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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, East Bay Style!

St. Patrick's Day graphic with clovers

Get ready to embrace the spirit of St. Patrick's Day in the East Bay! The wearin' of the green is just around the corner, and the East Bay is gearing up with some fantastic celebrations. Whether you're Irish or not, it's time to enjoy the Luck O' the Irish with a weekend filled with festivities!

Celebrate "Dublin" Style at the 40th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

  • Location: Dublin Civic Center | 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin

  • Date and Time: Saturday - Sunday, March 16th - 17th | Saturday 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

🍀 St. Patrick's Day Festival Highlights! 🍀

Kids at a St. Patrick's Day festival

🎶 Entertainment: Immerse yourself in the Irish spirit with three stages of music and dance! From traditional folk tunes to Celtic Rock, bagpipes, and continuous Irish dance performances – we've got your weekend soundtrack covered!

🍲 Food and Drink: Savor the flavors at the St. Patrick's Day International food court! Indulge in corned beef sliders, Irish bangers and mash, Guinness-marinated tri-tip on soda bread, boxty, fish and chips, and more. Don't miss festival favorites like kettle corn and explore global delights from teriyaki chicken to beef kabobs.

🛍️ Shopping: Browse over 250 booths at the Irish Marketplace! Discover unique Celtic artwork, Irish tartans, hand-knit wool sweaters, Celtic jewelry, and more. Explore arts and crafts, commercial vendors, non-profit groups, and sponsors.

🎡 Carnival Rides: Enjoy the thrill from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday!

🚁 Drone Show: Witness a spectacular St. Patrick's Day themed drone show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

☕ Irish Tea Cottage: Immerse yourself in lively Irish music while sipping on a warm cup of Irish tea, paired with delectable shortbread and scones. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Looking for an outdoor activity to enjoy the "green"?

Discover the beauty of the East Bay with these fantastic hikes, perfect for the ideal March temperatures of St. Patrick's Day.

green hillside hike

Mount Diablo State Park - Briones–Mount Diablo Regional Trail to Wall Point Road: 

Experience a spectacular 6-mile loop hike fit for spring. Start at the Macedo Ranch Staging Area, climb up Pine Ridge, and follow Wall Point Road for breathtaking views of green valleys. The trail includes a descent into a glorious valley colored with California poppies, lupines, and babbling brooks. Wild turkeys and deer love this valley too.

All of this fun may work up an appetite!

Before you head out for Irish fun, prepare a delicious corned beef and cabbage crockpot dinner. It's quick, easy, and has over 2000 great reviews! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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