San Diego celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

North County is anticipating the arrival of Saint Patrick’s Day with parties from San Marcos to downtown San Diego.

Jumping Turtle

San Marcos’s very own Jumping Turtle will host a Saint Patty’s Day bash at 8:30 p.m. March 17 at 1660 Capalina Road. For $8, visitors can enjoy drink specials such as green beer all day and night. Three bands will also be ready to rock out, including Symbolic, Froghead and hard rock band, Trailerpark Rockstar, according to


Downtown San Diego is also ready to kick off their fan favorite celebration. The street event called Shamrock runs from 2 p.m. until midnight on March 17, according to For $35-$45, visitors can receive food and drink specials from restaurants and nightclubs in the Gaslamp quarter against a backdrop of live entertainment.

Irish band favorites such as The Young Dubliners, Irish Punk Rock and Irish Rock will perform on the Field Irish Stage. At Fifth Avenue and F Street Shamrock will introduce a new electronica stage where San Diego and Los Angeles DJs and over 25 Irish River Dancers will perform next to a re-created 150-foot Irish pub.

Originally from the East Coast, Palomar student Calvin Gilliam said he plans to be there for the first time this year.

“I will most likely celebrate downtown San Diego with my friend,” Gilliam said. “We are going to go clubbing.”

R.O’ Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse

According to, R. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse, located on Grand Avenue in Escondido, will host a celebration offering drinks and Irish food favorites such as corned beef and cabbage. Live music will also be performed the entire week.

“I’m just going to hang out with my friends and see where the night takes us. If there’s a rockin’ party, we will probably go,” said student Erica Windham.


Brewley’s Pint

Brewley’s Pint in Pacific Beach, was voted one of the top five places to be for the holiday in San Diego. They will be throwing a bash featuring green beers, food and live music, as stated on

While San Diego county hot spots offer live entertainment and Irish whiskey, some students plan to celebrate their holiday a little differently.

Palomar student Denise Werk, is a member of a hiking group called “Hikers and Happy Hour Enthusiasts.” Werk and other members plan to celebrate the holiday with an already planned itinerary of events, which includes a party bus transporting them to hike in a secret location and a visit Pechanga Casino in the evening.

“I think it’s a great event because it’s something different and so convenient,” Werk said. “I didn’t have to plan anything. I just show up and pay $20, and be able to have fun with a great group of people.”

*Source List:

Calvin Gilliam- Palomar Student,, (760) 521-3180

Denise Werk- Palomar Student,, (760) 500- 0944

Erica Windham- Palomar Student,, (760) 270-1828

Author: Lexy Perez

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