Here are some family-friendly events, and a few that involve some kind of entertainment besides getting hammered.
Wednesday March 16, 5:30am – 8:30am
Puking Risk: 1 in case you can’t handle the green juice.
Have you heard about these early morning dance parties? People get up at 5am, and instead of going running, they go to a nightclub (dayclub) with DJs, yoga and green juice. LA Mother is hosting “An epic morning dance party – DJs, Musicians, Yoga, Breakfast Treats and amazing vibes.” Daybreaker Yoga: 5.30am – 6.30am / Dance Party 6.30am – 8.30am LA Mother – 1627 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Thursday, March 17, all day
Puking Risk: 4 Very low early on due to family atmosphere, but elevated as the day progresses due to green beer and a band after 7pm.
St. Patrick’s Day is an all-day celebration at the LA Farmers Market. Magee’s Kitchen will be serving up their famous nitrate-free corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and the green beer and imported Irish beers will be flowing. Glen the Bagpiper will be strolling the Market from 12:30 to 3:30 pm and there will be a live Irish Band on the West Patio at 7pm. And don’t forget to tip the piper!
Thursday, March 17, 11am
Puking Risk: 0-3 I expect the Police Pipes and Drums Corp may be on premises. With police. But there will be a beer tent.
The party starts at 11am in DTLA, and bands start at 12 noon. Enjoy the Irish dancing of The Cleary Dancers, something that appears to be a U2 cover band, and good friends of the Beat, Bad Haggis. Food trucks and a beer garden will be available. www.laparks.org
Thursday, March 17, 6am – 2am Free before 3:30
Puking Risk: 7 It’s all day long. At a bar.
Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival in Downtown LA
Casey’s Irish Pub hosts their annual street festival in front of the bar on Grand Avenue in Downtown LA. There will be food, drinks, games and DJs. Admission is free before 3:30 pm. In front of Casey’s 613 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, entrance at Wilshire and Hope. Free before 3:30, $10 after. Parking: nearby pay lots, metered street parking on nearby streets.
Thursday, March 17, 9pm – 2am
Puking Risk: 4. The crowd is older, and although ballads and anthems make people drink, the drinks are expensive.
The Satellite presents Ollin’s 14th annual St. Patty’s Day Bash performing “Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash” by The Pogues, with Jon Wahl and the Amadans. $10.00
Thursday, March 17, 2pm-2am, March 18, 5pm-2am, March 19, 2pm-2am
Puking Risk: 9 You have three days during which to accomplish this feat.
Hollywood St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl
Three days and nights of bar-hopping in Hollywood on St. Patrick’s Day Thursday through Saturday. You must check in by 10 pm. at Outpost Hollywood, 1624 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Cost: $15-30.00 Single Day, depending on the day, early bird discounts. Park at Hollywood and Highland and leave your car there for three days. Uber.
Thursday, March 17, 5pm
Puking Risk: 8 Anthemic music, old pals with arms around each other’s shoulders, spilling beer down your leather jackets. Plus, it’s the last night of Irvine Meadows, so heavy nostalgia factor. You’ll be lucky if you get out of there with all your teeth.
Los Angeles’ favorite Irish punk band Flogging Molly at The Devil’s Dance Floor at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Special guests Gogol Bordello and Hepcat. Festivities include traditional Irish beer gardens, Irish food, entertainment and much more. Cost: $17.50 to 62.50
Thursday, March 17, 8pm
Puking risk: 4 Well, it is a folk band. But they are from Orange County. But you might take your parents.
The Fenians at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Irish folk rock from Orange County at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Cost: $10 GA, $35 Best seating +21
Thursday, March 17, 8pm
Risk of Puking: 2. You may want to guzzle drinks out of sheer boredom if you can’t understand the comedian’s Irish accents. But they will humiliate you mercilessly if you throw up, so it’s not worth the risk.
Hollywood Laugh Factory Celebrates the Laughing Irish. Irish comedians. Dress in green for special perks. Drink specials. Cost: $17/$27 Pre-Sale $20/$30 Door Sale
Thursday, March 17, 9pm
Risk of Puking: 6 It’s not usually a place to get shitfaced, but there will be drink specials and rollicking bands. Not to mention a mysterious menu. Just do it out on the patio, if you don’t mind.
The Redwood Shamrock this joint! SCOTCH APOSTLES with Melt, Mr. Tang, Trail of Beer Cans. “Raise a glass, pinch an ass with us on St. Patrick’s.” Featured drink: (the very, very badly named drink) Irish Car Bomb shots, Great beers + whiskeys too. St. Pat’s-themed menu special served late. Wear a green kilt + get in FREE! Wear nothing but green body paint + get in free! 21+ 9pm only $3. Street parking + $5 lots nearby. Ez walk from Metro Station.
Friday, March 18, 5-11 pm
Risk of Puking: 1. Only if you get seasick. On a boat that is permanently docked.
Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Aboard the Queen Mary
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the Queen Mary is a 21+ party that features two simultaneous Celtic entertainment venues on the Promenade Deck in the Grand Salon and Royal Salon featuring Hoist the Colors, California Celts, Craic Haus and more. there will be traditional and modern Irish food, pub games, trivia contests and a full bar at each venue. Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door, $5 validated parking
March 19-20, 10 am – 6 pm
Risk of Puking: 3 Due to the combination of fair food and rides.
Celtic Fair at the Fairplex in Pomona
The biggest Irish event of the month, the Celtic Fair in Pomona, will happen after St. Patrick’s Day this year. The event includes carnival rides, historic re-enactors, several stages of Irish music from rock to trad, dance performances and social dancing, casual and fine dining, Irish and other Celtic product vendors, children’s crafts and more. The event takes place at Plaza of the States, Expo Hall 10 and Plaza de las Américas. Cost: $10, $5 kids 6-12, Children 5 and under are free. Parking: $10 at Gate 17 (To be confirmed)
Metro: There are MetroLink trains from Union Station to the Fairplex.