Find Your Local Treasures This St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day has been a holiday observed by the Irish and others for more than 1,000 years. Normally the holiday is celebrated with parades, dancing, traditional food, and a slew of fun activities. St. Patrick’s day in 2021 will look a bit different but many local communities and restaurants near Amtrak San Joaquin stations are still finding safe ways to celebrate. Traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods include corn beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and champ. Find your local St. Patrick’s Day activity near one of our stations!

Bay Area

  • Sláinte Oakland’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
    Enjoy a full day of live music, Irish dancing, face-painting, games, and plenty of good craic at Sláinte Oakland’s St. Patrick's Day Block Party! Celebrate the holiday in the heart of Jack London Square with authentic Irish food, music and drink specials in a socially distanced fashion.
  • Fort Mason (S.F.) St. Paddy’s Clover Hunt
    On March 13th and 14th, compete in a fun scavenger style clover hunt around Fort Mason in San Francisco. Invite your partner, your children, or anyone in your bubble to find clovers and other items to win some fun St. Patrick's Day-themed prizes! Learn more and register here.
  • St. Patrick’s Day San Francisco Parade
    San Francisco will also be hosting its 170th St. Patrick's Day Parade virtually this year!
  • S.F. Irish-American Crossroads Festival
    This annual literary, musical and cultural series invites all to participate in creative and relevant events celebrating Irish and Irish-American history and culture. Visit the Irish-American Crossroads site for more information about the scheduled events.


  • Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Hunt
    Starting on March 13th and continuing until March 17th, the Old Sacramento Waterfront will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day hunt. The top three hunters will win an Xfinity prize package and be announced on March 18th. How do you participate? Check out for instructions!
  • 2021 Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 Mile Run/Walk
    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with leprechaun costumes, traditional Irish food, and running! Complete each distance one at a time or complete all four miles. The virtual event starts March 1st and concludes on March 31st. Get lucky and register for the race here.
  • Sacramento’s Irish Pubs De Vere’s and Snug To Go
    Snug and de Vere’s, Sacramento’s favorite Irish pubs, are offering the to go menus. Celebrate at home with your favorite beverage and pub food. If you prefer a night out, snug has re-opened and is offering reservations via Follow Snug on Instagram (@snugca) and de Vere’s (@deverespub) for the latest updates!


  • Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen - St. Patrick’s Day!
    Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all week. Not only will they have good vibes, friends, and beer, but they will also have live music today, Friday, and Saturday! To see more information about St. Patrick’s Day and other scheduled events, check out their instagram (@goldsteinsbeer)!
  • Tactical Ops Brewing & Ring Your Bell BBQ - St. Patrick’s Day!
    Tactical Ops Brewing is open for the beer drinker's Holiest of Holy Days, St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate with a beer and get excited because Ring Your Bell BBQ will be there with their excellent Tri Tip Sandwiches, Tri Tip Nacho Loaded Fries, Cowboy Burgers, Chicken sandwich and Chicken Nacho Loaded Fries! Check out more at their website to see what they have to offer! 
  • Grogg’s Traditional Irish Pub - St Patrick’s Day!
    It is finally the day! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with beer, food, and fun! Grogg’s Traditional Irish Pub will be open from 12PM to 12AM with no cover fee. So, bring a friend and order some cornbeef and cabbage! Visit Grogg's Facebook page or Grogg's Traditional Irish Pub's website for more information.


  • 1933 - St. Patrick’s Day!
    Come out to 1933 for the best St. Patrick’s Day in Bakersfield! 1933 has it all - outdoor patio, game area, food, and drinks. There is no doubt you will have a great time with your family and friends. Check out their instagram (@1933_prohibition) or Facebook page  to see what they have to offer!
  • St. Patrick’s Day at Rock & Wings!
    Rock and Wings will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all day today at both locations! They offer patio seating, drink specials all day, and a live DJ starting at 6:00PM. Check out Rock & Wings' website to see their menu! 
  • Whiskey Barrel Bar - St Patrick’s Day!
    St. Patty’s Day is here! Whiskey Barrel Bar is celebrating this day with $5 whiskey shots, irish car bombs, and every type of shot in between! They will be open from 2PM until 2AM. Follow their instagram (@whiskeybarrelbar) for more updates and information on events.

Fresno and Bakersfield

  • Grab a Drink: St. Patrick’s Day Edition
    Ready for a very lucky edition of Grab a Drink? On March 19th, from 7pm-8pm, learn how to whip up some delicious St. Patrick themed cocktails from two stellar local bars, The Padre in Bakersfield and Quail State in Fresno. For just $35, you’ll receive a cocktail kit with pre-measured ingredients for two unique cocktails, so you can follow along with master mixologists during the event. Tickets are limited, so be sure to register fast via Eventbrite!

Recent Blog Posts

ADA Boarding Virtual Public Presentation

The ACE Rail system, managed by SJRRC, and San Joaquins system, managed by SJJPA, will be designed and implemented to ensure that all passengers with disabilities can access the train cars

Read More

Amtrak San Joaquins to Run Special Discounted Trains to Allensworth State Historic Park

Trains will bring visitors to celebrate site unique to California’s African American history

Read More

Service Alert: Thruway Bus Service to Pasadena

Due to an event in Pasadena on Saturday, September 16th Thruway Buses 5415, […]

Read More
Scroll to Top