Ottawa
Irish Festival

March 7 to 17, 2019

St.Patrick's Parade

March 16

The Parade starts at 11am from City Hall down Laurier Street to Bank Street to Lansdowne Park where the party is. 


The Grand Marshall for the parade is Lewis Ward, kicker for the Ottawa REDBLACKS

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Events

Proclamation Of The Festival

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Free Event

Join the Mayor Jim Watson and other dignitaries to help us kick off the Irish Festival. We will have entertainment, food and fun. Meet this year’s Grand Marshall for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 


The ceremony will be held at Ottawa City Hall and it will start at 4:30pm and will wrap up at 6:30pm.  

Children's Irish Party

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Free Event

This fun event is geared towards young families.  Come and celebrate your Irish heritage with fun crafts for the kids, a magician, mascots, snacks and fun. 


This event is in partnership with Pajama Patrol. Entrance is a new pair a pajamas or a donation to the Pajama Patrol.


The event will be in the Scavi of St. Patrick’s Basilica from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Author's Day

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Free Event

Authors Day is presented by the Irish Seniors Social Group.


Sile Concannon is our featured author for 2019. Sile is from County Clare and is currently teaching in the Celtic Studies Department at University of Ottawa. She will be speaking from her thesis regarding women in Irish historical novels.


A lunch will be served followed by her presentation. All is welcome. Bring your friends. 


It will be starting at 10:30 am. At St. George’s Parish Hall, 415 Piccadilly Avenue in Ottawa. 

Paint Night

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Each 12" x 16' sign is $55 with $15 being donated to a wonderful cause!


Join us for a fun evening and create your very own handcrafted rustic sign, with plenty of our help (no experience required).


Deadline to submit a design is March 10 by 6pm with a payment of choice and a design.


Email transfer to ootwwithcathy@gmail.com password is IRISH if prompted.


Order form https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Ng0coELoF8TEU0Mndzb3RrMG05YVA1c21qQmJtcEF6X000/view?usp=sharing


It will be held at 310 Patrick's Street, St Brigid's Centre for the Arts at 6:30pm.


Pick A Design To paint

St. Patrick's Party

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Tickets are $29 + service fees for adults (19 and up) and it includes your first drink. 


For those 18 and under, tickets are $5 + service fees. Anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult.


Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party at Lansdowne Park will feature live music from The Mahones, Irish Moutarde, The Beatdown, É.T.É, and Mountain Tay, 12+ Beau’s beers (plus guest taps), Irish-inspired eats & themed music + dance!


12:00pm-10:00pm at Lansdowne Park

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Bus Trip To Montreal

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$50.00 per passenger

Join us to defend our title at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal. We will travel to Montreal and participate in the Montreal St. Patrick’s Day Parade at noon then celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Montreal on your own. 


Register to Tracey Dixon

traceydixon2011@gmail.com 


The bus will leave 9:30am from Ottawa City Hall. We will return to Ottawa at approximately 6pm.