5 to Try in San Diego: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

San Diego offers something for everyone on St. Patrick’s Day. Make sure to set out your green threads the night before because here are your 5 to Try that will keep you moving from sun-up to well past sun-down.

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Balboa Park

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Balboa Park

1. Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Lads and lassies celebrate all things Irish at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, held March 17 at the corner of 6th Avenue and Juniper Street near Balboa Park. The day includes a 10:30 am parade, an all-day Irish festival featuring food, beer gardens, musical entertainment and more.

Green ShamRock Sea in the Gaslamp Quarter

Green ShamRock Sea in the Gaslamp Quarter. Photo courtesy of The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

2. ShamROCK 2012

With 30,000 sq. ft. of Astroturf, downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter turns into the rolling hills of Ireland from noon to midnight on March 17 at ShamROCK 2012. 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.

La Jolla Wine Tours

St. Patrick's Day Wine Country Tour

3. St. Patrick’s Day Wine Country Tour

Enjoy beautiful, panoramic vineyard views as you delight in the tasting of superb local wines paired with custom-made gourmet pizza overlooking the wineries grounds with the St. Patrick’s Day Wine Country Tour by San Diego Beer and Wine Tours.

St. Patrick's Day Hike at the San Dieguito Lagoon Trail

St. Patrick's Day Hike at the San Dieguito Lagoon Trail

4. St. Patrick’s Day Hike at the San Dieguito Lagoon Trail

Get outdoors and go for a nature centered St. Patrick’s Day Hike at the San Dieguito Lagoon Trail in Del Mar. Walk, bike or trike at this family friendly event in support of one of San Diego’s most celebrated natural treasures – the 55-mile San Dieguito River Park. Reservations are recommended.

Kelly's Steakhouse Piano Bar with Joe Cromwell

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Kelly's with Joe Cromwell

5. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Kelly’s

Sing-A-Long to your favorite Irish Songs at the Piano Bar with Joe Cromwell at Kelly’s inside the Town & Country Resort. Festivities began at 4:00 pm and run until midnight. with drink and food specials all night.

Tell us in the comments below, what do you have planned for the family on St. Patrick’s Day?

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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3 thoughts on “5 to Try in San Diego: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

  1. I just took a hike through part of the San Dieguito State Park Preserve
    that runs through the San Pasqual Agricultural Preserve – where there
    are a lot of orange groves. The air is filled with the intoxicatingly
    sweet smell of orange blossoms this year. It was heavenly 

  2. I just took a hike through part of the San Dieguito State Park Preserve that runs through the San Pasqual Agricultural Preserve – where there are a lot of orange groves. The air is filled with the intoxicatingly sweet smell of orange blossoms this year. It was heavenly

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