Four-clover Calgary

Author: Catherine Dabels

We’re lucky to live in Calgary 365 days a year, but for Calgarians with Irish roots (or the Irish at heart), St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday has us feeling extra lucky this year.  With a little luck and that green clover t-shirt you save for this day, you can find something that suits everyone’s fancy. 

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Calgary Roughnecks take on the Rochester Knighthawks
Wear your green and celebrate with the Calgary Roughnecks. Our lacrosse team takes on New York’s Rochester Knighthawks for a St. Patrick’s Day bash with an awesome half time show, dancers and giveaways.

Calgary Farmer’s Market
Looking for a toe-tapping good time? Grab your lads and lassies and head down to the Calgary Farmer’s Market to enjoy some live entertainment on the main stage. Guess how many coins fill the leprechaun’s pot of gold and win $100 in market bucks.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and fiddler extraordinaire, Natalie McMaster, for some Irish fiddle classics. 

Fun for adults

Irish Whiskey Master Class 
Spend the evening at Willow Park Wines & Spirits celebrating the spirit of the Irish at a special festival highlighting an incredible collection of beers, whiskies and even a liqueur or two. Paired with truly classic Irish dishes so that you can get in the true spirit of the day and feel as lucky as a leprechaun!

Find a Unicorn
A downtown fixture since 1979 and originally owned by the Irish Rovers (and named after their hit song). The Unicorn claims fame as Calgary’s first authentic Irish pub.

Jaunty at the Joyce
The Irish-born proprietors of the James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Calgary collected hundreds of artifacts from Ireland’s history, in order to make every wall in the pub a wonder to behold. Get an Irish history fix while you down a pint of Guinness.

Irish 365

No need to wait for St. Paddy’s Day for all things Irish. These nuggets celebrate all things Irish every day.

From family memorabilia to imported grocery and confections, head to The Scottish Shoppe & A Little Bit of Ireland in Kensington. 

Get in touch with your roots and join the the Irish Cultural Society.  Representing the Irish community in Calgary for more than 30 years, join them for a variety of events throughout the year. 

Now, time to bust out your best brogue, put on your dancing shoes and give St. Patrick’s Day the head toss it deserves. And that’s no blarney.




Grab your lucky hat and hit the streets of Calgary for St. Patrick’s Day

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