With every passing day we are getting closer and closer to Sacramento's St. Patrick's Day week! That's right St. Patrick's day has now become a week long event in California's capitol with a little something for everyone. This may be a bit over whelming to someone looking in from the outside of Sacramento, or even for someone living in the heart of downtown Sacramento. Well please allow us at de Vere's Irish pub to help shed some light on all the festivities that are coming your way. We will provide you with all the links you may need and the inside scoop on the do 's and don'ts of celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Sacramento.
Allow this blog post to be an intro into the events and topics that we will be covering over the next two weeks. So forgive me for not being prolific about this matter and allow me to provide you with a timeline of events.
Saturday March 12th:
The 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held – rain or shine – on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Always a free event, the parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & L Streets and proceeds throughout the historic district.
Over 50 units, with approximately 1,000 marchers, will be featured. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, school bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations will bring the luck of the Irish to the event. The parade draws people from all over Northern California bringing together thousands in the 28-acre historic state park. Last year more than 20,000 people turned out to enjoy the event.
Sunday March 13th:
In keeping with Shamrock'n tradition there will be a new course for 2011. Due to extensive construction in West Sacramento the race will start and finish at Raley
Field and the remainder of the course will be in Sacramento. This event is sold out.
St. Baldrick's Day: Westfield Galleria At Roseville
March 13th 2011: This is an amazing event and truly brings the community together to raise money and awareness to help kids conquer cancer. People volunteer to shave their heads in a sign of solidarity with children going through cancer treatment. 100% of the money donated goes to help fund cancer research. You don't have to go bald to attend or to donate, please join us in this fight.
St. Baldrick's Day: de Vere's Irish Pub
March 14th 2011 at 5pm: This is an amazing event and truly brings the community together to raise money and awareness to help kids conquer cancer. People volunteer to shave their heads in a sign of solidarity with children going through cancer treatment. 100% of the money donated goes to help fund cancer research. You don't have to go bald to attend or to donate, please join us in this fight.
Last Year we shaved over 210 heads and raised over $90k, how much would you shave to save a life?
Join Team de Vere's Today
March 17th 2011 : 8:00am to 1:30am
Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for the ultimate authentic-Irish experience. At de Vere’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness (a specialty we’ve mastered).
Our pub doors will open at 8am—and our famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve.
At 11am, we will close down the sidewalks and open our outside venue, which will include an outdoor kitchen serving traditional Irish fare (like corned beef and cabbage) and a stage featuring live entertainment throughout the day.
Bring your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion.
March 17th 2011: 10:00am-10:00pm
This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.
Benefit Local Charity:
Maryhouse is a daytime hospitality shelter for homeless women and children. This past year, 1,584 women and 978 children received services at Maryhouse.
Bands for 2011
Nine-8ths Irish Website
Whiskey and Stitches MySpace
Kennelly School Website
Highland Dance Website
Pipes and Drums Website
Stay tuned for our next update coming to our blog shortly!