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2014 Orange County St. Patrick’s Day Events


St. Patrick’s Day is a day to eat green food, chase leprechauns and have fun at the various festive events around Orange County. We have a guide to help with planning the best St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County with your children this year!


The Fenian’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early on Saturday, March 15th at The Coach House with Orange County’s most popular Irish band! Plan to get a sitter for the night, and have a festive Irish date night with music, spirits, fun and more at this incredible event. The celebration begins at 8pm, and tickets are $20 each at the door.


Pretend City St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Dress your kids in green and bring them to Pretend City on Monday, March 17th. Children can participate in a treasure hunt, Irish art, and some leprechaun fun. There will be storytime, and dance with rainbow ribbons throughout the day. All of the fun events are included with the price of admission and will be happening throughout the day. Tickets are $12 for adults, $12 for children, and complimentary for children under the age of 12 months.


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the OC Zoo
OC Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

The animals at the OC Zoo will be celebrating St. Patrick’s day early this year on Saturday, March 15th from 10am to 4pm, and they are inviting your children to come and join them! The animals will be munching on festive treats, and children can participate in a fun craft. During the event, the OC Zoo will be collecting donations of gently used blankets, towels, boxes, pet toys and perfume for the zoo. For each item donated guests will enjoy one free admission to the OC Zoo. If not bringing a donation item, admission is $2 per person, and children under the age of 2 are complimentary. Parking is $5 per vehicle.


Trashy Fun & The Irish Craic ComeTogether
for Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Green Fest

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Bring your family to the “green” celebration happening at the OC Fair & Events Center on March 16th from 10am to 4pm. The event is focused on eco-friendly living with a wide variety of activities. At 1pm, there will be a haute trash fashion show featuring 25 outfits made from discarded items. Music, dancing and live entertainment will happen on the ACE Stage from 10am to 3pm. All activities, are included with swap meet general admission of $2. Guests who bring eyeglasses to donate to the Lion’s Club will receive complimentary admission.


Leprechaun Leap 5K Race
The District
2437 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782

Run as fast as a leprechaun on Sunday, March 16th from 7am to 12pm for the Leprechaun Leap 5K race at The District in Tustin. Families, Strollers and even dogs are welcome at this fun family event!! Registration is at 6am, 5K starts at 7:30am, entertainment at 8am, and awards at 9am. Registration is $40 for adults, and $25 for children.


Shamrock ‘N’ Roll
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

While not quite in Orange County, The Queen Mary, is just a short drive out of town for this fun Irish festival. Get a sitter and come celebrate on March 15th from 7pm to 1am with entertainment, fun and delicious food. The event is only for adults over the age of 21. Tickets are $15 online, ($20 at the door) and parking is $5 with event validation.


St. Patrick’s Day Wiener Dog Race & Craft Fair
Old World Village
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA

Spend the afternoon with your family eating authentic Irish food and drinks. There will be crafts, entertainment and more from 11am to 5pm (dog races at 3pm).

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