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.
More info: stpatrsparade.org
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
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.