California Travel Tips

2018 Lucky Year for Great Scots and Irish

Published on: January 10, 2018


Pictured is California’s Irish Beach which beach lovers consider a lucky place!

If you’re Irish 2018 is a really great year, as St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday. What does that mean? Practically every parade and festival in California takes place on March 17, turning California’s landscape into a field of green, or at Irish Beach it’s plenty ‘o sand.

Every year is a lucky year for the Great Scots and in early 2018 they are already busy planning their fantastic Scottish Highland Games, festivals and events. 2018 begins with Burns Suppers in January, followed by Queen Mary’s Scots Festival in February. (A Burns supper held on or near January 25 celebrates the life of poet Robert Burns, the author of  beloved Scots poems.)

Scottish Festivals + Irish Festivals

  • Long Beach Queen Mary Scotsfest Feb.17-18, 2018
  • Sonora Celtic Faire Mar.9-11
  • Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Festival Mar.16-18
  • Jackson St. Patrick’s Day Dandelion Days Mar.17-18
  • Murphys Day Parade Mar.17
  • Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar.17
  • San Diego shamRock Mar.17
  • San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Mar.17
  • Sacramento O’Sac St. Patrick’s Parade Mar.17
  • San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Mar.17
  • Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar.17
  • Vista St. Patrick’s Day Parade TBA
  • Bakersfield  Kern County Scottish Games & Gathering Mar.24-25
  • WOODLAND – Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival Apr.28-29
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