Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Nova Scotia

Celebrating St.Patrick’s day in Nova Scotia is always a great time! Here’s some local events, activities and recipes to ensure you have the best celebration yet:


Governors Pub & Eatery:  Enjoy a few pints of local ale in Sydney with Governors Pub for their annual St. Patrick’s Bash – where St. Patrick’s Day is always legendary. You will enjoy live music, Irish open mic, a traditional Irish menu and more!

Paddy’s BrewPub: Enjoy delicious food, drinks and live entertainment this St. Patrick’s day at Paddy’s Brewpub. Paddy’s has two locations which means double the fun!

paddys brewpub st paddys day

The Lobster Shack: The Hopkins Brothers will be at it again this year at The Lobster Shack‘s 3rd Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. Book your reservation now or reserve your take out.

The Port Pub: St. Patricks Day Live Music at The Port Pub with Jon Duggan. It is also Happy Hour at from 3-6 pm and Pasta Night. Enjoy a delicious pasta dish that is “not your average weekly pasta” – like this steak and cheese pasta bake.

the port pub

St.Patricks Day Themed Fundraiser: Lane’s Privateer Inn is hosting a St.Patrick’s Day-themed fundraiser to help support the Liverpool Curling Club. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, green beer, Irish pub supper specials and lots of silly costumes! View event details here.

Activities for the Family

Cooking class for kids: In this St. Patrick’s Day cooking class at The Flying Apron, kids will learn how to cook shepherd’s pie and Irish shortbread cookies.

Fun with your kids: Read Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” and have a fun time with your little ones! Serve green colored eggs with Meadowbrook ham and a green smoothie made from plain yogurt and avocado ( plus a little cinnamon or vanilla to enhance the flavor ).

Treats for the whole family: Treat your family to some St.Patrick’s Day- themed chocolates and chocolate-pops from Just Us!

Just Us Chocolates



Lamb Stew feisty chef
Lamb Stew
: Hearty, rich and delicious, this stew (from The Canteen) is the perfect accompaniment to a pint of St. Paddy’s Day beer – especially a nice stout.

Kale Salad: If you are trying to make your St. Patrick’s Day meal a bit healthier, try this very green kale salad!


Photo of Kiwitini by Ironworks Distillery
: Make St. Paddy’s Day even better with this classy cocktail made with Ironworks Distillery vodka and Arctic kiwi liqueur.

Top of the Morning: Not a big beer drinker? This year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with bubbles. Local traditional method sparkling wine from Blomidon Estate Winery makes this recipe from Morris East the perfect green drink for your festivities!

Touch O Green: Bold, delicious and green. The fresh flavours of kiwi and lime combined with the local notes of Ironworks vodka make for a refreshing and balanced cocktail. It’s the perfect cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and forget about the winter weather.

Irish Red: If you don’t feel like making your own drinks, pick up Propeller‘s new seasonal brew! This Irish Red is a tribute to the legendary red ales of Ireland. It brings together roasted malt sweetness with an earthy hoppiness for a full flavoured yet balanced brew. Whether you’re Irish or “Irish for a day”, this beer will not disappoint.

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