Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in SD

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Grab your fellow pixies and put on your green outfit!

Many events are rolling out the green carpet in San Diego County to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Check out our to-do list:

Irish 4 A Day – St. Patrick’s Day
When: Friday March 11 ~ Saturday March 12 ~ Thursday March 17
Where: Downtown
Info: The 3-day festivities will take place at 15 of Fifth Avenue’s most notable nightclubs, music venues, restaurants and bars. Each venue will feature green beer, Irish car bombs, DJs, dancing, live music, drink specials, catering offers, and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Balboa Park
Info: After two years without a show, here we go again! Dozens of floats, groups, dancers and organizations will parade down Fifth Avenue to kick off St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego. The massive parade will be followed by a festival in Balboa Park featuring entertainment on multiple stages.

San Diego Pixie Race
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Pacific Beach
Info: Hit the ground running or walking in PB to ring in early on St. Patrick’s Day, either 5K style, 1K for kids, or a mile. Runners and walkers run a scenic route past city landmarks and also enjoy post-race festivities.

ShamROCK 2022
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Gaslamp
Info: San Diego ShamROCK is back with a St. Patrick’s Day party in the Gaslamp Quarter featuring DJs, bands, dancers, a best-dressed pixie contest, and more. ShamROCK features a full line-up of the country’s top Irish and Celtic rock bands, with the Young Dubliners headlining the event.

Luck O’ Loma Block Party
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Good Bar
Have a family-friendly, dog-friendly day out with live entertainment, Irish-themed food and drink, a dog park, themed games and more. The block party stretches from Goodbar to Surf Side Deli, welcoming families with a portion of proceeds benefiting local dog rescue, The Animal Pad.

Saint Patrick’s Day Yappy Hour
When: Sunday, March 13
Where: Pointe Loma
Info: Celebrate St. Puptrick’s Day with craft beers, food trucks, a dog-friendly picnic and pop-up shops at Bay City Brewing. Visitors will also be able to enjoy selfies with their pup and purchase a variety of doggie items.

St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party
When: Saturday, March 19
Where: Ocean Beach
Info: This is San Diego’s newest Irish-themed seaside festival. The inaugural event will feature live music, a “Guac Off”, green beer and cocktails, a 5k race, an invitational cornhole tournament of corned beef, a Mr. & Ms. Corned Beef contest , a puppy contest, pixie limbo, and more.

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