Make St. Patrick's Day (March 17) memorable at one of Vancouver's best Irish pubs or St. Patrick's Day-themed clubs with this list of the best Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parties & Events 2016!
For more ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver: Your Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver.
First time in Vancouver? The legal drinking age in Vancouver is 19.
With the exception of the Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade, which is held on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day, all events and parties take place on March 17, 2016.
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The biggest St. Patrick's Day event in Vancouver is not actually held on St. Patrick's Day (March 17), but the Sunday before. The annual Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade has 2,000 participants, including Celtic musicians, stilt walkers and Irish dancers, and attracts over 300,000 spectators. It's free and fun for the whole family. (Check weather reports and bring rain gear, just in case.)
This year, the Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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One of the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Vancouver, the Blarney Stone (216 Carrall Street) throws a huge St. Patrick's Day party on March 17 with green beer, Irish Dancers, full Irish menu, and live music.
Each year, the entire street closes down for an all-day party that runs from 9am to 2am on March 17. The event is all ages until 6pm; after 6pm it's 19+.
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Vancouver Irish Pubs Celebrating CelticFest
CelticFest Vancouver is a ten-day celebration of all things Celtic that includes both the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and live Celtic music at Vancouver Irish pubs.
The Vancouver Irish pubs and clubs that participate in CelticFest each have their own live-music and St. Patrick's Day events, and are the places to party on St. Paddy's Day.
- Doolin's Irish Pub (654 Nelson Street) and The Belmont (1006 Granville Street) team up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish food and a live music line-up on March 17.
- The Irish Heather (210 Carrall Street) is a Gastown landmark that's perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Plus, they have a Whiskey Shebeen!
- Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub (1601 Main Street) has a St. Patrick's Day party on March 17 with all-day live music, Irish dancers, and Main Street Patio BBQ.
- Mahony & Sons has live music on March 17 at all three of its Vancouver locations.
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Aimed at students--tickets are $25 and include transportation between venues--this St. Patrick's Day Club Crawl starts at The Pint Public House and gets you "front of the line" entrance to three more nightclubs (all entrance fees are included in the $25 ticket), plus party favours, prizes and contests.