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Weekend Planner: March 15th

You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, March 15th



Taverna Aventine St. Patrick’s Day Party

Taverna Aventine, San Francisco

4 PM, Ages: 21+

Free ($5 at the door)

San Francisco’s most anticipated St Paddy’s Day party is back for its 11th year! Free with RSVP. The entire Jackson Square alley will be blocked off to go Irish, with direct entrance to Taverna Aventine.

Two-stories of Irish-themed bars are sure to inspire a bit of luck with your favorite St. Paddy’s Day drinks.

If you’re feeling a wee bit dansy, Bay Area favorite DJ Zhaldee (@djzhaldee) will be spinning to inspire your jig.

RSVP required for entry!



DJ ZHALDEE @djzhaldee




St. Patrick’s Day Festival Kickoff

Dublin Civic Center, Dublin

All Day,  All Ages


Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience.

Welcoming visitors from all over the world to celebrate. The two-day 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.

2019 Highlights

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.

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.

Carnival Rides 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.

  1. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  2. 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, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, March 16th



San Francisco Color Fight: Holi 2019

CCASF, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


Holi is the Indian festival of colors. It celebrates the colors and vitality of spring by marking the change of seasons.

The ancient springtime Hindu festival of color comes to San Francisco when Asha, an Indian non-profit agency, brings Holi to the SoMissPo (that little pocket in between SoMa, the Mission and Potrero Hill).

Grab handfuls of different colors and smear all over nearest face (self included). There will also have food trucks to keep you fueled, Bollywood beats from DJ Moiz Subedar to keep the party going, dance performances, and a street fair to celebrate the Spring festival.

Featuring Performances By:

  1. BollyX

  2. CREE8 Productions Performance Company/Youth Performance Group

  3. Alonzo King Lines Ballet Dance Center

  4. Xtrim Bollywood

You will arrive looking like your beautiful self, and you’ll leave looking like your beautiful self just left a rainbow factory explosion.



168th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Market Street, San Francisco

11:30 AM,  All Ages


Don’t miss the West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture.

The 168th annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at the corner of Market and Second Streets where over a hundred colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza.

Please note that the post-parade festival in Civic Center has been canceled for 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances, but the parade will still be taking place.

2019 St. Patricks Day Parade Flyer


Sunday, March 17th



St. Patrick’s Day Dog Parade

San Francisco

1 PM, All Ages


You’re invited to the St. Patrick’s Day Dog Parade with Doga at Patrick’s Park – the largest annual event at Patrick’s Park! Picnic at the park and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these party animals. This event gives 100% of the proceeds to Rocket Dog Rescue, an all volunteer-run organization based in SF that saves dogs – including the one that started this pawade #PatrickJameson. The mission of this event is to celebrate and support the lives of all dogs.

We’ll kick off the event with DOGA (yoga + dogs) led by Move with Mairin with some canine c-list celebrities as we attempt to meditate amongst the mayhem of the mutts. Following the flow, Health-Ade Kombucha will be providing some bubbles. You down dog?

Then have your moment with your mutt on the red carpet with the backdrop of saxophonist Justin Ward. There will be a panel of thought leaders there from the canine community to award trophies to the best-dressed dogs.

Throughout the event, we’ll have prizes and surprises. We’ve partnered up with our favorite canine companies to raffle off gifts like Cuddle Clones that could replicate your pet and turn it into a stuffed animal and Mishka Cakes with organic canine confections made from vegetables. We’ll have an agility course for the dogs brought to you by Ace. As well as an animal communicator there to interpret the thoughts of our precious pets. Hope to see you there!


  1. 1:00 PM DOGA – Dog Yoga

  2. 2:00 PM Longest Human Tunnel Record Attempt

  3. 2:30 PM Canine Costume Contest

  4. 3:30 PM Raffle Winners Announced

To read the untold story of Patrick’s Park – here

P.S. Remember, please keep the park clean – Ranger Thomas put in trash receptacles. Thanks!



Polk Street St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Mayes Oyster House, San Francisco

2 PM,  Ages: 21+


St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best drinking holidays of the year and the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a MASSIVE PUB CRAWL! The Lepra-con San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl is back again for 2019 with killer drink specials and a huge list of bars where you can enjoy all the green beer, cocktails and shots that you can drink (please drink responsibly).

Ticket includes Drink Specials + No Cover Charge at any of the bars!

Check-in Information, Participating Bars and Drink Specials are listed below.

There will be 3 days of Pub Crawling Fun!

Friday, March 15: 6PM to 11PM Saturday, March 16: 11AM to 8PM Sunday, March 17: 2PM to 8PM





You can check in anytime between 2PM and 6PM. At Check-in, please present your ticket and you will be given your event wristband and Pub Crawl Map.


Specials will be available from 2PM to 8PM

1. MAYES: $3 Bud Light, $4 Fireball Shots, $4 Tequila Shots, $5 Vodka & Soda, $5 Jameson & Ginger, $5 IP

2. MCTEAGUES: $3 Guiness Blonde Draft, $4 Fireball, $4 Gin & Juice, $5 Jager, $5 Jameson & Ginger, $5 Bud Light 16 oz.

3. ROUTE 101: $3 PBR, $3 Leprechaun’s Kiss Shot, $4 Miller High Life, $4 Whiskey & Ginger, $6 Guiness, $6 Fernet Menta Shot, $6 Bushmills Shot

4. LUSH LOUNGE: $3 Rolling Rock, $4 Raspberry Lemon Drop, $6 Vodka & Soda

5: RUSTED MULE: $3 High Life, $4 Green Slushie, $4 Leprechaun Shot, $6 Donkey Kick Cocktail

6. JACKALOPE: $3 House Beer, $4 Vodka & Sprite, $4 Kamikaze Shot, $6 Tequila Soda, $6 Tequila Shot

7. VERTIGO: $3 Mystery Shots, $4 Beers, $4 Fireball Shots, $5 Wells, $6 Irish Whiskey Shots, $6 Mules

8: R BAR: $3 Tecate, $4 Bud Light Tall Boys, $4 Jameson Stout Cask Shots, $5 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Tall Boys, $6 Hetchy Vodka Drinks

9. EL LOPO: $3 Modelo Especial Draft, $4 21st Amendment El Sully, $4 Kalimotxo (Red Wine & Coke), $5 Green Sangria, $6 Golden State Brut Cider, $6 Vermouth Spritz

10. PLAYLAND: $3 Mystery Shot, $4 Tecate, $4 Vodka & Soda, $5 Wells, $6 Wells with Juice

11. SODA POPINSKI: $3 House Beer, $4 Vodka & Sprite, $4 Kamikaze Shot, $6 Tequila Soda, $6 Tequila Shot

12. WRECK ROOM: $3 Green Jell-o Shots, $4 PBR, $4 Paddy Punch Shots, $5 Bud Light Tall Cans, $6 Irish Mules


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