Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

No Bucks in Budget for Parade, But St. Patty's Fun Goes On

shamrock_beer.jpg
Photo by douglasspics via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Thanks to LA's budget crisis, city officials opted to nix plans to host the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Downtown this year, saying to do so would "appear unseemly" in light of the cost of traffic control for such an event, according to LA Now. As an alternative, however, the city is co-hosting some Irish-inspired events today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, which will feature Irish music, antique trucks, and a beer garden. But if you wait until tonight to hit up L.A. Live for some good ol' St. Patty's fun, you'll find yourself in the midst of a celebration for the great Irish boxer Oscar De La Hoya. Okay, just kidding, he's not Irish, but you might enjoy seeing some free bouts on the Plaza after (responsibly) throwing back a mess of green beer in the beer garden.

Need help figuring out where to find the nearest pub, bar, or restaurant where you can hoist a pint in honor of the land of the shamrock? We've got a map for you! And for all you home chefs, you might want to try your hand at cooking up some Irish eats for dinner tonight.