St. Patrick's Day celebrations in San Diego

Posted at 7:51 AM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 09:30:34-04

Many events are being held around San Diego County this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Check out our list of things to do:

St. Patrick’s Festival
Campland by the Bay, Pacific Beach
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
10 a.m.

You’ll want to bring the family to this one! Campland by the Bay’s first St. Patrick’s Festival will include Irish dancing, leprechauns, traditional food and drink and storytelling. If you go Friday, don’t forget to dress up and take part in the best-dressed leprechaun contest!

St. Patrick’s Day Tournament & Social
The Loma Club
Friday, March 17
4 p.m.

For $75 you can get lucky at The Loma Club! Team registration includes golf, two pints of Irish beer and a corned beef and cabbage dinner for two. Check in begins at 4 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun. Wear green!


Hops on the Harbor
Flagship Cruises & Events, Harbor Drive
Friday, March 17
7 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a beer pairing dinner cruise featuring San Diego’s Duck Food Brewing Company. The 2.5-hour cruise has a full bar with rotating local brews and craft beer flights. After dinner includes music, dancing, prizes and giveaways.


San Diego ShamROCK in the Gaslamp (23rd year)
Downtown San Diego
Friday, March 17
4 p.m. - midnight

In it’s 23 year, ShamROCK event organizers promise a night that will leave you wondering what side of the pond you’re on. More than 50,000 square feet of astroturf will be rolled out to set the scene downtown. Three stages, music all night and traditional Irish step dancers are just a few of the draws!

VIP $95
General: $45
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Luck of the Irish at The Olive Lounge
Mission Bay
Friday, March 17

We hear the specials include green beer, St. Patrick’s themed whiskey cocktails, Irish grilled cheese and Irish lamb stew. Yum!

Irish 4 A Day - St. Patrick’s Day Party Hop
Downtown San Diego
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Presented by the organizers of the San Diego Zombie Crawl, the party hop includes 15 nightclubs and bars.


Go Green! Beer Train Trolley Tour
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
11 a.m.

Enjoy local craft beer, behind the scenes guided brewery tours and prizes - all while traveling by rail! Guests will learn about San Diego’s craft beer culture and enjoy a flight at each stop. Tour includes a gourmet lunch.


St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise on Mission Bay
Mission Bay
Saturday, March 18
9: 20 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Celebrate the luck of the Irish on the open water, on a three-floor cruise on Mission Bay. On the cruise, you’ll enjoy entertainment by DJ Alexx Gold and DJ Statik. All night specials include Jameson and Irish Beers. Boarding starts promptly at 9: 20 p.m. - don’t be late! The cruise sets sail at 9:30 p.m. and returns to the dock at 1:30 a.m.

We found tickets for a steal on Groupon:

St. Patrick’s Family Festival - Leprechaun Palooza
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

The family will enjoy this one! You’ll find activities like a 180-foot zip line, Ferris wheel and flying trapeze. On top of that, there’s an exotic petting zoo, face painting and an ultimate scavenger hunt! U2 tribute band L.A. Vation and Livin’ On A Prayer will provide the beats. All ages are welcome and tickets are all inclusive. $15 for adults, $10 for children.