ShamROCK St. Paddy’s Day Music + Beer Festival Returns to its Roots After 3 Year HiatusAfter a three-year hiatus, the San Diego ShamROCK Music + Beer Festival is making a triumphant return to the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 2PM to Midnight. For 26 years, locals and tourists alike have flocked to the Gaslamp Quarter as shamROCK transforms the bustling San Diego downtown neighborhoods into a Celtic carnival for the senses with an abundance of pub-style seating, flowing green beer, traditional Irish steppers, Celtic rock bands, photo-ops, shenanigan games (with prizes!), and activation throughout the Gaslamp.Guests in 2022 can look forward to an impressive lineup as ShamROCK tips its hat to its past and returns to an Irish and Celtic rock-centric roster with headliner Young Dubliners. “We wanted to go back to our roots and really highlight the elements that made ShamROCK such a massive phenomenon for the last 26 years” says Rhiannon Luna of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. “That means bringing the focus back to our bands and the laid back, community block party feel.”ShamROCK block party attendees will be welcome to enjoy FREE games throughout the day at the ShamROCK Shenanigans Block. Giant lucky Jenga, Pot of Gold Cornhole, and Giant beer pong are just some of the shenanigans that will test your skill and luck! Throughout the day, the infamous ShamROCK leprechaun emcee will be hosting showdowns on stage with epic prizes that would make even a leprechaun green with envy! Keep an eye out for the full game schedule to include Unicorn Races, Rainbow Streamer Relays, Magical Chairs and moreGeneral Admission tickets start at just $45 for a day full of festivities, non-stop music, and a keepsake ShamROCK stein. VIP tickets start at just $89 and include 5 drinks, VIP dedicated entry, exclusive access to the Lucky Leprechaun VIP Irish Pub, festive Saint Patrick’s Day hat, upgraded restrooms, keepsake stein, and to top it all off: delicious bites like Irish Stew from The Field and Chips & Curry small bites!Party with a purpose – This one-day Saint Patrick’s Day affair funds the year-long programs and museum operations for the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF), a small non-profit in the Gaslamp Quarter dedicated to preserving and protecting architecture, history, and the culture of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The GQHF also runs the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, the oldest building in Downtown San Diego. The 2020 and 2021 event cancellations created an insurmountable strain on the Foundation ability to persist, often operating on a month-to-month basis with no certainty of a future. In 2022, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to save the GQHF!For more information, tickets, line-up announcements and more visit sandiegoshamrock.com.
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!