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St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles

Grab a pint for these St. Patrick’s Day events across L.A., with festivals, activities and plenty of beer

Photograph: Courtesy Irish Heritage Parade/Sean Laughlin

L.A.’s Irish culture isn’t typically the first to come to mind when considering the city’s multicultural culinary makeup. Korean? Of course. Mexican? Most definitely. But Irish? Well, we do have our old standby pubs and a thriving beer and brewery scene that are the perfect complement to St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles, including festivals, Celtic music performances and parades.

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St. Patrick’s Day events for 2019

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Photograph: Courtesy Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce
Things to do, Festivals

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s no emerald seaside, but Hermosa Beach injects a bit of Irish spirit into the coastal city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Bagpipers, marching bands, cars decked out in green and festive pups from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California all make their way across the seven-block route. The parade kicks off near City Hall on Valley Drive, heads west on Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.

Redondo Beach 5K
Photograph: Courtesy Village Runner
Things to do, Walks and tours

St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Redondo Beach

It’s no jig, but this St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Redondo Beach is a lively way to spend the Irish holiday. The 5K run/walk (8am) is followed by the Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold (9:30am); both races start near the intersection of Catalina and Elena Avenues. All participants earn a festive T-shirt.

Photograph: Casey's Irish Pub/Linnea Stephan
Things to do, Festivals

Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Downtown at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, hosted by Casey’s Irish Pub. Early admission to the bar begins at 6am—yeah, it’s never too early for an Irish coffee—and the street festival begins at 11am. Expect a whopping 450 kegs of beer, 1,200 bottles of Jameson, more than 30 bartenders, and of course all the traditional Irish fare straight from Casey’s kitchen. Enjoy musical entertainment from a few local DJs and bands, and plenty of festive drinks all day and night long—both the pub and the festival run until 2am. Blimey.

The Queen Mary
Photo courtesy The Queen Mary
Things to do

St. Patrick’s Day Eve Pub Stroll

Hit up a slew of one-night-only Irish pubs as the Queen Mary transforms its salons into festive drinking dens. Fill up on Irish fare while listing to traditional tunes from a trio of bands.

St. Paddy's Block Party.
Photograph: Courtesy Rock and Reilly's
Things to do, Festivals

Rock and Reilly’s Annual St. Paddy’s Day Block Party

Stock your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with an afternoon equal parts pretty faces and green beer at Rock and Reilly’s annual bash, held in the lot behind the Sunset Strip pub. The fest promises more booze and less morals with each installment thanks to eight full bars and more than 100 kegs of Bud Light and Guinness—sorry brew snobs, but let’s be real, you’re not coming here for the Celtic culture. Stay fed with the bar’s own delicious drinking fuel—corned beef sliders and Irish nachos—or from food trucks and a pizza, sandwich and salad station. This year, a portion of the proceeds from will benefit the Animal Rescue Mission.

Photograph: Courtesy Farmers Market.
Things to do

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Original Farmers Market

Stop by the Original Farmers Market on St. Patrick’s Day for corned beef, cabbage and green beer at Magee’s Kitchen. Glen “the strolling bagpiper” will be playing Celtic tunes in the afternoon, while other bands will park themselves on the east patio during lunch and the west patio during dinner.

Flogging Molly
Photograph: Dan Monick
Music, Punk and metal

Flogging Molly

Here’s a St. Patrick's Day celebration: Celtic punk stalwarts Flogging hit the Palladium. Before the show, the Palladium will have pours of Guinness, grub and games set up outside (for free; no concert tickets are required for the block party).

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