The (Lake)land of the Irish

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It’s that time of year again when everyone claims a little Irish heritage in their family tree and brings out everything green.


St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and Lakeland is fully prepared with plenty of fun, food, and booze. We have all the essential events around town for a weekend full of cheers!

To begin your eventful weekend, head on over to 801 E. Main on Friday night to enjoy Comedy Night with special guests Bill Kilpatrick and Charlie Bowie. This will be the perfect start to a weekend that is jammed packed with events! Stop by at 7:30pm to enjoy a nice glass of wine,a tasty beer, or a classy cocktail with friends and laugh the night away. The event is a $5 cover and begins at 8pm, so head on over and get your laugh on!

This St. Patricks Day Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub is cooking up something special to bring out the real Irish spirit in Lakeland. Normally, Molly’s doesn’t serve food, but this St. Patrick’s Day they have decided to share a little bit of their Irish cooking with us! Opening at 10:00am, they will offer Irish classics such as Shepards Pie, Irish Stew, Drunken Muscles, and of course, Fish and Chips. Food will be available while supplies last, so show up early to get a true culinary experience. You are going to need something to wash all that food down, so join them in having a glass of green beer, and some great live music. Starting at 9:00pm, Molly’s will take their business to the streets with a unique street party featuring beer and liquor vendors and live music from Dan Signor! If you want a true Irish experience, join a true Irish bar in celebrating one of the most lively holidays of the year! Who knows…you might just walk away with a pot full of gold and a belly full of beer!


After you trot around Downtown Lakeland, join The Brass Tap in Lakeside Village while they  host their fifth annual “Lakeland’s Biggest, Baddest St. Paddy’s Day Party”! This Lakeland classic is sure to bring out your Irish charm! With so many unique drinks at crazy low prices, you will feel that you found the gold at the end of the rainbow. These drinks include Irish Cream Shots, Irish Car Bombs, and even green beer! The Brass Tap will be open until 2:00am and showcasing live music from artists David Brimer and Danny Rodriguez.

Mason’s Live is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Bash this year to top off your day of celebrations. You can expect live music, Irish games, complementary Irish appetizers, and bagpipes! The drink specials including Irish whiskey and green beer are sure to save you some gold coins as well, so what more could you wish for? Test your luck at some Irish drinking games and enjoy the atmosphere Mason’s Live is creating this year from 5:00pm to 2:00am.



The luck of the Irish has sure struck the City of Lakeland this year! If you didn’t know what you were doing for St. Patrick’s Day this year, we hope you do now. Lakeland never ceases to deliver on good ol’ fun, and fun of all kinds, for that matter. Get up and get out this St. Patty’s day…just make sure to have your transportation planned out for any event you attend and use #ylakeland to share your weekend adventures with us!

Photo credit:  Fábio Alves, Moss, and Vinicius Amano