The luck of the Irish is with us this year! The forecast calls for plenty of golden sunshine and warm weather this weekend, perfect for all of the outdoor St. Patrick’s Day parties in San Diego you don’t want to miss!

Win Tickets to the St. Patty’s Cruise

Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.

William D. Evans Sternwheeler

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the San Diego way – aboard the William D. Evans Sternwheeler cruising the bay.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day San Diego style – aboard the 100-foot-long William D. Evans cruising the waters of Mission Bay. Two DJs will play top party hits and bartenders will serve specialty drinks at two cash bars while you groove on a two-story dance floor or wander about the boat’s three levels to marvel at handcrafted mahogany doors, handwoven rugs, and a vaulted skylight made from 50,000 pieces of European stained glass.

Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.

Dock: Bahia Resort Hotel - 998 W Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Departure Date: March 16, 2013
Cruise Time: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Cost: $30
> Find out more about the St. Patty’s Cruise

More St. Patrick’s Day Parties

shamROCK

With 60,000 square feet of green astroturf covering the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, 3 stages of DJs, River Dancers, and an outdoor 150-foot Irish Pub serving up plenty of beer and Jameson Irish Whisky, shamROCK is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration you don’t want to miss.

Location: 5th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101
When: March 16, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM to Midnight
Cost: $35-$55
> Find out more about shamROCK

IRISH 4 A DAY – St. Paddy’s Eve Party Hop

IRISH 4 A DAY - St. Paddy's Eve Party Hop

Be IRISH 4 A DAY during this St. Paddy’s Eve Party Hop!

Show off your sexy green costumes or kilts in true Irish fashion, and prepare to drink like you are IRISH 4 A DAY on the ultimate San Diego pub crawl! Over 20 venues will be participating in this epic party hop with plenty of drink specials, buy one get one free food deals and free admission. The IRISH 4 A DAY pass also includes 11 drinks at 11 different locations.

Check In: Brick + Mortar – 820 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Date: March 16, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Cost: $29-$40
> Find out more about IRISH 4 A DAY – St. Paddy’s Eve Party Hop

Hooleyfest

Hooleyfest - St. Patrick's Day in East County

Enjoy music, food and drinks at Hooleyfest in San Diego’s East County

Hooleys Pub & Grill is once again bringing Ireland to San Diego’s East County with a Hooleyfest at their two locations in La Mesa and Rancho San Diego. Each location will be full of green-wearing revelers, Guinness, food and music. Be smart and take advantage of the free ride home within 5 miles of the event.

Where:
- Hooleys Grossmont - 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941
- Hooleys Rancho San Diego - 2955 Jamacha Road, Suite 21, Rancho San Diego, CA 92019
When: March 16, 2013
Time: Starts at 6:00 PM
> Find out more about Hooleyfest

4th Annual Zane Patrick’s Day

Zane Patrick's Day

Hang with Zane and Steve at Zane Patrick’s Day.

Join Zane Lamprey from TV show ‘Drinking Made Easy’ for a St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza with live Irish music and performances, games, prizes, contest, and an Open Bar! Zane Patrick’s Day is a great kick-off for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Good times, fun people and booze fit for an Irishman.

Where: McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon - 731 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 16, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $75-$150
> Find out more about the 4th Annual Zane Patrick’s Day

More Places for St. Patrick’s Day Fun

For those wanting to celebrate on a smaller scale, you can always visit your friends at Dublin SquareThe FieldStout Public House, Gallaghers, Shakespeare and O’Sullivans. Or for the more active imbiber, check out a few pubs with the St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl.

Win Tickets to Board the St. Patty’s Day Cruise (Entry Period Closed)

Trying to find the gold on St. Patrick’s Day? Leave a comment in the comments below telling us what’s your favorite thing to do on St. Patrick’s Day and you could win two tickets to the St. Patty’s Day Cruise aboard the William D. Evans complete with 2 DJ’s, a 2 Story Dance Floor, 2 Full Bars, a rooftop deck and of course green drinks!

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Contest Rules:

  • Tell us in the comments below, what’s your favorite thing to do on St. Patrick’s Day? Duplicate entries will be filtered out and discarded, so adding additional comments won’t increase your likelihood of winning.
  • Contest is open to all residents of the 50 States.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly. Two winner will receive a two (2) tickets to cruise aboard the William D. Evans. Tickets are valid March 14-17, 2013.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within one day of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • The full list of rules, in all its legalese glory, can be found here.
  • Entries (comments) can be submitted until March 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST. Good luck!

35 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day Parties – Enter to Win Tickets (Entry Period Closed)

  1. its my bday on st patrick’s day i wd like to on board of william d evans stermwheeler

  2. Of course everyone is dressed in Green and we eat delicious Corned Beef and cabbage. What a fun night out this would be for hubby and I ! <3

  3. i always love to celebrate with family and friends drinks some green beer and enjoy some great food.

  4. Like to do a Jig. : )

  5. I love wearing the green “Kiss me I’m Berto” shirt I had made a couple years ago and going out to see how many kisses I get.

  6. I love to eat, drink and be merry!

  7. Love to go out for a pint at a local Pub to celibrate my st pats day birthday!

  8. I enjoy corned beef and hash with the family while drinking Guinness and enjoying the beautiful SD weather

  9. i go watch the st patrick’s day parade, make colcannon and drink green beer with friends!

  10. I love to listen to irish music and watch the irish dance at the St. Patrick’s festival

  11. My Yearly Tradition since I moved to SD in ’04 has been to: Ride my Scooter to the waterfront and go to Coronado by Ferry, spend the day, go to the Del Coronado Hotel, Beach, Lunch on their patio, on to downtown to explore and then to McP’s for some Shepherds Pie for dinner, they make the best, then back to shopping at the Ferry Landing and Ferry back to waterfront, Ride my Scooter back home, Full Day, always happy at the end of it.

  12. Celebrate my birthday which happens to be St. Patrick’s Day! Guinness and live music are a must have.

  13. Green and Grin ;-D

  14. The beer of course!

  15. Dress up and party!!

  16. I like to enjoy some green beer and corned beef tacos. I of course will be wearing green and a party hat all day too!

  17. Oh yeah GREEN BEER & I like to do the pinching for not wearing green :@)

  18. I love to drink Green BEER

  19. My favorite thing is to listen to Irish music!

  20. To enjoy green beer and party with my wife. How lucky is that!

  21. I am part Irish and LOVE St. Patrick’s Day!!I I have my house decorated inside and out with Shamrock’s and Leprechauns. I make my husband Green Rice Krispy treats in a Shamrock hape. For lunch he get’s an all green sandwich, (avocado, green cream cheese& sprouts. )I make a Corned beef dinner in the Crockpot , We have a pint of Guiness, and I make Green jello/fluff parfaits for dessert. I wear green from top to bottom, even my nail polish, My leprachaun earings(we have named him LEROY) Green shamrock and pot of gold socks,green beads, bracelett and hair barretts, a claudaugh emerald and gold pin and my Husband and I always have a great time celebrating our St. Patric’ks Day together.

  22. going out on the day its cool to be part ginger!!

  23. Everything is green, including what we eat. Yes green eggs and ham. We put a green light on the pool and just party. however my favorite thing is seeing how my daughter dresses for St Patty’s day so much fun.

  24. I celebrate with my wife who decorates herself from head to toe with every shade of green, She spends the day making a corned beef , and we Toast our meal with a pint of Guiness. I always stop by See’s candy and bring her a “IRISH POTATO” and usually bring her some “BELLES OF IRELAND” flowers . When we are lucky and St. Patrick’s Day falls on the Weekend we have gone out to one of the many events around the city(Shamrock) and (Hooleyfest). A cruise around the Bay would be a new adventure for us on ST.PATRICK’s Day/Night
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  25. We make Samhain Parshell with the kids they love it. We end up hanging all of them by the door and the chimney to ward off all the evil. Would be great to cruise around in Sternwheeler. Happy St. Patrick’s day

  26. st. pattys day we drink yummy scooby snacks, Guinness and of course green beer lots of it at Gallaghers. Peeps dont forget to wear green or else imma pinch you :)

  27. I spend all day searching for a four leaf clover. If I have trouble finding one ill ask my best friend to help. Because you see a four leaf clover and best friends are both rare to find. Even if I can’t find the clover I know ill still have my best friend which is all the luck I need!

  28. Celebrate being lucky enough to be Irish!!!!

  29. My favorite thing to do is usually, make a fun batch of green treats, such as cookies and more, with my son and husband.. But mostly we love to eat the crock pot Roast Beef with Cabbage, and then watch movies. But my husband is gone this year in the Army and my best friends husband is gone 12 hours out of the day working. We both work and take care of our families’ with little time for ourselves. We would love to have this opportunity to get away for a night and enjoy St. Patrick’s day, as adults for a change. Although we enjoy and love being moms and wives we still need those breaks and special moments and holidays to celebrate our origins.

  30. My favorite thing I enjoy about St Patrick’s day is being able to dress up in green from head to toe. That is the best way to show off the holiday. Also can’t forget about being included in a local parade and able to throw candy left and right to the kids. Finally great way to end the holiday is by having a nice dinner and drinks with friends and family. St Pattys day is truly once a year special day :)

  31. Irish food, Bailey’s Irish creme and a little luck is all I need for a perfect St. Paddy’s Day!

  32. Drinking green beer with friends, listening to bag pipers, celebrating in a fun atmosphere having fun with random people who are in the same festive mood:) dance, drink and have fun:)

  33. my favorite things to do on St. Patricks day is to make some festive treats, gamble a little, drink a Guiness and enjoy others celebrate!

  34. I’m Irish so I take St. Pattys day seriously. I wear lots of green…to match my eyes. This year I will take my granddaughter t her first parade and then we will spend time at the festivities at the park.
    In the afternoon, the adults will have corn beef and cabbage and Guiness and maybe some green beer.
    A St. Pattys day cruise in the bay would be a perfect end to the day!

  35. My favorite thing to do on St. Patty’s Day is to enjoy seeing other people celebrate and have a good time. Holidays such as this, no matter how small add a sense of meaning and excitement to most lives. Days like this are important to us and I am glad to see it enjoyed by most. As for my plans, I will most likely do some St. Patty’s day activities with the kiddos at my work during the day then go out for a green beer at a local pub that night. Winning these tickets would be so awesome for my boyfriend and I because we’re 2 broke college students and have never done anything like this together before. Thanks :)