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St. Patrick's Day in LA 2014

St. Patrick's Day Events Around Los Angeles

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People celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square in Los Angeles

Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and sometimes for the whole month of March. Here are a few ways you can get your Irish on in LA this St. Paddy's season.

LA IrishFest in Pomona

The biggest Irish event of the month, the IrishFest in Pomona, is the weekend before St. Patrick's Day.( This should not be confused with the Great American Irish Fair, which takes place in June in Irvine, or the LA Irish Fair and Music Festival, which will be in August this year.) The event includes carnival rides, historic re-enactors, several stages of Irish music from rock to trad, dance performances and social dancing, casual and fine dining, Irish and other Celtic product vendors, children's crafts and more.
When: March 7-9, 2014, Fri 6 pm - midnight, Sat noon - midnight, Sun noon - 6 pm
Where: The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 West Mc Kinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766
Cost: $5, Children 5 and under are free. Check Goldstar for 2 for 1 tickets.
Parking: $10
Metro: There are MetroLink trains from Union Station to the Fairplex
Info: fairplex.com/fp/

Young Dubliners at City National Grove of Anaheim

A great pre-St. Paddy's Day celebration in Orange County.
When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 pm
Where: City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
Cost: $25
Info & Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com

South Bay St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Hermosa Beach.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 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
Cost: Free
Parking: Metered street parking. Obey posted signs.
Info: www.hbchamber.net

St. Patrick's Day at L.A. Live

Live Irish rock bands and beer are the centerpieces of this St. Paddy's Day celebration at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live.
When: No info for 2014
Where: Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live
Cost: Free
Info: http://www.lalive.com/events

Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Aboard the Queen Mary

From all-ages last year to 21+ this year, the St. Patrick's Day celebration on the Queen Mary will feature three simultaneous concerts at different venues aboard the ship.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 7 pm to 1 am
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door, $5 validated parking
Info: http://www.queenmary.com

St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado in Pasadena

Crafts for kids, the 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 15, 2014 10 am - 7 pm
Where: One Colorado, Old Pasadena, CA
Cost: Free
Info: https://www.facebook.com/OneColoradoOldPasadena/events

OC Marketplace St. Patrick's Day Festival

The 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 16, 2014, 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
Info: www.ocmarketplace.com

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra St. Patrick's Day Party with Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan

Pack a picnic and bring the kids for Ronan Tynan's performance with the Long Beach Symphony at the Long Beach Arena.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8 pm
Where: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $29-62, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
Parking: Paid parking lots
Info: www.lbso.org

St. Patrick's Day Noontime Celebration at Pershing Square

A free outdoor lunchtime concert with Celtic-rock band, the Young Dubliners. Irish food court and beer garden.
When: Monday, March 17, 2014, 11 am
Where: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: Free
Parking: Paid parking lots
Metro Red Line to Pershing Square
Info: www.lbso.org

Erin Go Brown With the Mexican Pogues

LA's best Latino Irish tribute band, Ollin, celebrates their 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: Monday March 17, 2014, 8 pm, 21+
Where: Cafe Nela, 1906 Cypress, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Cost: $10.00
Info: www.facebook.com/pages/Ollin/274459274380

Hollywood Laugh Factory Celebrates the Laughing Irish

Swill a jar o' grog, down your gob and laugh till you wee in your kilt, with stand up from Morgan Murphy and fellow comedians. Featuring a lineup of Irish comedians! Enjoy free bar snacks and a free Laugh Factory gift certificate to everyone dressed in green. Drink specials. When: Monday, March 17, 2014 8 pm
Where: Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd, 90046
Cost: $17/$27 Pre Sale $20/$30 Door Sale
Info: www.laughfactory.com, (323) 656-1336 Ext. 1

Hollywood St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

Two days and nights of bar-hopping in Hollywood on Saturday and on St. Patrick's Day Monday. You must check in by 10 pm. DO NOT DRIVE.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, noon - 2 am, Monday March 17, 2014, 2 pm - 2 am, 21+
Where: Check in at Outpost Hollywood, 1624 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost: $10.00 Single Day, $15 both days
Info: Tickets & Info, check Goldstar for discount tickets.

Santa Monica St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

Two days and nights of bar-hopping on Main Street in Santa Monica on Saturday and on St. Patrick's Day Monday. You must check in by 10 pm. DO NOT DRIVE.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1 pm - 2 am, Monday March 17, 2014, 5 pm - 2 am, 21+
Where: Check in at Circle Bar, 2926 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cost: $10.00 Single Day, $15 both days
Info: Tickets, check Goldstar for discount tickets.

Best Irish Pubs, Bars and Food in LA

On the one night you would expect to hear Irish music in Irish bars, many of the Southland's best Irish bands take off to play St. Patrick's Day gigs in other parts of the country leaving many of the LA Irish pubs that usually have Irish music with extra space to pack in more of the drinking public. However you can still find some venues with live music or other St. Paddy's day activities in the 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.

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