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.
Beer and St. Patrick’s Day go hand-in-hand and a beverage for any die-hard traditionalist is not only a certainty it is expected. Indulge in the ritual by checking out some of our local brewing establishments like Sawback Brewing Co a taproom-focused Brewery specializing in small-batch craft beer, they are also presenting live music with Pete Stone. Troubled Monk has an amazing selection of beers, sodas, and distilled spirits. Craft Beer Commonwealth in Gasoline Alley or Red Hart Brewing, (did you know it's their birthday) are great places to celebrate or pick up a Growler of their finest to bring home.
If Stouts are more to tickle your fancy, then Cilantro & Chive Red Deer will be featuring a variety of Stouts from some of your favourite Craft Breweries, they'll even throw in some Irish Reds, and Boozy Shamrock Shakes starting at 4:00 pm.
How about a little entertainment and an Irish meal to chase your troubles away? Bo's Bar and Stage will be hosting a St Patrick’s Day Party featuring the Discmen and some other Paddy Day surprises, book your table now and don’t miss out.
Social 13 Lounge & Bar is bringing in this special day with Wicklund vs Wicklund a local Red Deer band. Join in the celebration with food & drink specials available throughout the night.
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May the luck of the Irish be with you as you celebrate the day with a little adult entertainment at Jackpot Casino, don’t forget to enter in their St Patrick’s cash giveaway, the contest ends at midnight.
Celebrate by heading down to Ross Street Patio between 4:30 and 7:30 for some Live Music by The Red-Hot Hayseeds presented by the Downtown Business Association. There will be free hot chocolate, giveaways and even a photo booth opportunity for you to show off your green.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating by offering half-price admission if you wear green, so gather up your family or perhaps that significant other and head down to the hall for a little play. Afterwards, rent some snowshoes or maybe an electric fat bike and explore the trails behind.
Have you stocked up on your St. Paddy’s Day treats, if not head over to Cafe Millennium or Cakes and Doe for some extra special treats to delight the little ones? Sweet Capone's is also getting into the spirit with their Green Apple soda and Bailey’s Irish Cream Cannoli the perfect combo.
The word is a Leprechaun is visiting Heritage Ranch and depositing some interesting-looking coins all over, check it out as you might catch him in action.
Golfzone has their St. Patrick's Day special with green beer, pizza, wings, check it out space is limited.
If you’re looking for St Patrick’s Festivities, then look no further than Chillabongs Bar and Grill this Saturday, March 19th. See Alice will be performing at their St Patrick’s Day Party so get out your dancing shoes and look forward to a fantastic night of fun and live entertainment. After 2 years, Toad 'n' Turtle Pubhouse & Grill is excited to present their St. Paddy's Day entertainment with the Innisfail Pipe Band and On the Mark DJ starting at 7:00 pm. There will be everything Irish from green beer, Guinness swag and so much more.
Eat, drink and be Irish at one of our member’s restaurants this St. Paddy’s Day or perhaps order takeout and celebrate at home.
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 as we celebrate the greenest holiday on the planet, St Patrick’s Day.