St. Patrick’s Day in Niagara Falls

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St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, March 17th, 2024.

About St. Patrick’s Day 

Every year on March 17th, the Irish and the non-Irish alike, observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture.

St Patrick’s Day marks the anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick, who was born in the year 387. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period, he became very religious and after six years he fled back to his family.

Later in his life, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He is said to have played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity and in ridding the island of snakes. St Patrick is buried under Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down, and is one of the three patron saints of Ireland. The other patron saints are St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought to Canada by Irish immigrants. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is celebrated, but is not an official holiday.

Here is a few things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Niagara Falls:

St. Patrick’s Day Global Greening

St Patrick's Day Illumination

Niagara Falls will turn green for 15 minutes starting at the top of every hour (7:30pm to 2:00am) on St. Patrick’s Day as part of Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” program. The Egyptian Sphinx and Pyramids, the London Eye, the Empire State Building, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are just a few of the world’s most famous monuments going green.

Niagara Falls Illumination

March 17, 2024Top of every hour for 15 minutes 7:30pm to 2:00amSt. Patrick’s Day Green
March 17, 202410:15 – 10:30pnNational Poison Prevention WeekLime Green

Click here for all Niagara Falls illumination times.

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More Events on St. Patricks Day

Orchid Display Niagara Parks

Orchid Show
March 9th – April 29th, 2024
At the Floral Showhouse see over 1,500 expertly grown Phalaenopsis orchids, the event is filled with bright colours and gorgeous blooms that will offer a warm escape from the lingering winter temperatures.  This year’s Orchid Show draws inspiration from the upcoming  Solar Eclipse.

40th Annual St. Patricks Day Celebration
March 15th 2024 from 5PM – 11PM
Join us at the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, presented by the Niagara Falls Ancient Order of Hibernians in New York!

St. Patrick’s Day Family Hike
March 17th 2024 at 1pm
Come join us for a hike through the central Glendridge Quarry Naturalization geosite and along the Escarpment to Hydro Hill, and then back through the Brock Univeristy campus. 

CBC Kids Book Club Live
March 17th 2024 at 1-3pm
Coming to the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue! Come meet your fave CBC Kids pals Janaye, Tony, Gary the Unicorn and Daniel Tiger as they share their love of reading. 

Try Your Luck at Niagara’s Casinos

It’s all about the luck of the Irish luck on St. Patrick’s Day. What better way to commemorate the occasion than by heading over to one of the nearby Casino’s to try your luck at one of your favourite casino games.

Live Music at Doc Magilligans

Address: 6400 Lundy`s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T6

Doc Magilligans Niagara Falls


Join us for the best & most authentic celebration in Niagara!

  • All day entertainment including a bagpiper
  • 19+ only as of 11am
  • No cover charge
  • No reservations
  • Limited menu offered (includes a traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal)
  • Overflow space in Niagara Golf Lounge
Daryl Gray
Mar. 17th @11am
The Danny Boys Live Gig
The Danny Boys
Mar. 17th @5pm
The Postmen
The Postmen
Mar. 17th @9pm

March 14

  • Irish Whisky Nosing & LMT Connection

March 15

  • O’Deadly’s

March 16

  • 11am Six Nations Rugby 2 matches
  • 4pm Irish Dancers
  • 5pm The Postmen
  • 10pm Daryl Gray & Claddagh

March 17

  • 11am Daryl Gray
  • 5pm The Danny Boys
  • 9pm The Postmen

St. Patrick’s Day at KELSEYS Original Roadhouse on Clifton Hill

St. Patrick's Day in Niagara Falls

Come join us on St. Patrick’s Day for green beer and fun!

Did you know over 13 Million pints of Guinness are consumed globally on St. Patrick’s Day? KELSEYS Original Roadhouse carries that popular Irish stout, including 20 more beers on tap!

St. Patrick’s Day at Boston Pizza Clifton Hill

St. Patrick's Day in Niagara Falls

St. Pat’s at Boston Pizza Clifton Hill! We will have Green Beer! Don’t miss a fun night out at Clifton Hill’s biggest bar!  For more information check the Boston Pizza Clifton Hill website or on the Boston Pizza Facebook Page here.

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz & Trivia

Do you believe the “luck of the Irish” is with you? Take this quiz and find out the answer to that question…and more!

Top St. Patrick’s Day Activities in Niagara Falls

Niagara Speedway
Wild West Coaster
Niagara Helicopters
Niagara Zipline
Dino Adventure Golf
Niagara SkyWheel
Fallsview Waterpark
Greg Frewin Theatre
Wizards Golf
Great Canadian Midway
Ripley’s Museum
Zombie Attack
Bird Kingdom
Bird Kingdom

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