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Friday, March 16, 2012

It's St. Patrick's Day; Drink a Guinness or Two

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM

click to enlarge Good ol' Catholic fun
  • Good ol' Catholic fun
This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, so, yes, you have a really good excuse to get wasted and be hungover Sunday. But if you aren't into celebrating the Irish saints by pounding Guinness and other Irish libations, there's some sober fun to be had.

The city is hosting its 161st Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to San Francisco. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza, despite the expected rainfall. But hey, you will probably learn much more about the Irish culture than you would sitting in a pub drinking pints all day.

And the festival is free!

What can you expect? Hundreds of crazy floats, Irish

dance troupes, and marching bands at the parade, which

begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Second and Market streets.

Even if you do show up a little tipsy, there will be traditional Irish food to sober you up. Yum.

So ...  get your green on and then your drink on -- and for the love of Conan O'Brien, be safe out there!

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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