St. Paddy’s Day hits the Glebe this weekend with neighbourhood parade, parties

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There’s gonna be a whole lot of green this weekend in the Glebe.

It’s almost Patrick’s Day yet, and we’re celebrating Irish culture in style – with a massive parade, road races, green beer and a rockin’ Beau’s Brewery Bash inside the Aberdeen Pavilion this Saturday.

Don your greenest green this Saturday for the 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which gets moving at 11 a.m. from City Hall before it travels down Bank Street to culminate at Lansdowne. Get here early and scarf down some green eggs and ham at one of our many delicious restaurants before grabbing a front row spot along Bank Street to catch the vibrant parade.

Before the parade floats by, cheer on racers as they cruise through the neighbourhood for the St. Patrick’s Day Road Races. There’s still time to sign up for one or two-mile races for both individuals and teams. Click here to register.

The Irish celebration kicks into high gear at noon when Beau’s Brewery blows the lid off the Aberdeen Pavilion with a raucous party featuring traditional Irish fare, loads of beer, and some stompin’ good tunes courtesy of The Mahones, Irish Moutarde and The Beatdown, among other acts.

The party also features a number of interactive events, like the Stein Hold Struggle competition to see who can hold a glass of beer for the longest. Brush up on your Irish Stepdance, because there’s an Irish dance-off with highest kicks and fastest feet challenges.

Are you a beer know-it-all? Take part in the TriviAle and see what you know about Beau’s rich history. The day will be filled with Irish fun, so grab your tickets and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Click here for tickets.

Also on Saturday, take in a traditional Irish Dinner and Céilí at the Blessed Sacrament Church from 5:30 p.m. until midnight. Eat delicious Irish stew, bread and tea. Later in the evening, dance to the award-winning Ottawa Céilí Band, with the dances being called by expert instructor Carol Ann Bowers. The night also includes performances by the Ottawa Irish Dance School, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Click here for tickets.

It’s already shaping up to be the perfect St. Paddy’s Day in the Glebe. Come and join us this weekend!