7 Lucky Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Around The Bay Area

Looking for St. Patty's Day fun with the family? Ay, may the luck of the Irish be with you! St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, March 17 and promises tons ‘o fun for everyone. Whether you are Irish, distantly Irish, or not at all Irish, here are seven awesome ways to channel your inner Éire and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Erin go Bragh!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 17
Civic Center, San Francisco

Irish history and culture are in full swing at this colorful festival showcasing Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables and non-profits booths representing the Irish community. The Parade begins at 11:30 AM on Saturday at the corner of Second and Market, where participants will reel about with laughter and revelry all the way to City Hall. 

Shamrock Day/Gold Hunt
Saturday, March 17
Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley

Find your pot of gold at these special activities in the museum such as a hunt for hidden gold treasure, storytelling of Irish folktales, and more. Visitors are encouraged to wear green.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 17
Old Sacramento

One of Northern California’s Largest and Most Colorful Parades Unites All Cultures. Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations. The parade steps off promptly at 1pm from 2nd & I Streets in Old Sacramento.  

Flying Leprechaun Skydive!
Saturday, March 17
Hiller Aviation Museum

The Luck ‘o the Irish meets the Hiller Aviation Museum for a special aerial celebration in honor of St. Patrick himself! Join the morning festivities including free face painting and a jump house. Scour the Museum’s Gallery for hidden Leprechauns and earn a treat from his pot’o’gold! And don’t miss the Skydiving “Leaping Leprechaun” at 11AM!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18
Dublin Civic Center

Where else but Dublin? Dublin, California that is. One of the BIGGEST celebrations around. Dublin goes all out for St. Patties Day with a citywide festival, carnival rides, gala, pancake breakfast, parade and Shamrock 5K Run/Walk. 

Crossroads Irish-American Festival 2018
Various Dates
Multiple Locations in San Francisco

The Crossroads Irish-American Festival promotes Irish-American arts and culture through a lineup of performances that highlight the richness of Irish visual art, dance, music and literature in the San Francisco Bay Area.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K & Kid’s Run
Sunday, March 18
Crissy Field East Bech Parking Area, San Francisco

Top o' the mornin’ to you! Join this early morning family friendly run along the Crissy Field/Golden Gate Promenade. Stay along path into Fort Point National Historic Site. Turnaround at end of parking lot and return same way to finish.