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 at the Calgary Farmers’ Market. Irish dancing, games and fiddlers. calgaryfarmersmarket.ca
Mar 14. All Things Irish Festival. Beer, whiskey, and liqueur. $40. willowpark.net
Mar 15. St. Patrick’s Day Road Race. 10K or 5K race supporting the Canadian Diabetes Association. calgaryroadrunners.com/st-patricks-race
Mar 17. 2020 ICS St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Live music, Irish dancing and choir. $10. calgaryics.org