Los Angeles may not be the most Irish city in the U.S., but on St.Patrick's Day LA gets as all green and festive. The Hollywood St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival features plenty of beer as well as Irish dancers and Gaelic pipe music. Another option is to visit Shamrock‘ N ’Roll in Long Beach or The Irish Fair and Music Festival in Pomona.
The South Bay St. Patrick's Day Festival & Parade in Hermosa Beach starts at 11:00 a.m. near Hermosa Beach City Hall on Valley Drive and then makes a left onto Pier Avenue and finishes at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street. Participants of the parade include bagpipers, unique floats, horses and dogs from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California.
There are also many St. Patrick's Day pub crawls across Los Angeles through Irish pubs like Finn McCool’s in Santa Monica, Casey’s Irish Pub Downtown, and Molly Malone’s in Beverly Grove. Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub holds the Annual St. Paddy’s Block Party. It starts behind the Sunset Strip pub with live music and DJs.
If you prefer a more healthy way to celebrate, participate in The Rockin’ Shamrock 5K/10K/15K/Half Marathon or the 2nd Annual Leprechaun Leap 5K.