Coronavirus Fears End Gaslamp Event
Organizers of ShamROCK made the announcement on Thursday before the party, which was to have taken place on Saturday, March 14. Here is the statement:
Our loyal ShamROCKERS!
At the direction of California authorities, we must sadly announce, due to COVID-19 concerns, WE WILL NOT BE CELEBRATING SHAMROCK 2020.
While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health. of our guest, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
For 26 years, we have been jiggling with all of you on the streets of the Gaslamp with the proceeds benefitting the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, a small non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The proceeds of ShamROCK are crucial to our ability to serve and create programming for the community and our visitors as well as to protect our historic Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.
“It breaks our heart that after 26 years, we won’t be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with you but we will look forward to returning to the Gaslamp with more Irish festivals than ever before!
As you can imagine, we are processing this change in events as quickly as possible. We will have an official statement by this Friday at 4 p.m., on the process for ticket options.
WISHING EVERYONE HEALTH AND GOODWILL AND SENDING EXTRA IRISH LOVE DURING THIS TIME.
At the time of this writing, the St. Patrick’s Day parade and party with a beer garden and bands, set for the same day (start time, 11 a.m.) on the edge of Balboa Park, is still on as scheduled.