Get in the Irish Spirit at The Orange County Market Place with the Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival at the Orange County Market Place
OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa
St. Paddy's Day is just around the bend when OC Market Place introduces great
Irish entertainment such as the championship Irish dancers, a Celtic cellist, a Leprechaun magician and nine foot Irish lass.
Many great acts perform at the annual festivities.
All entertainment is included in the $2 admission or free for attendees 12 years and younger.
There's free green mint ice cream for everyone.
Here are the highlights:
See video of dancers!
World Champion Dance Troupes from Orange County:
Westside Stage Claddagh School of Irish Dance: 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. Aniar Academy of Irish Dance: 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. Fearon O'Connor School of Irish Dance: 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Celtic Electric Cellist
ACE Entertainment Stage
Marston Smith: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Strolling Entertainment Abbit the Average Leprechaun (Jeff Abbit):
Magic & comedy: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Irish Lass Stilt Walker, Joy Halverson: Noon to 2 p.m.
Green Lemonade and Free Green Mint Ice Cream while supplies last.
Along with nearly 1,000 vendors featuring a myriad of products and services, fresh produce, luxury used cars, artisans and crafters, children's play area, hair salons, butcher shop, food concessions, beer, sausages and much more.
The Orange County Market Place is located at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa
Mesa. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking available.