How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Calgary Alberta

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and we can't wait to bask in a little Irish luck! Calgary, Alberta may be a wee bit far from Ireland (6,600 KM separate Calgary and Dublin!), there are still plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day right here in the city! For those looking for some inspiration, here are some recommendations:

  • Spend the day at St. Patrick's Island! It just seems obvious, doesn't it? St. Patrick's Island is full of parks, pathways, art installations, and more. Rent a scooter or take a stroll. The trees are starting to bud and greener pastures are on the horizon, so get a head start on enjoying the fresh spring air by spending the day basking in it. 
  • Check out an Irish Pub! Calgary is home to so many Irish pubs, all of which will be in full swing on St. Patrick's Day! Stop by for some traditional Irish food, beverages, music, and fun! Just make sure to arrive early, because these places get packed with people looking to celebrate.
  • Get Ready to Run! The St. Patrick's Day Road Race is one of the first big races of the year here in Calgary. This year they are raising money for Diabetes, so go enjoy a run, raise money for a good cause, and then go out to celebrate afterwards. 
  • See if you have Irish Luck! Trivia nights are abundant on St. Patrick's Day. Get together a team of friends, and test out your trivia prowess. Make sure to dress in green to avoid a pinch!
  • Plan your next (or first) Ireland pilgrimage! Skip the crowded streets and stay home to plan a trip to Ireland. Ireland has so much to offer: incredible history, castles, breweries, coastal wonders, island beauty, and so much more. There is truly something for everyone in Ireland. Check out Tourism Ireland to start your planning!

What do you look forward to on St. Patrick's Day? 

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