Festivals & Events March 8, 2018

Everything You Need to Know for St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in Halifax

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According to legend, Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. Today Saint Patrick’s name is more often associated with green beer and shamrocks. Around the world St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival thanks to the Irish diaspora!

Lucky for those of us spending Saturday March 17th in Halifax, there is SO MUCH going on that the only problem you’ll have is choosing where to celebrate!

We’ve listed our favourite can’t-miss events, live music, local Irish pubs, parties and nightlife – browse through our St. Paddy’s Day 2018 picks to get ready for your best St. Patrick’s Day yet!

Live Music & Pubs

→ Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Friday March 16 – 11:30am-2am
Saturday March 17 – 7am-2am (yes, that is correct – 7AM)
Sunday March 18 – 10:30am-2am
Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub – 1645 Argyle St, Downtown Halifax

“The best day of the year, extended into an entire, legendary craic-filled weekend. Get your FREE breakfast with a 7 AM Club pin, between 7-8am. Plus our PATIO will be open!”

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Into the Night Music Festival

When: March 16-17, 2018
: Olympic Hall – 2303 Hunter St | The Pavillion – 5816 Cogswell St – Halifax Common
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“A two-day takeover on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Into The Night will knock the dust off the rafters, leaving music fans in a frenzy.”

Catch The Flatliners, Like A Motorcycle, Said The Whale, The Town Heroes and MANY more amazing shows throughout the weekend!

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The Lower Deck – St. Paddy’s Day at The Lower Deck

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 11:30am-2am
Where: The Lower Deck – 1887 Upper Water Street, Downtown Halifax

“The Lower Deck will be bringing you three floors of good grub, cold beer, and entertainment to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!”

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Symphony Nova Scotia – Evans & Doherty with Heather Rankin

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 11:30am-2am
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – 6101 University Ave, Halifax

“Evans & Doherty are two of Nova Scotia’s favourite entertainers, with their polished harmonies, merry storytelling, and timeless, toe-tapping Irish tunes. And Heather Rankin is an East Coast musical icon, famed for her soaring voice, heartfelt songwriting, and lengthy international career as part of the multi-award-winning Cape Breton supergroup The Rankins. Now, these two musical forces team up with Symphony Nova Scotia for a lush, lilting, and lively concert of down-home, East Coast, and Irish favourites – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!”

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The Carleton – A Party Boots St. Patrick’s Day w/ friends!

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 12pm-2am
Where: The Carleton – 1685 Argyle St, Downtown Halifax
Cover: $10 ($5 til 5)

“It will be a day packed with music at the Carleton as Party Boots hosts a St. Patrick’s Day you won’t be soon to forget! With a fantastic line-up, drink specials and a low cover for an all day extravaganza, be sure there to get early to soak it all in.”

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Jamieson’s Irish Pub – St. Patricks Day @ Jamieson’s

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 11am-midnight
Where: Jamieson’s Irish Pub, 5 Cumberland Drive, Dartmouth

“Celebrate with us: HRM’s Oldest Irish Establishment”

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→ The Daily Grind Cafe and Art Market – St Patrick’s Day All Day Party

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 10am-2am
Where: The Daily Grind Cafe and Art Market, 1479 Birmingham St, Downtown Halifax


Isn’t that really all you need to know?

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→ Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill – St. Paddy’s Day!

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 3pm-11pm
Where: Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill – 5075 George Street, Downtown Halifax
Cover: $5 at 7pm

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Nightlife & Parties:

Murphy’s the Cable Wharf – Halifax’s Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 12pm-12am
Where: Murphy’s the Cable Wharf – 1751 Lower Water St, Downtown Halifax
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→ Menz & Mollyz Bar – 
Glamazon Generals Present: Celtic Cross Dressers

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 9:30pm
Where: Menz & Mollyz Bar – 2182 Gottingen St, North End Halifax
Cover: $10

“St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday and the Glamazon Generals will be putting on a show to entertain you as you transition from afternoon partying into night partying!!”

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→ Reflections Cabaret – 
St. Patrick’s Day Edition of •THE REMIX 2.0• with DJ Eddie Hedfones!

When: Saturday March 17, 2018 – 10pm-3:30am
Where: Reflections Cabaret – 5187 Salter Street, Downtown Halifax

“Let’s celebrate all that is good and green in this world with a NON-STOP dance party with DJ Eddie Hedfones on the decks playing only the best in dance music, top 40 remixes, house tunes and classic dance floor destroyers!”

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Do you feel ready to take on St. Paddy’s Day 2018 in Halifax?? 

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