St. Paddy’s Day Round-Up

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The time for green beer, green hats, Irish tunes, comfort food and good times has nearly arrived! Raise a glass (or two) to the occasion at some of the celebrations happening around Nova Scotia in honour of St. Patrick’s Day.

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Molly Malone and Danny Boy – you’ll want to raise a few pints in merry song as well. PropellerGarrison, Saltbox Brewing Company, Meander River  Farm & Brewery, Boxing Rock Brewery, Schoolhouse Brewery, Wayfarers’ Ale, Sober Island Brewing Company and Rare Bird have some great local ales to help with your celebrations.

If you’re hosting a party, we also have some fun recipes for Paddy’s Day cocktails.

The Union Street St. Paddy’s Day Party

Catch the live performance by Broke with Money at The Union Street for your St. Paddy’s day celebrations. Performance starts at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Durty Nelly’s

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The best day of the year, extended into an entire, legendary craic-filled weekend at Durty Nelly’s. Get your free breakfast with a 7 AM Club pin, between 7 and 8 a.m. Plus their patio will be open! Full entertainment listing coming soon.

The Stubborn Goat

Start your day of fun off the right way by making brunch reservations at The Stubborn Goat. Ride out the rest of the day with some live music, Irish brunch features and plenty of ale.

Paddy’s Pub & Rosie’s Restaurant

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Go green for Paddy’s Day at Paddy’s Pub! There will be an all day Irish celebration with live music and good cheer. Performers appearing in the pub: 12 to 3 p.m. Gordon Tucker, 4 to 7 p.m. Paddy’s Irish Session Band and 8 p.m. to close Jack MacDonald.

Lane’s Privateer Inn Annual Fundraiser

Lane's Privateer Inns

One of the best St. Paddy’s Day parties on the South Shore! Support the Milton Dambusters and have a great time doing it. Live music with the Shenanigans, a silent auction, prizes for costumes, a pub menu and green beer all at Lane’s Privateer Inn!


Celebrate the Irish holiday maple-style at The Wolfville Farmer’s Market. They have tapped into their roots and are featuring all things maple for Maplicious. Join in on a maple feast of delicious treats as well as a kid’s spring craft activity.

Feeling Festive in The Kitchen?

Your Paddy’s Day party needs a feature cocktail! Try out some of these unique, delicious and most importantly GREEN recipes to wow your guests.

Touch O’ Green

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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. Not to mention the perfect shade of shamrock green! Recipe here.

Basil Smash


This refreshing drink will turn heads at your St. Patrick’s day soiree. Made with Coldstream Clear Distillery vodka, lime juice and basil leaves, this drink is quick and easy to make. Recipe here.

Spring Dew

Spring Dew

Made with honeydew, elderflower liqueur, Ironworks Amber Rum and a few other special ingredients, this recipe is a must have addition for the Paddy’s Day of your dreams. Recipe here.

Top of the Morning

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The luck o’ the Irish will be on your side if you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Nova Scotia sparkling wine. This super easy, tasty, green recipe was created by Morris East. Recipe here.

Drunken Nova Scotia Oyster

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This Nova Scotia version of an oyster shooter is designed to capture the flavours of the sea (saltiness and minerality) and the earth. Sociable! Recipe here.

*REMINDER: Always enjoy beverages responsibly – book a tour or have a designated driver.

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