St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations in OC and LA

Get ready to paint the town green and embrace the luck of the Irish, because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! This year, the holiday will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17th, 2024, and most festivities will take place the weekend before and after. From lively parades to tantalizing feasts, there are plenty of activities fit for singles, families, friends, and those simply seeking a good time. Below is a roundup of some fun things happening around our neighborhoods in Orange County and LA County.

Orange County:

1. Bella Terra Kids Club: St. Patrick’s Day fun

Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Location: Bella Terra Mall; 7777 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Kick off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the little ones at the Bella Terra Kids Club. Enjoy a morning of crafts, games, and activities centered around the holiday spirit. Afterward, explore Bella Terra’s array of shops and dining options for a delightful family outing. Don’t forget to register in advance to secure your craft supplies for this free event!

2. St. Pat’s Maker Market at Bella Terra

Date & Time: Saturday, March 17th, 2 to 8 PM

Location: Bella Terra Mall; 7777 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Experience a blend of creativity and commerce at the St. Pat’s Maker Market. Browse through 25+ local shops offering an eclectic mix of jewelry, clothing, crafts, and more. Enjoy green beer from Dog Haus and Buffalo Wild Wings while the kids indulge in craft activities and free Easter Bunny photos. Live entertainment and delicious eats ensure a festive atmosphere and good times for all.

3. Rock & Brews—St. Paddy’s Day

Date & Time: Friday, March 17

Location: Rock & Brews Buena Park; 7777 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Rock & Brews in Buena Park! They’re offering a special menu all day long featuring green beer, Irish nachos, a corned beef platter, and a corned beef sandwich, along with their regular menu. So com on down and shamrock out!

4. St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Bowers Museum

Date & Time: Sunday, March 19th, 11 AM to 3 PM

Location: Bowers Museum; 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Immerse yourself in Celtic culture and traditions at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Bowers Museum. Enjoy lively folk dances by the O’Connor Kennedy Academy of Irish Dance, indulge in Scottish cookies, and participate in free face painting and art projects for the whole family. It’s a day filled with fun and cultural exploration.

Los Angeles County:

1. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Beer Garden

Date & Time: March 16th, 2 to 7 PM

Location: 501 N. Glendora Ave. La Puente, CA 91744

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a lively celebration at the La Puente Beer Garden event. Immerse yourself in a festive atmosphere filled with shamrock decorations and the enchanting sounds of traditional Irish music. Sip on your favorite brews and join in the merriment with fellow locals as you toast to the spirit of St. Patrick.

2. Shamrock 5K Run/Walk

Date & Time: March 9th, 7:30 to 11:30 AM

Location: 11740 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Start your holiday celebrations on a healthy note by participating in the Shamrock 5K run/walk. Don your best St. Patrick’s Day, Irish, or shamrock attire and gather your family and friends for a morning of fitness and fun. The event kicks off with a council welcome, followed by the Kids ¼ Mile Dash, and concludes with the Shamrock 5K, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

3. Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date & Time: Saturday, March 16th, 11 AM to 4 PM

Location: Downtown Hermosa Beach; Corner of Pier Ave. and Ardmore Ave.

Experience the luck of the Irish at the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Marvel at the colorful floats, festive costumes, and lively performances as they make their way through the streets of Hermosa Beach. After the parade, head down to Pier Plaza for added family fun, including photo ops under the lucky rainbow at the selfie station!

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Green Desserts & Drinks

Whether you’re enjoying a family-friendly outing, embarking on a pub crawl adventure, or immersing yourself in Celtic culture, Orange County and LA offer a diverse range of activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. So don your green attire, gather your loved ones, and get ready for a shamrockin’ good time around our Olson Homes neighborhoods, in the heart of Southern California. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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