7 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Ottawa

Paint the town green with these upcoming St. Patrick's Day events in Ottawa!
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Get ready to embrace the luck of the Irish in Canada’s capital as Ottawa gears up for a vibrant celebration this St. Patrick’s Day! From exciting performances to delicious beer and pub grub, the city is bursting with green-themed events that promise fun and festivities for everyone.

Let the shamrock spirit take over as we explore our top 7 events guaranteed to make this St. Patrick’s Day one to remember in Ottawa!

What better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than The Rainbow?

Join Ottawa cover band, Hunks and Punks, for an afternoon of live music. They’ll be playing a mix of Irish, Maritime, and Classic Rock! Sing, dance, and share a toast with your loved ones.

Purchase tickets here.

Date: Sunday, March 17 from 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Location: 76 Murray St, Ottawa

Cost: $10+HST

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Darcy McGee’s in Kanata! Enjoy giveaways, live music, pints and delicious pub grub.

Date: Sunday, March 17 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Location: 655 Terry Fox Dr, Ottawa

Cost: No cover fee

Photo Credit: @darcymcgeeskanata

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music, great company, and of course, delicious beer at Overflow Brewing Company. East Coast Experience will be bringing their unique blend of Celtic tunes to keep the party going all night long. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event!

Note: The event is sold out but you can still join the waitlist here

Date: Saturday, March 16 from 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Location: 2477 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa

Cost: $30

Are you feeling lucky enough to party with the queens?

Don’t miss this special St. Patrick’s Day edition of Drag Brunch at Zak’s Diner on Elgin St! Enjoy performances by Ottawa drag superstars, Sunshine Glitterchild, Saltina Shaker, and YETI, as well as Aimee Yoncé Shennel from Season 4 of Canada’s Drag Race.

Click here for tickets.

Date: Saturday, March 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: 220 Elgin St, Ottawa

Cost: $20

5. St. Patrick's Day at Brigid's Well Pub

Plan your weekend celebrations at Brigid’s Well where you can enjoy traditional Irish music, pints, and craic all day!

Multiple bars will be open throughout the venue and the pub doors open at 10 a.m.! 

Date: Saturday, March 16-Sunday, March 17 from 10:00 p.m.-late

Location: 310 St. Patrick St, Ottawa

Cost: No cover fee

Get ready to shamrock and roll at Cultures Comedy Club’s St. Patrick’s Day comedy extravaganza! Grab your squad for a night of laughter, leprechauns, and lucky charms as you enjoy performances from some of the funniest comedians in town.

Grab a bowl of Lucky Charms, wear your greenest outfit, and get ready for a magically hilarious night!

Click here for tickets.

Date: Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Nuvo Lounge 295 at 295 Dalhousie St, Unit 1, Ottawa

Cost: $12 for General Admission, VIP Bottle Service Packages are also available

The Aude Dubliner is a go-to local Irish pub for St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and you can enjoy an incredible lineup of live music starting at 11:00 a.m. 

There will also be “St. Practice Day” celebrations on Saturday, March 16th with live music starting at 11 a.m., Irish dancers around 2:30 p.m., and free horse and carriage rides between The Aude Dubliner and Heart & Crown ByWard from 12:00-3:00 p.m..

You can also enjoy festive events happening at the other Heart & Crown Irish Pub locations across the city (ByWard Market, Preston, and Barrhaven) on March 16-17. These pubs are guaranteed to be busy so be sure to arrive early! 

Date: Sunday, March 17 starting at 9:00 a.m.

Location: The Aude Dubliner is located at 62 William St, Ottawa

Cost: No cover fee for The Aude Dubliner 

St. Patrick's Day decorations on a table at a Heart & Crown Irish Pub.
Photo Credit: @heartandcrown

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