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St. Patrick’s Day Events

Explore the top ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day events with parades, pub crawls, live performances and of course, drink specials. Read on to find a list of ways you can celebrate, places with the best Irish dishes, top Irish Bars, Bars, & Restaurants, and other activities planned for St. Patrick’s Day.

This year, St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17, 2024 and most festivities will take place the weekend before and after.

St. Patrick's Day Events

Orange County

St. Patrick’s Fun Fest

Pine Street 10902 Pine St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Fun Fest themed street market with food, vendors, games, live music and a beer garden.

Newport Luck Of The Irish St Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl

Newport Beach/Balboa Peninsula, CA
Saturday, March 11, 2023

Newport Beach Baja Sharkeez and various venues are hosting a weekend bar crawl.

St. Patty’s Day Market

Hangar 24 |17877 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA, 92614
Sunday, March 12, 2023 | 12 pm – 4 pm

This free event will have live music, 40 plus vendors, photo opps, drinks and family-friendly fun.

Muckenthaler – The Ploughboys

1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 7:30 PM  9:30 PM

Start your St. Patrick’s celebration early with a sing-and-stomp-along evening of music by the Ploughboys. For the better part of two decades, the Ploughboys have regaled the Los Angeles Celtic community with modern and traditional music from the British Isles, with a dash of bluegrass, country, and American folk thrown in. Beer and wine bar will be available plus a whiskey tasting.

Huntington Beach St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Friday & Saturday, March 17-18, 2023

Join the annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Huntington Beach with access and drink discounts at 10+ participating venues. Your St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl kit includes drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers, St Paddys Day necklaces, free entry to pub crawl after parties, and a map of all participating Huntington Beach bars.

The Fenians

Coach House | San Juan Capistrano, CA
Friday, Mar 17, 2023

The Fenians have delivered their potent mix of traditional Irish folk and good old rock n roll all across the USA and Ireland. With an ever expanding set of original creations, as well as contemporary and traditional tunes plucked from the panoply of the genre, these five lads put on a live show that is second to none. Their foundation is decidedly Celtic, but there is no mistaking the complimentary influences of Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, and World music.

Tanaka Farms

Tanaka Farms | 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Tanaka Farms will host an all-you-can-eat feast with corned beef, bangers, veggie bangers, fire grilled chicken, colcannon, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and more. A tractor-pulled wagon will transport you to the hilltop for the luncheon with lawn for kids to play on.

Irish Fest at the Old World Biergarten

7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Friday, March 17 – Sunday March, 19, 2023

Eat Irish fare like Irish stew and corned beef cabbage while different Irish band or U2 cover band each night.

St. Patrick’s Day Fest

Kaleidoscope Center
27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
March 17, 2023

Visit Kaleidoscope Center in Mission Viejo for a St. Patty’s Day fun fest and community street market with vendors, live DJ, bounce house, photo booth, games, and more.

St. Patrick’s Day at Bella Terra

7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA
Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19, 2023

Come out the The Green at Bella Terra and enjoy St. Patty’s celebrations all weekend long. Friday features live entertainment and green beer, and there will be festive maker markets on Saturday and Sunday.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Gardenwalk

400 Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
March 17-19, 2023

At the is family and pet-friendly event there will be live music, kids craft table, face painting, photo booth and delicious food.

Bower’s Museum St. Patrick’s Day Festival

2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Sunday, March 19 | 11 am – 3 pm

Enjoy live music by the Celtic band, Craic in the Stone and special presentations by Harry Farrar the Bagpiper and lively folk dances by O’Connor Kennedy Academy of Irish Dance. Bring the family to celebrate Celtic culture and traditions.

Los Angeles

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Hermosa Beach, CA
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM : Parade
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM : Music on Pier Plaza
Saturday, March 11, 2023

Enjoy seeing local nonprofits, unique vehicles, cool brands and more in this eclectic and diverse celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K

Long Beach, CA 90842
Sunday, March 12, 2023

Come run the St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K – Long Beach race in Long Beach this March.

San Diego

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Parade: Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street
Parade Start Time: 10:30am
Festival: Balboa Park (Sixth and Maple), San Diego, CA
Saturday, March 11, 2023

The family friendly festival is free to attend. See dignitaries and honorees, floats, high school marching bands, police and fire department units, Irish community groups, dancing groups, equestrian units, clowns, antique cars, Irish setters, and more. Then enjoy a fun day at the festival for the whole family.

This event filled Irish Festival features live entertainment on 2 stages. Enjoy Irish step dancing before the parade on the Ashleigh Roach stage at 6th and Nutmeg and after the parade a full afternoon line-up of Irish dance, traditional music, and bands on the Ashleigh Roach and Main stages. Enjoy craft and vending booths for an assortment of items, food booths including corned beef sandwiches and tacos, Guinness brats, and a variety of other delicious options and beer garden.

San Diego Leprechaun Run

Pacific Beach
Saturday, March 11, 2023

The 5th Annual San Diego Leprechaun Run 5K & Kids 1K goes through the streets of downtown Pacific Beach and finishes under the rainbow. All participants receive a Leprechaun Run t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing, free photos and a complimentary drink.

Where to Get Corned Beef & More

  • Corned Beef Specials
    • All-American Brew Works
    • Billy’s at the Beach
    • The Blind Pig
    • Citrus City Grille
    • Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
    • The Iron Press
    • Malarky’s Irish Pub
    • Mickey’s Pub
    • Mutt’s
    • Off the Hook
  • Green Beer
    • Bigs Fullerton
    • Brewery X
    • Cerveza Cito Brewery
    • Chato’s Bar and Grill
    • Daily Sports Grill
    • Left Coast Brewing Co.
    • Next Round Bar & Grill
    • St. Pepperoni’s Pizza
  • Green Bagels
    • Bagels & Brew
    • Bagel Me
  • Green Desserts & Drinks
    • Bruxie
    • Coffee Dose
    • Honey & Butter
    • Insomnia Cookies
    • Moongoat Coffee
    • Pengo Drink Station
    • Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
    • Stella Jean’s Ice Cream
    • Susie Cakes Bakery
    • Thrive Juice Lab

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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.