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Fun Things to Do in Pompano Beach This Weekend

From Music to St. Patrick's Day Parties, We've Got You Covered

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There’s lots to do in Pompano Beach this weekend.  Let’s start backwards with Sunday first, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day

Of course, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Pompano Beach to pick from to party on St. Patrick’s Day.  But, there are two stand-outs that made Top Ten lists for places to party in South Florida.   We’re talking about Briny’s Irish Pub and Galuppi’s on the Green.


Earlier, we reported that Galuppi’s on the Pompano Beach public golf course had been picked by New-Times as one of the ten best places to party in South Florida for St. Patrick’s Day.  It was a great addition to their list and well deserved for the Pompano beach restaurant.  We wondered why Briny’s wasn’t on the list.  Then a couple of days later, the Sun-Sentinel came out with their list for South Florida and sure enough Briny’s was in their top ten.

Briny’s is located on the corner of East Atlantic Blvd. and Briny Avenue in Pompano Beach right by the beach. Briny’s is a true Irish Pub and restaurant and is fun to visit 365-days a year.  March 17th is probably the best day of the year to visit Briny’s.  They’ll have their corn beef and cabbage special and great party music all day (and night) long.

While Briny will be a non-stop party, it is almost low key compared to what is happening at Galuppi’s on North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach.

The festivities will kick off at 9 am.  You’ll enjoy their special menu which features: Corned Beef on Rye served with French fries & pickle, Corned Beef & Cabbage served with red Irish potatoes and also Split Pea Soup.  (I think my Jewish grandmother would disagree that Split Peas soup is an Irish delicacy, but at least it is green).  And, speaking of green…there will be green beer pouring all day long.  And, Galuppi’s entertainment schedule will feature two stages of bands all day and evening.

Classy Stuff (Culture and Art)

All this weekend, theOutré Theatre Company presentation of “Next Fall” continues at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center on Atlantic Boulevard, next to Pompano Beach City Hall.  The production has been running since the beginning of the month and will run on weekends until March 31st.  We’ve got a full write-up here.

There’s also a Life Drawing class, also referred to as Figure Drawing on Saturday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street.  It’s a great way for you to improve your drawing skills and your visual perception.

Fairs and Flea Markets

Looking for a great bargain or a special purchase.  We’ve got three events in Pompano Beach for you to pick from this weekend.

The weekly Pompano Beach Green Market is presented by the Pompano Beach Historical Society in partnership with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Their goal is to bring you the best and freshest fruits and vegetables, juices, seafood, baked goods, and other foods, plus  plants, orchids,and health-related products and services. You can also find hand-made crafts, art and special culinary products at the Market. Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm | 1st Ave & 1st Street, Corner of Dixie and Atlantic Blvd.
Bargain hunters your time has come.  Head to Granny’s Attic on Saturday, from 8:00am – 2:00pm at theEmma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th St. Hosted by the Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department Granny’s Attic is a giant indoor garage sale. You’ll finding over 80 vendors at this unique community event  Admission is free and open to the public. You will find everything from housewares, toys, collectibles, tools, and so such more!

Festival Marketplace will be hosting a Vintage Fair on Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00 pm . You’ll findHandcrafted Merchants as well as vintage, antique, re-purposed and salvage items. The fair will be in the big tent on the corner of Sample Rd and 27th Ave in the Festival Marketplace Parking lot!  There will be live music from DJ Mike Locke too!  Admission is free.

Food Trucks are outdoor restaurants in Pompano Beach

The monthly Pompano Food Truck Round-Up on Friday night from 6 – 10 PM in Old Town Pompano Beach, at the corner of Atlantic Blvd & Dixie Highway! As always, you’ll be able to sample great food  from the trucks.  There will also be a Full Bar and aLive DJ to make the event festive and a great way to kick off your Pompano Beach weekend.

This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional  event info provided by the city of Pompano Beach, their websites, and additional venue websites.

Author: LOCAL NEWS

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