St. Patrick's Day (Sunday, March 17) in the San Francisco Peninsula is a vibrant celebration of Irish culture and heritage, reflecting California's rich history of Irish immigration. Each year, the Peninsula is marked by a series of Saint Patrick’s Day festivities featuring spirited music, dancing, and an array of green-colored revelry. 

Must-Attend St. Paddy’s Day Events

Saint Patrick's Day Eve Celebration with Finians Call

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Grab a pint and celebrate with a cheery sing-along to your favorite Pogues, Dubliners, and traditional tunes with Finians Call (Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.), an Irish band that will perform at Half Moon Bay's Old Princeton Landing, also known as the Coastside’s Biggest Little Music House. Purchase tickets in advance for a discounted price or at the door day of. And bring the kids, as this is a family-friendly event!

St. Patrick's Day with The Walker Roaders 

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Enjoy a rare evening with The Walker Roaders on St. Patrick’s Day at 7 p.m. The Walker Roaders combines some of the biggest names in Celtic music: James Fearnley, the accordion player from The Pogues; Ted Hutt, co-founder and Grammy Award-winning producer of Flogging Molly; and Marc Orrell, the multi-talented musician of Dropkick Murphys.

Purchase tickets and catch the performance at The Guild Theatre, a non-profit performance space in Menlo Park, for one night only. General admission is standing-room only.

Flying Leprechaun Skydive

Sunday, March 17, 2024

This St. Patrick's Day, the luck o’ the Irish comes to the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos for special festivities starting at 10 a.m., including a Leaping Leprechaun skydiving event, a Paint-a-Plane activity as well as a bounce house, face painting and a hidden Leprechaun hunt. 

Where to Grab a Pint

Raise a proper pint this St. Patrick's Day on the San Francisco Peninsula! Ditch the city crowds and head south, where breweries like Redwood City's Freewheel and Half Moon Bay Brewing Company are pouring brews as rich as Irish folklore. Think emerald-tinged IPAs and crisp lagers alongside hearty pub fare–corned beef, anyone?

Soak up the ocean views, raise a toast to good times, and discover why the Peninsula's the luckiest place to celebrate!

Irish Bars on The San Francisco Peninsula

There are plenty of classic Irish bars on the Peninsula for you to explore! Great times, fun crowds, and refreshing drinks make for a very worthy Irish holiday. 

Pouring a glass of beer at a brewery in San Mateo County

Make it a St. Paddy's Day Weekend Getaway

The San Francisco Peninsula is near San Francisco and has plenty of hotels, attractions and bars, making it a great spot to raise a glass and check out all the St. Patrick's Day happenings.

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