St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Irish culture. Once, the day was celebrated in Ireland in the name of the patron saint. Now, Irish people live all over the world and we honor them on St Patrick’s Day. Celebrating St Patricks Day in Orange County is a great way to meet the Irish in your community as well as the Irish at heart. All over Orange County, we’re celebrating in different ways. There are family oriented activities like parades or festivals and there are adult only parties at pubs and bars.
No matter how you spend your St Patricks Day in Orange County be sure to wear green and represent the Irish where you live.
Pretend City | Irvine
Pretend City is a children’s museum in Irvine California. During St Patrick’s Day, the museum encourages families to learn about the Irish culture. The Irish are properly represented at Pretend City through art, music, stories and more. The event starts at 11 am on March 17th and the last event starts at 3:30 pm.
Irish Dance Show | Mission Viejo
The Irish have a very traditional dance form and on St. Patrick’s Day you can see it live. Join the Claddagh Dance Company for an afternoon of Irish culture expressed through dancing. The event will be held at the Saddleback Room at City Hall in Mission Viejo from 2 pm until 3 pm.
Zov’s | Tustin
Music, art, stories and dance are all great ways to experience the Irish culture but not the only ones. The cuisine is a great way to experience a different culture. On St. Patrick’s Day, you can taste the luck of the Irish with dishes to bring home like Slow cooked Irish Corned beef, Artisan Soda Bread and more.
Patsy’s Irish Pub | Laguna Niguel
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has become pub tradition and no pub is more Irish in Orange County than Patsy’s. Opening hours will adjust for the holiday to allow for ample celebrations. At Patsy’s, you will have the chance to try great beer alongside Irish whiskey and a sea of green.
The Shamrock Bar and Grill | Newport Beach
The Shamrock Bar and Grill in Newport Beach is ready to serve up a very Irish holiday; especially since they do so every day of the year. This completely authentic Irish pub will not only be open at 8 am but they will be serving Irish breakfasts, fish, and chips, and then at noon, live music is planned.