Shenanigans, Pints, & St. Patrick’s Day Cheer Gear Up for the 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Day shamROCK San Diego Block Party!Celebrating 26 Years of Irish RevelrySaturday, March 14th, 2020 from 2 PM to Midnight***21+ Only Event***Grab your green top hat and sequined pantyhose for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration to kick off the decade. St. Patrick’s Day ShamROCK San Diego is celebrating its 26th anniversary of Irish revelry in honor of traditional Celtic festivities. It’s even transporting the Gaslamp Quarter to the hills of Ireland by bringing over 50,000 square feet of astroturf to cover the festival grounds! This 21 plusevent will host over 10,000 attendees, all welcome to as much green beer andTullamore Dew Irish Whiskey as their hearts desire.San Diego ShamROCK’s Celtic inspired festivities will begin Saturday March 14th from 2 PM to Midnight in the Gaslamp Quarter. As luck would have it, St. Patrick’s Day shamROCK will feature the shamROCK Shenanigans Block, three live stages, photo-opps, and the chance to collect this year’s commemorative stein to fill with green beer.Throughout this shamROCKIN’ block party, attendees can partake in the featured St. Paddy’s inspired games and contests at the shamROCK Shenanigans Block to win exclusive prizes and gift cards to The Field Irish Pub. Contestants will get the opportunity to test their luck in a series of competitive craic, which include:
FREE play games and activities are available to all ticket holders! Grab your favorite lad and show off your hand eye coordination with the Pot of Gold Cornhole! Create an unstable structure with your squad, test your physical skill, and feel the intensity with Lucky Giant Jenga. More free play games include shamROCK Skee Ball and Giant Beer Pong! Frolic through the Shenanigans Block in the Gaslamp Quarter as it lights up this Irish block party with excitement and endless opportunities to make this St. Patrick’s Day one to remember!New memories await as 3 stages of live entertainment take to the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. We are delighted to announce the headliners that will knock the shamROCKs straight off your socks! The famous YOUNG DUBLINERS aka The Dubs are taking to the stage for their highly anticipated comeback in 2020. This Celtic Rock band last performed a decade ago and is sure give one heck of a performance on The Pint Stage (The Irish Rock Stage). The EC Twins, an EDM pair straight from Manchester, England, will be taking The Clover Stage by storm. Across the way, The Pub Stage will host performers open to any genre, a great way to discover new artists.Not only does your St. Patrick’s Day shamROCK ticket give you access to 50,000 square feet of green astroTurf, live entertainment, green Bud Light Beer, Tullamore Dew Whiskey libations and the shamROCK Shenanigans Block, but attendees to the event can also take advantage of St. Patrick’s Day specials and no cover charge from over 25 participating restaurants and bars located throughout the Gaslamp Quarter for just$39 through Midnight on January 27th for General Admission. Choose to enhance your shamROCK experience with a Custom Clover Crew Package with prices ranging from $7 to $35. With a Custom Clover Crew add on you can discounts on yummy beer & cocktails, a 32-ounce commemorative 26th shamROCK stein, St. Patrick’s Day hat, Lucky Line entry, access to designated Clover Crew only restrooms, and a Commemorative Credential! Now that’s something to shake your shamROCKs for!Go VIP for an elevated shamROCK experience that you won’t forget for just $79 through Midnight on January 27th! With a VIP ticket you receive all the GA benefits and so much more! As a Lucky Leprechaun VIP, you get access to the exclusive VIP Lounge, $1 off all drinks at the VIP lounge Bar, VIP restrooms, VIP entrance, yummy Irish Stew from The Field, and complimentary drinks! VIPs receive 7 complimentary drinks; 3 at the Lucky Leprechaun VIP bar within the shamROCK venue and 1 drink at each VIP hotspots all located in the Gaslamp Quarter! You won’t want to miss the largest St. Patrick’s Day block party in the heart of San Diego’s streets, the Gaslamp Quarter!100 percent of the profits benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, a small non-profit in the Gaslamp Quarter who is dedicated to preserving and protecting the architecture, history, and culture of the historic Gaslamp Quarter and running the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, the oldest building in Downtown San Diego.For more information, to obtain a registration form, or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, please visit www.sandiegoshamrock.com.
- Stein Holding Contest: Pick up a pint and flex those beer muscles! Whoever can hold two 32oz. steins the longest will take home the gold!
- Irish Jig Off: Shake your shamROCKs and show off your best jig until the folk music stops to see who is the crowd favorite.
- Magical Chairs: Musical chairs with an Irish twist – the game only gets better with age (& green beer).
- Unicorn Races: Partner with a fellow leprechaun and bounce as fast as you can until one team reaches the end of the rainbow.
- Lucky Charm Ball Pit: Get Lucky in the Lucky Charm ball pit—which is both fun and magically delicious.
- Rainbow Steamer Relay: Teams race to the pot o’ gold as they pass their streamer between obstacles!
International Society of Arboriculture Hosts North American Tree Climbing Competition
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) will host the 2019 North American Tree Climbing Championship (NATCC) October 11 — 13, 2019 at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.
NATCC provides an opportunity for the best professional climbing arborists, men and women, from across the continent to compete and showcase new tree climbing techniques and equipment. This is a unique opportunity to see a sporting event like no other.“It is the only competition in the world where you will find fellow competitors coaching and cheering on their competition,” said John Gauthier, the event head judge. As head judge, Gauthier is responsible for making final decisions on any rule discrepancies during the event.
The competition is free and open to the general public. Throughout the event, professional arborists will compete in a series of challenges showcasing skill, technique and athleticism while emphasizing the importance of safety and proper tree care. “It is important to our industry to highlight the latest techniques and safety in today’s arboriculture practices and tree care,” Gauthier said.
Additionally, there will be an Arbor Fair and a host of vendor booths for the public to enjoy. Arbor Fair is an educational and fun event for the public that focuses on environmental issues and promoting proper tree care. Attendees can stop by the “Ask an Arborist” booth for expert advice, find info about the latest equipment from participating sponsors, sample local food truck fare, watch the “What Trees Give Us”
show attend informational exhibits and more. Children can participate in the Kids’ Fun Climb with simulated limb walking exercises and tree climbing activities. The tree climbing championship is guaranteed to entertain everyone.
“This great event educates the public on what arborists do and how we do it — it’s a very dangerous profession, but the work can be done safely,” said Philip Ruiz, the NATCC chairperson.
For more information about NATCC or Arbor Fair, please visit http://www.itcc-isa.com.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a nonprofit organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. To promote the importance of arboriculture, ISA manages the consumer education web site, www.treesaregood.org, which fulfills the association’s mission to help educate the public about the importance and value of proper tree care.
Also, as part of ISA’s dedication to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally-recognized certification program
in the industry.