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Hooleyfest: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Music Festival

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Mar 16 @ 05:00 pm - Mar 17 @ 12:00 am

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in La Mesa

One of the great things about St. Patrick’s Day is that you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate—it is a party, and everyone is invited! There are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day events all over San Diego, ranging from harbor cruises to concerts to the annual parade in Balboa Park. If you really want to experience the luck of the Irish, however, the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego is at Hooleyfest!

What is Hooleyfest?

Hooleyfest is the annual St. Patrick’s Day bash hosted by Hooley’s Public House, the most authentic Irish pub in San Diego County. Hooleyfest is renowned as the best place to spend St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego, and that is especially true this year. Hooleys Public House is celebrating 20 years of amazing service and outstanding cuisine in East County, so expect this year’s Hooleyfest to be bigger and better than ever! Hooley’s Public House gives you the lucky chance to join the celebration on March 16.

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Party In La Mesa

On Saturday, March 16, enjoy traditional Irish fare and drinks from 5 p.m. to midnight while enjoying live music from the 80’s All-Stars, Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas, and DJ +REV . The fun continues on Sunday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment from Whiskey Ridge and Tony Cummins.

Hooleyfest St. Patrick’s Day Party Tickets

The March 16 party is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $20 before the event or $30 at the door. March 17 is open to all ages, with no cover charge. To purchase tickets or get more information, visit Hooleys Public House.

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Run

The fun continues early on Sunday, March 17, with Grossmont Center’s popular St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Run from 9 to 10 a.m. That’s followed by a special Kid Concert from 10 to 11 a.m. Featuring the beloved kid-friendly band Hullabaloo, this show will have families on their feet and dancing.


March 16, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
March 17, 2019 @ 12:00 AM


Hooley’s Irish Pub
5500 Grossmont Center Dr #247
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
(619) 713-6900

Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the Center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

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Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also stay in the know by checking out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!