San Diego Holiday Guide: St. Paddy’s Day

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San Diego is amazing during any holiday. The beautiful weather combines with the great people and the beach to make an exciting atmosphere. This is especially true in the middle of March when the  St. Paddy’s Day San Diego celebrations commence. Every year, this event is heavily celebrated in San Diego; the whole town turns green! To help you choose where to kiss the blarney stone, here are some of the best places to be on St. Patricks Day in San Diego.

St. Patricks Day San Diego: ShamROCK

This San Diego event happens every year, and it is a must-attend! Guests can “Discover the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” at one of the largest outdoor parties on the West Coast. This event happens in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, where local bars and clubs come out to put on one of the best parties of the year. Over 20,000 people will be in attendance at this event to celebrate the booziest holiday. Take to the green streets with over 80,000 square feet of AstroTurf for the biggest and best St. Paddy’s Day San Diego party held.

St. Patricks Day San Diego: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Every year, the Irish Congress of Southern California put on a festival and parade in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Unlike many of the other celebrations, this parade and festival looks to educate and celebrate Irish culture. The parade in 2018is on March 17 and will have a variety of different events during the festival. There is a K-12 art contest, History of St. Patrick’s Day parade, Easter Rising, and a Brief History of Ireland. This event is perfect for those with kids or just looking to become a little more knowledgeable about Irish culture.

St. Patricks Day San Diego: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

On St. Patrick’s Day, locals will begin the biggest party day in San Diego with a pub crawl. Participants will be given a wristband that will grant you access and drink specials at over 10 different bars and pubs within blocks of each other in the Gaslamp Quarter. Participants will “crawl” from bar to bar and really enjoy St. Patricks Day San Diego.

St. Patricks Day San Diego: EC Craft Beer Invitational

The EC Craft Beer Invitational invites all to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with delicious craft beers. You can taste all the best craft beers in the region and choose a victor. Bring your best beer taste buds for this epic event! Check website for dates and details.