Downtown Upland Hosts California Irish Festival on March 12

12717204_969473686422866_7886546013875955800_nSt. Patrick’s Day will arrive a few days early this year in downtown Upland, which will be home to the inaugural California Irish Festival on Saturday, March 12.

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Upland will turn Irish. Four city blocks surrounding the gazebo at Second Avenue and Ninth Street will be filled with Irish cuisine, food trucks, family fun, vendors, live Celtic music a beer garden and whiskey bar. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Celtic sounds of Wake The Bard and Fox and The Red Hares will fill the air throughout the day, while vendors will offer a wide array of merchandise. Food vendors will include the Lobos Truck, My Delight Cupcakery, JoJo’s Grill a Dog, Rolling BBQ Barn, Scoops on Tap and Kafe Royal.

More than 20 different craft beers will be featured at the Irish beer garden, including brews from Hangar 24, Dale Bros., Knee Deep Brewing, Tap It Brewing, Brew Rebellion, No Clue Brew, Rök House, New Belgium and more. J. Riley Distillery will offer an assortment of Irish and other whiskeys and whiskey cocktails for sampling.

Presented by BierBuzz Events, a portion of proceeds from the California Irish Festival will go to the Historic Downtown Upland Merchants Association to help revitalize downtown Upland, and to Pints For Pitties.

More information and pre-event beer and whiskey tasking tickets are available at www.CaliforniaIrishFest.com.