SACRAMENTO, Calif — People are getting ready for St. Patrick's Day, where revelers often drink Irish-themed cocktails, beers or whiskeys while eating corned beef, cabbage, and other holiday-appropriate foods.
If you want to learn ways to celebrate the holiday at home, before learning about this year's events, check out these stories:
- Irish soda bread: a recipe made of neighborly lore
- Recipe of the Day: 3 Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day
- Make your child's lunchbox festive for St. Patrick's Day
- How to Make the Perfect Irish Coffee
- Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage
If going out is more your style, here is a list of places you can go to celebrate St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland:
Time: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Jamie's Bar and Grill, 427 Broadway, Sacramento, 95818
Details: They will have corned beef and cabbage.
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Old Sacramento Water Front, Front Street, Sacramento, 95814
Details: The parade will include Irish and Highland Dancers, pipe and drum bands and several other cultural organizations for the 23rd annual parade.
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Dreaming Dog Brewery, 2501 West Taron Court, Elk Grove, 95757
Time: 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Where: Off Broadway Blues and Jazz Cafe, 2863 35th St., Sacramento, 95817
Details: The event costs $15 until March 16 at 3 p.m. then tickets cost $20 at the door.
Time: 6 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Where: Father Paddy's Irish Public House, 435 Main St., Woodland, 95695
Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Malt and Mash, 715 K St., Sacramento, 95814
Details: There is a $10 cover charge and 3 bands performing from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Babe's Lounge, 9021 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, 95624
Details: They will have green beer, green mimosas and a cornhole tournament.
Time: 10 a.m. - March 18 1 a.m.
Where: Streets Pub and Grub, 1804 J St., Sacramento, 95814
Details: They will be opening up the back area so there is more room for drinking. Starting around 3 p.m. there will be a band. Some of the drink specials include green beer and peanut butter car bombs.
Time: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Big Sexy Brewing Co., 5861 88th St., Suite 800, Sacramento, 95828
Details: The cornhole tournament is the main event. There is a $10 fee to play and it is a bring-your-own-bags event.
Time: 12 p.m. - March 18 2 a.m.
Where: Coin-Op Sacramento, 908 K St., Sacramento, 95814
Details: They will have two Irish-themed cocktails and corned beef breakfast pizza.
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