Three Day Long St. Paddy's Day Celebration at J.G. McGuinness in Weston

Why celebrate St. Patrick's Day only on Sunday when you can have a three-day long party?

If your pub just happens to be named after Ireland's most famous beverage, then you've really got to bring down the house -- and J.G. McGuinness in Weston is hosting its second annual Irish Fest this weekend -- complete with live music, bagpipers, Irish dancers, local vendors, food, and (of course) lots of Guinness).

Danny Szymanski, co-owner of J.G. McGuinness, said the second annual festival will be bigger and better than last year's inagural event. "We're looking forward to a fantastic weekend of fun with great food, and awesome entertainment." Look at this schedule of events and make plans to check out everything from the live music to the pancake breakfast benefiting the U.S. Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation.

Friday, March 15
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Live bagpiper performance by members of Police Pipe and Drum, marching from Maine St. to inside J.G. McGuiness.
9 p.m. - midnight.: Live performance by Sekond Nature

Saturday, March 16

Irish Block Party

3:00 p.m. - 12:00 Maine St. and Bell Town Lane at Towne Center

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Face painting and bounce house

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.Live performance by Goodfellas
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Irish Dancing performed by Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance 

8 p.m. - midnight Live performance by Zero Point Zero

Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day)
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Pints and Pancakes benefiting The US Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation. $20.00 per person (while supplies last).

Noon - 4 p.m. Live performance by Hogan's Heroes
8 p.m. - midnight: Closing live performance by Thought Monkey

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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