While green beers might be in order for a lot of folks, there are other ways to celebrate this holiday that can include more than (but not always excluding) a day of drunkenness.
March 17. | Sunday, – It’s the luck of the Irish! Join us for this fun-filled day as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with story time, art, and fun activities. Wear your greenest outfit for our Irish heading home parade at the end of the day.
Pretend City Children’s Museum 29 Hubble Irvine
Trade Food Hall – Irvine
11 a.m. – 9 p.m
March 17. Enjoy games, family fun, and raffles this St. Patty’s Day complete with festive matcha drinks and matcha brownies (Krisp), green mac ‘n’ chowder (Portside) and drink specials (Center Hub).
Trade Food Hall. 2222 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Costume Party Cruise – Newport Beach
12:15 p.m. check-in; 1 – 4 p.m. cruise
March 17. All aboard for a St. Patrick’s Day cruise through the Newport Harbor. Don your greatest leprechaun attire and enjoy a fully stocked bar with specialty cocktails, dancing, DJs and prizes for the best dressed. DJs include Aeros, D-Dub, MasterKim and special guests.
Deo Juvante Yacht, 2901 W. Coast Hwy. #165, Newport Beach
Irish Fest at Old World – Huntington Beach
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with wiener dog races, Irish music, carnival games, traditional Irish and German fare (including corned beef and cabbage, bratwursts and Irish stew) and, of course, green beer.
Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave., #49, Huntington Beach
The Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade – San Diego
10:30 a.m. (Parade start time) | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival
March 16th. The largest Parade west of the Mississippi will step off on Saturday, on Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street as thousands of marchers and spectators gather to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland. Following the parade, an event filled Irish Festival features live entertainment on 3 Stages. In the morning we have Irish Step Dancers and then we have a full afternoon line-up with Irish Folk singers and bands. All day there are Craft Booths, a Celtic Food Village and other Food Booths, a Beer Garden and a Kids Zone.
Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street / Balboa Park (Sixth and Maple) San Diego