A list of the St. Patrick’s Day events going on around Orange County:
On Sunday, March 17th visit the Orange County Marketplace for some St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, recycled art, kids activities, face painting, a stilt walking tree, green beer and green lemonade and an eco-scavenger hunt. Address: OC Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa
Go green at The Orange County Zoo. (1 Irvine Park Road, Orange) Bring a Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your favorite zoo animals. Bring an empty cardboard box and get free admission. Boxes are recycled as enrichment toys for the zoo’s animals.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Pretend City (29 Hubble, Irvine) with a treasure hunt, Irish art, visits with leprechans, dancing with rainbows and more.
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechan Hunt but best 6 and up, decorate a blarney stone and learn more about irish history of the Reserve at Ranch Mission Viejo. Reservations and more information: https://rmvreserve.org/calendar/?regevent_action=show_shopping_cart
St. Patrick’s Day at the Plaza: The Plaza will transform into an Irish Pub at 10961 Regan Street on Thursday March 14th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. There will be food trucks, Irish Coffee and the band, Trooper Thorn.
The Shamrocker Family Festival will take place at the Kaleidoscope Plaza and &Derby Manhattan Grill benefitting the Fallen Fighter Relief Fund. There will be live performances, sweet treats, cookie decorating, face painting a photo booth and beer garden.
A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance will be held at San Clemente Community Center at Del Mar and Seville hosted by the exchange club of San Clemente on March 16th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Entertainment will include: Couchois Brothers Band and Aniar Irish Dancers. Admission: $20 donation. For more info contact Tom McKowen (949) 498-3602
SANTA FE SPRINGS:
Get your free magical Shamerock Shakes in the park! Visit the city’s website for more details.
The Heritage Museum of Santa Ana will be hosting a Victorian Tea in the Historic Hellogg House on Saturday, March 16th at 11:30am. For $30/person, enjoy a bit of blarney, shamrocks, sweets and savories along with fine teas. All proceeds from the event will benefit the children’s educational programs offered by the Heritage Museum of Orange County.
The Tustin Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the The Annual Leprechaun Leap 5k run at The District! The run and accompanying events will be held throughout the center. Mark your calendars. For more details visit their website: https://thedistricttl.com