5 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Vancouver for Adults (19+)

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This weekend is the greenest celebration this side of the emerald isle when Vancouver raises its glass in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Like last year, there won’t be a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Vancouver, but there are still lots of Celtic-themed events going on throughout the weekend.

We already highlighted some of the family-friendly activities, now it’s time for the 19+ crowd! Whether you’re looking for a pint of green lager or a perfectly poured glass of Guinness, check out some of the highlights listed below:

The Blarney Stone’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival
March 17, 2019 from 9:00am – late | Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall Street
Join the biggest annual St. Patrick’s Day party in the city, kicking off in the morning and going late into the night. Starting with an Irish buffet brunch, this indoor and outdoor festival will have Irish pipers, Celtic dancers, face painters, stilt walkers, live music, and lots of prizes. Tickets will only be sold at the door. (More info)

Buy a pint at a local Irish pub
All weekend | Various locations
If it’s just beer you’re after, there are plenty of places to grab a nicely poured pint – green, Guinness or whatever you prefer. Many bars in town are featuring St. Patrick’s Day events, but if it’s an actual Irish Pub you’re after, try one of the local favourites. Some options include: Mahoney & Sons (Vancouver Convention Centre; 5990 University Blvd., UBC; 601 Stamps Landing, False Creek),  The Irish Heather (210 Carrall Street), Johnnie Fox’s Irish Snug (1033 Granville Street), Doolin’s Irish Pub (654 Nelson Street), and The Wolf and Hound (3617 W. Broadway).

Shamrocks & Shenanigans
March 17, 2019 for three shows at 7:30pm | Improv Centre, Granville Island
Join Vancouver TheatreSports League for some Irish fun as they present an Irish-themed improv comedy show. Bonus: Lucky Charm Leprechauns rove the Theatre bringing pots of golden laughs to all they encounter and Celtic Colleen will be improvising custom limericks for guests. The bar will be serving up pints of Guinness, green beer and shots of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey. (More info)

st patricks day in vancouver 2019

The Dreadnoughts Annual Punkstravaganza
March 15 – 16, 2019 | Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings
The Dreadnoughts once again host two nights of local punk/folk/ska/metal at the Rickshaw on St. Patrick’s  Day weekend before taking the stage themselves and pounding out their usual inebriated mayhem. $20/night, $30/weekend pass. (More info)

Annual WISE St. Patrick’s Day Bash
March 17, 2019 at 8:00pm | WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
The return of a legendary Vancouver St. Patrick’s tradition with the one and only Shane’s Teeth (THE Pogues tribute band) and special musical guests. (More info)

Any other St. Patrick’s Day events in Vancouver that have caught your eye? Let us know in the comment section what you plan on doing for St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver!

If you’re looking for more activities that you can take younger kids to, check out our list of family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in Vancouver.

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