Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sonoma County

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Sonoma County with traditional Irish dinners, Celtic music, parades and festive contests.

Leprechauns and four-leaf clovers are waiting to be found by the lucky residents of Sonoma County on St. Patrick’s Day this year.

Local pubs, restaurants, wineries and other organizations have an assortment of celebrations planned for the holiday, including traditional Irish dinners, Celtic music and dance performances, St. Paddy’s-themed contests and more.

All events, dinners and celebrations are held on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, unless noted otherwise. Click through the above gallery for a peek at previous St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Sonoma County. 

Larson Limerick Contest, Feb. 8 to March 8

Sonoma’s Larson Family Winery is holding its annual St. Patrick’s Day limerick contest, open until Friday, March 8. Limerick entries must be about wine, grapes, Sonoma and/or the Larson Family. The winner will be announced March 10 and be awarded a $150 winery gift certificate, redeemable online or at the winery. The winning entry will be displayed at the winery during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Enter your limerick online.

Larson Family Winery: 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, 707-938-3031, larsonfamilywinery.com

Petaluma Woman’s Club, March 14 and March 21

The Petaluma Woman’s Club will host two St. Patrick’s Day celebrations for women, with feasts and entertainment, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 14 and 6:30-9 p.m. on March 21. The celebration on March 14 is $25 and will include a traditional Irish meal and music by Mike Carini. RSVP by Saturday, March 9. The March 21 event, $30, will include an Irish feast and entertainment by Petaluma’s Keenan Irish Dancers. Prizes will be given for the best green attire and for the best Irish joke told. RSVP by Saturday, March 16. Email membership@petalumawomansclub.com to RSVP for either event. Please note: These events are open to all women, but are not co-ed. The Petaluma Woman’s Club hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as a Crab Feed and an Italian Dinner, that are open to everyone. 

518 B St., Petaluma, 707-762-4271, petalumawomansclub.com

Perch + Plow, March 15-17

Santa Rosa nightclub Perch + Plow will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with a 21+ event, from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., March 15-17. Each night, resident DJs will play live music to dance to and there will be green cocktails for purchase. Cover charge at the door is $5 for women and $10 for men. VIP tables and bottle service will be available.

90 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, 707-843-3582, perchandplow.com

Dutton Estate Winery, March 15-17

For those looking for libations other than beer this St. Paddy’s Day, Dutton Estate will host a weekend-long “Leprechaun Tasting,” featuring estate wines and hard apple cider, at select times from noon to 3 p.m., March 15-17. The festive tasting will be paired with sweet and savory treats. Tastings are $55 per person, $35 for club members. Reserve on CellarPass.

8757 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol, 707-829-9463, duttonestate.com

Petaluma Elks Lodge, March 16

The Petaluma Elks Lodge No. 901 will host a St. Patrick’s dinner for members and guests starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Appetizers and a no-host bar will open at 5 p.m. and the corned beef and cabbage dinner starts at 6 p.m. The Petaluma-based Keenan Irish Dancers will perform for the evening. The event is $25 per person and tickets are presale only, with limited seating. Purchase tickets online.

2105 South McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, 707-763-0901, elks901.org

Leanna Lindsay takes part in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Healdsburg, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)
Leanna Lindsay takes part in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Healdsburg. (Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)
Pat Davis died his beard green for the St. Patrick's Day parade in Healdsburg, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)
Pat Davis died his beard green for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Healdsburg. (Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

Healdsburg St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

The city of Healdsburg will celebrate the holiday with a St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 7 a.m. on Healdsburg Avenue followed by a celebration on the Plaza. Don your festive greens to march in the parade starting at Sanderson Ford (453 Healdsburg Ave.), which will head around the Plaza and back. The festivities on the Plaza, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include live music, children’s crafts and Irish step dancing by the Shiloh Step Dancers.  

Downtown Healdsburg, healdsburg.gov

St. Patrick’s Day 5K

Fleet Feet will present its annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K starting at 10 a.m. at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa. Irish dancers will kick off the holiday festivities with a performance at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Little Leprechaun Loop at 9:30 a.m. Post-race celebrations — including music, activities, beer or root beer, sponsor giveaways and a judged costume contest — will open as the first finishers arrive.

The chip-timed race is open to all ages and abilities, and participants will receive a commemorative finisher medal and mug. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. Registration fees for the 5K are $20 for youth 12 and under and $55 for people 13 and up. Register on Race Roster. Morning registration and packet pick-up for racers will be held, starting at 8:45 a.m., at Old Courthouse Square.

Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, srcity.org

John Gerhardt runs toward the finish line of the St. Patrick's Day 5K on Santa Rosa Ave. near Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Sunday, March 13, 2022.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)
John Gerhardt runs toward the finish line of the St. Patrick’s Day 5K on Santa Rosa Ave. near Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa. (Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)
Runner Zachery Woods runs along A Street during the St. Patrick's Day 5K in Santa Rosa, on Sunday, March 16, 2014. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)
Runner Zachery Woods runs along A Street during the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Santa Rosa. (Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)

The Goose & Fern

Santa Rosa’s new British pub Goose & Fern will host St. Patrick’s Day festivities, from noon to 11 p.m., with traditional Celtic music, corned beef and cabbage dinners, and plenty of Guinness.

116 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, 707-843-4235, facebook.com/gooseandfern

Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

The well-known St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Murphy’s Irish Pub will include the traditional Irish dishes and drinks on its regular menu as well as an evening of free live music. Sonoma-based acoustic band Wildflower Weed will kick off the music festivities at 2:30 p.m., Lynne O and The Riots will perform at 5 p.m. and the fairly new Sonoma supergroup Groove Incident will close the night, starting at 7:30 p.m.

464 First St. E., Sonoma, 707-935-0660, sonomapub.com 

Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley

The Sonoma Valley Rotary will host a “Luck o’ the Irish” raffle and St. Paddy’s Day dinner celebration from 4-9 p.m. at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall. Raffle winners can win up to $10,000 in cash. Raffle tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from Rotarians or at Crown Cleaners on Broadway in Sonoma. Tickets for a traditional Irish corn beef and cabbage dinner (vegetarian option available) are $50 each and include one glass of beer or wine. There will also be a cash bar for additional beverages. Proceeds benefit education and nonprofits in Sonoma Valley. Purchase dinner tickets online.

The Rotary Club is also sponsoring a Leprechaun Hunt — in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance and Kid Scoop News — until March 15 at participating Sonoma businesses. Kids can find and take pictures with the hidden leprechauns to win a prize. Check the Rotary’s Facebook page for updates on businesses participating in the Leprechaun Hunt.

For dinner/raffle: Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St. W., Sonoma, sonomavalleyrotary.org

Salt & Stone

Kenwood’s Salt & Stone will serve a corned beef and cabbage dinner special on St. Patrick’s Day. Advanced reservations are recommended for holidays. Reserve on OpenTable.

9900 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-833-6326, saltstonekenwood.com

McNear’s Saloon & Dining House

McNear’s will host its 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 3-5 p.m. at its downtown Petaluma saloon. The free event will include performances by the Petaluma-based Keenan Irish Dance School, with live music by San Francisco native singer/songwriter Jerry Hannan and his band. Irish food and drink specials will be available for purchase all day.

23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, 707-765-2121, mcnears.com

Brewsters Beer Garden

Irish fusion band Celtifornia will perform live music from 1-4 p.m. at Brewsters Beer Garden for St. Patrick’s Day. 

229 Water St., Petaluma, 707-981-8330, brewstersbeergarden.com

Kiwanis Club of Windsor

Windsor’s Kiwanis Club is bringing back its corned beef and cabbage drive-thru dinners this year, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Windsor Community United Methodist Church. The meal, which includes all the trimmings of a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, is $25. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis programs. Reserve and pay on EventBrite by 9 p.m. on March 12 for pickup on St. Patrick’s Day.

9451 Brooks Road, Windsor, 707-838-6898, kiwaniswindsor.org

Rio Nido Roadhouse

The roadhouse’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party for all ages will feature live music from Sonoma County-based blues and jazz band Spike Sikes and His Awesome Hotcakes from 1-4 p.m., with no cover charge. A $17 corned beef plate — which includes slow-cooked corned beef brisket with cabbage, carrots, red potatoes and housemade Irish soda bread — will be served all day starting at 1 p.m. until food runs out.

14540 Canyon Two Road, Rio Nido, 707-869-0821, rionidoroadhouse.com

Coast Kitchen

Coast Kitchen at Timber Cove Resort will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner special starting at 5 p.m., open to hotel and non-hotel guests. The dinner will include smoked brisket, mashed potatoes and braised greens. Irish-inspired cocktails and beers will be available for purchase. Reserve your spot on Resy.

21780 Highway 1, Jenner, 707-847-3231, coastkitchensonoma.com


Sally Tomatoes, order by March 14 

Catering service Sally Tomatoes will have a St. Patrick’s Day menu for delivery. The holiday meal includes corned beef and cabbage, butter potatoes, carrots, Emerald Isle salad with green goddess dressing and housemade soda bread. The St. Patrick’s menu is $17.50 per person, with a 15-person minimum. Order by March 14 at the latest; delivery available March 11-17. Call to place your order.

1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, 707-665-9472, sallytomatoes.com


Nom Nom Cakes

Bodega Bay-based Nom Nom Cakes has St. Patrick’s Day specials available this season, including green funfetti cake pops with gold sprinkles, almond flavored sugar cookies shaped as shamrocks and beer mugs, and “Luck of the Irish” chocolate cupcakes — filled with Irish whiskey ganache, frosted with Baileys buttercream and decorated with four-leaf clovers, gold sprinkles and gold-wrapped chocolate coins. Order online for delivery or pickup. 

390 Calle Del Sol, Bodega Bay, 805-350-0680, nomnombaking.com