7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Green Festival
All things green will share the spotlight during the 7th Annual St. Patricks Day Celebration & Green Festival on Sunday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the O.C. Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa. Combining a bit o the Blarney spirit and eco-friendly living, activities will range a broad spectrum with everything from zero waste, composting, plastic bag weaving to green food, Irish dancers and strolling leprechauns.
Attendees are encouraged to bring and donate their plastic bags to be used for crocheting purposes, reusable bags and sleeping mats for the homeless.
Three Irish dance schools will take center stage with shows all day, starting at 10 a.m. Dancers, many of them world champions, will perform jigs, reels, and soft and hard shoe numbers while donning their academys distinctive colorful costumes.
A host of eco activities and educational opportunities will be presented by Earth Resource Foundation. Local high school and college students will pair up with community groups and businesses to present interactive displays, games, booths and mini stage presentations covering a myriad of subjects. Included will be a Plastic Bag Fashion Show and Contest.
Gourmet food trucks Calbi BBQ, Crepes Bonaparte and Seabirds will be offering special Irish and green food items. The Market Place will offer green beer and lemonade along with green mint ice cream.