This is a FANTASTIC year. In addition to the bonus Leap Day on February 29, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17, 2012, and so do many of the St. Patty’s Day parades, parties and festivals. Nearly every city and town in California will be celebrating on Saturday, March 17, 2012. San Francisco has a concentration Irish pubs & bars, and is considered one of the top cities in the U.S. for St. Patrick’s Day fun, though San Diego gives San Francisco a run for its money on a day when everything GREEN is celebrated.
There are three well known St. Patrick’s Day Parades in California held on Saturday closest to St. Patrick’s Day, and amazingly, the parades have the state covered from north to south.
Other March 17, 2012 events: