JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Beaches area is home for three Irish pubs, but it was the Jacksonville Landing that saw an economic boom on St. Patrick's Day.
Fireworks returned to the Landing last year for the first time in five years. And the investment was worth it. Property sales increased by a third over previous years.
It also didn't hurt that Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub opened just months before St. Patrick's Day, too.
This year, the fireworks return and the party starts early. Live music is tonight through Sunday. On Sunday the schedule is live music 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Yappy Hour St. "Paw"ty's Day Celebration for your pooch is 2-5 p.m. and the fireworks blast of for St. Pat's on the St. Johns at 9:30 p.m.
At the beach, Lynch's, Culhane's and Fly's Tie Irish Pubs will be in full swing, and that means an economic boost for them and surrounding businesses.
Culhane's calls the day their Super Bowl with an increase of 50 percent in sales, and Lynch's said they make a week and a half of income in one day.
Surrounding business, such as bars, restaurants and hotels are also noting increases.