Happy St. Patrick's Day: Southwest Florida going Irish this weekend - PHOTOS

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People crowded the streets as the 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade heads through Old Naples on 5th Ave. South on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Over 40,000 people were present as parade floats, local high school marching bands, Irish dancers and different organizations went down the street.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff People crowded the streets as the 35th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade heads through Old Naples on 5th Ave. South on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Over 40,000 people were present as parade floats, local high school marching bands, Irish dancers and different organizations went down the street.

Break out your best green attire, Southwest Florida is ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Showcase has rounded up this list of places you can party or dine on traditional Irish fare. And don’t forget to show off how you celebrated — upload your St. Patrick’s Day photos and videos at naplesnews.com/participate.

St. Patrick’s party at Paddy Murphy’s: Live entertainment featuring John McDonagh, Terry Clen, Brian Bonner, Moose and Mary Jo, step-dancers and bagpipers. Corned beef and cabbage and corned beef sandwiches. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Paddy Murphy's, 457 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-649-5140

Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11 a.m. Saturday, starting at St. Ann Church, 985 Third St. S., Naples, proceeding up Third Street South to Fifth Avenue South and turning east to Eighth Street South to end at Crayton Cove. A flag raising ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Crayton Cove.

St. Patrick’s Day party: Entertainment by Harp and Thistle Pipes and Drums, West of Galway, Steve Farst Trio, Derek Trenhom Band, Jerry Pellegrino, Cliff Erickson and Irish dancers, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday in Sugden Plaza, Naples.

“Forever Irish”: Irish Tenor Andy Cooney performs the 2013 adaptation of his “Forever Irish” concert 7 p.m., Saturday. Featuring the “Three Irish Sopranos” — Sarah Bass, Annemarie Gillman and Gillian Quinn — Darrah Carr Dance and the Andy Cooney Band. St. Elizabeth Seton Gymnasium, 5730 53rd Terrace SW, Naples, to benefit St. Elizabeth Seton School. Tickets: $30 or $40; 239-961-2155

Outdoor concert: Rod Stewart tribute band, 6 p.m. Saturday, Fitzgerald’s, 9070 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. $10. 239-949-2111

St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Party: Live entertainment with DJ Hill, drink specials including green beer, Guinness, Smithwick’s and Harp, 9 p.m. Saturday, the Pub Naples, 9118 Strada Place, Naples. 239-594-2748

St. Patrick's Day at Grumpy's: Free t-shirts to the first 50 customers, drink specials including Jameson, Irish Car Bombs, Guiness and shamrock shake pudding shots, Frankie Colt (2 to 6 p.m.), 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, Grumpy's Ale House, 8935 U.S. 41 N., Naples. 239-566-3200

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration: Live entertainment 6 p.m. Pub Mustard and 7 p.m. Harp & Thistle Pipe Band, and drink specials, opens at 8 a.m. Sunday, the Pub Naples, 9118 Strada Place, Naples. 239-594-2748

Baby Leprechaun Races: Babies must crawl past the finish line to compete for prizes, noon Sunday, in Playland at Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. MiromarOutlets.com

The Big Party: Noon to 6 p.m. No Way Never Band, 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Harp & Thistle Band, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tir Na Nog Dancers, 6 and 10 p.m. West of Galway, Sunday, Fitzgerald’s, 9070 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. VIP patio seating $45 and $55. 239-949-2111

St. Patrick’s Day at McCabe’s: Live entertainment from noon to midnight, Sunday, McCabe’s Irish Pub, 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 888-403-8778

St. Patrick’s Day at Erin’s Isle: 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. Tommy Goodwin and Sharon, 1:30 p.m. Tim Ischia on the Patio, 3:15 to 6 p.m. the Chadburns, 6:15 to closing Bob MacInnis and Pete Byers, Sunday, Erin’s Isle, 5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples. 239-325-2630

Paddle Wheeler Paddy Day: Green hors d’oeuvres, green drinks and live music with guest Capt. Keving playing the bagpipes, boarding, 5:30 p.m.; 6 to 8 p.m., sailing Sunday, Indian Princess, 2080 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. $38, plus tax per adult; $18, 12 and younger; $5 off if you wear a kilt. 239-765-8919

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Live music, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, 6 p.m. March 17, downtown Fort Myers. www.riverdistrictevents.com

Erin’s Blend: Irish songs with Roy, Randi and Paul, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill, 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. 239-765-9660

A TASTE OF IRELAND

Agave Southwestern Grill and Tequila: Southwestwestern Reuben sliders for two for $6 and green draft beer for $2 per glass and green margaritas for $5, 11:30 a.m. to midnight starting today through Sunday. Visit from 4 to 6 p.m. today to see WINK FM’s personality Gina Birch. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Reservations: 239-598-3473

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar: Open faced corned beef sandwich with horseradish cream sauce, French fries or coleslaw for $15 in the Grill for lunch and the Downstairs Café will add corned beef and cabbage soup for $7 and Shepherd’s pie for $13 to its regular menu from 2 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. 239- 649-5552

Brambles Tea Room: Enjoy finger sandwiches of baked ham, egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon and cream cheese with cucumber, a green English scone with fresh strawberries, Devon clotted cream, strawberry preserve and pastries and green and flavors teas, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Saturday. $21.75, per person. 340 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-262-7894

Capt. Brien’s Seafood and Raw Bar: Corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes, turnips, and carrots starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. $13.99 lunch and $17.99 dinner. 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. www.captbriens.com or 239-389-6900

Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill: Buy-one-get-one Blizzard for 99 cents through March 24, includes the Mint Oreo. Stores are at 694 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-261-8667 and 4895 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, 239-455-6700

Larry’s Lunch Box: Traditional corned beef and cabbage entrees for $16.95 or get a Reuben, corned beef or pastrami sandwich. There will also be beer and wine specials. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 2650 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples, 239-775-2500 and 870 Neapolitan Way, Naples, 239-263-2713

McCabe’s Irish Pub: Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches, chicken potpie, hamburgers, hot dogs and other favorites starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. 699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 239-403-7170

Mel’s Diners: Corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes with a starter of soup or salad for $11.99 starting after the Naples parade. Add a draft green beer for $1.99 and if you bring a passport stamped in Ireland you will receive a free drink. Visit at 3650 U.S. 41 N., 239-643-9898; 12035 Collier Blvd., Naples, 239-455-4242; 28601 Trails Blvd., Bonita Springs, 239-949-3080; and 4820 S. Cleveland Ave. (U.S. 41), Fort Myers, 239-275-7850.

SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt: 20 percent purchase of Irish Mint Froyo

on Sunday, 2338 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. 239-919-8151

Tavern on the Bay: Irish music, food specials and green beer along with prizes and giveaways starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. Guinness drafts are $5 and Irish car bombs are $8. 489 Bayfront Place, Naples, 239-530-2225

The Chapel Grill: Special cocktails, beers and wines and special dishes starting at noon on Sunday. 811 Seventh Ave. S., Naples, 239-206-4310

The Stage: Irish menu for lunch and during the 7 p.m. evening show featuring the Uptown Express, a 10-piece dance band, on Sunday at 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566

The Wharf Tavern Restaurant & Lobster House: Corned beef and cabbage for $15.99 for lunch and $21.99 for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. 909 10th St. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-331-4053

Whole Foods Market: Bar specials of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s potpie and bangers and mash noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday The hot soup bar is featuring Irish potato soup and sample Irish dishes throughout the store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Health Starts Here Station from noon to 3 p.m. to sample a plant strong version of cabbage rolls. 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Information: 239-552-5100

Wynn’s Market: “Irish car bomb” brownie made by pastry chef Suzanne Llorca that she makes with Bailey’s Irish Cream and cream cheese swirl topped with an Irish whiskey ganache for $2.99 each. 141 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 239-261-7157

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