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St. Patrick’s Day Picnic in the Park

March 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Roll back the clock a century and join us for an old fashioned picnic on Sunday, March 17th, starting at 10 am, in Plant Park. Bring your blanket, pack a picnic basket and invite family and friends to experience the pleasures of a simpler time. Relax in the shade, or test your Victorian sporting prowess with challenges of hoops & sticks, croquet, horseshoes, badminton, and three-legged races. Victorian table games will be offered including dominoes, checkers, jacks or tiddlywinks. We’ll have strolling models in vintage clothing, live theater, and continuous entertainment on Center Stage.

Entertainment on Center Stage and throughout Plant Park includes:

  • Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre
  • Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Student Ambassadors
  • Ovation!
  • Tampa Community Band, Jahn Van De Putte, Conductor
  • The Flexible Four, barbershop quartet
  • Upstairs Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel, featuring Henry Dobson
  • Matt Weihmuller Jazz Trio
  • Stilt Walking by Mario
  • Leprechaun Miles O’ Clover
  • Robert Willaford Railroad Museum Train

Community Partners participating:

  • Arts4All Florida – art activities
  • The Paper Seahorse – vintage typewriter bar and paper crafting
  • Humane Society of Tampa – meet some adoptable animals
  • Blue Bell Creameries – enjoy some free icecream
  • The Wheelmen Florida Division
  • American Red Cross of Central Florida

Bring your own picnic or enjoy delicious items from Dave’s Jukebox Diner and Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese, food trucks from the Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally.

Henry B. Plant Park
401 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606


March 17, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm