03/14/2012 01:10 pm ET Updated Mar 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day San Francisco 2012: Our Editors' Favorite Events (PHOTOS)

Since the Bay Area is home to an estimated one million people of Irish heritage, it's no surprise that San Francisco takes St. Patrick's Day seriously.

And this year is no exception.

Between the parade of thousands, the traditional Irish music and dancing, the play about a struggling Irish family, the bars overflowing with green beer and whiskey and the gay redheads party, there is quite literally something for everyone in town.

Check out our editor's picks of Irish events across the city this weekend in our slideshow below: