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Orange County St. Patrick's Day Events 2016

C’ead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes To You! Whether you’re looking for a fun family event or a great date night suggestion, we have the ultimate guide to Orange County St. Patrick’s Day Events. We’ve also included a couple of delicious dining specials too.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


The Fenians Concert
Coach House Concert Hall
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675

March 17 at 8 PM

Get a babysitter, and plan for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day date night with Orange County’s top Irish band, The Fenians.


“Music Mixology” Free concert
Anaheim Packing House
440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

March 17th
7pm to 9:30pm

Pacific Symphony musicians are calling on the luck of the Irish and adding a special St. Patrick’s Day twist to the third edition of Music Mixology, a classical musician’s take on the local trivia night. During the show, co-hosts Ben Smolen (principal flute) and Bridget Dolkas (principal second violin) lead the audience in music-inspired trivia questions and the winner of each round chooses what the ensemble plays next. Selections include favorite rock and pop songs, virtuosic classical pieces, clips from movie soundtracks and—as a special addition for St. Patrick’s Day—Irish pop and folk music! The group of Symphony musicians also includes Jessica Pearlman Fields (principal oboe), Alice Wrate (violin), Meredith Crawford (viola) and Bob Vos (cello), who have rehearsed three concerts worth of music to prepare for the event. Since the choices are up to the audience, no Music Mixology concert is the same, and this one promises to be especially Shamrock-inspired!

Participants are invited to come wearing green, enjoy innovative food offerings from the food hall’s many merchants, and head to the central staircase for the Symphony’s show. This event is free with no tickets required.


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

March 17th
10am to 3pm

Green’s the way to be on this fun filled day! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through a treasure hunt, Irish art, and leprechaun visits. Today everyone will have the opportunity to participate in:

Sensational Story Time: The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!– Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join us as we read about how they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade!

Good to Go Activity: End of the Rainbow Treasure Hunt – Our rainbow has lost its pot of gold! Using your child’s color identification skills go on a treasure hunt through the city to see if you can find the rainbow’s pot of gold for you to win your very own “pot of gold”!

Let’s Move: Lucky Leprechaun Game – See if you’re the lucky leprechaun of the day by participating in some fun St. Patti’s Day group games.

Science Secrets: Leprechauns Magic will have fun with the myth of Leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day traditions while exposing your child to the scientific explanation of each activity.

Don’t forget to wear your favorite green costume for an Irish inspired heading home parade!


Lucky Leprechauns Party!
Little Peeps Storytime Yoga
Aliso Hills Taekwon-Do
27001 Moulton Parkway, Suite A106
Aliso Viejo, CA

March 12th 6pm to 8pm

Pizza, Irish Music & Dancing, Crafts, Irish Tales & Yoga! Ages 3 & Up. Parent’s Night Out & Kids Yoga Party

First child: $25.00
Sibling: $20.00


Celtic Punk Band Flogging Molly
Gogol Bordello & Hepcat
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
8808 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

This St. Patrick’s Day, hit the “Devil’s Dance Floor” with Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, plus Gogol Bordello, Hepcat and a few special guests. With influences ranging from The Pogues to Johnny Cash to The Clash, Flogging Molly has been dishing out rowdy pub sing-alongs like “Salty Dog” and “Drunken Lullabies” as well as more somber songs like “Float” for almost 20 years. This year the band is set to release a new album, their first since 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness. Led by energetic frontman Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello blends punk attitude with Gypsy music, incorporating accordion and violin into their raucous mix. And with their laid-back ska grooves, Hepcat kicks out retro mellow vibes with soulful vocals and sweet horns. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with early bird tickets to this great lineup of bands at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, where the festivities include traditional Irish beer gardens, Irish food, entertainment and much more. {{affiliate link included}}


5th Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K
The District at Tustin Legacy
near the Petsmart Parking Lot

Mar 13th
7am to 12pm

The 5th Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K takes place on Sunday March 13, 2016 and includes running through the hangar! The 5k course is fast and fun and welcomes walkers, strollers and families of all sizes. Register as an Individual or as a Team. Awards will be given for the fastest times and best costume! Post-race festivities include an expo throughout Tustin Legacy, including great entertainment and awards ceremony. The Leprechaun Leap 5K is organized by the Tustin Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds benefits The OC Rescue Mission’s Veteran Projects and other local charities through the Tustin Community Foundation.


Irish Heritage Parade & Festival 2016
Pine Avenue
Long Beach, California 90813

March 12th

The Long Beach Irish Heritage Parade and Festival is a local tradition featuring a continuous motion parade and festival with over 50 parade entries including Firefighter displays, marching bands, dancing groups, youth groups, local businesses, floats, and more, all ending with a free all-ages festival highlighting local music, food and drink.

The parade runs down Pine Avenue from 6th Street to Broadway in beautiful downtown Long Beach,Calif. The first entry steps off at 2pm with the final entry making their way to the post-parade festival about 3:00pm.


2016 California Irish Festival
Historic Downtown Upland, Inc.
Upland, California 91786

March 12th 11am to 10pm

This is a free event to attend!

2016 California Irish Festival – Saturday, March 12th in Downtown Upland, BierBuzz® Events will host their inaugural California Irish Festival. The California Irish Festival will celebrate the best in Irish cuisine & food trucks, family fun, Vendors, live music and a full beer garden. All ages are welcome so bring your family and friends to downtown Upland, CA and help celebrate the California Irish Festival! A portion of the proceeds will go to the help the Historic “Downtown Upland Merchants Association” revitalize downtown Upland and “Pints For Pitties” a 501(c)3 charity!

Beer Garden:
– Featuring over 20 flavors of craft beer including beer from
– Hangar 24
– Dale Brothers


St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Event
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fashion Island
455 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

March 17th

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fleming’s and enjoy their happy hour menus all night long! Sip a cocktail, glass of wine or bite into a dish off the bar menu from Lobster Lettuce Wraps to the Prime Burger.


$1 Pancakes at IHOP
(Your closest IHOP location)

March 17th
7am to 7pm

You don’t need the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate with a real treat at your local IHOP restaurant. On March 17th, from 7 AM to 7PM, the wearing of the green will get guests one short stack of IHOP restaurant’s world famous buttermilk pancakes for just one dollar at participating restaurants nationwide.


St. Patrick’s Day Family Dinners To Go
Zov’s Bistro
17440 E. 17th St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 838-8855 x22

March 17th
(Advance orders required)

Dinner for four includes:
Slow Cooked Irish Corn Beef
Creamed Horseradish Sauce
Thyme Scented Carrots and Red Sprouts
Artisan Soda Bread



St. Patrick’s Day at Macallans Public House
330 W Birch Street
Brea Downtown

Thursday, March 17th

Macallans Public House will host a lively St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. A full day of festivities includes performances by live bands, DJ, a strolling bagpiper and Irish-inspired food and spirits.

The special dining menu will highlight traditional Irish favorites with a Macallans twist. Featured entrees include:

Corned Beef & Cabbage ($18) – house-corned beef, braised savoy cabbage, baby Yukon gold potatoes with duck liver demi-glace and harissa sour cream

Fish & Chips ($15) – Lager battered true cod, super slaw, potato wedges, house-made tartar sauce

Bangers & Mash ($15) – two charred bangers, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and onion gravy

Shepherd’s Pie ($15) – braised ground beef & lamb, onions, peas, carrots and crispy parsnips

In order to accommodate the anticipated crowds, Macallans will extend the party to Sky Lounge, an open-air venue adjacent to the restaurant. A wristband giving access to the upstairs area, live bands and DJ can be purchased for $15.99. The price includes a food buffet of bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie, corned beef sliders and housemade pretzels. Drinks are not included but a limited menu of Irish beers and whiskey will be available for purchase.

The live entertainment line-up will take place in the Sky Lounge, beginning at 2:30 p.m. when Vagrant Nation performs followed by the Dropkick Mickeys and DJ spun tunes.

The preceding weekend, Friday, March 12-Sunday, March 14, Macallans will get into the spirt with “St. Practice” promotions that includes live entertainment nightly and $5 specials on Guinness, Jameson and Irish coffee starting at 4 p.m. The St. Practice weekend will kick off Friday, March 12 with Vagrant Nation performing at 7 p.m., beer girls, and a weekend special of corned beef and cabbage. Saturday’s entertainment with the Dropkick Mickeys starts at 7 p.m. and Sunday Craic Haus performs at 5 p.m.

Vegan Perfect St Patrick’s Day Feast
Whole Foods Market Brea
3301 Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92823

Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Joni will be making a Corned-beef Seitan from scratch!
Joni Marie Newman is a long time vegan for the animals and author of many cookbooks including Going Vegan, The Complete Guide to EVEN MORE Vegan Food Substitutions, and Vegan Food Gifts. Self-taught and always learning, Joni spends most of her time playing mad scientist in the kitchen perfecting the ultimate vegan bacon recipe.


Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl
lower level of The Triangle
1875 Newport Blvd. at 19th Street
Costa Mesa

If you’re feeling the luck of the Irish on Thursday, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Tavern + Bowl in Costa Mesa. For Saint Paddy’s, Tavern + Bowl will offer $4 Bud Light, $5 Jameson and 50 cent Wings. There will also be free shoe rental for customers who wear green.

Tavern + Bowl is a sophisticated sports bar and restaurant meets boutique bowling alley, with 10 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a gourmet menu of American favorites, 40 beers on draft, a host of specialty cocktails, 26 large screen TVs and more. From the music, videos, hip décor and menu, visitors know this is not their father’s bowling alley. In addition, Tavern + Bowl’s menu features something for everyone, with items ranging from steak and burgers to vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and Paleolithic options.

The restaurant and boutique bowling alley is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2 am.


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