Hope you’ve been doing your liver stretches, friends: the last Mardi Gras beads were thrown just hours ago, and now St. Patrick’s Day is on deck. For those who want to go big and start the festivities as early as possible, 213 Nightlife is throwing what is being billed as LA’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration: Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Fair.
On Thursday, March 17th, Casey’s Irish Pub opens its doors at 6am for “sunrise service,” featuring green beer, Jameson-fueled Irish coffee, and of course pints o’ Guinness. But that’s only the beginning. Casey’s will be closing down Grand Avenue, extending the St. Patrick’s Day festivities from Wilshire to 6th Street, with live bands and DJs spinning from the Grand Avenue stage. The music starts over at Pershing Square, featuring a free lunchtime concert by the Young Dubliners. A traditional bagpiper will lead the pilgrimage back to Casey’s for performances by tribute bands Hollywood U2, Ollin Band, and Petty Cash, plus DJs from 98.7 and 100.3.
To soak up all that Irish spirit, breakfast will be served from 7am to 10am, followed by Casey’s St. Patty’s Lunch & Dinner Menu from 11am to close. Fellow 213 Nightlife venue Cole’s will be joining in on the fun, selling food and refreshments at Pershing Square during lunch.
And if those Irish eyes start seeing double, the Yellow Cab Co. is sponsoring a taxi stand at Wilshire and Grand, with a street team and post-up of cabs, guaranteeing rides for revelers.
For more event information, visit 213nightlife.com/calendar.
Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Fair
Thursday, March 17, 2011
- Music by Young Dubliners, Hollywood U2, Ollin Band, Petty Cash, and 98.7 & 100.3 DJs
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus
- Giveaways by the Jameson and Guinness girls
- Free beads while supplies last
Casey’s Irish Pub
613 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017