Entertainment & Events
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in San Diego
If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the right way, check out these awesome events taking place around San Diego. There’s something for everyone!
McFadden’s: 731 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101; All weekend
The annual Irish 4 A Day is a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl you don’t want to miss. This one-of-a-kind celebration is a perfect opportunity to celebrate in true Irish fashion. Tickets will get you free admission to the opening party, along with free entry into over 20 different bars and clubs located in Gaslamp. Other perks include 8+ welcome shots, extended happy hour on food and drinks, and more!
Gaslamp Quarter: 5th Ave. & G St.; 2pm-12am
This annual parade kicks off the day of Irish fun in Balboa Park, then the festivities will move over to the Gaslamp Quarter for tons of late night partying. In true block party fashion, you can choose from three different stages of non-stop music that will get you dancing and jigging. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of green Bud Light and Tullamore Dew whiskey to keep the night going.
Departs from Pier 2, 970 North Harbor Drive; 5:30 – 8 pm
Come aboard a Hornblower Yacht for a day of celebration for St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Cruise with Irish-themed decor, entertainment, and drinks. This sunset excursion will feature breathtaking views of the San Diego sunset, along with cocktails specials, hors d’oeuvres, and more.
Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street; 9 am – 6 pm
The biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the West Coast is kicking off with a day parade and festival taking place at Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street. Afterward an Irish Festival will happen in Balboa Park, with live entertainment on three stages, a Celtic Food Village, Beer Garden, and a Kids Zone.
Moonshine Beach: 1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109; 2pm-2am
Head over to Pacific Beach for a day of sunny skies and good drinks at one of the biggest parties in all of San Diego. With 10 participating venues, you’ll receive drink coupons, free welcome shots, food discounts, and more! Drink specials include $4 beers, $4 shots, and $6 Irish Car Bombs.