Although St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t exactly scream fun in the sun, maybe it should. For revelers who will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles this year, there are actually a wide variety of places to go and a number of options about what to do. Who says that East Coast cities like New York and Boston get to have all the fun on the annual mid-March holiday anyhow?
If you have going to be on the West Coast for Monday’s festivities, be sure to check out some of the Los Angeles Attractions that are open year-round.
One thing you may want to do on St. Patrick’s Day is attend Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival from 6am – 2am on the 17th. The festival is located in Downtown LA at 613 South Grand Avenue and it will feature food, drinks, a ton of games and music from DJ’s including DJ Aaron Castle, DJ Waldo and DJ Timmy Two Shoes! The festival offers free admission before 11am and it is $10 afterwards. Whether you are showing true Irish pride or just faking it for the day, the Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival is not to be missed.
Just ask this reviewer:
“The biggest St Patrick’s Day Party on the West Coast. As mentioned by another yelper I thought I saw U2 perform at Casey’s last year… [I] had so much fun I’m counting down the days to go back and do it again.”
In addition to seeing some of the Los Angeles Attractions in the area, there is also the Shamrock ‘N’ Roll event in Long Beach and the Rockin’ Shamrock race in Santa Monica. At the Shamrock ‘N’ Roll, your entire family can sing along with and listen to Irish party songs and Celtic rock music while rocking back and forth on the legendary Queen Mary.
The Rockin’ Shamrock event is being held on March 16 at 7am, so you can still go out on St. Patrick’s Day even if you decide to take part. So what is it? At the Rockin’ Shamrock, you can run (or walk) a 5K, 10K, 15K or half marathon while dressed in green. The annual event is a great place to convene with old friends or make new ones and it’s certainly one of the healthiest ways that you could spend the day.
For some less healthy fun, there are a number of Irish pubs like Finn McCool’s in Santa Monica or Molly Malone’s in Beverly Grove. There are also a number of Los Angeles bars like the Golden Gopher, Las Perlas, Seven Grand and Tony’s Saloon that will be offering drink specials in their attempt to be Irish for the day.