May the luck of the Irish, and perhaps even a green cocktail, be with you this March! We do St. Patrick’s Day up big along the beach, so if you will be enjoying a spring vacation on the Gulf Coast, be sure to check out these events.

If you will be staying in a Pensacola Beach condo or home over March 17, go ‘Irish on the Island’. This annual event is Pensacola’s largest pub crawl, so leave the little ones back at the beach. The crawl visits some of our favorite area restaurants including The Dock, Paradise Bar & Grill, and Bamboo Willie’s Beachside Bar.

Looking for something a little more family-friendly? Try dining at McGuire’s Irish Pub, a popular local eatery located just over the Pensacola Bay Bridge. If you will be on vacation to the Emerald Coast in a Destin vacation rental or Fort Walton Beach condo, you can also enjoy celebrating at the McGuire’s located at the foot of the Destin Bridge. We do advise heading to both locations early, as there is typically a long wait for a table. Don’t worry, though. Drinks, appetizers, and entertainment are available while you wait.

Near our Scenic 30A rentals you can celebrate at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The merchants stay open late and offering great specials. And, there is plenty of fun and entertainment to be enjoyed by the entire family. Be sure to head to the event stage for a live performance by the Blenders, as well as the Drake School of Irish Dance.