Sanford St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull and Street Festival

Sanford St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull and Street Festival

Do you think you and nine other friends have what it takes to pull a truck?

The Sanford St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull will include live music, food trucks, artisans, and craft beer in a family-friendly environment on March 19, 2022.

The truck pull begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Teams of 10 will go head-to-head pulling a fire truck a block down Palmetto Ave. in “The Famous L” for the coveted trophy and ultimate bragging rights. Participants include the Sanford Fire Department, Sanford Police Department, and many locally-owned businesses.

Sanford St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull and Street Festival

The St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull is featuring live music from 4 to 5 p.m. performed by Rosie O’Grady’s Highlanders to get everyone into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit and then afterward Papa Wheelie ends with a hardcore bang from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“We are so excited to be doing the St. Paddy’s truck pull again” said Paul Williams, owner of West End Trading Company. “In most St. Paddy’s Day celebrations people are lifting beers but in true Sanford Style, we’re taking it a step further and pulling a truck.”

The event welcomes a new fire station-themed bar, The Station Bar & Grub—making the perfect backdrop for the Fire Truck Pull. In addition, there will be a DJ leading the fun from their classic fire truck stationed right out front.

Sanford St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull and Street Festival

“We love being a part of the Sanford community,” said Alex Sirica, owner of The Station Bar & Grub. “Participating in this fantastic event is right up our alley. We’re excited to see the teams compete and celebrate giving back.”

All sign-up fees from the truck pull will go towards SNAP (Special Needs Ability Program, Inc.)Special Needs Advocacy Program, Inc. serves families in Sanford who support children with disabilities. SNAP provides children with disabilities a platform to understand and retain positive social skills to successfully enter the workforce, social events, and other public areas. Plus, proceeds from the truck pull to benefit the Special Needs Advocacy Program, Inc.

The fourth annual Sanford t. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull and Street Festival is sponsored by the newly formed ‘Famous L Collective.’

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On the Go in MCO: St. Patrick’s Day 2022

On the Go in MCO St Patricks Day 2022

Don’t forget that you can catch these great events and more on the Obie & Ashley Unfiltered Podcast!

If you are going to be On the Go in MCO this St. Patrick’s Day, there are some really great ways for you to have fun while wearing your green!

On the Go in MCO: St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Raglan Road 2018 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road

The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival is back in full swing this year from March 11-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant with top Irish bands flown in for the celebration. 

The most authentic Irish festival in America will take it to the Disney Springs street outside Raglan Road with extraordinary Irish talent arriving from Ireland, five outside bars, fun St. Paddy’s merchandise, and more.

Award-winning Irish musicians and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers will rock the fun throughout this lively festival that leads up to the mother of all Irish holidays.

Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival Raglan Road Disney Springs 2020

Especially for the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, a new berry-forward St. Paddy’s brew, “So Berry Les,” is on tap for the holiday and on into spring. 

Crafted in collaboration with Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Fla., So Berry Les is a refreshing hard seltzer infused with local Florida strawberry (‘tis the season!) and Key Lime juice. The brew pays tribute to Raglan Road co-owner John Cooke’s father, Les, who in 1977 earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the dearest strawberries at a charity auction for a record 530 Irish punt—equivalent to the British pound—to generate publicity for his restaurant business. 

On St. Patrick’s Day only, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m. with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older; (first-come, first-served—no reservations on this day only); younger patrons may enter free of charge.

Make your reservations now!

St. Patrick's Day Parade Winter Park On the Go in MCO
43rd Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Gather your family and friends and wear some green to enjoy the 43rd Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park.

The parade will begin at Webster Avenue and proceed south down Park Avenue to Lyman Avenue. Active in the Irish-American community for many years, Al Denecour will serve as Grand Marshal, and more than 60 units will participate.

On the Go in MCO St. Patrick's Day Parade Winter Park Cars

After the parade, the celebration will continue with Irish music and step-dancing on the Central Park Main Stage with performances by professional Irish dancer Sarah Costello, Tir Na Greine School of Irish Dance, Watters School of Irish Dancing, Finnegan Academy of Irish Dance, and Michael Daly, Tenor.

This is one event you don’t want to miss!

7th Annual Crooked Can Celtic Festival

One of Central Florida’s Largest Celtic Festivals is coming to Crooked Can Brewing Company for its’ seventh year from March 17-19, 2022.

Festival-goers will enjoy three days of live Celtic music, Irish Dancers, Local Vendors, Delicious Eats, and of course fan-favorite favorite Crooked Can Brews!

This event is FREE for all ages to attend.

St. Patrick's Day Promenade at Sunset Walk On the Go in MCO
Promenade at Sunset Walk

Join in on the fun as Promenade at Sunset Walk hosts its St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Street Party and Celebration on Thursday, March 17, from 2 pm to 11:30 pm.

Guests will enjoy a variety of food and beverage specials from participating restaurants while listening to live music from artists Tim Hamlin, DJ Scotty B and The Hooligans and watching live entertainment like street performers and lucky leprechauns.

Admission to this event and parking are free.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Promenade at Sunset Walk

Promenade at Sunset Walk St. Patrick's Day

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is gearing up for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration !

On Wednesday, March 17 from 5-9 P.M. The Promenade at Sunset Walk is hosting an Outdoor Street Party and Celebration for St. Patrick’s Day featuring live music by Herbie & The Gators.

The band will be performing the best Irish, classic Dubliners, sea shanty music and more.

Attendees can also enjoy street performers, lucky Leprechauns, traditional food and beverage specials from The Promenade’s restaurants. Admission is FREE (Don’t forget to wear green!) 

Visit https://www.sunsetwalk.com/events/st-patricks-day/ for full details. 

Participating restaurants include:

·         Bahama Buck’s Original Shaved Ice Company

·         Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi

·         BurgerFi

·         Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza

·         Cold Stone Creamery

·         El Jefe Tequilas Taco Cantina

·         Estefan Kitchen

·         Flower Café

·         Ford’s Garage

·         GameTime

·         Lizzie’s Memphis Style BBQ

·         River Street Sweets Savanah’s Candy Kitchen

·         Rock & Brews

·         Studio Movie Grill

·         The Wharf

·         Yeoman’s Cask & Lion

Covid-19 safety precautions will be enforced including the following:

  • Face Coverings required except when seated at tables or actively eating & drinking 
  • Hand Sanitizing dispensers provided at each outdoor table 
  • Hand Sanitizing stations throughout the property 
  • Continual Sanitizing of High Touch Surfaces 
  • Limited Outdoor Seating Capacity for Social Distancing  
  • Outdoor Tables appropriately spaced for Social Distancing 
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Downtown Disney St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Invites Wearin’ of the Green at Downtown Disney March 7-17

Raglan Road
Shamrock-clad stilt walkers lean down to joke around with Downtown Disney guests Laura DuBose (left) and Corinne Molineaux (right), of Orlando, Fla., during the multi-day St. PatrickÕs celebration at Raglan Road in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The “Mighty Festival,” continuing through March 17, features Irish bands and pro dancers, beers on tap, specially crafted food, face painting, stilt walkers and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia throughout Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.

Music and merriment abound when the most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Central Florida comes to Downtown Disney March 7-17.

The celebration at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and throughout Downtown Disney pays homage to Celtic culture with nearly 10 top Irish bands and pro dancers performing on three stages during select days of the festival. With performances starting nightly March 7-14 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and daily 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 15-17 on stages indoors and out, guests can don their finest green duds and join in a jig or two.

Highlights of the celebration across Downtown Disney will include:

  • Performances by The Willis Clan, world-famous U2 tribute band Elevation, Goitse, Three Dollar Band, We Banjo 3, The Ragland Rebels, The Brazen Heads and Raglan Road house bands Creel and The West Coast Trio
  • The Raglan Road Dancers — seven full-time champion dancers, performing daily
  • Renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast, leading Irish Dance Workshops “From Roots to Riverdance”
  • Ceili (kay-lee) traditional music and structured set-dancing event, during which host Ronan McCormack invites guest participation

Raglan Road
The Willis Clan, a family of musicians and dancers from Nashville, Tenn. whoÕve won awards for their Irish music and step dance performances, performs during the multi-day St. PatrickÕs celebration at Raglan Road in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The ÔMighty FestivalÕ continues through March 17 and features multiple Irish bands on several stages, pro dancers, beers on tap, specially crafted food, face painting, stilt walkers and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia throughout Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.

Additional entertainment inspired by the Emerald Isle will include more than 50 musicians and dancers, face painting, stilt walkers, living statues and giveaways. Guests will find it’s easy being green at The Mighty Family Zone on the West Side, a new offering during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival. Guests can snag a photo with Kermit, learn how to draw everyone’s favorite frog, take part in games and DJ dance parties, and more.

Miss Piggy and Kermit

Also new this year: the four Disney Food Trucks (Fantasy Fair, Namaste Café, Superstar Catering and World Showcase of Flavors) will serve delicious eats each evening of the festival at Downtown Disney West Side, including a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed cupcake. Guests can also purchase Fisherman’s Pie, a favorite dish from the Ireland kiosk at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, at the World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck.

Raglan Road St. Patrick's Day Downtown Disney

Guests can order from the popular Raglan Road lunch, dinner and bar menus throughout the event. Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon of Raglan Road will bring traditional Irish flavors to Downtown Disney with dishes such as loin of bacon and cabbage, and guests will find a hearty selection of beers on tap.

The restaurant’s Cooke’s of Dublin counter-service eatery will offer Irish favorites like fish and chips, battered sausages and deep-fried candy bars, and guests will discover additional food and specialty drinks created just for the festival at select Downtown Disney restaurants.

Raglan Road
Downtown Disney guests (L-R) Brenda Sievert, from Nova Scotia, Canada, and Dean and Lisa Nicholson, from New Brunswick, Canada, make a spirited toast during the multi-day St. PatrickÕs celebration at Raglan Road in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The “Mighty Festival,” continuing through March 17, features Irish bands and pro dancers, beers on tap, specially crafted food, face painting, stilt walkers and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia throughout Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.

On Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated at Raglan Road on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407/938-0300. For more information visit Disneyworld.com/StPatricksDay.

 

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Raglan Road presents Mighty St Patrick’s Festival Dining Events

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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
presents the following events…

Modern Irish Food

Luncheon Demonstration
March 12, 2014 at 1:00pm
$49.94 + tax & gratuity

Off the back of his hugely successful PBS show Modern Irish Food based on his latest cook book of the same name, celebrity chef Kevin Dundon shares his inspiration for his first American public television series with a lunch-demonstration in the beautiful & unique surroundings of Raglan Road Irish Pub.

Showcasing an elaborate 4 course luncheon with wine pairings, Kevin will demonstrate how to successfully create each dish along with helpful tips for overall success in the kitchen. Kevin’s philosophy for food is simple — “use the best ingredients, treat them with respect and you get the best flavor and results…it’s about taking great Irish ingredients and great Irish recipes and giving them that international flair.”

Unveiling of The Raglan Road Cookbook

Signature Dinner
March 13, 2014 at 6:30pm
$115.00 + tax & gratuity

As part of Raglan Road’s annual Mighty St Patrick’s Festival celebrations, celebrity chef Kevin Dundon is hosting a very special Signature Dining Event. Those of you who have attended any of Kevin’s previous signature dinners will know he never fails to surprise and delight and this event will be no different with an amazing 5 course dinner with wine pairings.

The event is not just part of the Mighty St Patrick’s celebrations but also the unveiling of the Raglan Road Cookbook, a beautiful hardcover book that show cases some very special recipes and is filled with great stories about the history and the people who work and visit Orlando’s favorite Irish pub.

To secure a seat in either event, please call Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at 407-938-0300.
Tables in Wonderland discount applies.

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Raglan Road St. Patrick’s Day Events

Wearin’ of the green is encouraged, but not mandatory during the most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in town March 8-10 and 14-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and across Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. More than 10 top Irish bands will perform on select days during the festivities, with amped up entertainment the second weekend.

Raglan Road
Shamrock-clad stilt walkers lean down to joke around with Downtown Disney guests Laura DuBose (left) and Corinne Molineaux (right), of Orlando, Fla., during the multi-day St. Patrick’s celebration at Raglan Road in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The “Mighty Festival,” continuing through March 17, features Irish bands and pro dancers, beers on tap, specially crafted food, face painting, stilt walkers and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia throughout Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.

At Raglan Road, a true Irish pub with Dublin roots, it’s a “Mighty Festival” that will include Irish bands and professional dancers performing on several stages indoors and out. Also on tap: a mighty selection of beers, food by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.

Raglan Road

The spirited week of revelry will gear up March 8-10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with performances at Raglan Road by The Willis Clan, a family of artists and musicians who merge their Irish roots with other music genres. Nova Celtic, with its own twist on popular Irish music, will appear on a nearby outdoor stage. Beginning March 14 and 15 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m., and continuing March 16 and 17 from noon until 1 a.m., a few highlights of the celebration across Pleasure Island will include:

  • Performances by The Willis Clan, Girsa, Albannach and world-famous U2 tribute band Elevation
  • Renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast, leading Irish Dance Workshops Friday through Sunday
  • More than 50 musicians and dancers performing, plus face painting, stilt walkers and giveaways

Raglan Road
The Willis Clan, a family of musicians and dancers from Nashville, Tenn. who’ve won awards for their Irish music and step dance performances, performs during the multi-day St. Patrick’s celebration at Raglan Road in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Guests can order from Raglan Road’s popular food and drink menus throughout the event. The Cooke’s of Dublin counter-service eatery will offer Irish favorites like fish and chips, battered sausages and deep-fried candy bars, and guests will discover additional food offerings across Pleasure Island.

Raglan Road
Downtown Disney guests (L-R) Brenda Sievert, from Nova Scotia, Canada, and Dean and Lisa Nicholson, from New Brunswick, Canada, make a spirited toast during the multi-day St. Patrick’s celebration at Raglan Road in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated at Raglan Road on a first-come, first-served basis. Access to select entertainment on March 16 will include a $5 cover charge for guests 18 and older; on March 17, cover will run up to $10. Raglan Road reservations can be booked on March 14 and 15 by calling 407/938-0300. For more information visit Disneyworld.com/StPatricksDay.Follow us for more updates: Facebooktwitteryoutubetumblrinstagram

Today’s Walk Around EPCOT

Another Week…another walk around EPCOT.

There is a lot going on….So let’s get to it…

One of these things is STILL not like the other...

Tell me which looks better...One

Or Two? I can't believe that they haven't painted this side yet.

Still lots of work going on in front of Fountain of Nations

Lots of Wall!

The backside of the Fountain wall

You can also get a good look at all the different colors of concrete that are in the area now,

The Whirlygigs are still...well still.

Is something missing?

I think I like the little green box!!! 🙂

The Character Spot entrance is still behind walls, too.

A closer look at the concrete work going on.

Genie and Marie were meeting and greeting sans handlers near Club Cool.

Then I headed into World Showcase. And while you can tell that efforts are ramping up in preparation for Flower and Garden, there is a lot of action going on in China these days…

The Duffy location in China has been moved while Yong Feng Shangdian Department Store is being refurbished.

Walled off Yong Feng Shangdian Department Store.

And the entrance to the Yong Feng Shangdian Department Store.

The Duffy spot is now located in the Tomb Warriors exhibit near the Temple.

And in all seriousness, what would a walk around EPCOT be without a peek at some new merchandise?!?!?!?

2011 St. Patrick's Day Ears

Be still my beating heart! A new Duffy outfit!!!

And the kids will all love the new Duffy Spinner!!!

And to offset all the Duffy hate, I thought I would share with you my favorite spot in ALL of EPCOT….

But my favorite spot in all of EPCOT, will always be this!
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