Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and sometimes for the whole month of March. Here are a few ways you can get your Irish on in Los Angles this year, from top Irish bars and pub parties to family-friendly fairs to Irish concerts.
2019 marks the 25th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Hermosa Beach. More than 100 businesses, schools, and groups will march in the parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. It will start at 11 a.m. near City Hall on Valley Drive and go seven blocks down Pier Avenue. You can expect to see bagpipers, floats, horses, and even a club of Irish Setters. The parade draws about 20,000 spectators lining the streets.
Catch the Trinity Irish Dance Company at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University in Long Beach. The group, lead by Mark Howard, will perform on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
St. Patrick's Day is an all-day celebration at the LA Farmers Market. Magee's Kitchen serves up their famous nitrate-free corned beef. Cabbage, potatoes, green beer, and imported Irish beers will be flowing. A bagpiper and Irish folk bands will be strolling the market during the afternoon.
This pub crawl will take you bar-hopping at 10 bars in Downtown Los Angeles on St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy free entries to the venues, drink discounts at all bars, and a welcome shot at check-in. It will occur the weekend of March 16-17, 2019 from 2 to 8 p.m. (although the party is likely to continue until the wee hours of the morning). Check in is at the Los Angeles Biergarten.
Flogging Molly is an Irish-American Celtic punk band with a hard rock edge. Dave King is the Irish lead vocalist of the seven-piece group. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Flogging Molly on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Hollywood Palladium on Sunset Blvd.
If you're near Newport Beach, consider bar-hopping on St. Patrick's Day with this organize pub crawl. It will be occurring all weekend March 16-17, 2019. To join, buy a ticket for $15 plus fees.
As is the annual tradition, Celtic folk group The Fenians will perform at the Coach House on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets cost $25 for general admission.
Casey's Irish Pub hosts their annual street festival in front of the bar on Grand Avenue in Downtown LA. There are food drinks, games and DJs on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
On the one night you would expect to hear Irish music in Irish bars, many of the Southland's best Irish bands take off to play St. Patrick's Day gigs in other parts of the country, leaving many of the LA Irish pubs that usually have Irish music with extra space to pack in more of the drinking public. However you can still find some venues with live music or other St. Paddy's day activities in LA, Long Beach, and Orange County.