You don’t need Irish luck to find something to do on St. Patrick’s Day (or Merry Christmas).
Check out these samples of food, drink and entertainment along the way.
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt: Take the whole family to the Flight Adventure Park (3200 Buck Owens Blvd, #100), where you will be asked: “Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?” with your desire.
On March 19, there will be two hunts at 10:15 and 11:15, each lasting 30 minutes, as participants hunt for all the gold coins in the park.
Those who play have a chance to receive a golden ticket that allows the holder to jump in the park for free for 30 consecutive days.
Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame (2230 Q St,): The venue will host a concert by Frank Myers, best known for his success as a member of the duo Baker & Myers and writer and producer of some of the biggest names in country and pop music.
Some of his award-winning works include “Just You and I” by Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gale, “I Swear” by John Michael Montgomery, “I Swear”, “I’m Already There” by Lonestar, “My Front Porch Looking In”, and “Tomorrow” written by Chris Young. His other writing and producing credits have been with Richie MacDonald, Vince Gill, Billy Ray Cyrus, All-4 One, Pam Tillis, The Gatlins, Andy Griggs, Eddie Raven, John Rich, Dave Finley, Angie Kielhauer and more. .
On March 17, Jimmy Nichols, one of Nashville’s busiest keyboardists, also played music director Faith Hill on The Soul to Soul II with Tim McGraw, the highest-grossing national tour ever. He has recorded with Carrie Underwood, Daryl Singletary, Billy Ray Cyrus, the late Mindy McCready and Elton John.
At the concert, Yamaha keyboard expert Motif Nichols will play the Buck Owens Canaby piano at his current home in Downtown Hall.
Longtime Buckarette Kim McAbee and guitarist/vocalist Teddy Spanke will open the show, starting at 7:00 pm on March 17 at the venue. Tickets ($20-$25) can be purchased at Bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com or at the box office.
Call 661-864-1701 for more information.
Fifth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Spin: Join the Luckiest Pub Crawl starting at 4pm on March 19th at 2nd Phase Brewing, 1004 19th St.
Other stops include the Padre Hotel; CraSh Lounge, Jerry’s Pizza & Pub, Pyrenees Cafe, The Selfie Studio and Silver Fox Starlite Lounge followed by a party at Jerry’s Pizza & Pub. Each will have unique features.
Additional entertainment includes a $1,000 grand prize costume contest, special food and drink, a personalized lucky badge, and a lanyard.
Shavist Dublin: Elements Venue and Nokturnal Entertainment teamed up again for an event featuring La Marcha Sound and Kali Sol with their “Outstanding DJ Set” featuring Nokturnal, Editt, Ace, ReFlex, Dos Muchoz and ILL Flo.
The festively decorated room will feature two live cheeses, an Irish beef taco bar, Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, Michelada’s Irish wedge and $3 Guinness beer.
There will also be an exclusive Jameson Bar with Jameson, Jameson Black Barrel, Jameson IPA Edition and Jameson Orange with blenders (Pickle Juice, Orange Juice, Ginger Beer, Sprite, Club Soda and Dr. Pepper).
Shamfest will begin at 4:00 pm on March 17 at the Elements Venue & Banquet Center, 3401 Chester Ave. , continued by H.
Tickets $15 in advance, $25 at the door if available. A reserved seat (including three beers, three tacos, and a mini rope) is $40 entry or $50 entry.
Hotel Padre (1702 18th Street): Enjoy all-day Irish entertainment at the hotel’s Brimstone Bar. Start with a breakfast of hard frozen marmalade buns ($5); Bailey’s French Toast ($10), made with homemade bun, Bailey Irish Cream, and Jameson Maple Syrup; Or the corned beef stuffing ($14) with homemade beef, Yukon Gold potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and herb hollandaise sauce.
For lunch, choose Padre Reuben ($15) with home-smoked pastrami, Gruyère cheese, homemade kale, rye, and whole grain Guinness mustard.
Dinner options: Shepherd’s pie ($18) made with Angus beef, Guinness broth, peas and carrots, and potato gratin; and a classic Irish dinner ($26) with homemade beef, Yukon Gold potatoes, cabbage, carrots and Guinness mustard. Both dishes are served with Guinness Honey Oatmeal Roll. You can also indulge in Irish Lava Cake ($8), Guinness Chocolate Cake with Jameson Truffles, Bailey Butter, English Cherries and Bordeaux Cherries.
The band will also play Easy In at Prairie Fire from 18:00 to 21:00.
Cross Bar and Grill (5025 Wible Road): Enjoy the Alfalfa Set ($25.95), which includes a beef dinner with beef, red potatoes, cabbage, and corn on the cob; Help for shepherd’s pie. and a slice of Irish Cake, which will be served from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for indoor or outdoor dining. Those with a lighter appetite can stick to individual meals, including Beef Dinner ($20.95), Shepherd’s Pie ($14.95) or Beef Stew ($7.95).
come to me (3900 Coffee Road Suite 2): The wine bar hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day beer tasting. Taste 5 modern beers and dress in green for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $25 and include a tasting, 7-ounce logo glassware and a plate of Bavarian snacks, and must be pre-purchased at eventbrite.com.
Irish Pub McGarry (1110 Calloway Drive): The Iron Outlaws announce a vacation with special guest Country Deluxe starting at 6:00 pm. The group is also gaining momentum with the release of their new single “Take It Or Leave It”, which will be released on March 15 via Iron Gate Records.
Shenanigans Irish Pub (4715 Coffee Road): Upcoming bar The Hideout offers patrons “a lot of Irish fun, beer and blessings” from 3:00 pm on March 17 to 2:00 am on March 18.