After two long years, St. Patrick’s Day is back in Halifax! Covid-19 had forced bars to close and parade-goers to stay home rather than the usual green beer infused festivities.

This year though, all the classic St. Patrick’s Day hot spots have gotten the go-ahead to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland this March 17th. Irish Haligonians (and those who wish they were Irish) may finally indulge properly in the food, beverage & music of the Irish culture.

Everyone’s ready to get in on the action, so we’ve gathered a list of all the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happening in Halifax this year.

Durty Nelly’s

Durty Nelly’s has a full day of festivities in store this year. Start your St. Paddy’s Day at Halifax’s authentic Irish Pub with a delicious Irish breakfast, free between 7am-8am. Live music begins at 10am and doesn’t stop until close. 

  • Shannon Quinn 10am-1pm
  • Tristan Legg 1:30-4:30
  • Dodge Levatte 5-8pm
  • Tyler Key 8:30-10:30
  • The East Enders 11pm-close

The Old Triangle

Get ready to make your St. Patrick's Day return to the The Old Triangle! Doors open at 7am and they'll be serving up their famous St. Patrick's Day breakfast. Live music will be going on all day long!

The Lower Deck Downtown Halifax

Head down to The Lower Deck for hours of dancing & music on three different floors! Doors open at 11:30am.


First Floor:

  • TJ Myers 2pm-5pm
  • Shawn Birt 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Shaydid 9:30pm-12:30am

 Second Floor:

  • Live Stream of First Floor entertainment

Third Floor:

  • 8pm-11:30pm Paul Lamb

Lions Head

The Lions Head Tavern has big plans for St. Patrick’s Day. Brunch will be served until 3pm and two live shows are on the lineup. Doors open at 10am.

    • Shannon Quinn Trio 2pm-5pm
    • King Street 6:30pm-10:30pm

The Carleton

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening at The Carleton. Shannon Quinn along with father Tony Quinn & Jeremy Finney will perform at 7:30pm. This special St. Patrick’s Day show is free, doors open at 5pm.

The Lower Deck Bar & Grill

The Lower Deck in Clayton Park is celebrating St. Paddy’s with live shows from 2pm-midnight.


  • Colin Burke 2pm-5pm
  • Jordan LeBlanc 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Shawn & Toad From Shameless 9pm-12am

Finbar’s Irish Pub Bedford

Enjoy live music and green beer all day at Finbar’s Irish Pub in Bedford’s Sunnyside Mall. Irish breakfast will be served until approximately 3pm. Cover charge is $8, going directly to the bands. Doors open at 11am.


    • Dusty Keleher & Special Guest 11:30am-2:30pm
    • Ed Grant & Paul Tupper 3pm-6pm
    • Off The Cuff 6:30pm-9:30pm

Finbar’s Irish Pub Portland Hills

Finbar’s Irish Pub in Portland Hills will be opening their doors to celebrate St. Paddy’s at 11am. $10 cover charge will provide you with live music until 7pm.

 Donair Supply will later take the stage for a separately ticketed, special St. Patrick’s Day show. For Donair Supply tickets email indicating the number of tickets needed and your contact number.


    • Michael Lloyd 11am-2pm
    • Mac & Hawes 4-7pm
    • Donair Supply 9pm-12am, ticketed separately $20

Jamieson’s Irish Pub

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Jamieson’s Irish Pub begin at 11:30am. The Hangashores & Sheamus MacNeil will be playing from 5pm-9pm. Cover charge will be $4.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Halifax! Hope your day is spent dancing with friends & family, listening to some Irish tunes and drinking green beer!

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