com.
Friday, March 15
Lucky MasqueradeGuys With Ties hosts a St. Patrick's Day charity fundraiser for UcanSki2. 8 p.m. Friday; Ember, 42 W. Central Blvd.; $20-$30; 407-849-5200; guyswithties.org/orlando.
St. Baldricks Head Shaving Fundraiser Watch as Orlando firefighters shave their heads in support of the childhood cancer organization. 5-8 p.m. Friday; Scruffy Murphy’s, 2625 Edgewater Drive; donations accepted; stbaldricks.org.
St. Patrick's Day Street Festival CSI The Experience hosts food vendors, live music, raffle prizes and more. 4-7 p.m. Friday; CSI The Experience, 7220 International Drive; free; gmfevents.com.
St. Practice Day Pub CrawlIrish-themed drinking adventure with stops at Lizzy McCormack's, Lodge, FinnHenry's, Hooch, Vain, Chillers and Big Belly. 8 p.m. Friday; The Lodge, 49 N. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-650-8786; orlandopubcrawl.com.
Saturday, March 16
Ain't Patty's Day LuauCelebrate St. Patrick's Day island-style with live music by Achy Bones & the Sweaters. 9 p.m. Saturday; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-221-1499; littlefish-hugepond.com.
Paddy Murphy's St. Paddy's Day Block Party Get your fill of beer, breakfast food and live music. 5 p.m. Saturday; Baldwin Park, New Broad and Jake streets; free.
ShamRock featuring Melodic Dissent, Hindu Cowboys, Whiskey Conspiracy, Wild Zero, Heart Break Junkies St. Patrick's Day concert with an art market, food trucks and bar games. 1 p.m. Saturday; Belle Isle Yacht Pub, 7521 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-850-3491; facebook.com/pages/belle-isle-yacht-pub.
Sham Rock N' Run 5KTo benefit HOPE Helps, Inc. 7:30 a.m. Saturday; University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; $25; hopehelps.org.
St. Paddy's Day Eve Bash Enjoy $5 UV Mean Green bombs, car bombs and shamrock teas, plus $3 green Miller Lite 16-ounce pints. 6 p.m. Saturday; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; free; 407-354-5999; howlatthemoon.com.
St. Patrick's Day Parking Lot PartyGet your Irish up with some pickle shots. 4 p.m. Saturday; Ollie’s Public House, 3400 Edgewater Drive; free; 407-999-8934; facebook.com/olliespublichouse.
St. Patrick's Day Pub CrawlStart at Wally's and then make your way to Funky Monkey, Bananas, Lil' Indies, BART, Orlando Nights and the Peacock Room. 8 p.m. Saturday; Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors, 1001 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-896-6975; mills50.org.
The Downtown Brew Enjoy unlimited craft beer and food samples along Church Street. 4-8 p.m. Saturday; downtown Orlando, Church Street; $20-$25; churchstreetdistrict.com.
The Kidney Stones St. Paddy's Eve ShowLive music, an Irish balloon drop, free cider toast, Irish food and more. 9 p.m. Saturday; Pipers Bar and Grill, 4544 Curry Ford Road; free.
Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17
Double Your Luck Two days of St. Patty's parties, with live music, stilt walkers, bead girls and food and drink specials. 2 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; Pat O’Briens, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; free-$10; 407-224-2100; citywalkorlando.com.
St. Patrick's Day Block PartyExperience two days of green beer, Irish car bombs, live music and games of beer pong. 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Tilted Kilt, 11650 University Blvd.; free; 407-781-5458; tiltedkilt.com.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party Two days of drink specials, live music and food offerings. 5 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; 407-849-0471; facebook.com/wallstplaza.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration Two days of drink specials, live music and drinking games. Noon Saturday-Sunday; World of Beer, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; free; 321-235-9741; wobusa.com.
St. Patrick's Day Weekend Party all weekend with live music and drink specials including $5 car bombs and whiskey shots, $3 green beer and $3 jello shots. 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; The Pub at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive; free; 407-352-2305; experiencethepub.com/orlando.
St. Patrick's Day Weekend Block Party Two days of Irish food, bagpipers, Irish music, drink specials and more. 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday; Liam Fitzpatrick’s, free; 407-936-3782; liamfitzpatricks.com.
Sunday, March 17
Cause for Paws – St. Patrick's Day Celebration Bring your pooch and enjoy happy hour prices on beer to raise money for Paws Care. 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; $5; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.
Irish Rehab: St. Patrick's DayGrab a seat for a festive brunch with specials including $6 pitchers, $6 Guinness burger with fries, $5 car bombs, $2 shamrock margaritas and $1 shamrock shots. 11 a.m. Sunday; The Station, 12226 Corporate Blvd.; free-$5; 908-692-7366; thestationucf.com.
Saint Patrick's Day Improv Comedy The SAK All-Stars perform with help from the audience. 7:30 p.m. Sunday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $12; 407-648-0001; sak.com.
Southern Fried Sundays for St. Paddy's Day With the Kidney Stones, Hymn For Her, Husky Burnette, the Bloody Jug Band, the Goldminers, Kaleigh Baker, Laney Jones, Lauren Carder & the Multiple Me Plus corned beef and cabbage for dinner. 5 p.m. Sunday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10; willspub.org.
St. Paddy's Day Bash Enjoy two-for-one drinks all night long. 7 p.m. Sunday; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; free; 407-354-5999; howlatthemoon.com.
St. Patrick's Day All day specials including $1 saki shots, $2 green beer, $2 Mickey's, $4 Guinness and $8 corned beef & cabbage. Noon Sunday; Odin’s Den, 1335 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park; free; 407-644-3588; facebook.com/pages/odins-den.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party Live bands, full menu of Irish food and drink specials including $1 green Bud Light, $4 whiskey shots, $5 car bombs, $4 Guinness draught and $5 Irish coffee. 1 p.m. Sunday; Bloodhound Brew, 5801 Conroy Road; free; 407-578-5711; bloodhoundbrew.com.
St. Patrick's Day Sunday Funday Scoot Enjoy drink specials at stops including Whiskey Dicks, Chico's Dirty Tacos, Ghost Bar and Lizzy McCormack's. Noon Sunday; Pipers Downtown, 177 S. Orange Ave.; $10-$15; 407-404-6484; otownhappyhour.com.
St. Patty's Day Live entertainment on the patio, food items and $3 Kilbeggins, $4 Guinness and $5 Irish car bombs. 11 a.m. Sunday; The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-704-3200; facebook.com/thehammeredlamb.
St. Patty's Day Bash With Green Jelly, Steel Gypsy, Takeout, Severed Sun 7 p.m. Sunday; The Haven, 6700 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; $10; 407-673-2712; thehavenrocks.com.
St. Patty's Day CelebrationIrish food, a live leprechaun, music by Trotwood and drink specials including $2 green beer and $5 car bombs. Call for time Sunday; Ghost Bar & Lounge, 56 E. Pine St.; free; 321-704-3334; facebook.com/pages/ghost-bar-lounge.
St. Patty's Day Party Drink up, with more than 10 beers on tap, Irish food by the Bistro Babes and live music. 5 p.m. Sunday; The Hourglass Brewery, 255 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; free; 407-719-9874; thehourglassbrewery.com.
St. Patty's Day Shenanigans Grab some food and a featured draft beer including Rogue Kell's Irish Style Lager and Brooklyn Irish Stout. 4 p.m. Sunday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-802-4800; obliviontaproom.com.
St. Patty's Day Warm Up Party With East Side Rock Live music and beer specials. 5-9 p.m. Sunday; Finnegans Sports Pub, 120 International Parkway, Lake Mary; free.
The Clover CrawlLGBT and straight-friendly St. Patty's Day pub crawl through downtown Orlando area to benefit the 2013 AIDS Walk and Hope & Help Center. 4 p.m. Sunday; Ember Bar & Restaurant, 42 W. Central Blvd.; donations accepted; aidswalkorlando.org.