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25 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County

St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here! The luck of the Irish is strong in Orange County, and there are so many ways to celebrate that it’s hard to narrow it down. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of 25 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in OC. Grab a pint of Guinness, a traditional Irish meal or a sweet treat from any of these great places and don’t forget to wear green!

 

  1. Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach opens at 6am so you can start the day off with a great breakfast!

 

  1. O’Malley’s on Main in Seal Beach opens at 8am, so get there early for a special breakfast, authentic Irish fare, drinks and live music by The Lads!

 

  1. The Harp Inn’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration begins bright and early on Sunday at 9am. They’re serving a traditional Irish breakfast until 11am, a special lunch and dinner menu from 11am until 10pm, live music from Cillian’s Bridge, bagpipers, Irish dancers, St. Patrick’s Day swag and giveaways and green beer all day!

 

  1. Muldoon’s Irish Pub opens at 9am on St. Patrick’s Day to kick off their celebration! The “Early Irishman” breakfast menu will be served from 9am to 11am, followed by all of their famous Irish specialties for lunch and dinner in the dining room and fast fare in the Celtic Bar. Stay to enjoy live music all day and other St. Paddy’s Day fun!

 

  1. Wake up with an Irish Coffee at Dublin4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo: Cream, rich as an Irish brogue; Coffee, strong as a friendly hand; Sugar, sweet as the tongue of an Irish rogue and Whisky, smooth as the wit of the land.

 

  1. Grab some delicious clover-shaped cookies from Mixed Bakery in Corona Del Mar!

 

  1. Small Cakes OC has a variety of delicious cupcakes that are sure to get anyone in the mood for celebrating!

 

  1. Hopscotch Tavern in Downtown Fullerton serves craft beer and great whiskey. Join them on St. Paddy’s Day for specials all day long.

 

  1. Matador Cantina is putting their own special twist on a classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, offering guests Corned Beef Carnitas tacos as well as $8 Jameson shots and appetizer deals until 10pm on St. Paddy’s Day!

 

  1. Tackle Box has a St. Paddy’s Day Burger that you definitely want to find at the end of the rainbow! It features an Angus beef patty, corned beef, Jameson-glazed bacon, Guinness caramelized onions, Irish cheddar aioli, house mustard and edible gold leaf flakes. Available all day at their Costa Mesa location Friday through Sunday, or until sells out.

 

  1. Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Downtown Fullerton is going full green and gold for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration! Head in for green beer, drink specials and more!

 

  1. Old Crow Smokehouse Orange is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, lots of shenanigans, and a special menu of Irish favorites including their Reuben sandwich stuffed with corned beef and cabbage and topped with melted cheese.

 

  1. Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach will be having live music from the “Union Hobos” starting at 12pm.  http://bit.ly/2TDP4wR

 

  1. Macallans Public House in Downtown Brea will be offering food and drink specials all day on March 17th. Eversons & Daughters, a family Irish band, will be performing live starting at 2:30 pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

 

  1. The Shamrock Bar & Grill in Newport Beach is a great place to listen to live music on St. Paddy’s Day and also boasts the best Guinness in town!

 

  1. Pretend City in Irvine is having a very family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration that includes story time, art, fun activities and an Irish “heading home parade” at the end of the day. Museum admission is required, find more info here.

 

  1. The Auld Dubliner in Tustin is kicking off their huge annual St. Paddy’s Day party at 7am!

 

  1. Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donuts are going green for St. Patrick’s weekend. Stop in and get one or a dozen!

 

  1. Patsy’s Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel opens up at 10am for an all day celebration that includes live music, bagpipers, green beer, Irish food and a fun photo booth too!

 

  1. Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant and Irish Pub is celebrating with live entertainment from Rick Bagby and Echo Love Chamber, a special Irish menu, green beer and more. The party starts at 1pm.

 

  1. Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is serving up Clover Conchas available now through 3/17.

 

  1. The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with their Cookie Shots. Fill with your favorite beverage of choice and bottoms up!

 

  1. Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For St. Patrick’s Day they’re showing off their creativity with gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day Galaxy Donuts. 

 

  1. Hapa Cupcakes is serving up cupcakes infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Available now through 3/17.

 

  1. House of Blues in Anaheim is having a craft beer and music festival on St. Patrick’s Day called “Lucky Brews, Lucky Grooves”. There will be 25 breweries, live music, food & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TQZeJC  

 

Fun Holiday Things To Do This Weekend In Orange County

This is THE weekend for holiday events in Orange County! Visit Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co. in Laguna Beach, enjoy 9 tree lighting ceremonies, take a boat ride with Santa, and so much more!

Weekend pick:

  • Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co., a pop-up tiki marketplace is Sunday 12/2 from 10am-4pm in Laguna Beach. Shop from over 60 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as tiki drinks and food by Royal Hawaiian. Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. http://Tikilandtrading.com

Saturday:

  • The Fountain Valley Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 from 4:30pm-8pm at the Recreation Center and Sports Park. Santa, live entertainment, games & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • The Laguna Niguel Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/2 from 5pm-7pm at City Hall. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2SkNElB
  • San Clemente Santa’s Village By The Sea is Saturday 12/1 from 5pm-8pm. Activities are in 3 locations. Santa, sledding, cookie decorating, live entertainment, outdoor movie & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2itj7pl
  • The San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 in the Historic Town Center on El Camino Real. Event starts at 4pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2K7YFGs
  • Buena Park Candy Caneland and Craft Faire is Saturday 12/1 from 10am-4pm at the Ehlers Event Center. Snow, Santa, games, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fPMStm
  • Take a 20 minute harbor cruise with Santa on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm at Dana Wharf in Dana Point. FREE but a donation is suggested. http://bit.ly/2QqWm4y
  • The 22nd Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Beach Bazaar is Saturday 12/1 from 10am-5:30pm. Carolers, hot cocoa, Santa, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend but there is a fee to park. http://bit.ly/2zE5aZd
  • Christmas at the Mission is Saturday 12/1 from 5:30pm-8pm in San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, tree lighting & more. Admission is $6. http://bit.ly/2gIlXEa
  • Downtown Fullerton Winter Market and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 at 12pm. Shopping, food, face painting, free pictures with Santa (12pm-4pm) & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2fH09cx

Sunday:

  • Trader Santa’s Tikiland Trading Co., a pop-up tiki marketplace is Sunday 12/2 from 10am-4pm in Laguna Beach. Shop from over 60 tiki artists, makers, and vendors, enjoy live music, pineapple Dole Whips, as well as tiki drinks and food by Royal Hawaiian. Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Tikilandtrading.com
  • Balboa Island Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday 12/2 starts at 4pm. Entertainment, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2E4BMRT
  • Dana Point Winter Festival and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/1 from 12-5:30pm at La Plaza Park. Santa, craft fair, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Q7hz3Y
  • The 24th Annual Old Town Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession is Sunday 12/2 at 3:30pm in the Old Towne Plaza. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Q4JxNW
  • Irvine Winter Wonderland is Sunday 12/2 from 3pm-7pm at the Civic Center. Games, crafts, music, food, Santa, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KKKyon
  • Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk is Sunday 12/2 from 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, shopping, Santa & more. http://bit.ly/2zET5TL
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/17 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • The Gem Faire is at the OC Fairgrounds all weekend. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. There is a fee for admission and parking. http://bit.ly/2br8EkT

 

Surfing Dogs, Sand Castles, and more – This Weekend in Orange County

There’s no shortage of fun things to do this weekend in Orange County. Watch dogs surf at the Surf City Surf Dog Competition, check out a sandcastle building competition, attend a Chili Cook-Off, Greek Festival, or a Fall Festival, enjoy music on the sand at Ohaha Fest, and more!

  • The last “Sunset Serenades” concert of the season is at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/29. Enjoy live music from 5:30pm to sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater (by the whale sculpture). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2grF72Q
  • The 10th Annual Surf City Surf Dog Competition is Saturday 9/29 at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch dogs from around the world compete in a surf completion. Surfing starts at 8am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wjECxj
  • The San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival is all weekend at the SJC Community Center. Greek food, pastries, live music, dancing, greek market, kids zone & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1MJ055K
  • The 7th Annual Taste of Lake Forest is Saturday 9/29 from 12-3pm. Tastings from 20 restaurants, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. Tasting ticket is $1, buy as many tastes as you would like. http://bit.ly/2N75buN
  • The Ohana Music Festival is all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Enjoy performances by Eddie Vedder, Eric Church, Mumford and Sons, Norah Jones, Beck, and  more. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1RYOQGo
  • Boo-uena Park Old Tyme Fall Festival is Saturday 9/29 from 12pm-5pm. Spooky storytelling, ghostly tours, halloween-themed vendors & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2OgDYdu
  • The 41st Annual Ultimate Home and Outdoor Living Expo is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds. Products, demonstrations & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2wJrL5W
  • The 15th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival is Sunday 9/30 from 9:30am-4:00pm at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Over 125 authors, storytellers, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2cA55gc
  • The 22nd Annual Laguna Beach Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off is Sunday 9/30 from 11:30am-3pm at Seven7Seven (Art-A-Fair grounds) in Laguna Beach. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2yeiH8D
  • The Huntington Beach Old World Oktoberfest Parade is Sunday 9/30. Parade begins at 2pm and is the kick-off to Oktoberfest. http://ocevent.co/1YBOfhn
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