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March 16-17: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Shenanigans

by CC News
St. Patrick's Day

Here is a rundown of some of the local events in Contra Costa County and further out this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day fun is upon us.

Meanwhile, before the events, a friendly reminder to drink responsibly. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) reminds Californians to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly and never drive under the influence. ABC encourages the public to prevent impaired driving by designating a sober driver or use ride-sharing services.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that between 2016 and 2020, drunk driving crashes caused 287 deaths during the St. Patrick’s Day period. In 2020, 36% of fatal crashes involved a drunk driver during the same period.

Saturday, March 16

  • 7:00 am – Dandelion Days Flea Market (Jackson)
  • 9:00 am – Local Farmers Markets (Brentwood, Orinda, San Ramon, Walnut Creek) — more details
  • 9:00 am – The Makers Boulevard (dowtown Brentwood) – Discover unique handmade finds from local makers & businesses! Enjoy live music, Spring photo ops, & an Easter Bunny meet & greet! Free face painting & raffle for a mini treat!
  • 9:00 am – Wings over Solano at Travis Air Force Base – more info

St. Patricks Day

10:00 am – Dublin St. Patricks Day Celebration

Experience the Emerald Isle with no passports required! Come to the City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival to find three stages of Irish music and dance; authentic Irish food and beverages; more than 250 fine arts and commercial vendors, including an Irish Marketplace; roaming leprechauns and bagpipers; carnival rides; and an Irish Tea Cottage.

In celebration of 40 years of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Dublin, join us for extended hours on Saturday night for a special 200-drone show to commemorate the occasion.

  • 10:00 am – Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show –  Beads, gems, jewelry, and clothing! a weekend of creativity and craftsmanship March 15-17 at the Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show! Come shop over 150 exhibits and find everything from jewelry and artwear, to beads, gems, antiquities and handcrafts. Take workshops in design, beadwork, and soldering — more info
  • 11:00 am – Delta Discoveries at Big Break Regional Shoreline (Oakley) — more info
  • 11:00 am – Evan Thomas Blues at Monica’s Riverview (Antioch)
  • 12:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Four Legs Brewing (Brentwood)
  • 12:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Family Fun at R+C Family Farms (Brentwood) (SOLD OUT)
  • 12:00 pm – St Patrick’s Weekend Party at Epidemic Ales (Concord)
  • 1:00 pm – Mama Foxxy and The Whiskey Gypsy Rebals at Wild Idol Saloon (Byron)
  • 5:00 pm – East County Little League Crab Feed (Brentwood)
  • 5:00 pm – Roadside 22 (Clayton) -St. Patrick’s Day party with Authentic Irish Dinner
  • 5:30 pm – Dead Cat Hat at Slow Hand BBQ (Martinez)
  • 5:30 pm – Save Our Gym Fundraiser at Brownstone Gardens (Oakley)

Antioch Speedway

Cousins Kellen Chadwick #83 and reigning IMCA Modified State champion Andrew Pearce #15p battle for position. Photo by Katrina Kniss

6:00 pm – Antioch Speedway Races
The rainy weather has prevented things from happening at Antioch Speedway for the last three weeks, but this Saturday night that’s about to change. The 64th season of auto racing begins with an exciting five-division lineup. — see full preview

  • 6:00 pm – St. Patricks Day Party at Sugar Barge Waterfront Bar & Grill (Bethel Island)
  • 6:00 pm – Justin Garns Trio at Del Cielo Brewing (Martinez)
  • 6:00 pm – Smokin Jay & Friends at Slow Hand BBQ (Pleasant Hill)
  • 6:00 pm – The Butlers (vintage 70’s rock) + Rock The Nation) at Retro Junkie (Walnut Creek)
  • 7:00 pm – DJ Ray “Old School Soul” at Monica’s Riverview (Antioch)
  • 7:00 pm – Sin Silver & The Avenue at WiseGirl (Pleasant Hill)
  • 7:00 pm – Jeff Tamelier & Jim Funk at Roxx on Main (Martinez)
  • 7:00 pm – Bonded By Blood + Malpractice at Brentwood Emporium
  • 8:00 pm – Tailgaters in Antioch hosts Project4Band
  • 8:00 pm – Hillcrest Taphouse w/DJ Scotty. Drink & food specials
  • 8:00 pm – The Collective at Brentwood CoCo Wine Company
  • 8:00 pm – Room 43 Band at Crown and Crow (Brentwood)
  • 8:00 pm – Reverend Horton Heat at Vinnies Bar & Grill (Concord)
  • 8:30 pm – DJ Edy A at La Fuente Mexican Restaurant and Blue Iguana Bar Brentwood, CA
  • 9:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Party with DJ Patrick at 311 Oak St Pub (Brentwood)
  • 9:30 pm – The Last Decade (rock covers) at Dan’s Irish Bar (Walnut Creek)

Sunday, March 17

  • 7:00 am – Dandelion Days Flea Market (Jackson
  • 8:30 am – Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk (Dublin) – more info
  • 9:00 am – Wings over Solano at Travis Air Force Base – more info
  • 10:00 am – Dublin St. Patricks Day Celebration
  • 10:00 am – Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show
  • 10:00 am – The Cobra Experience in Martinez – Open to the public from 10-3, come on by and learn more about the history of Shelby American. – more info
  • 11:00 am – St. Patrick’s Day Part at McGrail Vineyards (Livermore)
  • 12:00 pm – DJ Edan at Monica’s Riverview (Antioch)
  • 12:00 pm – St Patrick’s Weekend Party at Epidemic Alas (Concord)
  • 12:00 pm – Spring Fest (Benicia) – more info
  • 12:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Four Legs Brewing (Brentwood)
  • 12:00 pm – Cannabis and Clutches Car Show at One Plant (Antioch)

Heer Socials

12:30 pm – Sip N’ Shop St. Patrick’s Day at Brownstone Gardens by Heer’s Socials (Oakley)

Join Heer’s Socials as they host a Sip N’ Shop at Brownstone Gardens (Oakley) with a family fun day. The event features live music, children’s activities with Irish spirit face painting. Let the little leprechauns bounce their way into happiness in our jumpy house. Indulge the young ones’ creative side, and let them show off their madd coloring skills in our coloring contest – a world of joy awaits! There will also be Shamrock Bingo.

  • Green Beer, Wine, and Mimosas:
  • Taste the Rainbow: Indulge in a savory feast of corned beef and cabbage, paired with red potatoes and rye bread. Tickets are $17 or two for $30. (Price increases to $20 and $35 at the door). Upgrade your feast of tender corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, and rye bread with an Irish-inspired beer or effervescence glass of shamrock green champagne. Tickets are $22 or two for $40. (Price increases to $25 and $45 at the door).
  • Shamrock Tea Party: Indulge in an Irish-themed afternoon tea party, complete with tasty treats that will transport you to the Emerald Isle. Savor the flavors and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Tickets are $35 per adult and $20 per child. (Price increases to $40 and $25 at the door).

St. Patricks Day

1:00 pm –  St. Patty’s Day with DJ TONY at Campos Family Vineyards (Byron)
Join Campos Family Vineyards from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm as they host DJ Tony who will take all your song requests–you are also encouraged to wear green. They will have Foodie Call here with food and Green Beer available for purchase! Wine will be available for purchase in the Tasting Room! This event will be indoors, UNLESS the weather is warm. Tables are available to reserve for $25, otherwise they will be available first come, first serve — more info

  • 1:00 pm – Gabe Duffin at Hannah Nicole Vineyards (Brentwood)
  • 1:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Bash w/ U2 +The Cranberries Tributes at Retro Junkie (Walnut Creek)
  • 2:00 pm – Sunday Sessions with Margaret Niles at Smiths Landing (Antioch)
  • 2:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day at Dale Vino (Pittsburg)
  • 3:00 pm – Beer Pong Tournament + St Patrick’s Day at Del Cielo Brewing (Martinez)
  • 4:00 pm – Miramonte HS Presents: Footloose
  • 9:00 pm – Salvage Title rocking St. Patty’s at Dan’s Irish Bar (Walnut Creek)

For more information and events, visit our events calendar – click here

A little further out…

Easter Egg Hunt

March 23: Pittsburg Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Kiwanis Club of Pittsburg and the City of Pittsburg’s Recreation as we celebrate the fun of Easter! The annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt returns Saturday, March 23, 2024 to its new location of Small World Park!  The fun begins at 8am will the Kiwanians serving up pancakes off the grill for a small donation of $5.00 (ends at 11am).  At 11am, get ready to join your age group and hunt for the treats put out by the Easter bunny. More information: Click Here


March 23: Fishing with My PAL (Pittsburg)

We are excited for the return of our highly anticipated event. The morning/afternoon will be filled with Unlimited fishing (Bring your fishing pole), prizes, food and pictures with our famous BOLO. Don’t forget your sunscreen and come on out and enjoy this event! More info

March 23-24: Goodguys 40th All American Get-Together

Grab your family and friends and head on out to the Alameda County Fairgrounds the weekend of March 23-24 for the Goodguys 40th All American Get-Together featuring over 3,000 of the west coast’s baddest American made and powered show cars and trucks of all years on display! There is also the Goodguys’ Classic Performance Products AutoCross racing series action featuring the “American Shootout”, a special indoor custom display and lowrider hopping contest, shop the huge swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and vendor midway, enjoy live music, see which rides take home the top awards of the weekend and so much more! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets: More infoclick here


March 24 – Contra Costa Winegrowers Spring Wine Tasting Trolley Tour

The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association announced its Spring Wine Tasting Trolley Tour will be held on March 24.

The event will be held from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm with 6 locations and 8 wineries.  The event is $120 per ticket where you will enjoy wine, small bites, live music and the opportunity to hop on and off trolley rides. Contra Costa Winegrowers Association is proud to present the Spring Wine Tasting Trolley Tour.

Meet the winemakers, vintners, and sample wines from barrels and bottles. Take the opportunity to purchase futures and bottles for your very own wine cellar. The best way to enjoy this beautiful wine country is aboard the wine trolley. Trolleys loop around to stops every 20 minutes, and last pick up is at 4:45 p.m.. Must be 21+/over to attend.

Tickets are purchased by selecting your starting location (click here to purchase)


March 30: Antioch Rotary Bunny Hop 5k

Join the Antioch Rotary Club for its Bunny Hop 5K race on March 30, 2024–the day before Easter The Start/Finish Area is within Corteva Wetlands. You must park at the Antioch Marina Parking Lot and walk about 3/4 miles into the Race Site. The Awards & Kids Dash will be at the Antioch Marina Site. To sign up… click here

March 30: Spring Brews Festival 2024 (Concord)

The 13th Annual Spring Brews Festival brings over 60 world class craft breweries to Downtown Concord, CA. with live music, food and more!  The Brewing Network’s Spring Brews Festival returns to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord to celebrate its 13th year as one of the best craft beer festivals in the Bay Area! Get ready to get outside for a great day in the park with a lineup of the best craft beer in California. We’ve also got the live music and great food that you’ve come to expect from us!

Tickets are $65. This is a 21 and over only event so all attendees must be of legal drinking age. Everyone must purchase a ticket to enter. Designated Driver tickets are available at the gate only and are $20. Ticketsclick here

March 30: Martinez Egg Hunt

Save the Date! SATURDAY MARCH 30 @ 10AM Martinez Waterfront Egg Hunt! Come join the fun and merriment at the Waterfront Park Field in Martinez. The Hunt will begin at 10AM sharp, so be ready for an egg-citing good time! For more information and registration, visit:  https://secure.rec1.com/CA/City-Martinez/catalog

Full Event Calendarclick here

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