ShamROCK St. Patrick’s Celebration Hits Downtown San Diego

The 19th annual St. Patrick's Day block party is set for Mar. 15 at the Gaslamp Quarter

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Mar 14, 2014  |  Updated 3:13 PM PDT
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Downtown San Diego will transform into a sea of green Saturday as the annual shamROCK celebration takes over the Gaslamp Quarter.

The rockin' St. Patrick’s Day block party – now in its 19th year – will bring Ireland’s lush landscape to San Diego, turning the streets green with more than 80,000 feet of Astroturf.

If you’re looking celebrate St. Paddy’s with music and, perhaps an Irish jig or two, 5th Avenue and F Street will boast several stages showcasing DJs spinning tunes.

On the “Clover Stage,” DJs like Willi Joy and Eddie Cutlass will entertain. On the “Pint Stage,” performers including Whitenoize and Brady Spear will bring the fun. The “Pub Stage” will host a plethora of performers, including The Shamrockers and The Fooks, among many others.

The Field Irish Stage will focus on all things Celtic with various live bands performing Irish rock and other Irish favorites throughout the night.

The final stage, which will also host Irish River Dancers, will be set up right next to a 150-foot Irish pub where the green beer and Jameson whiskey will flow.

Organizers expect some 20,000 revelers to join the street festival this year.

The event runs from 4 p.m. until midnight. General admission tickets cost $45 the day of the event, while VIP tickets cost $85.

Of course, if you’re planning to party at shamROCK, make sure you plan your safe, sober ride home accordingly. Law enforcement officials will be out in full force over the next several days, cracking down on drunk driver over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
 

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