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Saint Patrick's Day Events and Parties in San Diego

Parades, Beer Gardens, Runs, Music and More

St. Patrick's Day events in San Diego are perfect for leprechauns of all ages and include parades, runs, beer gardens, pub crawls, Guinness, music and more.

Gather up your favorite lads and lasses and celebrate the one day a year where everyone's Irish. San Diego offers parades and celebrations suitable for the family and your little leprechauns, and late night parties and pub crawls with ever-flowing green beer for the grown-ups.

St. Patrick's Day Fun for the Whole Family

  • Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
    When: March 12, 2016
    Lads and lassies celebrate all things Irish at the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, starting at the corner of 6th Avenue and Juniper Street near Balboa Park. The day includes a 10:30 AM parade and an all-day Irish festival featuring food, beer gardens, musical entertainment and more.

St. Patrick's Day Parties

  • ShamROCK
    When: March 17, 2016
    With 60,000 sq. ft. of Astroturf, downtown San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter turns into the rolling hills of Ireland from noon to midnight at ShamROCK. This St. Patrick's Day party includes Irish rock bands and pints of green beer; guests must be 21 years or older to attend the ticketed event.
  • St. Patrick's Day Club Crawl
    When: March 17, 2016
    DJ's, drink / food specials, and leprechaun photo booth at this year’s biggest St. Paddy's Day party in San Diego! Your wristband grants you access and drink specials at over 10 different venues all within blocks of each other in the Gaslamp.
  • IRISH 4 A Day St. Paddy's Eve Party Hop
    When: March 12, 2016
    Join the IRISH 4 A Day St. Paddy's Eve Party Hop and get lucky with a 12 hour long pub crawl through the Gaslamp Quarter while Ireland celebrates the 110th Anniversary of St. Patrick's Day!
  • Rendezvous #2 - St. Patrick's Pop-Up Party
    When: March 19, 2016
    A uniquely exquisite St. Patrick's pop-up party, hosted in a secret venue within the storied walls of THE US GRANT Hotel. Rendezvous #2 - St. Patrick's Pop-Up Party includes Irish craft beers, cask ale, whiskey tastings and cocktails, Irish cuisine, and live entertainment.
  • EC Craft Beer Invitational
    When: March 12, 2016
    Calling all Craft Beer enthusiasts! The EC Craft Beer Invitational invites you to celebrate St. Patrick's weekend with delicious craft beer tasters.

St. Patrick's Day Runs & Cycling Events

  • St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon, 5K & Green Mile
    When: March 12, 2016
    Join in the fun at the St. Patrick's Day half marathon and 5k, the Green Mile for kids and adults with special needs in Downtown El Cajon.
  • St. Patrick's Day 10K Run
    When: March 12, 2016
    Before you head out for pints of Guinness, take a short jaunt around Mission Bay Park at the St. Patrick's Day 10K Run and 2-4 Mile Run/Walk.
  • St. Paddy's Palomar Punishment
    When: March 12, 2016
    Come and join CCSD for some 'fun' to celebrate St Patrick's day. Conquer Mount Palomar on your bike then join our Irish Party at the finish.

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