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Events: St. Patrick Day’s Festivities

There are a few big celebrations happening in San Diego county tomorrow, in celebration of St. Patrick Day. Here are three, brought to my attention by U~T San Diego:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival

This family-friendly event is centered in and around Balboa Park, and is put on by the Irish Congress of Southern California. The parade includes horses, colorful dancers, and general merriment around the park, then is followed by a festival. The festival showcases Irish musicians, corned beef, Guinness beer, a Celtic Village, and live music throughout the day.

Details: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street. Festival is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Balboa Park along Sixth Avenue.

Cost: Free!

More info: stpatrsparade.org

ShamRock 2012

This adults-only celebration is in the Gaslamp district. The event will feature several bands, including the Young Dubliners, as well as Irish River Dancers and DJs.

Details: 2 p.m. to midnight, along Fifth and Sixth avenues in the Gaslamp Quarter

Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door

More info: (619) 223-50008 or sandiegoshamrock.com

North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Vista’s first-ever St. Paddy’s Day parade and festival, with a Limerick Reading and Writing Fest, scavenger hunt for gold, Celtic Queen pageant, a contest for cutest redheaded and freckled-face child, and more

Details: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vista Village Business Association, 150 East Broadway, Vista

Cost: Free!

More info: (760) 414-9391 or vvba.org/st-patricks-day-parade

 These events and information are all from U~T San Diego, at utsandiego.com.