The Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in San Diego

Looking for ways to get your Irish on in San Diego for St. Patrick’s Day? Although there’s definitely a lot of emphasis on drinking and revelry, that’s not the only thing you can look forward to this March. It’s one of the biggest worldwide celebrations, so there’s definitely lots to see, hear, do, and drink in 2018 as well.

Here at our San Diego ground transportation service, our top priority is to get you to where you need to be in the safest and most comfortable way. Enjoy the day, week and month to the extent you prefer and just leave the driving to us. Since St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebrations, there really is no need to limit yourself with us behind the wheel.

If you’re looking for different ways to shout out and just live life to the fullest during this Irish celebration, just take a look at our suggestions below:


San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish Congress of Southern California is once again gathering for the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Balboa Park, so you should definitely add this to your calendar. Join thousands of marchers and spectators for this fun-filled event to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland. With more than 120 entries including the police and fire department, dignitaries, high school marching bands and representatives from Ireland, you’re bound to have a fantastic time.


Venue: Starts at Balboa Park, Sixth Ave & Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92112

Time & Day: Starts from 10:30 a.m. (17th March 2018)

Admission: FREE



Irish Festival @ Balboa Park

Not only will you get to enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, you can bring the whole family and invite all your friends to come down to Balboa Park for lots of fun and festivities. The Irish Festival doesn’t disappoint with family-friendly entertainment. Be mesmerized by Irish step dancers and sing along to Irish folk songs. There’s going to be plenty of food and drinks in the Celtic Food Village as well as a beer garden and craft booths.


Venue: Balboa Park, between 6th Ave & Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92103

Time & Day: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (17th March 2018)

Admission: FREE

Phone Number: (619) 232-3101



San Diego Leprechaun Run

Fancy an invigorating morning run on St. Patrick’s Day? Well, there’s never really a bad day for running as long as you’re up for it, so if you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping in the 5K Leprechaun Run, you’ll better prepare your green attire. If you want to join with kids, just take note that the 5K start at 9 a.m. while the Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m. You’ll be running on Garnet Avenue and each participant will receive a drink ticket.


Venue: 912 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

Time & Day: 5K from 9:00 a.m., 1K starts from 10:30 a.m. (17th March 2018)

Ticket Price: $20/person - $45/person

To Purchase Tickets: Book Online at

Phone Number: (858) 412-6787



2018 Irish 4 A Day - St. Patrick's Day Party Hop!

You’re more than welcome to join San Diego’s longest running St. Paddy’s Party in the Gaslamp Quarter. Throughout two days, you’ll get to enjoy themed parties, live music, extended Happy Hour, as well as Green Beer and Irish Car Bomb specials. You’ll gain free entry to more than 20 St. Paddy’s Parties along Fifth Avenue, and you’ll get to party it up with like-minded revellers who are definitely staying out and living life to the fullest.


Venue: Refer to Website

Time & Day: 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (16th March 2018), 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (17th March 2018)

Ticket Price: $29/person - $120/person

To Purchase Tickets: Book Online at

Phone Number: (619) 944-8900



San Diego shamROCK

It’s the 24th year of San Diego’s shamROCK and it’s the biggest bash around on St. Patrick’s Day. Mingle and get to know more than 20,000 attendees from all across the U.S. and party it up on more than 50,000 square feet of AstroTurf. This epic block party includes three stages, back-to-back music and plenty of Bud Lights and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey.


Venue: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Time & Day: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight (17th March 2018)

Ticket Price: $45/person - $165/person

To Purchase Tickets: Book Online at

Phone Number: (619) 233-5008


Posted on Mar 06 2018

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