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Things to Do on St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver, BC

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver, BC

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Get out your green clothes and shamrocks and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver!

St. Patrick's Day (March 17) has Irish Catholic origins, but its popularity as a celebration of all things Celtic has grown world-wide, making it a favourite holiday among Canadians of all backgrounds. And Vancouverites are no exception!

Use this guide to find the best things to do on St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver 2014.

1. Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade
Image Courtesy of CelticFest Vancouver

Usually held on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick's Day, the Vancover St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts 300,000 people annually, includes 2,000 participants, and features Celtic warriors, clowns, stilt walkers, antique vehicles, horse-mounted drill teams, Irish wolfhounds, and an aerial display.

The next Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday, March 16, 2014.

2. St. Patrick's Day at Vancouver Irish Pubs

St. Patrick's Day Parties at Vancouver Irish Pubs
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Vancouverites love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish beer, live music and food at Vancouver's best Irish pubs. Use this list to find the hottest St. Patrick's Day parties for adults 19+.

3. St. Patrick's Day Events for Kids & Families

St. Patrick's Day Parade Boy
Image Courtesy of CelticFest Vancouver

Want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver with your kids? Use this list to find all-ages St. Patrick's Day events that include all the fun--live music, Irish dancers, Shamrocks--without the green beer and whiskey.

4. CelticFest Vancouver

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Image Courtesy of Vancouver CelticFest

Western Canada's largest celebration of all things Celtic and an annual Vancouver favourite, CelticFest Vancouver is nine days of music, dance, film, storytelling, and workshops that are fun for people of all ages.

The next CelticFest Vancouver runs from March 8 - 16, 2014.

See also: Best Free Events at Vancouver CelticFest

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