St. Patrick’s Day, the day set aside for indulging in green beer and corned beef and cabbage,  is one week away. Do you have plans? If not let us help you with some celebratory activities — and a word of caution.

The celebration kicks off on Saturday, March 16 at the Cabazon casino with Flogging Molly, a seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles led by Irish vocalist Dave King. The band  is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. at the  You might not know them by name, but you will likely recognize some of their hits such as “Drunken Lullabies” or “Seven Deadly Sins.” You can learn more here. 

Coachella Valley Brewing is extending its hours on St. Patrick’s Day. The brewery will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. serving $4 Green Kolschellas and $5 Chavelas. Live music, giveaways, and food by KUMA are also on the agenda. Learn more here.

On March 15, the ribbon will be cut on O’Caines Irish Pub, 36101 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce is welcoming everyone to the 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting, which will be followed by the doors opening to the pub for appetizers and a cash bar. Celebrants are encouraged to wear green. Learn more here.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Sunnylands, the former 200-acre Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, will feature a concert by Celtic Quake. The group will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Celtic instruments and pub sing-alongs.  Bring your own chair, blanket, and food and drink – but keep the green beer and other alcoholic beverages at home. 

The Draughstman in Palm Springs will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music. It will serve $3 green beers and $5 Jameson shots from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.

In Indio, Big Rock Pub will showcase a performance by bagpipe player Marine Sandpiper, the sak band Spankshaft, and Irish rockers the California Celts. The music begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Loving All Animals. For more information, click here.

If you know of other St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, let us know and we will add them to the list.

At the risk of being a buzz kill, remember that drinking to excess can be deadly.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day can include drinking—even drinking to excess.

Although many people enjoy moderate drinking, defined as 1 drink per day for women or 2 for men, drinking too much can lead to an overdose. An overdose of alcohol occurs when a person has a blood alcohol content (BAC) sufficient to produce impairments that increase the risk of harm.

Know the Critical Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning:

  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or the person cannot be roused
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (fewer than 8 breaths per minute) or irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, and paleness

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