Find Your Pot of Gold with Amtrak San Joaquins

March 14, 2022

If it’s the Luck of the Irish you are looking for, we found it at events near each Amtrak San Joaquins station. Whether you are looking for a fun, family-friendly event to spend the day at or if you’ve been craving corned beef and green beer, Amtrak San Joaquins can be your chauffeur. When traveling with Amtrak San Joaquins, you trade traffic, gas prices, and parking issues for a relaxing, spacious, and fun trip. If you are planning a trip with a group, be sure to save up to 50% off with our Friends and Family promo, or our current 30% off Spring Break Flash sale.  As always, children under the age of two  ride free!

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holiday Saint Patrick's Day shamrock girl fun Green clothing light background. High quality photo


St. Patrick’s Day Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruise in Sacramento with City Cruises
1206 Front St | March 17 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are looking for a fun, family-friendly activity, City Cruises will be hosting their St. Patrick’s Day Sights and Sips Cruise. So come aboard wearing your best green attire, cruise the Sacramento River and enjoy the Sacramento skyline. Adults can enjoy an hour and a half cocktail hour, featuring St. Patrick’s Day décor, themed drinks, and a DJ. Tickets for children start at $22.50, and adult tickets start at $30.00. Find out more information about the Sights and Sips Cruise through Sacramento Magazine.

Directions: San Joaquins riders dropped off at the Sacramento Valley Station can take a quick 9-minute walk. Head west from the station, take a left on 2nd street, right on J street, and left on Front Street. 

The 5th Annual Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl
The Zebra Club, 1900 P Street | March 19 | 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Put on your shamrock and green clothes and head over to Sacramento’s Zebra Club for their 5th annual St. Patrick’s pub crawl! The event will take place a few days after St. Patrick’s Day and feature a costume contest, two complimentary drinks and drink specials, no cover charge at any participating bars, and much more! Crawl locations include Zebra Club, B Sides, Flatstick Goldfield Trading Post, Old Tavern, Republic, Street Pub, The Cabin, and much more! Tickets start at $20 and must be purchased in advance online

Directions: Once San JoaquinsRiders arrive at the Sacramento Valley Station, they can take a short 8-minute Lyft or Uber to the Zebra located in the heart of Sacramento’s Midtown. 


Antioch St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner and Dance,
Lone Tree Golf and Event Center |March 17| 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy a buffet inspired by traditional St. Patrick's Day dishes, including soda bread, whiskey-baked chicken, bangers and mash, and much more. Then, dance the night away with music provided by DURT CHEAP. Doors open at 5 PM. For tickets, please visit the event website:

Directions: The Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center is a quick 13-minute Lyft or Uber ride from the Antioch Station. 

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Top view photo of st patrick's day decorations two green gift boxes with polka dot pattern clover shaped confetti and trefoils on isolated pastel green background with copyspace

San Francisco
St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl: San Francisco
Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk Street, San Francisco |March 17 and 19| 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM and 3:00 PM -11:00 PM

Want to spend St. Patrick's day at several San Francisco establishments? Why not join The LepraCon San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Show up in your best green outfit or costume and journey to some of the best bars in the city! Event tickets include drink specials and no bar cover charge. For more information and tickets, visit the event website here:

Directions: San Joaquinsiders can transfer from the train to the 6677 Thruway bus connection at the Emeryville station. 

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Top view photo of st patrick's day decorations shamrocks confetti and gold coins flying out of pot on isolated yellow background with copyspace


Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt
Downtown Main Street | March 14th-19th | All day event 

Come out and enjoy a family fun Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt! Beginning March 14 through March 19, leprechauns will be hiding around downtown Martinez in storefront windows. Embark on this quest with family and friends to find these mischievous leprechauns and complete a scavenger hunt card to win a prize! This event is open to all ages, and there is a $5 fee for each person. This fee includes a search card and a prize! Register online at to be a part of this thrilling event! 

Directions:  A short 5-minute walk from theMartinez station. Head south for two blocks south of theMartinez station to Main St to join this all-day event, located at Downtown Main Street. 

St. Patrick's Day Bash
Heart & Dagger Saloon’s | March 17th-18th | 3:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by joining the Heart & Dagger Saloon’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash on March 17th & 18th! Enjoy delicious drinks such as green beer and other themed drink specials. Also, listen to some Irish tunes, watch “The Leprechaun” movie series, and eat some tasty Irish food! 

This event is free! Only participants 21+ with ID and vaccination proof are allowed to attend. The event will be located at Heart & Dagger Saloon address: 504 Lake Park Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 and will take place from 3 pm-1:30 am. 

From Jack London Station, hop onto the AC Transit Line 12 for a 22-minute ride to Grand Ave & Lake Park Ave stop. Then, walk three minutes east of the stop to arrive at the event. 


Taste of Temescal
Telegraph Avenue | March 29th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Go on a tasting tour of one of Oakland’s most diverse dining destinations in the Taste of Temescal event! Walk along the Telegraph to get a taste of a variety of tasty and unique foods from 25 different restaurants! To register, you can purchase a ticket ranging from $55-$60. All proceeds will go towards local schools and non-profit organizations. Click here to purchase a ticket.

Directions: From the Jack London station, take a 12-minute walk to the bus stop. Head southeast on 2nd St toward Alice Street, turn left onto Madison Street and turn right onto 8th St. Catch the Orange-N Richmond line, which will take you to MacArthur Station. Head north on MacArthur BART Access Rd toward 40th St. 



Fresno St. Patrick's Day Run
7775 N. Friant Rd, Fresno, CA | March 13 | 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Join us for the 7th Annual Fresno St. Patrick's Day Run! Whether you run or walk the Shamrock 4-Miler or theGreen Leprechaun 2-Miler, you'll have a great time! Everything will be green— green medallions, green event shirts, green goodies, and green beer! Register for the run here.

Directions: Take a 15-minute Lyft or Uber ride from theFresno Station to Woodward Park.

St. Patrick's Day Party at Full Circle Brewing Co.
712 Fulton Street Fresno, CA | March 17 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Brewery District of Fresno with food, games, vendors, a photo booth, green beer, and more! All ages are welcome, and the event is free to attend! More info here.

Directions: From the Fresno station, walk southwest down Inyo St. for 1-mile to destination.

St. Patricks Day Open Air Market
2888 N Sunnyside #104, Fresno |March 19| 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Hosted by Ballis Glass, this monthly open-air market will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day celebration. Enjoy music by Celtic Alchemy, a live glass blowing class, and food trucks! In addition, support local vendors selling art, holistic goods, honey, fresh produce, jewelry, and much more. This event is family-friendly and free to attend. For more information about the St. Patrick’s Day Open Air Market, check out their Facebook page. 

Directions: Amtrak riders can take a 13-Minute Lyft or Uber to Ballis Glass Art Studio. 


los angeles

St. Patrick’s Day At The Farmer’s Market
6333 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles |March 17| 12:30 PM -  8:00 PM

Enjoy St. Patrick’s day at The Farmers Market. This special event will serve green beer, authentic Irish food like corned beef and cabbage and potatoes all day. While you eat, enjoy traditional folk music at the on-site tavern. This event is free and family-friendly! Please visit their events page for more information about St. Patrick’s Day at The Farmers Market.

Directions: Once San Joaquinsridersarrive at Union Station can take a 20-minute Lyft or Uber to the Grove Los Angeles Farmers Market. 


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