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These are the best St. Patrick’s Day events happening across Toronto

Looking to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish this weekend? Toronto has tons of St. Patrick’s Day activities and events to keep you seeing green all weekend long. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in Celtic culture by checking out some traditional music, want to spend some family time outdoors or you’re just looking to sip green beer with friends, we have the perfect event for you.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

The famous St. Paddy’s Day parade begins at noon and will last an hour and a half at any given point along the route. It’s a community event for celebrating Irish culture history and heritage, and has grown to include a number of diverse communities and non-profit groups. It’s recognized as the largest Irish-themed event held in Toronto and will make for a fun-filled affordable family day.

A Very Brazen St. Paddy’s Day

March 1 – March 17 | Brazen Head Irish Pub

Described as a St. Patrick’s Day party 3 years in the making, Brazen Head Irish pub has had a two-week lead-up to St. Paddy’s with featured menu items, beer of all kinds and a day of live music on March 17.

Ultimate Irish Block Party

Thursday, March 17 | 12 p.m.

The “Ultimate Irish Block Party” is being co-hosted by The Rock’n’Horse, The Porch and Dublin Calling. There will be a live DJ, dancing, games and green beer starting at noon, and the event is for those 19+ only.

St. Patrick’s Day with Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost

Thursday, March 17 | 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM at 334 Queen St. W.

For the music lovers, you’re not going to want to miss this performance from one of Toronto’s premiere Celtic acts. Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost have been bringing “music with a Celtic heart” to audiences for years. Inspired by bands such as Great Big Sea, The Pogues, The Dubliners, Flogging Molly and more, their performance is sure to delight and inspire those looking for a little bit of an authentic Irish experience this week.

St Patrick’s Day Comedy show

March 17, 2022 | 320 College St.

Free Times Café is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day comedy event with some of the best comedians in the city, Irish music and some homemade Irish stew. The lineup includes Hannah Veldhoen, Sandra Battaglini, Jam Easy and more!

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk

March 20, 2022 | 255 Bremner Blvd.

After a virtual run in 2021, the annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk is back in person this year! The run is suitable for all ages, and the trail is set to go through the heart of Toronto this weekend for those looking for a family-friendly activity for a good cause! Achilles Canada is a non-profit organization that provides people with various disabilities an opportunity to receive the physical, psychological and communal benefits of running.

Annual Toronto Irish Film Festival

March 25, 2022 | TIFF Bell Lightbox

Keep the St. Paddy’s Day festivities going long after March 17 with the Toronto Irish Film Festival! Celebrate the very best of Irish cinema with the festival that promotes the work of of Irish filmmakers to the Greater Toronto Irish community and the Toronto film festival public.

TIRFF is back with its 12th annual festival with two opening films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and six features and three short film programs to enjoy at home – anywhere in Canada! The festival opens on March 25 with Doineann and Deadly Cuts screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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