St. Patricks Day in Destin, Florida

Whether you’re vacationing for the first time, a Destin Regular (also known as a Beach Bonus Member) or a tried & true Destin local…whether you’re looking for family activities or a little more Irish Luck – St. Patricks Day is ALWAYS a hit on The Emerald Coast.

Here are the best places to spend St. Patricks Day 2017 in Destin, Florida:

  • McGuire’s Irish Pub: Probably the most authentic option in the area, McGuire’s has a little bit of Irish Luck for everyone. Starting at 12pm, the Irish Street Festival  involves Irish music, lots of family friendly events like face painting, arts & crafts, and even a treasure hunt through Harborwalk Village.
  • Grogg March: This event is also hosted by McGuire’s Irish Pub where adults are invited to “Sham-Rock” for a cause! While you can get a green beer all day long, the Grogg March starts at 6pm. Benefitting a local Destin charity- Food for Thought Outreach- you can bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly and receive $5 off your pub crawl pass!
  • Baytowne St. Patrick’s Day: The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be painted green for this festive celebration. With featured acts like the Drake Irish Dancers and The Blenders, you won’t want to miss this event from 6-9pm in the events plaza
  • 30A St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The 10th annual 30A St. Patrick’s Day parade is an all-day event Saturday, March 18th from The Preserve to Gulf Place along Highway 30A. Check out the link above for a schedule of events, where there is a little bit of something for everyone.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Party at Tailfins: Co-hosted by Johnny O’Quigleys, this event offers free prizes, corned beef & cabbage, green beer & no cover for adults over the age of 21 on Friday, March 17th.
  • Nose to Tail Bourbon Dinner: Looking for a more low-key option to enjoy your Luck of the Irish in style? The Gulf, Okaloosa Island’s newest restaurant is hosting a 5 course dinner by Chef John Engle at 6p. on Friday, March 17th. Check out the details here.
  • St. Paddys Day Beach Party at The Bay: The 3rd annual St. Paddy’s Day Beach Party will kickoff at noon on Friday, March 17th with Live Music, a cornhole tournament, great food and specialty drinks. With artists like Billy and The Giant Leprechauns- this is an event you won’t want to miss. View the rest of their lineup here.

For more information on area events, or assistance planning your stay in Destin, Fl for St. Patrick’s Day give our Guest Relations team a call at 1.800.553.0188 or email at