The City of Dublin, California, goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day, welcoming visitors from all over the world to celebrate with us!
Our 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.
Things to Do at the Festival
Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance plus live music in the Irish Tea Cottage!
You’ll find everything from lively Irish pub music to energetic Celtic Rock to roaming bagpipes . . . and for the complete U2 experience, don’t miss “Zoo Station” on the Main Stage. Irish Dancers will perform continuously on the Dance Stage. Please visit the entertainment page to see the complete festival line-up.
Food & Drink
Traditional Irish fare as well as some new takes on Irish classics . . .
plus plenty of international and carnival favorites!
Be sure to sample the mouth-watering Irish favorites such as bangers and mash, colcannon, boxty, Irish stew, or fish and chips . . . and visit the beverage bar for authentic Guinness, Smithwicks or Harp, Or try some Irish inspirations such as Corned Beef Sliders with spicy slaw and cheddar, beer-battered “Irish fries” topped with deep-fried cabbage and corned beef and served with a mustard horseradish sauce, or “Irish egg rolls” stuffed with corned beef, cabbage, pepper jack and horseradish sauce. For dessert try a green shamrock-shaped funnel cake topped with Bailey’s whipped cream or a Bailey’s Irish Creme Brulee’. Traditional festival favorites, such as hand-dipped corn dogs and kettle corn (green, of course), along with international choices, such as lumpia, burritos and teriyaki chicken, will also be served.
Over 250 Booths featuring an Irish Marketplace with unique Celtic wares!
The Irish Marketplace will feature unique Celtic artwork, Irish tartans, hand-knit wool sweaters, Celtic capes and shawls, beautiful handmade Celtic jewelry, books, music, and much more! Other festival vendors will include handmade arts and crafts, a variety of commercial vendors, non-profit groups, and sponsors.
Rides and Games for All Ages!
The carnival will offer exciting rides and games for every age and will feature extended hours on Saturday evening until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Irish Tea Cottage
A wee bit of Ireland!
Enjoy lively Irish pub music while enjoying a steaming cup of Irish tea – served in fine china along with delicious shortbread and scones. Open Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.