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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.

Event: 30th Annual 2012 San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair

Chinese New Year event San Diego

Chinese New Year Fair

This is a FREE, family friendly event! Come celebrate our 30th annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair. We will also be celebrating the 40th year of service by the San Diego Chinese Center for the community. Official Website
When: Tomorrow, January 28, 2012 10:00 am – Sunday, January 29, 2012 5:00 pm
Where: Third Ave and J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free

 

Event: Arts & Culture Fest 2011

San Diego Arts & Culture Fest 2011Celebrate arts and the cultural influences of the Americas, Africa, and Asia at the sixth annual Arts & Culture Fest in San Diego this Saturday.  Three stages of entertainment will present the influences of these three parts of the world, along with an international market and food area, art contests, wine tastings, music, and more. 

Details: Arts & Culture Fest 2011. Noon to 6 p.m. Market Creek Plaza, 310 Euclid Ave., Lincoln Park. Free.
For more information, call (619) 527-6161 or go to artsandculturefest.com