With the busy holiday season behind us, it can be hard to believe there are more holidays yet to come, but a certain green and festive one is coming up fast – St. Patrick’s Day! March 17th is just around the corner, and if you’re a Floridian in the Gainesville area, there is plenty to do. Whether you’re into sporting events, music, festivals, or anything in between, there’s something for everyone. Check out these fun St. Patty’s Day events near Gainesville, FL.
For the motor-fueled racing enthusiasts out there, the 2017 Gatornationals are taking place at our very own Gainesville Raceway. Starting at 7 am and with several heart-pounding and entertaining events to watch, this pro stock motorcycle event will fill your need for speed this St. Patrick’s Day. Read more at their site.
Sports fans who think that enjoying the day inside sounds better than on a raceway can check out the St. Paddy’s Day Bash at Mother’s Pub and Grill. Hang out at the Grill anytime during the day (or even all day), as they’ll be televising NCAA first-round games and serving some tasty grub. Check out their Facebook Events page.
Nearby in Ocala, Floridians can get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with the Ocala Street Party, offering food and drink specials all day long. If you’re a fan of Chef Adam’s famous corned beef & sausage, you’re in luck, as he’ll be there serving up his delicious dish. Find more info on their Facebook.
If museums and theaters are more your style, there are plenty of art-themed events going on as well. At the Matheson History Museum, you can check out the new “River of Dreams: The St. Johns and its Springs” exhibit, which features the history (and potential future) of the St. Johns River and its relationship with Floridians. The best part about this option? It’s free!
Another awesome event for art-lovers is the Hamlet Play Observership at the Hippodrome Theatre. You’ll be allowed behind the scenes to see how directors, actors, designers and other theater staff work to create the final product: A well-rehearsed play. If you’re more of an observer than a participator, you can also check out the “Meant to Be Shared” exhibit at the Harn Museum of Art, featuring hundreds of 18th– to 20th-century European prints.
More of an action fan? Skip the museum and head to M2 Battlesports, where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some adrenaline-fueled tactical laser tag. Bring all your friends too, as the arena can hold more than 40 players!
Dancing fanatic? You can get your groove on at Tavern on the Square in Ocala, where they’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s day with Latin Night. Head over to Ocala and dance the night away to everything from salsa to bachata, merengue to Top 40. Stay informed by liking their Facebook page.
More music can be found at Infinite Ale Works, where Doug Adams will be performing live. Guitar fans will appreciate his acoustic solo talents, and since it starts at 8 pm, it can be a relaxing way to wrap up the St. Patty’s Day festivities. Visit their website for more details.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Gainesville At Your Local Gainesville Car Dealership
Given all these awesome event options for St. Patrick’s Day fans in the Gainesville area, it’s needless to say there’s no shortage of fun! We hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day and get to enjoy some of the excitement our little pocket of Florida has to offer.
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