8 St. Patrick’s Day events in Toronto that are so good we’re green with envy

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, the city has the perfect event for you.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 19 | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The famous St. Paddy’s Day parade begins at noon at the corner of St. George and Bloor and will last an hour and a half at any given point along the route, finishing outside Nathan Phillips Square. Recognized as the largest Irish-themed event held in Toronto, it will make for a fun-filled affordable family day — get ready for bagpipes, funky floats and plenty of excitement!

St. Paddy’s Haaay LGBTQ+ Dance Party

Friday, March 17 | Rivoli Toronto

Want to be doubly surrounded by your community this weekend? Head over to Rivoli for After Werk Events’ LGBTQ+ St. Paddy’s Day dance party! DJ Sumation and DJ Martina Bósèdé will be bringing the music all night and

St. Patrick’s Day King Street Club Crawl

Friday, March 17 | 510 King St. W.

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration, and so it’s no surprise that a club crawl pops up every year to take you on a drinking tour around Toronto’s most popular clubs! The King Street Club Crawl this year has yet to announce which clubs will be included, but the street is filled with some of the hottest clubs in the city, so prepare to drink, drink and be merry!

Toronto Game Night and Chill – St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Friday, March 17 | FreePlay Toronto 

For the Torontonians who are less about drinking and more about fun, Toronto Game Night’s monthly social will come with a St. Paddy’s Day twist. Start the night with CrowdParty trivia and group icebreakers, then enjoy some free time to play arcade games or open mingling! The cost of the ticket covers unlimited free play all night, and you can stay after 8 p.m. to enjoy the DJ and party at the venue — just remember to wear green!

Best Damn Stand-Up Comedy Show: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Friday, March 17 | SoCap Comedy

Comedy Nuggets is hosting a comedy night to remember on St. Patrick’s Day! Hosted by Yuk Yuk’s Jay Rainville and featuring headliners James O’Hara and Todd Graham from Just for Laughs and Luke Lynndale from Jokers Comedy Club, spend your St. Paddy’s Day celebrating Toronto’s top Irish comics!

St. Patrick’s Day Singles Social

Thursday, March 16 | Come See Me

Want to spend your St. Patrick’s Day week finding your potential perfect match? Toronto Dating Hub is hosting a GTA singles social at Come See Me, featuring icebreaker activities, speed dating, an open mingling option, a digital match form and an opportunity to stick around for the DJ after the event. Attendees are requested to wear “date-ready” attire that incorporates a little bit of on-theme green wear.

Annual Toronto Irish Film Festival

March 24-26 | 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 13th annual festival with eight feature films at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and 31 short films. The festival opens on March 24 with Ireland narrated by Liam Neeson and Nothing to Declare screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

St. Patrick’s Day parties galore

If you’re a one and done kind of partier, there are plenty of places to visit this weekend to get your fill. Canada’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party, Guinness SPD at Rebel, is happening all day on Saturday and includes a Lucky Charms bar and life-sized beer pong. Stick around for Lucky at night featuring the music of DCR Milda and Harper & Stokes, and you’ll get in free before midnight if you’re wearing green! St. Jack’s Day will also be returning to Toybox on Saturday night — get ready for sounds by Trapment and DJ 507!

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