Did you know? It was emigrants, particularly to the USA, who make St. Patrick’s Day into the holiday we know today. Boston held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1737, followed by New York City in 1762.
Below we’ve included a few events to help you celebrate all things Irish along with some interesting facts about this longstanding celebration.
Mar 14. St. Patrick’s Day Loft Party. $15. stacktmarket.com
Mar 15. Guinness St. Paddy’s Day Toronto. Live music, outdoor patios, free pancake breakfast and more. spdcanada.com
Mar 15. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starting at 12pm at Bloor St. and St. George St. stpatrickstoronto.com
Mar 15. Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Race. 10K, 5K and 1K kids run or walk. Steam Whistle Brewing. achillesstpatricksday5k.ca