** 3-16-2020 UPDATE**
In accordance with the latest guidance from our Public Health agencies, we will not be providing handwash stations, toilets, entertainment, raffle sales, or any other services which could be interpreted to encourage the public to visit or congregate in crowds this coming weekend. Many tasting rooms, restaurants, pubs, and retailers will be open only for pickups, take-out, reservations, or other limited-service activities. Please check with them individually before visiting and follow us all on social media to see how you can help support our local businesses, sponsors, and vendors during the next few weeks.
Be Safe Everybody!!!!


The Murphys Business Association has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s 28th annual Murphys Irish Day celebration.  We are aware that this will be disappointing for many of you but we are committed to doing whatever we can to keep our community safe. 

Get Updates From Our Social Media

Please watch our Facebook pages @MurphysCA and @MurphysIrishDay for additional information as we are planning on implementing measures to both minimize risk and manage the visitors that we know will be coming to see us that weekend, event or not.  The Murphys Business Association will be placing handwash stations around town over the weekend of the 21st, distributing sanitizing supplies, and posting information from our Public Health Department in town.

Murphys Irish Day 2019 by Christopher Buttner
Murphys Irish Day 2019

Support Event Businesses

We will also be posting ways in which you can support the organizations, businesses, vendors and entertainers who depend on events like this.  If you are a vendor, we will be contacting you directly to arrange to refund your fees and obtain information about how people can shop with you online.  If you are an entertainer or parade participant, we will be contacting you directly with additional information and options.

Murphys Irish Day vendors cancelled for 2020
Murphys Irish Day vendors 2019

What’s Planned for the 21st

We will be extending the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets through the month of March.  The Murphys Business Association will have an information booth on the street by the Native Sons Hall selling raffle tickets and providing information on Saturday the 21st.  There will still be limited entertainment taking place in town but there will be no road closure, no shuttle from Ironstone Vineyards, and no parade or vendors on the street. Downtown businesses are expected to be open as usual for shopping, wine tasting and dining.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that the Luck of the Irish finds you on Irish Day and everyday and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Murphys Irish Day parade cancelled for 2020
Murphys Irish Day Parade 2019

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