By Jessica Ayers
Staff writer

Make sure to hydrate this week and get a head start on that homework because it’s time for Saint Patrick’s Day. The Irish are known for being a little wild and this week, and Americans will gladly embrace that. The taps will be flowing and the music could get a little loud, but the fun is sure to be endless.

Here are the top 15 things to do (Irish inspired and otherwise) that you can afford, even if you don’t find a lucky four-leaf clover. 1) O’Riley’s Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
enter site When: 9 a.m.-11:59 p.m. March 17
follow link Where: O’Riley’s Irish Pub Downtown, 321 Palafox St., Pensacola Cost: Free Why: This event grabs the number one spot on our list this week because it’s going to be hard to beat. With plenty of St. Patrick’s Day events out there, this one lasts all day and seems to cover all the bases. Start your day off with a traditional Irish breakfast.

Our breakfast menu is rather extensive,” Warren Sonnen, O’Riley’s manager, said, “but we do offer a more Irish traditional breakfast with a slight twist. We will also be offering a corned beef and cabbage dish all day for around $8.99.

“We will have live music from Classic June, Lojah and J. M Roberts (A Drunker Shade of Green).”

Sonnen also listed their drink specials: $3 16-ounce Bud Light, $4.50 Magners Cider, $6 Leaping Leprechauns, $5.50 Picker’s Vodka and $5 Tullamore DEW.

“Bud Light girls will be handing out SWAG, full menu all day, drink specials all day, great music inside and outside and this location is 21 and up,” Sonnen said.

Sonnen also mentioned that if you are 18 and older, to come and check out O’Riley’s Uptown Tavern that will have other great activities like jello wrestling and a wet T-shirt contest. 2) Kids Gallery Night St. Patty’s Day Cooking Class\
see When: 6 p.m., March 16
pe drugs with viagra Where: So Gourmet Pensacola, 407 South Palafox St., Unit #D, Pensacola Cost: $37 Why: So Gourmet Pensacola is hosting a fun Irish inspired cooking class for the kiddos. Parents can enjoy the festivities of Gallery Night downtown while the little ones are taken care of and learning to cook. They will be making Irish pies and decorating leprechaun cupcakes. They will also learn about different kitchen techniques and safety.

source 3) Bodsquadechallenge
When: Times may vary, March 12 – April 2
Where: Anytime Fitness Pensacola, 6301 North Avenue, Suite 3, Pensacola
Cost: $10
Why: If you’re looking to get into some shape for springtime, this is a very affordable and accountable opportunity. Anytime Fitness Pensacola is challenging you to a #bodsquadechallenge. With a $10 entry fee you get a weekly group training workout for 6 whole weeks. Participants will also receive a BMI/Body fat calculation and a chance to win a fitness gift basket. They ask that you stop by the gym to sign up. For additional information, call 969-1348.

4) Herb Walk March 2018
When: 10 -12 p.m., March 17
Where: Old Thyme Remedies, 2475 East Nine Mile Rd., Pensacola
Cost: $10, children under 12 are free
Why: What if you had mint leaf or even rosemary growing in your backyard and didn’t even know it. Just think about how much money you could save if you could pluck herbs right out of the ground. Theresa Finkbiener, owner of Coyote Moon Herb Company, has studied medical herbs for over 30 years. Come and join her at Old Thyme Remedies where she’ll walk you around the grounds looking for poisonous, healthy, and even healing herbs. Cameras will be allowed and you might want to bring a pen and some paper.

5) Back Porch Comedy Women’s Showcase followed by Cookies & Cake at Chizuko
When: 7:30 p.m., March 18
Where: Chizuko, 506 West Belmont St., Pensacola
Cost: Free
Why: Who doesn’t love a good laugh? We all know that laughter is the cure for a lot of things. Chizuko is bringing the best local talent to one show and the best news is, it’s free. They will also be offering drink specials, along with $2 sake shots. Come and get your giggle on.

6) Go Irish on the Island
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 17
Where: Multiple locations on Pensacola Beach
Cost: Free
Why: For the beach lovers, here’s another St Patrick’s Day event. Come join the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce for their annual St Patty’s Day Pub Crawl. The event features 11 different beach bars, restaurants, and hotels. They will have a variety of Irish drink specials as well as some food, and a little bit of music. You’ll start the Crawl off with some breakfast at Crabs We Got Em and end at the world famous Sandshaker. Visit this link for full details and a complete list of hosts.

7) J Boog
When: 7 p.m, March 18
Where: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 South Palafox St., Pensacola
Cost: $20 general admission (Additional $2 cash surcharge at the door for under 21. Attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult guardian)
Why: Are you ready for an awesome, and very unique music experience? J Boog might get a lot of notoriety for his outlandish hairdos, but it’s actually his unique sound that keeps audiences captivated. This Bob Marley influenced artist has combined his love of reggae, rap, and hip-hop to come up with his one-of-a-kind sound. Purchase tickets here.

8)  Third Class: A Titanic Irish Party
When: 6 -9 p.m., March 15
Where: History Museum of Mobile, 11 South Royal St., Mobile
Cost: $10, or members are free
Why: If you’ve ever seen the box office sensation “Titanic,” you might remember a scene in which Jack brings Rose down to his third class party. After years of being around snobby folks, she’s was finally able to let loose, dance, and even drink some beer. Well, now it’s your turn. The Irish party will include the Titanic Honour & Glory Exhibition, live music, libations by Bottles Up Mobile, food trucks, caricature artist and more.

9) O’Daly’s Green Dress Run
When: 4-7 p.m., March 17
Where: O’Daly’s Irish Pub, 564 Dauphin St., Mobile
Cost: $25 to register, free to attend as a spectator.
Why: If you think it might be fun to run a 5k with a bunch of men and women in green dresses, you might be right. Come enjoy St Patty’s Day with a bunch of enthusiastic folks and get ready to run off those beer pounds. Registration includes race packet, event t-shirt, post-race beer and free entry to the after party with Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and Bag Of Donuts.

10) Bark & Bingo
When: 7-10 p.m., March 14
Where: Serda Brewing Company, 600 Government St., Mobile
Cost: Free
Why: There was a place that had some dogs and Bingo was the game-o. Come play the game, sip on some brew, and donate to a good cause. There will be dogs available for adoption, plenty of beer, and plenty of prizes.  This event is all ages so bring the whole family along. Serda is donating $1 to Animal Rescue Foundation for every beer they sell.

11) Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day
When: 5 -11 p.m., March 16
Where: World of Beer, 4285 Legendary Dr., Destin
Cost: Beer prices vary
Why: Who says you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s day a little early? World of Beer decided to change things up this year and host an early Irish party. They will have live music, 4 Irish draft beers available on tap, Irish Car Bombs, whiskey flights, and 2 limited time Irish cuisines. They are even offering up a free shareable and a chance to win a trip to Ireland. All you have to do is try all four Irish beers.

12) Quarterly Community & Military Appreciation Event
When: 6 -9 p.m., March 13
Where: Hurricane Lanes, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin
Cost: Free
Why: If you’re a local or in the military, come out to Hurricane Lanes for a free bowling extravaganza. This all-ages event is perfect for the entire family and it gets you three hours of unlimited bowling. Register early for a chance to win a Yeti cooler.

13) Stoked: Hypnotic Comedy Show
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m. March 16
Where: Harborwalk Village, 10 Harbor Boulevard, Destin
Cost: Free
Why: Terry Stokes is a legendary hypnotist, a therapist, lecturer, teacher and stage performer. He’s written 4 books and produced 37 audio/video programs. He even won Las Vegas entertainer of the year. He’s ready to entertain and hypnotize you. Come check out his 90-minute performance that is sure to keep you laughing until the end.

14) St. Paddy’s Day Scavenger Hunt Pub Stoll
When: 6-11 p.m., March 17
Where: Historic Downtown Panama City
Cost: Free
Why: If strolling from bar to bar doesn’t quite cut it for you, here’s something that includes a little more competition. Enjoy live music, Irish inspired food, drinks, green beer, and extra big giveaways. Come to Downtown Panama City to experience this friendly competition and you might even win some cash. Multiple prizes will be awarded. Check in at Millies, The Place, or The Funky Mermaid. Click here for the full list of participants.

15) The Velcro Pygmies
When: 7-11 p.m., March 12
Where: The Hangout
Cost: Free
Why: The Velcro Pygmies are a fantastic throwback to the glam that was the 80’s. They go all out with their incredible costumes, makeup, light show, and massive song list. This sold-out band has been entertaining crowds for over 20 years now and they show no signs of slowing down. Click here for a full song list and band bios.