St. Patrick’s Day in Calgary

St. Patrick's Day in Calgary

Leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, rainbows and a lucky pot of gold are all symbols of the Irish. St. Patrick’s Day was a day originally celebrated by the Irish on March 17th to honour St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Now celebrated in many countries around the world, it is a day to celebrate all things Irish and enjoy a drink or two (including a pint of green beer!). May the luck of the Irish always be with you.

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Contents:

  1. Sweet Treats
  2. Events
  3. Pub Specials and Related Events

I. Sweet Treats

 

1. The Sweet Room YYC

Treat yourself or someone special with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed smashable heart by The Sweet Room YYC. The smashable treat includes 4 classic white hot chocolate surprises and 200ml bottle of Baileys! If sweets and treats are more your taste, then get Green Velvet Cupcakes, Pistachio Bundt Cake, gold-dusted Oreos drizzled and chocolate-dipped Oreos with a St Patrick’s Day theme and more! Order via Instagram. Details

Evanston, Calgary

2. Pretty Sweet

This local bakery is offering a wide selection of St Patrick’s Day treats, including the cutest-themed donuts! Chocolate rainbow, vanilla marble and lucky charms are just a few of the flavours, as well as sugar cookies that look just as beautiful as they are delicious. Where pretty meets sweet. Be sure to order ahead as they are currently only offering curbside pickup. Details

536 42 Ave SE, Calgary

3. Ollia Macarons & Tea

Calgary’s first boutique macaron patisserie, serving French macarons with a modern touch. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they are not only serving macarons but also offering other delicious, sweet treats such as the Lucky Charms cookie sandwich – the perfect treat for kids (and adults!) to celebrate St Paddy’s. Details

810C 16th Ave SW, Calgary

II. St. Patrick’s Day Events

 

1. Pub Quiz Night: St Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Paddy’s day at the zoo with an adult’s only event where you can enjoy an evening of beers, cheers and quizzes, including a quiz on all things “green.” The evening includes an Irish Pub-style dinner and live game rounds. Explore the zoo grounds before settling down at your table for two, where you will take part in a pub-style meal and trivia game.

March 17 & 18, 2021

210 St. George’s Drive NE

2. St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

The Original St. Patrick’s Day Road Race is virtual for 2021.
In support of the Calgary Road Runners and the Canadian Diabetes Association, the now virtual race begins and ends at the Glenmore Rowing Club, North Glenmore Park. However, nothing stops you from walking/running/racing on your own preferred 5K or 10K course.

March 12 to 21, 2021 | Whenever you choose.

your own preferred 5K or 10K course

3. Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Master Class

A virtual St. Patrick’s Day Master Class is being offered over Zoom by the Spirits manager. Three whiskies will be featured from Irish distilleries, all starting with the lucky letter “T”: Tullamore, Teeling and Tyrconnell.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 6:30PM – 7:30 PM

$10 + Whisky

III. Specials at Pubs

1. Best Irish Pubs in Calgary

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, here are 15 Irish pubs where you can book a table (following COVID-19 restrictions) in Calgary this year.

2. Kilkenny Irish Pub

Kilkenny’s is celebrating and serving Irish-themed fare and spirits all week long. From March 16 to 20, stop in for a pint and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way. Details

March 16 to 20, 2021

#500, 3630 Brentwood Rd NW

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The Kilkenny Irish Pub

3. James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant

Look forward to celebrating by booking some in-house dining (available on a first-come, first-serve basis). If you would rather stay home, the James Joyce is offering an at-home St. Patrick’s Day Party Package, available through Skip the Dishes or by curbside pickup. This package includes: 2x Guinness cans, McCaffrey’s Ready-to-bake Irish wheaten bread, along with some other celebratory items.

114 8th Avenue S.W. (Stephen’s Avenue)

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James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant

4. THE JOYCE ON 4TH IRISH PUB

 

Celebrating all week long from March 16 to 20 with nightly prizes and festivities. Traditional and modern Irish fare is being served, including Irish lamb stew, Guinness BBQ wings and The Irishmen Pizza. On March 17th, they will be live streaming Dropkick Murphys Concert from Boston at 5pm March 17th. Experience a true St. Patrick Day experience with Green beer, Guinness on Special, and Irish Fare! Details

March 16 to 20, 2021

506 24 Ave SW

 

5. LIMERICKS TRADITIONAL PUBLIC HOUSE

Since Limericks had to cancel St. Patrick’s Day last year, they want to do it up BIG this year with a celebration lasting all week long. Celebrate from March 16 to 20 with games and prizes to be won, along with some of the best Irish concerts, streamed in live. Details

March 16 to 20, 2021

7304 Macleod Trail South

6. Jameson’s Pub

St. Patrick’s Day festivities are starting at 10 a.m. with a $10 Irish Breakfast. Beer specials on Guinness and Alexander Keith’s will be offered throughout the day. And to make the celebration that much better, a DJ starts at 2 p.m. to round off the day. Details

17th Ave & Brentwood, Calgary

7. Craft Beer Market

Instead of happy hour, join Craft for “lucky hour” with $4 drinks and eats from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. Also, don’t miss the $8 Guinness and O’Hara’s Irish Stouts, and $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots! Details

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 | 3 – 6 pm and 9 pm – close

345 10 AVE SW; 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary, Calgary

8. Burwood Distillery

Burwood Distillery started as an idea between friends and blossomed into a common vision to celebrate Alberta’s agriculture by bringing world-class spirits to Calgary. A Burwood, St. Patrick’s Day kit is available that features either vodka or gin, a lime juice from Cherry Pit YYC, and a bottle of SPIRDUST – a green edible cocktail shimmer. Details

4127 6 St NE #15, Calgary

$34.99

 

 

9. Citizen Brewing Company

Specials are running all day, including a braised beef Irish stew. Also available for takeout is a dinner for two for $70 including lamb shanks, bread pudding and Wicklow Nitro Stout. Order online before they sell out. Details

227 35 Ave NE, Calgary

 

 

For more events, happening this weekend, see this weekend in Calgary.

 

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    1. Chandra

      SOGO Adventure Running is having a Try-It event at Pearce Estate Park. Find some leprechaun gold and have fun running around outside with your family. Details at http://www.sogoadventurerunning.com/events.html

      March 8, 2018 at 12:43 PM
    2. Martin

      Don’t for get Calgary’s Most Authentic UK Style Pub, The Dog & Duck Pub… These guys pour the Best Guinness in Town.

      March 16, 2019 at 9:43 PM
    3. Brad

      Thought this was a family fun (non-drinking) list all i see is bars etc

      March 17, 2019 at 4:56 PM

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