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San Diego St. Paddy's Day Music + Beer Festival

Friday, March 17, 2023, 4-11 p.m.

Gaslamp Quarter 
6th Avenue between E & G Streets
San Diego, CA
Pre-purchase $39-up - all ages,

$89-up VIP Pass includes 4 drinks and beverage discounts for additional beverages

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.--Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA Get set to rock your best "jig" at the Annual sham ROCK. Authentic Irish faire, lucky libations and go-go dancers that are hot enough to make even a leprechaun blush! 


PINT STAGE: Downs Family | Scealaithe Irish Dancers | Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas | Clay Colton | Lexington Field | The Fooks

RAINBOW STAGE TRIBUTE BANDS & DJs: TPE |  Smiths/Morrisey | Mo Lyon  | Peaches & Queen | Red Hot Chilli Tribute |  Yodah

THE SHENANIGAN STAGE: FREE Shenanigan Showdowns all-day with epic prizes to make your friends green with envy! ​ Show off your mighty leprechaun muscles. Bust out your best jig moves. Shine as the feistiest leprechaun to battle over a seat. Bounce like a magical wonder to victory. Lucky limbo,  free 20 minute Irish dance lesson by Na Scealaithe and more. ShamROCK block party attendees will be welcome to enjoy FREE games throughout the day at the ShamROCK Shenanigans Block. Giant lucky Jenga, Pot of Gold Cornhole, and Giant beer pong are just some of the shenanigans that will test your skill and luck! Throughout the day, the  ShamROCK leprechaun emcee hosts showdowns on stage with epic prizes.

Shenanigan Showdown

Test your luck in a series of competitive craic to win commemorative medals and gift cards

  • Stein Holding Contest: Hold two 32oz. steins the longest
  • Irish Jig Off: Show off your best jig until the folk music stops
  • Magical Chairs: Musical chairs with an Irish twist
  • Unicorn Races: Partner with a fellow leprechaun and bounce as fast as you can until one team reaches the end of the rainbow
  • Lucky Charm Ball Pit: Jump into the pit of your favorite shaped marshmallows!
  • Rainbow Streamer Relay: Teams race to the pot o' gold as they pass their streamer between obstacles!

Huge Pub in the streets to serve up an endless flow of

  • green Bud Light beer
  • craft beer selections
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey libations

sham ROCK is the Gaslamp's favorite block party! Get positively Celtic

Don your green and become Irish for the day as you enjoy the hottest line up outside of Dublin on The Field Main Stage. sham ROCK is bringing together top Irish rock and punk bands along with Irish step dancing guaranteed to have everyone on their feet. 

sham ROCK  takes place in the Gaslamp, usuallly held on F Street between 5th and 7th Avenue's and 6th Avenue between G and E Streets. The main entrance is located at 5th and G Street, which has served as the gateway into a celebration of green for over a decade

In addition to the shamROCK festival, there's also a wonderful St. Patrick's Parade & Festival held annually at Balboa Park during the daylight hours, providing a great alternative for family celebrations.

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