The organizers behind OB Oktoberfest and the legendary OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-off present their newest beachside event, St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party.
To celebrate the Irish holiday, a handful of San Diego’s best event organizers invite the public (21+) to Ocean Beach, where Newport meets the pier, for the all day and night event. Kicking-off at 11am, party-goers can expect live music from local bands and DJs (full lineup and headliner coming soon), green beer, cocktails, and St. Paddy’s Day-themed games including; a Corned Beef Invitational cornhole tournament, a pup pageant, Mr. & Ms. Corned Beef contest, “Leprechaun Limbo,” and more. The first 500 people will receive a gold coin redeemable for a variety of prizes including cocktails, swag, and cash, as well as the opportunity to participate in the first-ever “Guac Off” featuring samples of guacamole from 10 local vendors and a chance to cast a vote for the favorite.
“There’s an authentic way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, there’s the way people outside of Ireland celebrate, and then there’s the Ocean Beach way,” says Scott Slaga, local restaurant owner (Winstons & 710 Beach Club). “At the core, we are still socializing and storytelling in the traditional color green, but in Ocean Beach we’re celebrating our favorite green food — guacamole — and featuring live music from San Diego’s top local bands. Expect a St. Paddy’s Day party with a true San Diego twist.”
Proceeds from the St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party will benefit the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, an organization dedicated to building a thriving business district that fulfills the needs of the neighboring community and visitors alike; and The Peninsula Alliance, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities and implementing change in our Point Loma and Ocean Beach communities. Live music and drinks will be flowing from 11am-11:30pm. Tickets to attend San Diego’s newest St. Patrick’s Day beachside festival are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Those interested in VIP tickets for $49 can be purchased ahead of time which include entrance, drink tickets, swag, “Guac Off” tasting card, a VIP lanyard, and special drink lines.