If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early, here’s a fun pet-friendly alternative:
Check out the K-9s in Kilts costume contest March 15 at Irish 31’s Hyde Park location, part of a weeklong celebration called Paddyfest. Bring your dog dressed in a kilt or other festive attire to compete for cash prizes, and then stay for a “paw-ty” afterwards.
Check-in starts at 6 p.m, and a $15 donation to Vets4Pets gets your pup registered. Vets4Pets is a nonprofit veterinary clinic in Tampa that’s operated by the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation and its member hospitals.