Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Mississauga
St. Patrick's Day is here, and we know that it's not just the Irish who get geared up for this fun celebration. For those who aren't aware, St. Patrick's Day was originally celebrated in honor of - you guessed it - Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. March 17 is the date traditionally known as his death day, but the date became a Christian Feast Day in the early 17th century, since he was the missionary who converted many of Ireland's inhabitants to Christianity.
Now, thanks to the luck of the Irish, we Mississaugans celebrate the day as well, decked out in green gear and probably ingesting pints and pints of Guinness. But where in the world (or, on a smaller scale, in Mississauga) should you go to celebrate St. Paddy's? Here are some of the best parties in the city.
As you walk into the Brogue, you realize it's bigger than it looks from the outside. This Irish pub has been a mainstay in Port Credit for 15 years and by look of how busy it gets, it's here to stay. As you look around the Brogue, you can't help but notice how diverse the crowd is. It's popular among people of all ages. To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, they have live music starting at 1:00 p.m. and Irish dancers performing at 5:30 p.m. The Toronto Kitchen Party will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and run until 1:45 a.m.
4) Cooper's Pub
Where better to spend St. Patrick's Day than at a traditional Irish pub? Nowhere, that is! Luckily, Cooper's Pub has multiple days scheduled for the green festivities - today and tomorrow (which is officially St. Patrick’s Day). If you head over to Coopers today or tomorrow, you’ll get to enjoy specials on the Guiness family of beers, Irish dancers and live music. There will be multiple shows all day and night on both days, so there will be a lot on tap for the weekend.
If you're from Streetsville, you're not going to want to miss the St. Paddy's party at Cuchulainn's. With long lineups each year, the pub heats up its outdoor tent to make sure there's plenty of room to celebrate. The party begins on Friday with a live performance from Matt Zaddy (Zaddy the Paddy). On March 16 and 17, attendees can check out performances by Zaddy, Joash Paul & Jeremy Tozer and Heather Christine.
This pub is definitely a go-to for anyone looking for a great Irish party—especially on St. Paddy’s Day. It’s also well known for its food. Fancy a feast? Be sure to try their traditional Irish stew, which has been rated one of the best in the city by our insauga crew -- and make sure to grab a pint of Guinness (which has been said to be poured to perfection)!
Isn't it true that beer tastes better when it's green? You can get your green pint at Failte, as well as the true Irish treatment. Since St. Patty’s falls on a weekend, Failte is doing it up from March 16-18 and is kicking things off with a Guinness bash on March 16. Attendees can expect Irish dancing and a personalized Guinness glass engraving with the purchase of Guinness pint. On March 17, Irish dancers will perform off and on throughout the day, starting at 12:30 p.m.