Jamila Khan | Sacramento365.com
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, (Friday, March 17 to be exact!) and luckily, there is no need to travel all the way to the Emerald Isle to get in the spirit. Sacramento is lucky enough to have a number of green-themed events that will bring out the Irish in all of us!
de Vere’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Party
de Vere’s Irish Pub – Sacramento
March 17 | Fri 9am-Midnight
The annual tradition returns! Downtown’s traditional Irish pub will open its doors early so you can start your day with corned beef and cabbage and Irish coffee!
Malt and Mash Rockin’ St Patrick’s Day St. Rose Of Lima Takeover
Malt & Mash and St. Rose of Lima Park
March 17 | Fri 11am-10pm
Malt & Mash will bring a bit of the Emerald Isle to the K Street plaza! Enjoy whiskey samplings, a fully stocked beer garden, and live music from The Pikeys, The Nickel Slots, and House Party.
2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
Golden 1 Center
March 17 & 19 | Fri 11am & Sun TBD
Watch eight of the best college teams duke it out on the court as they kick off their March Madness journey. May the luck of the Irish lead your favorite team to victory!
Fox and Goose’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Fox & Goose Public House
March 17 | Fri 3pm-2am
It’s time for all you Saint Paddy’s peoples to lose your goose at Fox and Goose’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Come early or later if you like, and indulge in the festivities including shamrock-y music from Tartan and Tweed, a special bagpipes performance, a greeny singalong, and raucous and exhilarating rock ‘n roll from The Pikeys.
Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
March 17 | Fri 9pm-2am
It’s that time of year! Grab your green, Guinness, and Irish spirit and come on down to Old Sacramento’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl. Choose your own boozy adventure with specially curated pub crawl maps.
The Purple Ones: Insatiable Tribute to Prince
March 17 | Fri 10pm
Swap out your green for purple at this rockin’ tribute to Prince! Not a typical tribute band with a Prince lookalike or impersonator, The Purple Ones will bring you to your feet, emulating Prince’s iconic energy, rhythm, creativity and, of course, his unadulterated funk.
Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 18 | Sat 11:30am-3pm
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 all join together to be a part of the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations bring the luck of the Irish to the event.
Hornblower St. Patrick’s River Cruise
Capitol Hornblower Dock
March 18 | Sat 11:30am, 3pm & 4:30pm
Enjoy a one-hour cruise of the Sacramento River with a face painter and balloon artist for the kids! Depart from Old Sacramento and see where the American and Sacramento Rivers come together to experience the wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty that this historic and important waterway has to offer.
Learn more about these and other raucous St. Paddy’s events on Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page. And if you’re in town for March Madness weekend, check out our curated list of must-see Sacramento events!
Whether you decide to party down or take a more family-friendly approach to the holiday, we wish you a festive and safe St. Patrick’s Day! Éirinn go Brách!