Los Angeles might not be known for it’s thriving Irish culture, but we do have a strong beer and brewery scene and festive St. Patrick’s Day events including Celtic music performances, parades, activities, festivals and lots of green beer!
Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
There may not be a pot ‘o gold at the end of this colorful parade, but there’s certainly plenty of Irish spirit (and spirits) in Hermosa Beach for their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Bagpipers, marching bands, cars decorated with green and even a gaggle of four-legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California make their way down the route. The festivities kick off near City Hall on Valley Drive and heads west down Pier Avenue, ending at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street.
Rock and Reilly’s Annual St. Paddy’s Day Block Party
You’ll be green with envy if you don’t hit up Rock and Reilly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day bash. Lots of green booze and even more pretty people fill the lot behind the pub for an all-day fest featuring over a hundred kegs of emerald-hued Bud Light and Guinness and eight full bars. Fill your stomach with Celtic snacks including corned beef sliders and Irish nachos, or from grab a slice from neighboring food trucks. A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit the Merging Vets and Players charity.
St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Redondo Beach
Burn off all the beer you’ll be drinking later in the day by participating in the Redondo Beach 5K run/walk. This St. Paddy’s Day tradition kicks off at 8:00am and is followed by the Little Leprechaun Dash for the Gold at 9:30am. The starting line for both races is near the intersection of Catalina and Elena avenues. All participants receive a festive, green T-shirt and we suggest doing an Irish jig once you cross the finish line.
Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
Come all ye leprechauns and celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Downtown LA at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, hosted by Casey’s Irish Pub. Begin the day early (like, 6:00am early) and sip Irish coffees until the street festival begins at 11:30am. Admission is free before 3:30pm. Local DJs will fill the streets with a musical treat, along with other Irish festivities, pizza from Pellicola Pizzeria and more beer than you’ll ever be able to drink.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Original Farmers Market
If you find yourself more hungry than thirsty this St. Patrick’s Day, stop by the Original Farmers Market for corned beef, cabbage at Magee’s Kitchen. Glen “the strolling bagpiper” will be playing Celtic tunes throughout the market during lunchtime, while Stuart Marks and the Paddy O’Dors Band perform on the West Patio during dinner. Enjoy the food and tunes and buy musicians a green beer to show your appreciation.
St. Patrick’s Day at Tam O’Shanter
Good ‘ol Tam O’Shanter’s starts their St. Patrick’s Day at noon. Live music will fill the tented parking lot as revelers clink pints of green brew, enjoy traditional pub food and proclaim their Irish pride — you better wear green. Also, don’t forget to enter your name into a drawing to win two tickets for an upcoming Whisky Pairing Dinner hosted by the tavern. The epic celebration will until the last thirsty leprechaun leaves.
St. Patrick’s Day at Angel City Brewery
The Arts District hangout is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by hosting an evening of live entertainment, corned beef tacos from Downtown Taco Co., green ice cream and churros from Ridges Churro Bar and, of course, generous pours from Angel City.