San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Events 2017

 Shamrock 2017, St. Patrick's Day San Diego

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Shamrock 2017, San Diego’s festive block party.

From fun runs and festivals to green and gold cocktails and corned beef tacos, San Diego is pulling out all the stops for St. Patrick’s Day 2017.

Edited by Madelyn Harris 

Saint Paddy’s Day on the Bay  
Throughout March. Choose between a glamorous bay cruise, sunset cruise or a four hour whale watching cruise. On all sailing cruises, the first round of beer or white wine is included, and guests can choose from a variety of hors’ d’oeuvres. All paid passengers that arrive wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day will receive a complimentary San Diego Sailing Tours t-shirt. San Diego Sailing Tours, 1450 Harbor Island Dr., 619.786.0173.

Irish 4 a Day
March 17, 18.
Head down to the Gaslamp Quarter for one of San Diego’s largest St. Patrick’s parties. Choose from over 200 exciting nightclubs, bars and hotels. Collect green party beads and use your VIP passport to gain entry to the hottest parties as well as access fun perks and surprises. $25. 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. Will call at McFadden’s San Diego. 731 5th Ave., 619.944.8900.

Irish 4 a Day
Irish 4 a Day


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
March 11.
Celebrate the holiday early at the parade that features more than 120 floats, community groups and musicians. The event also features an Irish festival that offers craft and food vendors, a beer garden, live music, dancing and kids’ activities. 9 a.m. festival, 10:30 a.m. parade. Juniper and Sixth St., Balboa Park,

St. Patrick’s Day 10K / 2 & 4 Mile Fun Run
March 11. Grab your friends and family for an early St. Patrick’s celebration and choose between a 10K or two fun runs. After the race, enjoy pizza and beer from Stone Brewery, Ballast Point and Coronado Brewery. 7:45 a.m. start. Mission Bay Park, 2688 East Mission Bay Drive.

Shamrock 2017
March 17.
 The Gaslamp turns green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day block party—featuring DJs and Irish bands on three stages, plus Irish fare and drinks at dozens of participating bars and restaurants. 21+. 6 p.m.-midnight. Gaslamp Quarter.

St. Patrick’s Day at Bluewater
March 16-17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bluewater’s special: Guinness beer battered fish and chips, served with a pint of Guinness. Enjoy the meal for $16.95 for lunch or $19.95 for dinner. The restaurant will also be serving Bluewater Irish coffees and corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes. 1701 Strand Way, Coronado, 619.435.0155.

Bluewater Seafood
Bluewater Seafood


Kettner Exchange
March 17.
This St. Patrick’s Day, bartenders will be pouring a holiday-inspired green Chartreuse in addition to specialty cocktails. Guests can enjoy green beer, festive bubbles, ocean bay views and elevated roof-top dining.  2001 Kettner Blvd., 619.55.2001.

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge
March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $5 Guinness, $6 Jameson and $7 Irish Car Bombs in the downstairs lounge-style bar or the upstairs open-air, rooftop deck. 722 Grand Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.274.3100.

St. Paddy’s Day Burger at The Manchester Grand Hyatt
March. 17.
Head to the Grand Lobby Bar in the Manchester Grand Hyatt for their St. Paddy’s Day Burger. The decadent burger is hand crafted with Angus and corned beef, cabbage, Irish cheddar, Jameson barbecue sauce and served on a pumpernickel bun. Those looking for the ultimate Irish pairing can enjoy a cold Sam Adams Boston lager bottle with the burger. Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Pl., 619.232.1234.

Social Tap Eatery
March 17.
Social Tap Eatery will be putting its own spin on St. Patrick’s Day this year with their featured corned beef taco topped with a mustard aioli. For entertainment, The Lads of Buguque will be performing live, transforming Social Tap into a traditional Irish pub for the night with their classic Irish folk music. 815 J St. #101, 619.398.8938.

Social Tap Eatery Corned Beef Tacos
Social Tap Eatery Corned Beef Tacos



Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant
March 17. Deck yourself out with a green & gold cocktail, made exclusively at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant this St. Patrick’s Day. Their featured cocktail, Paddy’s Poitín, is made with Poitín, lemon, honey, mint, cucumber and sorrel, and garnished with gold leaf flakes. 2202 Fourth Ave., 619.231.0222.



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