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St. Patty’s day revelers and Spring Breakers crowd South Florida beaches and bars

In addition to the Spring Break crowds, South Florida bars and restaurants will be packed this St. Patrick’s Day. Broward Mayor Steve Geller says hey, the pandemic is not over yet.
He says crowding in bars and sharing drinks is simply not acceptable during a pandemic.

Police will be out in full force making sure everyone is masked and social distancing. Governor DeSantis recently canceled fines for violating COVID mandates.

Meanwhile, Businesses in downtown West Palm Beach are banking on the crowds coming out to safely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

O’Shea’s Irish Pub will host the main event in downtown West Palm Beach, closing down the 500 block of Clematis Street for an outdoor celebration featuring live music and other activities. The road will be closed from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

“It literally was a year ago this month that everything came to a halt so we’re excited that our event producer O’Shea’s Pub proceeded with doing the event, I know they are abiding by all of the guidelines in regards to COVID since we are still a little bit under the pandemic,” Feaman said. “It feels good to be able to say that we are coming out of it and we are seeing hopefully the end of what we’ve seen this past year.”

You can find more West Palm Beach St. Patrick’s Day deals and events here.

In Delray Beach, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade was canceled for a second year in a row. The city instead is hosting a holiday scavenger hunt all week. You can find more details here.