St. Patrick's Day Party in the Park Today

By the Editors

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and lots of celebrating will be happening on the Grid today.  

This year, de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) are teaming up to host Sacramento’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day event at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10th & J streets on March 17 from 10 am to 10 pm.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Maryhouse, a daytime women and children’s homeless shelter at Loaves and Fishes. Maryhouse provides much needed support and services for this vulnerable population including the Hot Breakfast Meal Program and crisis management.
 
“We’ve moving our annual block party to the park, but will still host a Pub Party at de Vere’s on St. Patrick’s Day. By moving to a larger venue we can do more for our charity partner Maryhouse,” said deVere’s Irish Pub Owner Henry de Vere White. “DSP is a natural partner for Party in the Park because of their experience producing signature events downtown and for their ongoing homeless outreach efforts downtown.” 
 
All tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 today.  
 
The event will feature food from local restaurants including de Vere’s Irish Pub, Grange, Mulvaney’s B&L, Tuli Bistro, and Shady Lady.

There will also be live entertainment throughout the day including Irish dancers, Sacramento Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Live musical performances begin at 2:30 pm and continue throughout the day with Nine 8ths Irish, Whiskey and Stitches, and the Black-Eyed Dempseys. The evening will end with headliner and San Francisco U2 tribute band, Zoo Station.

The deVere’s St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Park and Pub Party will end Sacramento’s weeklong celebration which includes the Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12, Shamrock’n Half Marathon on March 13, St. Baldrick’s Day on March 14 and a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at deVere’s Irish Pub on March 17.

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