St. Patrick’s Day in the East Bay

St. Patrick's Day in the East BayBeyond the beer crawl…
It is possible to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the East Bay, get a taste of Irish Culture, and skip the green beer. And, this year it falls on the weekend. Here are our favorite recommendations.

The Starry Plough 
Spend Saint Patrick’s Day afternoon and/or evening in a down-home Irish pub with some of the best of Berkeley’s Irish population. And, they are serving a dinner of corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread. Enjoy delicious beer on tap, plenty of Irish music, and a friendly atmosphere.

Serving Corned Beef and Cabbage while it lasts. The Starry Plough Dancers at 4 PM will be followed by the McBride School of Irish Dance, and Driving with Fergus will entertain through the evening.

3101 Shattuck Avenue (at Prince Street)
Friday, March 17, 2017
11 AM to 11:55 PM
$12-15 sliding scale

Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
The Black Brothers Band—Dublin’s brothers of song
Brothers Michael and Shay Black play an exciting mix of Dublin street songs, music hall songs, and historical ballads, as well as songs from the Irish, English, and Scottish traditions and the occasional contemporary number.

Sunday, March 17, 2017, 7 PM
2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704

Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 15-17

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Dublin Civic Center is one of the biggest on the West Coast, drawing as many as 80,000 people to enjoy Irish entertainment; authentic Irish foods and beverages, as well as popular festival favorites; shopping at 200+ vendors booths; even a pop-up Irish tea cottage. Other events around the City add to the weekend’s festivities.

Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance plus live music in the Irish Tea Cottage
Traditional Irish fare as well as some new takes on Irish classics, plus plenty of international and carnival favorites.
Over 250 Booths featuring an Irish Marketplace with unique Celtic wares
Irish Tea Cottage
Carnival Rides

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