Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this weekend, which means it’s time to dig out your green clothes and accessories from your closet and make some plans ASAP. So with that in mind, here are 8 exciting Saint Patrick’s Day events happening in Vancouver this year.

CelticFest Vancouver 2023

 

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While details on this year’s CelticFest are still in the works, the quintessential celebration is taking place from March 11th to March 18th this year, and includes a two-day festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th. So mark your calendars & stay tuned via their socials for more info!

When: March 11th to 18th, with a two-day festival on March 17th and 18th
Where: Multiple venues, TBA
Cost: Varies per event

The Road to Dublin: St. Paddy’s Weekend Party РFreehouse Collective

The Road to Dublin: St. Paddy’s Weekend Party is set to shake things up at Freehouse Collective pubs across the city. From special menus and entertainment to a grand prize draw for a trip to Dublin, there is plenty of fun to be had.¬†Revellers can enjoy features on Guinness, Harp, and Jameson all weekend along with a menu of Irish favourites like corned beef hash, colcannon, bangers & mash.

Scratch tickets are also available with the opportunity to instantly win food, drink, and gift cards.

Where: Freehouse Collective pubs

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Brews with Views at Sea-to-Sky Gondola

 

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Sea to Sky Gondola is celebrating the occasion with Brews with Views, featuring live music from Celtic band, the Whiskeydicks. From 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Friday, March 17th, visitors can enjoy a slew of local craft beer and ciders, along with culinary Irish-inspired favourites like Bison Shepherd’s Pie, Beef and Guinness Stew, and Ale Cake with Brown Butter Apple Sauce, to name a few.

Note that pre-registration is required.

When: Friday, March 17th
Where: Sea to Sky Gondola

Saint Patrick’s Day at Vancouver Odd Fellows

The historic Vancouver Odd Fellows Hall is hosting a night of Irish entertainment and dancing on Saturday, March 18th, as a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish foundation. The event will commence at 7 pm and include live music by Canada’s leading Celtic Folk rock band, Blackthorn, as well as the Watt Irish Dancers.

When: Saturday, March 18th
Where: 1443 West 8th Avenue
Cost: $31.97

St. Paddies LinkUp 

 

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For just $10, you can enter one of the city’s best Saint Paddy’s Day parties at Elysium Nightclub, and enjoy $6 highballs and $7 tequila shots – if you’re looking for something more than beer.

When: Friday, March 17th
Where: 1443 West 8th Avenue
Cost: $10

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl¬†

Who’s ready for a pub crawl?? Starting at the Lamplighter, this crawl will take bar patrons to four of the best pubs in Gastown, as well as one nightclub – all of which are included in the price of one ticket. Tickets are going fast, so if you’re thinking of going, now’s your chance to snag some last-minute tickets before they sell out.

When: Friday, March 17th
Where: 92 Water Street
Cost: $54.58

St. Patrick’s Day – Cail√≠n & Marcus O’Laoire¬†

Jika Jika presents an evening with Ireland’s undisputed Queen of Techno, Cail√≠n, along with Marcus O’Laoire and Vancouver resident Mossy at the Hollywood Theatre in Kits. Tickets are now on sale – so snag some while you can!

When: Friday, March 17th
Where: 3123 West Broadway
Cost: $44.31

St. Patrick’s Day Boat Party¬† Cruise

And if you want to take this party to the water, The Burrard Queen is once again setting sail from Vancouver’s pier in False Creek for a night of the hottest music and nightclub vibes. Ticket sales end soon, so if you’re interested, act quickly!

When: Friday, March 17th
Where: 760 Pacific Boulevard Dock A
Cost: $68.58

And that’s the list, Vancouver. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!