Here are 10 ways to celebrate the greenest day of the year in the city!
Some people spend St. Paddy’s Day drinking green beer like an Irishman while others search for leprechauns with their kids. However you celebrate this year, just remember to wear green, unless you want to get pinched!
Get an early start to St. Patrick’s Day at Fionn MacCool’s, right in the heart of Woodbridge. This restaurant has an Irish fest that includes a special menu ending on March 16. Eat a lamb shank and a shamrock stack to get in the Irish mood! Check out their full menu here: https://www.fionnmaccools.com/en/irish-fest.html.
If you like country music and don’t mind driving north of the city, the band High Court County will be performing in Schomberg, at Scruffy Duck on March 16. For more information on this pre-St. Paddy’s Day event have a look at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/scruffyduckschomberg/events/?ref=page_internal. Website :http://scruffyduck.ca/.
Market & Co.
If your kids love to bake, bring them to Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket. Market & Co. is hosting a fun filled day with sweets, treats and all things green. Decorate and take home all of the Irish themed treats with your kids. It’s not quite in Vaughan, but it’s definitely worth the drive: https://shopmarketandco.com/class/st-paddys-day-kids-treat-making/.
Shamrocks Murder Mystery dinner
Do you want to do something fun, this St. Paddy’s Day but you’re not in the typical pub party mood? The legion of Woodbridge is hosting a Shamrocks and Murder Mystery dinner. On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, discover the murderer in this unique way to kick off the Irish celebrations. For more information on this event, check out the website: https://www.woodbridgelegion.ca/events-1/a02334c5-9c97-4412-93b1-63c1186f9f4a.
The Tickled Toad
The Tickled Toad in Thornhill is also ready for an Irish party. Drink green beer, play pool and enjoy the weekend at this pub. For the menu and more, check out their website: https://tickledtoad.com/.
St. Patty’s Afternoon Tea
Pinkies up! There’s a St. Patricks Day Afternoon Tea party at the beautiful Richmond Hill Heritage Centre. Get ready for finger sandwiches, tiny desserts and fancy teas. To reserve a table for this elegant affair, go to: https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/find-or-learn-about/Afternoon-Tea.aspx.
Just outside of Vaughan in Richmond Hill, the Presbyterian Church will be celebrating the feast of Saint Patrick, with a pancake breakfast on March 16. To learn more about this charitable breakfast, have a look at their website: http://rhpresbyterian.ca/event/pancake-breakfast-14/?instance_id=1389.
Get into an Irish mood with songs and dances in Newmarket. The Flailing Shilaleighs will be performing covers of Canadian bands while adding their Celtic flair. To find out more about this event where popular music meets Celtic music, click this link: https://goo.gl/JF7ynC. Lifetime Fitness Vaughan - Little Leprechauns Kids' Party
Lifetime Fitness' Kid Centre is hosting two Little Leprechauns Kids' Parties on Saturday, March 16. Children ages 2-4 can be dropped off from 10 am-12 pm and partake in a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, and have a pizza lunch. The same goes for children ages 4-11 at 6-10 pm. During this time, mom and dad can leave the building to get stuff done or enjoy a workout. You do not have to be a member to bring your children, however, prices differ for non-members. Call to learn more.
Lifetime Vaughan Website: https://www.mylt.life/clubs/on/vaughan.html.
Celtic Guitarist Performance at McMichael
There will be a Celtic concert performed by Tony McManus at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg. He is a guitarist who tours the world, and is sharing his Celtic talents with Canada on the most Irish day of the year. Check out this website for more information on his upcoming performance: http://mcmichael.com/event/concert-celtic-travels-with-tony-mcmanus/.