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 typically 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.
Los Angeles isn’t really a St. Paddy’s Day kind of town. We do have our old standby Irish pubs and a thriving beer and brewery scene that are the perfect complement to St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles. But outside of a couple of festivals, Celtic music performances and parades, March isn’t nearly as shamrock-filled as some other major U.S. cities. That said, here are a few events where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in L.A. this year.
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