Guide | San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Events

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Events

st-patsWe’ve rounded up the top San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Events. From green beer to Astroturf in the Gaslamp, there is no shortage of Celtic sprit in America’s Finest City. Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade And Festival
Mar. 15. 
Festivities begin two days ahead of the official holiday with more than 120 parade entries, including marching bands, floats, police and fire department units, the Emerald Societies, clowns and bagpipe contingents. The day begins with a flag raising ceremony followed by an Irish festival complete with a Celtic village, beer garden, live music and dancing. Festival opens at 9 a.m. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Juniper and Sixth streets, Balboa Park. 858.268.9111.

Shamrock 2014
Mar. 15. The Gaslamp Quarter transforms with the luck of the Irish into the greenest party this side of Dublin as more than 60,000 square feet of Astroturf turns the streets into an outdoor Irish pub. The annual block party features live DJs and Irish bands on four themed stages, plus Irish fare, dancing, beer and specialty drinks at dozens of participating bars and restaurants. 21+. 4 p.m.-midnight. Main entrance at Fifth Avenue and G Street.

St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run
Mar. 15. Whether you opt for the 10K or the 2- or 4-mile course, start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration off with some exercise. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, pizza and beer. Be part of the Leprechaun Challenge by running this race and the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon on Sunday, March 16. 7:45 a.m. Mission Bay Park San Diego.

Irish 4 a Day
Mar. 15.
 Paint the town green at more than 18 of downtown’s best nightclubs, bars and Irish pubs. Tickets include waived cover at each location, 11 welcome shots, a route guided by Irish fairies and an after hours party at Area 51 Ultra Lounge. Party kicks off at 2 p.m. at McFadden’s, 731 5th Ave, San Diego.

North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Mar. 16. The third annual North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will take over Vista’s historic downtown area with a parade, vendors, entertainment and children’s crafts and activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade at 11 a.m. Indiana Avenue and Main Street.

Celtic Music Festival
Mar. 17.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with performances with two stages of live music, Irish dancing and corned beef and cabbage specials. Raggle Taggle and Jackstraws perform. 6-11 p.m. Aboard the Berkeley Ferryboat, docked at the San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 N Harbor Dr., San Diego.



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