It’s almost that time, friends! Two years later, we finally get to paint the town green again. There are so many St. Patrick’s Day events in Toronto this month in every category you can think of. Hit the streets for a St. Paddy’s 5K race, twirl the night away to Celtic live music, and fill up on unlimited Lucky Charms at Canada’s biggest Irish party, with the St. Patrick’s Day parade as your grand finale.

Here are 10 of the best things to do for St. Pat’s this year in Toronto.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The ‚Äúlargest Irish event in Canada‚ÄĚ is set to make a comeback for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Organizers have announced that this year‚Äôs parade will take place as scheduled on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day. This year, the parade‚Äôs organizers are excited to welcome the public back to the celebration, complete with a marching band and all the bells and whistles.

Where: See the parade route here
When: Sunday, March 20th

The Guinness SPD

After 735 days, Canada’s largest, all-day St. Patrick’s Day party is coming back to Toronto! This event hosts 5,000 green-clad St. Patty’s Day party-goers in downtown Toronto at the massive 45,000 square foot venue with three outdoor patios.

The all-day celebration begins at 11:30 am, and features a complimentary pancake breakfast, live music, an all-you-can-eat Lucky Charms bar, Irish fiddlers, life-sized beer pong, and photo booths spread across the venue.

Where: Rebel, 11 Polston St
When: Saturday, March 19th

80s Dance Party at Sneaky Dee’s

Throw on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie the night away to some of the most popular hits of the 80s! Wear your best 80s look, your best green, or a combination of both. Most importantly, though, bring your best energy and get ready to have some fun.

Where: 431 College St
When: Saturday, March 19th

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Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Race

Toronto’s only St. Patrick’s Day race is back this year in support of Achilles Canada, an organization for athletes with physical and mental needs. Whether you’re running, walking, or cheering from the sidelines, this race is a great way to get outdoors for a good cause. Participants are required to pick up their race kits in advance to help prevent crowds.

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd
When: Sunday, March 20th

St. Patrick’s Paint and Sip

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit early with a boozy paint night at Stout Irish Pub. This beginner-friendly guided painting sesh will help you bring your canvas to life and have a good time while you’re at it. Be sure to stick around for a pint and some snacks too!

Where: 221 Carlton St
When: March 11th, 2022

Toronto Game Night & Chill: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Mix, mingle, and have a good time at FreePlay, Toronto’s 80s-themed arcade. The arcade is hosting a social for St. Patrick’s Day with games, trivia, food, drinks, and plenty of good vibes. Your ticket comes with a whole evening of unlimited gameplay, so get ready to challenge your squad to some friendly competition. Pay in advance to score a discount on admission.

Where: 300 College St
When: March 20th, 2022
Price: From $11.62

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Fiction

Party the night away at this St. Paddy’s Day bash at Toronto’s Fiction Nightclub. With live DJs and $6 beer specials all night long, this is the place to be if you’re ready to paint the town green.

Where: 180 Pearl St
When: March 17th, 2022

Grand Mashal’s Ball

A little something for the real Irish folks! This semi-formal ball is a celebration of Irish culture, music, and dance, making it the perfect activity for a more traditional St. Paddy’s. You’ll be treated to some live Celtic music, Irish dance performances, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the chance to win a trip to Ireland.

Where: Revival Event Venue, 783 College St
When: March 17th, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Party Extravaganza at Juliet

Dive back into the St. Paddy’s fun at Juliet nightclub. Get ready to turn up like you’re the lucky leprechaun himself to the sounds of top 40, EDM, house, R&B, and hip hop. Be sure to accessorize with a pop of green!

Where: 510 King St W
When: March 17th, 2022

St. Patrick’s King Street Club Crawl

What better way to make the most of St. Patrick’s this year than with a King West club crawl? Your wristband will grant you access to four of the hottest events, with priority line access and cover included. All the venues are within walking distance, so no need to worry about transportation. Just show up in your best green and have yourself some fun!

Where: Various locations
When: March 17th, 2022

Have a shamrockin’ good time, Toronto!