St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Orlando and the History of the Holiday

Shamrock clovers, leprechauns, and a pot of gold, what do these symbols have to do with St. Patrick’s Day?  

Lucky for you, we’re here to shed a little light on the brief origin of this green holiday.  

But first, let’s share some places nearby you can celebrate at if you’re spending the day in Orlando with us.  

The Pub at the Pointe 

While this restaurant’s theme is inspired by a classic British pub, it hosts a celebration for St. Patrick’s Day in honor of its neighbors.  

This pub party is even complete with a quirky green beer! You’ll also find traditional Celtic food and drink features for a limited time in honor of the Irish culture.  

Be sure to sport your green attire and festive accessories.  

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando  

Treat your taste buds to a special trip to Ireland at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival where specialty food items will be available in March.  

This uniquely Orlando way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is a great addition to any theme park lineup if you’re vacationing with us in March.  

Included with park admission, you’ll find lively entertainers, traditional musicians, and classic Irish dishes.  

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road  

Try your luck at the Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Raglan Road, a real Irish pub in the heart of Disney Springs.  

This festival goes all out during the holiday featuring tons of entertainment, outdoor bars, and delicious cuisine native to Ireland.  

A celebration this big is popular amongst locals and tourists so be ready to dance and celebrate with new friends from around the world.  

Finnegan’s Bar & Grill at Universal Studios Florida 

If you already have a date with Universal Orlando Resort, no worries.  

Inside of their flagship park, Universal Studios Florida you’ll find Finnegan's Bar & Grill on the streets of “New York.”  

This Irish pub will feature a special green beer that pairs perfectly with their traditional menu of Celtic delicacies.   

Make your friends and family green with jealousy and pose for pictures with your green beer in front of this festively decorated pub.  

St. Patrick’s Day at Icon Park 

Is riding The Wheel at Icon Park on your bucket list? St Patrick’s Day might be the day to finally ride it!  

This beautiful observatory wheel will shine green and remind all Orlando of the cheerful holiday. In 2023, Icon Park hosted a bar crawl with stops at some of their beloved restaurants. Guests who received stamps from each stop were granted a free ride on The Wheel.  

This is such a fun way to celebrate, and you can even get sweeping views of Orlando glowing green from the 64,000 LED lights.  


This holiday is named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.  

He was credited for introducing Christianity to the country where he used a shamrock that had three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity. The origins of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day began religious, however now there are people all over the world who celebrate the holiday with grand and green parades.  

Leprechauns have been native to the Irish culture for centuries. They were little bearded men found in folklore who made shoes and hid its gold coins in a pot at the end of a rainbow.  

To Americans, this association with the Irish people made these mythical creatures an icon of St. Patrick’s Day.  

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