Sarasota St. Paddy’s Festival

Come share in the festivities as we celebrate all things Irish at the premiere of the Sarasota St. Paddy’s Festival. The event will be held in JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota at Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street on March 13-15, 2020. Great food and outstanding live music, as you enjoy the weekend in style! St. Paddy’s Day festivities begin Friday evening 4 pm-10 pm and continue Saturday 11 am-10 pm and Sunday 11 am-6 pm. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals with the Humane Society of Sarasota County a Special Guest.

Enjoy delectable foods cooked fresh on-site including seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes including many traditional Irish favorites. Seafood dishes are prepared using indigenous and sustainable seafood from Florida’s coastal waters. Add to your main course with selections from a diverse menu of side dishes and choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, delicious fruit drinks and both soda and water options.

While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuits. Performers this year will be, beginning on Friday evening: the Billy Rice Band (country rock), The Verge (classic rock 70’s to present) and Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul). Saturday listen to the sounds of: the North Jetty Allstars (classic & yacht rock, bluegrass, blues), Tahja (Irish dancing, music & singing), JP Soars & The Red Hots (soul, blues) and Kettle of Fish (rock, blues, funk). On Sunday finish the weekend in style relaxing to live performances by: Ocean’s Eleven Big Band (big band, jazz, swing), RJ Howson (R&B, blues, rock) and CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blues, soul, roots). See the Band Performance Schedule in the column to your right. Click on the image to show an enlarged version.

The Humane Society of Sarasota County will have their “Big Mac” mobile adoption center onsite during the event. Please take a few moments to stop by and say “Hi” to the dedicated staff and meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption. Perhaps in the process finding a new life companion while lending your support to a wonderful and compassionate organization.

Come enjoy great food and music while you kick back and experience that relaxation you have sought all week! Remember: YOU are the most important ingredient to this masterpiece we have created!


Mar 13 - 15 2020


JD Hamel Park
Gulfstream Avenue & Main Street