St. Patrick’s Day is here. It’s been two long years since the pandemic did away with in-person events. As COVID-19 restrictions lift in the city, here are some (in-person) ways you can celebrate the festivities in Toronto this week.

  • Brazen Head Irish Pub: March 17, 11 a.m. to the wee hours, 165 East Liberty St.

This Liberty Village pub famous for its drag brunches will be hosting the “ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Party, with live music, party favors and, of course, shenanigans.”

  • The Pint Public House Toronto: 277 Front St.

St. Paddy’s Party at The Pint is a three-day extravaganza with Irish activities. The pub is offering $8 pints of various beers including Guinness. They’ll be joined by Indie 88.1 FM for a live broadcast right from their patio on March 17. You’ll need a reservation.

  • St. James’s Gate Irish Pub: March 17, 5140 Dundas Street West

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the pub has Irish dancers performing from the Johnson Dance Academy and musician Greg Wyard. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

  • Madison Avenue Pub: week-long celebrations, 14 Madison Ave.

The longstanding Toronto pub of over 35 years is kicking off their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17. ‘Three Lucky Nights’ presents live performances, drink samples, a DJ dance floor. Tickets are $5 at the door.

  • Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub: 14 Duncan St.

The iconic Irish establishment has a four-day roster full of celebrations, from St. Patrick’s Day to Lucky Charm Day on Saturday and a parade after-party Sunday.

For those looking for their comedy fix, famous Toronto comedians will “get their turn in the hot seat to get viciously and hilariously roasted by one of their peers — they just won’t know which one it is until they take the stage!”

The event will be hosted by Amanda Custodio and Sebastian Fazio. Tickets are $20 at the door.

  • Stout Irish Pub: ‘The Big Return’: March 17, 11:30 am to 2 am, 221 Carlton St.

The historic Cabbagetown craft beer spot will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish dancers, live music and special prices on Irish alcohol.

  • The Grand Marshal’s Ball: March 17, 7 pm and onward, Revival Bar, 783 College St.

A celebration of Irish music and dance, this semi-formal event will be hosted by the St. Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto where the Graham Irish Dancers and The O’Deadlys will showcase their skills.

The $100 ticket to this event in support of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will include two drink vouchers, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle for a trip to Ireland.

  • Guinness SPD: March 19, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., 11 Polson St.

Dubbed ‘Canada’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party,’ Guinness will host festivities that range from live bands, photo booths, interactive games, airbrush tattoo artists, and more. Tickets range from $26 to $34.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 12 pm on March 20

The iconic parade has been a staple of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the city, complete with floats, music and Irish dances.

This year, the parade will start on the corner of St. George Street and Bloor Street West, before turning south on Yonge Street and finally west on Queen Street, finishing at the parade stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

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Toronto is painting the city green and we would love for you to share with us how you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

With files from Akrit Michael

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