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St. Patricks Day In Vancouver: What to Do in 2024

St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver falls on March 17, and throughout the week, various Irish celebrations unfold, including the vibrant Vancouver’s CelticFest, lively pub parties, and a medley of Irish-themed events.

In the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day season of 2024, expect a range of festivities and an assortment of other engaging events.

Here’s what’s in store for St. Patrick’s Day 2024 in Vancouver.

Saint Patrick’s Day in Vancouver: Events and Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Vancouver Boat Party

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Get ready for an electrifying St. Patrick’s Day Boat Party hosted by Vancouver Boat Parties

Dance to live DJs, enjoy a premium bar, and revel in the stunning Vancouver skyline views as you cruise through False Creek, English Bay, and the inner harbor.

Don’t miss the largest and most vibrant St. Patrick’s Day boat celebration in town!

CelticFest Vancouver

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Spanning the week of St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver and the surrounding weekends, CelticFest Vancouver presents an array fantastic of events.

This Celtic festival embraces the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, offering a great lineup of concerts, whisky tastings, live musical performances, and vibrant street parties.

Immerse yourself in the cultural festivities of the Vancouver CelticFest, celebrating the essence of Celtic traditions.

Shamrock ‘N Race

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Mark your calendars for March 17th, 2024, when Burnaby Lake will once again play host to the Shamrock ‘n Race. 

Embrace the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day by donning your vibrant green attire, and join in on this annual fitness-friendly run amidst the beauty of nature.

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While the schedule for the 2024 runs has yet to be finalized, considering the pattern from previous years, it is likely to resemble that of 2023.

To delve deeper into the details of the Shamrock ‘n Race and to secure your spot for the run, simply visit the Tryevents.ca website.

St. Patrick’s in Victoria

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Don’t miss out on the vibrant Victoria St. Patrick’s Day Festival scheduled for March 10, 2024.

Sponsored by the local Thrifty Foods grocery store chain, this annual celebration unfolds on Government Street.

The festival boasts family-friendly games, lively entertainment, delectable food vendors, diverse market stalls, and even bouncy castle-style inflatable slides for the younger attendees – making it an enjoyable event for all.

Blarney Stone Irish Pub

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On March 17th, The Blarney Stone, nestled in Gastown, becomes an extraordinary venue, hosting its renowned St. Patrick’s Day festival. 

The festivities kick off with a delightful Irish brunch and extend until the following day. 

This event boasts an encompassing live music acts, DJ performances, and captivating Celtic dance showcases, creating an animated ambiance both within the pub and along the neighboring streets.

In all my St Patricks Day in Vancouver experiences, this has been the best!

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Ready For St. Patricks Day In Vancouver?

St. Patrick’s Day 2024 in Vancouver promises to be a remarkable celebration of Irish culture and community spirit. 

From the lively parade and delectable Irish cuisine to the captivating music and engaging activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

As the city embraces its multicultural essence while celebrating a rich heritage, Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day offers a memorable and heartwarming experience that brings people together in the name of festivity and togetherness.


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