The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday March 12th & 13th from 10am to 5pm at the Dublin Civic Center. There will be plenty of things to do with up to 200 craft and commercial vendor booths, an international food court,  stages of authentic Irish entertainment, a “new” carnival vendor with exciting rides and attractions – and it all adds up to fun for the entire family and a great way to be Irish for the weekend! Don’t forget to stop by the Irish Tea Cottage (in the Library Community Room) to enjoy live Irish music, arts and crafts, knitting and of course, tea!
Best of all…there is no charge for admission to the festival and parking is also FREE. If you live outside the Tri-Valley area - you can even take BART to the event!
Following are the activities for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration:
• The Annual Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #16 (located on Donohue Drive and Amador Valley Blvd) will take place on Saturday morning – with those yummy green pancakes ready at 7am. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 each.
• Then you’ll have plenty of time to head over to Amador Valley Blvd or Village Parkway and find a good seat for the Dublin Lions Club Parade (don’t forget, there are bleacher seats available on Amador Valley Blvd near Oil Changers). Over 80 entries – equestrian riders, clowns, local marching bands, bagpipes, and more step-off promptly at 9:30am.
• And on Sunday morning, you’ll want to grab your running shoes and join in the Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk. This is a certified 3.5 mile course with great prizes and pre & post activities located right at the festival! Register online at Active.com or download an application from the event website.
• The celebration also includes the Green & White Gala on Friday, March 11th which is sponsored by the Dublin Sister City Organization. The event is at the Dublin Senior Center and begins with no-host cocktails at 6pm. Tickets are only $65 per person. To make reservations call (925) 829-4758.