St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in La Jolla

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world by Irish and non-Irish alike with great food, music and dancing. St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the life and work of Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. It’s also a day to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. We’ve put together a list of family friendly events going on in La Jolla as well as the big St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Diego. So don on some green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in La Jolla.

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2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party
Date: March 15th 6pm.
Where: Mary Star Of The Sea
There will be traditional corn beef and cabbage, Irish music and dancing. $30 per person. RSVP by March 12th.

St. Patty’s Day Swim
Date: March 15, 9:00-11:00am
Where: La Jolla Cove
St. Patrick’s Lucky Leprechaun Swim at La Jolla Cove.

35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose – D.G. Wills Books
Date: Monday, March 17, 7pm until it ends
Where: D. G. Wills Books
Members of the public are invited to read selections from James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde, Sean O’Casey, Edmund Burke et al. Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings.

San Diego Saint Patrick’s Day Festival
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014. Parade starts at 10:30am.
Where: Parade starts up Fifth from Laurel to Upas, then back down Sixth Avenue to Laurel/El Prado.
Enjoy the sounds of Ireland and partake of the good-natured fellowship, sing along, clap your hands, stomp your feet and quench your thirst with a pint or two while savoring all that is uniquely Irish. The Main Stage is located on the West side of Sixth Avenue and North side of Laurel/Prado. The North Stage is located on the West side of Sixth Avenue at the North end of the Festival area.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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