The luck of the Irish will be celebrated this weekend all over Brevard.
Here is a sample of some places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Meg O’ Malley’s
812 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne
Shamrockin 2019 is a two-day event beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday with a street party and parade. Want to be a part of the parade? Visit https://www.aohbrevard.org. There will be two stages set up outside with performances, dancers and bagpipers. An inside stage will have shows beginning at noon Saturday with Cahir O’Doherty, followed by John McDonald at 5:30 p.m. and Greg and Brian at 9 p.m. The main stage outside, on New Haven, will have The Ries Brothers at 7:30 p.m., followed by Nattali Rize at 8:20 p.m. and PEPPER at 9:30 p.m.
On Sunday, festivities start at 8 a.m. with an Irish breakfast. There also will be an all-you-can-eat buffet inside Meg’s. The outside side stage on Vernon will have performances starting at 8 a.m.
The lineup for the inside stage is Cahir O’Doherty at noon followed by String Daddy at 5:30 p.m. and Greg and Brian at 9 p.m.
On the outside main stage on New Haven, Panama kicks off the show at 5 p.m. followed by Chris Bandi at 7:30 p.m. and Matt Stell at 9 p.m.
For more information, visit https://www.megomalleys.com or call 321-952-5510.
Nolan’s Irish Pub
Festivities will be at Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Performances on an outside stage begin at 11 a.m. with Paudie McNeela. Other performers include Damion Suomi at 3:15 p.m. and Derek & The Slammers at 9 p.m. Music on the inside stage begins at 1:30 p.m. Performers include Rowan’s Rebels at 4 p.m. and Nolan’s Ukelele Collective at 6:15 p.m. Food will be available all day long. There will be face-painting and fun for the entire family. Proceeds benefit Saviour Catholic School in Cocoa Beach.
On Sunday, the festivities will be moved to Nolan’s Irish Pub, 204 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach. There will be traditional Irish food, beer and live music. The musical performances begin at 11 a.m. with Brendan Shanahan. He’s followed by Damion Suomi at 3 p.m., Brevard Police and Fire Pipes and Drums at 6:30 p.m., Paudie McNeela at 7 p.m. and Paul Rowan at 10:30 p.m.
The Cottage Irish Pub
1385 Highland Ave., Melbourne
The St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival hosted by the Cottage Irish Pub and Eau Gallie Mainstreet. Festivities start at 9 a.m. Sunday with an Irish Breakfast Roll. The day will include traditional Irish music, dancing and food including Guinness beef stew, corned beef and cabbage and the Rueben sandwich. Entertainment will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Irish dancers. The lineup for the day is: 11 a.m. Beach Brigands, 1 p.m. String Daddy, 3 p.m. Brevard Police and Pipe Band, 3.30 p.m. Irish dancers, 4 p.m. Kevin Thomas (Irish musician), 7 p.m. John the Piper, 7.30 p.m. Irish dancers, and 8 p.m. Finéinn Quinn (Irish musician). For more information call 321-610-1935.
The Snug Pub & Eatery
200 Willard St., Cocoa
Traditional Irish breakfast, complete with drink specials, kicks off the celebration at 9 a.m. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. with Jeff Mason. The Hooligans will take the stage at 4 p.m. Three traditional dishes will be served throughout the day for $13. This is the only food the kitchen will be serving. For more information call 321-349-0337.
2040 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne
The original glazed doughnut is going green. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day treat Friday through Sunday. Doughnut lovers also will have a chance to win a “Golden Dozen Pass” worth free original glazed doughnuts for a year — one dozen per month through St. Patrick’s Day 2020. Multiple customers will win a Golden Dozen Pass each day at every participating shop.
For more information, visit www.krispykreme.com/stpatricksday.
Merritt Island Beef’O’Bradys
1450 N. Courtenay Parkway #36, Merritt Island
Traditional Irish music and food will be enjoyed Saturday and Sunday. The Firecracker Clogging Club will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 321-455-6665 or visit https://www.beefobradys.com/MerrittIsland.
The Indian River Queen
Cocoa Village Marina, 90 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa
Enjoy an Irish-themed, three-hour cruise on Sunday. The Kindred Kilts will perform Irish songs aboard the cruise while guests dine on Irish corn beef. A cash bar is available. Boarding begins at 12 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. For more information, call 321- 454-7414.
Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
812 E. New Havern St.
The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Division, of Brevard County, Ancient Order of Hibernians, hosts this year’s 29th annual Melbourne Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. The procession begins at 11 a.m. and will wind eastward down New Haven Avenue from Mustard’s Last Stand to Depot Dr. at the railroad tracks. For more information, visit https://www.aohbrevard.org/2019-st-patrick-s-day-parade.
Lost Leprechaun Irish Pub Crawl
If you want the festivities to last longer than this weekend, you’re in luck. There are some leprechauns who are reluctant to depart from Cocoa Village and they welcome you to join them.
Saturday, March 23 from 6 p.m. to midnight is the Lost Leprechaun Irish Pub Crawl through the Cocoa Village.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the event. The ticket entitles the bearer to six drinks of draft beer, a house wine, a well drink, a punch or a sangria, depending on what is offered.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. you will be at Elks Lodge 1532, 315 Florida Ave., Cocoa, where dinner option may be available. Additional stops include Norman’s Raw Bar, Murdock’s Bistro, Pub Americana and Dog ‘n Bone.
There will be a free ride home for those incapacitated, but attendees are encouraged to bring designated drivers or use Uber.
For tickets, see madhatterpromotions.com.