St. Patrick’s Day in Red Deer

Whether or not you are of Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved tradition and celebrated worldwide with Stouts, green beer, Celtic music, Irish food and of course who could forget the iconic shamrock, for good luck. Here are some fun ways to celebrate and show off your love of all things green, here, in Red Deer.

The Red Deer Library is a great source for ideas and books to help you and your family celebrate in style, whether it is fun St Patricks’ Day craft ideas you are looking for, or finding stories to read aloud, head down to the library and see what inspires you.

Troubled Monk

Beer and St. Patrick’s day go hand-in-hand and a beverage for any die-hard St. Paddy’s Day traditionalist. Indulge in the ritual by checking out a local brewing establishment like Red Hart Brewing, or Troubled Monk and treat yourself to a pint or two of their finest.

If Stouts are more to tickle your fancy, then Cilantro & Chive Red Deer will be featuring a variety of Stouts from some of your favorite Craft Breweries, they’ll even throw in some Irish Reds, starts at 4:00 pm.

Places like the Toad ‘n’ Turtle Pub House & Grill would be glad to pour you a tall pint of Gat (Guinness). Green beer and Guinness will be on special all day at the Canadian Brewhouse with tons of prizes given away throughout the night, you might even win a trip to Ireland! So raise your gargle (beer) and make an Irish toast for some extra luck, Sláinte (slawn-CHA)!

Dressing up on St. Patrick’s Day is a big part of the fun, places like Parkland Mall are full of ideas and inspiration to make sure you find that perfect green outfit (Leprechaun’s hat optional).

Memphis Blues BBQ House

How about a little entertainment and an Irish meal to chase your troubles away? Bo’s Bar and Stage will be hosting an event of sorts… ‘St. Patrick’s Day in the era of COVID’ they will be live streaming performances by the Dropkick Murphys and offering a variety of specials Bo’s Guinness Wings (2o cents/wing served 1-4 pm), Corned Beef Sandwich, Guinness Stew w/House Biscuit and wash it all down with beer and shot specials.

Although we may not be able to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade this year, you can still watch one online with Dublin, Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Festival. Perhaps you could order ahead and grab some takeout from places like Memphis Blues BBQ House in Red Deer, check out menu favourites like the Memphis Feast platter or their one day only St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer Special and take in the festivities at home.

How about surprising the family and trying your hand at creating a traditional Irish meal? All of the ingredients you need for a classic Irish stew or a traditional Irish boxty (potato pancake) can be found at the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market.

We hope these ideas inspired you to create a day worthy of the tradition itself. So let loose, kick-up your heels, sip your green drink and feast on foods to your heart’s desire this St. Patrick’s Day.

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