Saint Patricks Day in Cape Coral 2022
Looking to hit the town, drink green beer, and celebrate this Irish holiday in style?
We have the perfect quick guide for you.
Best Bars, Restaurants, & Events
2Shay’s Salty Dog (Marco Island)
This always-crowded Marco Walk Plaza pub hosts its annual palooza with Irish fare and green beer starting at 11 a.m. Parking in the covered garage is recommended.
Artichoke & Co. (Bonita Springs)
Ax throwing and cocktails? The combo sounds a tad dangerous, but no one got hurt at 2021’s outdoor festival, so they’re bringing it back. Live music and Irish cuisine served 1-9 p.m.
Bayfront Hospitality (Naples)
Three Bayfront restaurants will collaborate on a go brag celebration. Start at K-Rico’s for corned beef tacos, make a shellfish mid-stop at Southern Kitchen, and end the night with “lucky leprechaun” cocktails at Cabana Bar.
Celtic Ray Public House (Punta Gorda)
Every day might be considered an immersive Irish experience at Kevin Doyle’s Celtic Ray Public House, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. But you can be sure this renowned pub and restaurant will be ramping things up for St. Paddy.
Crow’s Nest (Captiva)
Lunch and dinner reservations are required at the inn’s Crow’s Nest restaurant, where corned beef is a planned special.
Duffy’s (Estero, S. Fort Myers, Cape Coral)
A “taste of Ireland” menu runs through April 4. Creative choices include crispy potato skin Reubens and chocolate-mint ice cream shamrock pie.
Duval Street in Cape Coral
Sheena Brook from “The Voice” entertains 6-9 p.m. with a special menu of Irish fare, plus drink and whiskey specials.
Lansdowne Street Pub (Bonita Springs)
Celebrating its sweet 16 block-party anniversary, the pub features Jimmy P’s signature Wagyu corned beef. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Luminary Hotel (Fort Myers)
Leave the swimsuit at home for Luminary Hotel’s first St. Patrick’s Day poolside cocktail party. Tickets cost $44 and must be purchased in advance.
The Lucky Screw (Fort Myers)
The downtown Fort Myers pub will host the fifth annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl on March 19 from 4 p.m.-midnight.
Midnight Tavern (Naples)
Where "shenanigans are encouraged, tomfoolery not allowed" offers up Guinness, giveaways and corned beef.
Riverwalk at Tin City (Naples)
Guinness-cheddar soup, stone crab claws and special bloody Mary’s with one claw ($20) are on the menu.
Shamrock Irish Pub (Fort Myers Beach)
Most partygoers don their best green accessories for this annual tradition, whose staff just may be more excited than their guests.
Shell Factory (North Fort Myers)
Live entertainment noon-7 p.m. including bagpipers, Irish music, and dancing. Irish food and green beer will be served, costume contest, raffles, and more.
Shoeless Joe’s Sports Café (Fort Myers)
Expect shamrock-colored beer, an all-you-can-eat buffet and traditional Irish music. Starting at 11 a.m. until supplies last, the restaurant will offer an endless corned beef and cabbage buffet, served with carrots, boiled potatoes, and a dessert for $18.95. Live performance on the outdoor deck.
Whiskey Park (Naples)
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal. Whiskey Park’s 9 a.m. Irish breakfast sounds much more appealing. Three bands perform from 11:30 a.m. through the wee hours.
Irish Food Street Fest at Millennial Brewing Co. (Fort Myers)
Get your fill of Irish food at this outdoor event with live music, Irish beer, ax throwing and food trucks selling Irish fare. 5-10 p.m. Friday, March 11. Free.
St. Patrick’s bar crawl at the Hideaway Bar (Fort Myers)
Top Shelf Crawls hosts this bar crawl that gets you a souvenir beer koozie and beads, admission to participating bars, exclusive drink specials and more. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, March 12. $10-$25.
Point Ybel's St. Paddy Fest (Fort Myers)
Irish bands Celtic Stew and The Rowdy Bards get you in the mood at this festival with food trucks, a beer garden, ax throwing and special Irish beer releases. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Free.
Fort Myers Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade returns after skipping the last two years during the pandemic. It travels along Estero Boulevard from Santini Marina Plaza North to the Church of the Ascension. 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Free.
Downtown Fort Myers St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
The annual block party features beer, food specials and bands. 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Free.
Rock the Block party at Mercato (North Naples)
Irish band The Rowdy Bards headline the St. Patrick’s Day version of the monthly outdoor party. A portion of the street will be closed to make room for the stage, an outdoor bar and various fun activities. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Free.
St. Patrick’s Day Trolley
Ride trolleys and limo buses throughout downtown Cape Coral and stop at 12 different bars and restaurants for holiday-themed custom drinks. 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 17. facebook.com/SouthCapeHospitalityAndEntertainmentAssociations
Whiskey Park (Naples)
An all-day party with live Irish music from Donnacha Tierney, Bernie from West of Galway and Crooked Gypsy, plus Irish food (including a 9 a.m. Irish breakfast), green beer and more. Starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 17, and continues into the night. Free.
Food truck rally (Fort Myers)
Fort Myers Brewing Co. marks the occasion with five food trucks, music and two specialty beer releases: Irish Red Ale and Turn the Lights Stout. Live music starts at 3 pm and most food trucks don't arrive until 4 p.m. Free.
Fishermen’s Village St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Family-friendly holiday celebration with lots of live musical acts performing in center court and elsewhere. Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Free.
The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda
The Irish pub celebrates with Irish food and live music from Clover’s Revenge, Paul Duffy and blues kid Champ Jaxon. As always, there won’t be any green beer, but there will be fish and chips, Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage, and other food. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Sunday. Free.
Bierfest at The Bavarian Gardens in Cape Coral
March 19-20th. Celebrate the holiday with Irish and German bands and lots of food, including corned beef, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, schnitzel, brats and potato pancakes. Plus, dancing and beer. Starts at noon Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20. $5 (free for ages 12 and younger).
As you can see, there is truly no shortage of ways to celebrate this 1,000+ year tradition in SW Florida! We hope you have a Saint Patrick’s Day filled with all of your favorite things. Sláinte!