The Jig is Up: St. Patrick’s Day Five Ways

Flip your kilt at these celebrations taking place across the region

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The 20th edition of the family-friendly event adds a beachy twist to the Celtic holiday. Expect classic cars and canines, courtesy of the Irish Setters Club of Southern California. Mar. 15

Ventura County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Bagpipers in kilts come out in full force for an event that begins in front of San Buenaventura Mission and meanders through the seaside city. Mar. 15

42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival
A constellation of downtown bars, with Casey’s Irish Pub at its center, offers drinkable deals while you listen to Irish-inspired tribute bands. Mar. 17

Tam O’ Shanter’s Weekend-Long Irish Party
Authenitic Irish music, alcohol, and grub comprise a fest for those who want to celebrate for three straight days with events such as a “Kegs and Eggs” brunch. Mar. 15-17

The Federal Bar’s Four Day Celebration
The bar hosts L.A. burlesque stars the LaLas, music from L.A. Hootennany, Blow Dart Rhino, and Naked Pistol, with sets from DJ Jahkova and DJ Casper. Booze and food specials galore top off this four day shindig.  Mar. 14-17