When: March 9-10, 2013, 10 am - 6 pm
Where: The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 West Mc Kinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766
Cost: Adults $16, Seniors 55+ and Students with ID $14, 2-Day Pass $25, $5 Children 6-10, Children 5 and under are free.
Metro: There are MetroLink trains from Union Station to the Fairplex
Info: 310-537-4240, www. la-irishfair.com
LA County Irish Fair Photo Gallery
South Bay St. Patrick's Day Parade and FestivalThe annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Hermosa Beach.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 11 am
Where: The intersection of Pier and Valley drive, west to Hermosa Avenue then South on Hermosa to 9th Street. Festival at Pier Plaza
Parking: Metered street parking. Obey posted signs.
St. Patrick's Day at L.A. LiveLive Irish rock bands and beer are the centerpieces of this St. Paddy's Day celebration at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live.
When: Sunday, March 17, 2013 11 am - 6 pm
Where: Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live
Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Aboard the Queen MaryThe inaugural all-ages St. Patrick's Day celebration on the Queen Mary will feature three simultaneous concerts at different venues aboard the ship.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 7 pm to 1 am
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door, $5 validated parking
St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado in PasadenaThe Cleary Irish Dancers and Celtic music with the Straw Boys will liven up the One Colorado Courtyard for their St. Patrick's Day celebration.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 3-6 pm
Where: One Colorado, Old Pasadena, CA
St. Patrick's Day FestivalAll afternoon beer, wine, spirits and food tastings accompanied by Irish music and dance at the The Factory in West Hollywood.
When: March 17, 2012 2 pm
Where: The Factory, 652 N La Peer, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Info: stpattysfest.com, 213-915-8003
OC Marketplace St. Patrick's Day FestivalThe annual St. Patrick's Day festivities at the Orange County Marketplace include Irish dancers and musicians during this weekly swap meet at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
When: Sunday, March 17, 2013, Festival 10 am - 4 pm, swap meet 7 am - 4 pm
Where: The Orange County Fairgrounds, FWY (55) and Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, CA
Cost: $2, children under 12 free
Parking: General parking is free, priority parking for a fee
The Makem and Spain Brothers at Carpenter Performing Arts CenterAn evening with two families of Irish folk singers, The Makem and Spain Brothers at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8 pm
Where: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Cost: $25, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
Parking: Paid parking lot
St. Patrick's Day Festival at One Colorado in PasadenaA St. Patrick's Day festival with children's crafts, Irish dancers and live music at the One Colorado shopping and entertainment complex.
When: March 17, 2012 11 am and 8 pm
Where: 1 Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
Erin Go Brown With the Mexican PoguesLA's best Latino Irish tribute band, Ollin, celebrates their 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Tribute to The Pogues by playing "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" in its entirety plus other Pogues and Ollin Classics.
When: Sunday March 17, 2013, doors open at 8:30 pm, show at 9, 21+
Where: The Satellite, 1717 Silverlake Blvd Los Angeles 90026
Parking: street parking, valet parking
Info: www.thesatellitela.com/event/91423/, (323) 661-4380 Guide to Irish Bars and Pubs in LA. If you don't care that the bars aren't Irish, you can also check out the St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawls and Beer Festival at CaliforniaNightlife.com.
For information on St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Ireland and elsewhere, visit Ireland Guide Bernd Biege's page on St. Patrick's Day Around the World.
This information was accurate at the time of publication. Please check with venues for the most current information.