Americans are crazy about St. Patrick's Day -- even more than in Ireland! -- and Angelenos are no different, as you can tell by the explosion of St. Paddy-related events this month. Here are a few ways you can get your Irish on in LA this season from top Irish bars and pub parties to family-friendly fairs and festivals to Irish concerts.

Young Dubliners in San Juan Capistrano and Agoura Hills

Pre and post-St. Paddy's day concerts south and north of LA When: February 27, 2016, San Juan Capistrano, March 25, 2016, in Agoura Hills Where: The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, The Canyon in Agoura Hills Cost: $35 and up, not including dinner Info & Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com. Check Goldstar for discount tickets.

South Bay St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Hermosa Beach. When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11 am Where: The intersection of Pier and Valley drive, west to Hermosa Avenue then South on Hermosa to 9th Street. Festival at Pier Plaza Cost: Free Parking: Metered street parking. Obey posted signs.

Annual St Patrick's Hooley in San Pedro

The Knights of Columbus, Angels Gate Council 1740, in conjunction with the Holy Trinity Parish are planning a "Good Old Fashioned Irish Hooley." There will be dinner, music and other entertainment. Dinner includes traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage, a salad and dessert bar, along with traditional Irish libations. Atlantic Crossing will provide an exciting mix of instrumental and vocal traditional music from Ireland with traditional dancing by the Lyons Academy Irish Dance Troupe. There will also be raffles and auctions. 18 and up. When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, Doors open at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM Where: Holy Trinity Parish Center, 209 N. Hanford St. San Pedro, 90731 Cost: $30 in advance or with reservations,$35 at the Door Parking: General parking is free Info: http://kofc1740a.org/ For ticketing or information call Jim Archer at 310-547-3414, or email to jimbigarch@pacbell.net

Rock & Reilly's St. Paddy's Day Block Party

Rock & Reilly's annual St. Paddy's Block Party is back to benefit Pencils of Promise. DJ's, food trucks and 8 bars serving 100 Kegs of Green Beer highlight this party in the back lot behind Rock & Reilly's in West Hollywood. Enter via Hilldale, north of Sunset. Entrance is not guaranteed after 3 pm. Subject to capacity. When: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 1 pm - 10 pm Where: Rock & Reilly's Back Lot, 8911 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069 Info & Tickets

Long Beach Irish Heritage Parade & Festival

A six-block St. Patrick's Day parade and festival with 50 floats and bands parading down Pine Avenue from 6th Street to Broadway, then left on Broadway to the Promenade, where festivities will be going on at Promenade Park. When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, Parade 2-3 pm, Festival at Promenade Park. Where: Pine Avenue from 6th Street south to Broadway east to the Promenade Cost: Free Parking: 2 hours free parking at city lots on 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Streets Info: irishheritageparade.com

St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado in Pasadena

One Colorado will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a performance by The Bracken Band Quartet in the courtyard. When: Sunday, March 13, 2016, 5:30 – 7 pm Where: One Colorado Courtyard, Old Pasadena, CA Cost: Free Info: www.onecolorado.com

20-Hour St. Paddy's Day Marathon at Tom Bergin's

Celebrating their 80th St. Patrick’s Day, the iconic Tom Bergin’s will be throwing an indoor and outdoor bash, rolling its festivities out to the parking lot from 11 a.m. to midnight, where guests can enjoy a Guinness tap truck, plenty of beer and Irish-inspired cocktails from four satellite bars, a DJ spinning popular tunes from a stage and 2 beer-pong tables. Instead of green beer, beer cups turn green on contact this year. There will also be cocktails such as Tom Bergin’s iconic Irish Coffee, Old Fashioneds, Irish Car Bombs, and Whiskies. A special St. Patrick’s Day “Shamrock Hour” from 5 to 7 pm. Early morning revelers can sidle up to the Horseshoe Bar to enjoy a traditional Irish Breakfast from 6 to 10:00 am. Festive Irish pub fare will be available from 11 am to 11 pm (or until supplies run out). Don't drink and drive. $15 Uber credit for first-time user by entering the promo code wcc9t. When: March 17, 6 am to 2 am on March 18 Where: Tom Bergin’s, 840 South Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cost: No cover charge, Varied drink prices. $12 for Irish Breakfast Parking: Street parking Info: www.TomBergins.com

Casey's St. Patrick's Day Street Festival in Downtown LA

Casey's Irish Pub hosts their annual street festival in front of the bar on Grand Avenue in Downtown LA. There will be food drinks, games and DJs. Admission is free before 3:30 pm. When: March 17, 6 am to 2 am on March 18 Where: In front of Casey's 613 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, entrance at Wilshire and Hope Cost: Free before 3:30, $10 after Parking: nearby pay lots, metered street parking on nearby streets. Info: http://213dthospitality.com/project/caseys-irish-pub/

St. Patrick's Day at the Tam O'Shanter

The historic Tam O'Shanter in Atwater Village is Scottish the rest of the year, but on St. Paddy's Day, it's all about the green. A tented area in the parking lot (blocking the Los Feliz driveway) hosts live bands starting at 2 pm until close. Bands include Whiskey Sunday, slugger O'Toole and the Tam's house band, the Ploughboys. Of course, there will be green beer along with their usual collection of beers on tap and extensive scotch selection. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 1 pm to 12 am Where: Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 Cost: Free Parking: $3.50 Valet enter off Boyce Ave. or street parking Info: www.lawrysonline.com/tam-oshanter

St. Patrick's Day at the LA Farmers Market

St. Patrick's Day is an all-day celebration at the LA Farmers Market. Magee's Kitchen will be serving up their famous nitrate-free corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and the green beer and imported Irish beers will be flowing. Glen the Bagpiper will be strolling the Market from 12:30 to 3:30 pm and there will be a live Irish Band on the West Patio at 7 pm. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, all day Where: LA Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cost: Free Parking: 2 hours free with validation Info: www.farmersmarketla.com

St. Patrick's Day Noontime Celebration at Pershing Square

A free outdoor lunchtime concert with Bad Haggis, Hollywood U2 and the Cleary Irish Dancers. Food trucks and a beer garden will be available. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, Festivities begin at 11 am, concert at noon. Where: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Cost: Free Parking: Paid parking lots Metro Red Line to Pershing Square Info: www.laparks.org

Hollywood St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

Three days and nights of bar-hopping in Hollywood on St. Patrick's Day Thursday through Saturday. You must check in by 10 pm. DO NOT DRIVE. When: Thursday, March 17, 2 pm - 2 am, Friday, March 18, 5 pm -2 am, Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2 pm - 2 am, 21+ Where: Check in at Outpost Hollywood, 1624 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Cost: $15-30.00 Single Day, depending on the day, early bird discounts. Parking: $2 for 1st 2 hours, max $13 at Hollywood & Highland, metered street parking Metro: Red Line to Hollywood & Highland Thursday Tickets, Friday Tickets, Saturday Tickets

St. Paddy's Beer Fest at the Pig 'n Whistle

A DJ party at the historic Pig 'n Whistle with steep drink discounts all night on Jamison, Guinness, well drinks and $2 pints of Bud Light. Included in the Hollywood Pub Crawl When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2 pm - 2 am and Saturday, March 19, 2 pm - 2 am Where: 6714 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Cost: $20, $10 advance online, $25 5-pack, $40 group of 10 Parking: $2 for 1st 2 hours, max $13 at Hollywood & Highland, metered street parking Metro: Red Line to Hollywood & Highland Thursday Tickets, Saturday Tickets, check for discount tickets at Goldstar.

Shamrock & Shenanigans at Outpost Hollywood

A DJ party at the Outpost, a huge country bar in Hollywood, with steep drink discounts all night including $2 domestic drafts, $3 well drinks and more. Included in the Hollywood Pub Crawl When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, and Saturday, March 19, 2 pm - 2 am Where: 1624 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Cost: $20, $10 advance online, $25 5-pack, $40 group of 10 Parking: $2 for 1st 2 hours, max $13 at Hollywood & Highland, metered street parking Metro: Red Line to Hollywood & Highland Thursday Tickets, Saturday Tickets, check for discount tickets at Goldstar.

Santa Monica St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl

Two days and nights of bar-hopping on Main Street in Santa Monica on Saturday and on St. Patrick's Day Monday. You must check in by 10 pm. DO NOT DRIVE. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2 pm - 2 am and Saturday, March 19, 2 pm to 2 am Where: Check in at Circle Bar, 2926 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Cost: $15 Thursday Tickets, Saturday Tickets

Flogging Molly - The Devil's Dance Floor at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Flogging Molly plus special guests Gogol Bordello and Hepcat. Festivities include traditional Irish beer gardens, Irish food, entertainment and much more. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 5 pm Where: Irvine Meadows (formerly Verizon Wireless) Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 Cost: $17.50 to 62.50 Tickets

Clover Power St. Patrick's Day Party at Venice Ale House & The Rose Room

You must wear green to this DJ dance party across two venues near the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Drink and food specials all night. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 8 pm - 2 am Where: 2 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291 Cost: $10, 5 for $25 Parking: nearby pay lots, limited street parking Tickets, check for discount tickets at Goldstar.

The Fenians at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

When: March 17, 2016 Where: The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano Cost: $10 GA, $35 Best seating +2 drink tickets Info & Tickets: www.ticketweb.com. Check Goldstar for discount tickets.

Hollywood Laugh Factory Celebrates the Laughing Irish

Swill a jar o' grog, down your gob and laugh till you wee in your kilt, with stand up from Irish comedians. Dress in green for special perks. Drink specials. When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 8 or 10 pm Where: Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd, 90046 Cost: $17/$27 Pre-Sale $20/$30 Door Sale Info: www.laughfactory.com, (323) 656-1336 Ext. 1

Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Aboard the Queen Mary

The St. Patrick's Day celebration on the Queen Mary is a 21+ party that features two simultaneous Celtic entertainment venues on the Promenade Deck in the Grand Salon and Royal Salon featuring Hoist the Colors, California Celts, Craic Haus and more. there will be traditional and modern Irish food, pub games, trivia contests and a full bar at each venue. When: Friday, March 18, 2016, 5-11 pm Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door, $5 validated parking Info: http://www.queenmary.com

Celtic Fair at the Fairplex in Pomona

The biggest Irish event of the month, the Celtic Fair in Pomona, will happen after St. Patrick's Day this year. (This should not be confused with the Big Irish Fair, which takes place in June in Long Beach) The event includes carnival rides, historic re-enactors, several stages of Irish music from rock to trad, dance performances and social dancing, casual and fine dining, Irish and other Celtic product vendors, children's crafts and more. The event takes place at Plaza of the States, Expo Hall 10 and Plaza de las Américas. When: March 19-20, 2016, 10 am - 6 pm Where: The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 West Mc Kinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766 Cost: $10, $5 kids 6-12, Children 5 and under are free. Check Goldstar for discount tickets. Parking: $10 at Gate 17 (To be confirmed) Metro: There are MetroLink trains from Union Station to the Fairplex Info: fairplex.com/fp/

Pubs, Bars and Food in LA

On the one night you would expect to hear Irish music in Irish bars, many of the Southland's best Irish bands take off to play St. Patrick's Day gigs in other parts of the country leaving many of the LA Irish pubs that usually have Irish music with extra space to pack in more of the drinking public. However you can still find some venues with live music or other St. Paddy's day activities in theGuide to Irish Bars and Pubs in LA, Irish Bars in Long Beach and Top Irish Bars in Orange County. For information on St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Ireland and elsewhere, visit About.com's Ireland Expert, Bernd Biege's page on St. Patrick's Day Around the World.