St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around Sacramento

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Top o’ the morning to ya. With St. Patrick’s Day steadily strolling closer, it’s time to break out your favorite green outfit and celebrate.

If you’re looking for something to do around the City of Trees, follow the rainbow we’ve laid out to discover five local events that are worth a pot of gold.

🍀 Shamrock’n Weekend | Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12 | Times vary | Sutter Health Park, 400 Ballpark Dr. | $20-$155 | Choose from three different races to participate in — 5K, 10K, and half-marathon — or let the kids chase a leprechaun in the half-mile Leprechaun Dash.

🍀 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | Saturday, March 18 | 12-5 p.m. | Old Sacramento Waterfront, 1014 Second St. | Free | A parade, live music, food + drink vendors, and hidden leprechauns take over Old Sac at this annual celebration.

🍀 “Boondock Saints” | Friday, March 17 | 8 p.m. | Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. | $10-$20 | See a special screening of the 1999 cult classic starring Norman Reedus and Willem Dafoe.

🍀 Shamrock Stroll Pub Crawl | Friday, March 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 4 p.m. | KBAR.DOCO, 732 K St. | $7-$25 | The more friends you bring, the cheaper tickets get, since there’s a group rate — so grab the squad as you hop from bar to bar enjoying drink specials all night long.

🍀 St. Patrick’s in the Park | Saturday, March 18 | 4-10 p.m. | Malt & Mash, 715 K St. | $20 | Join the party that spills into Ali Youssefi Square with live music, a beer garden, and food from Beach Hut Deli — your ticket also gets you access to the afterparty at Social Nightclub.

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