How to Make the Most of St. Patrick’s Day in Kingston

While it may not look like it outside, March 17 is fast-approaching! To help you find fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve put together a list of our favourite recipes, events, and music to get your green on this weekend. There’s something for everyone to do on St. Patrick’s Day, just remember to eat some delicious food, know your limits, and be a good neighbour!


Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like green food! Stock up on green food colouring, and add it to whatever you make and add a little spirit to your snacks and meals. Looking for ideas? Here are our top suggestions for themed recipes:

Lucky Charms Pancakes

Copycat Shamrock Shake

Chocolate Mint Dream Cookies

Community Events:

Kingston Irish Folk Club St. Patrick`s Week Festival

The Kingston Irish Folk Club coordinates great St. Patrick’s Day-themed events every year. Consider heading downtown to watch (and learn!) Irish Dancing, hear some talented live musicians perform, and taste-test delicious Irish dishes.

On-Campus Events:

QCOP St. Patrick’s Day Merch Sale:

Support Queen’s Conference on Philanthropy (QCOP) and pick up some St. Patrick’s Day-themed swag so you can look your best on the big day! They’ll be selling all sorts of accessories, including necklaces, hats, glasses, headbands, and ties at three different times:

Friday, March 14th 11am – 3pm – Leonard Caf


This EngSoc service is green in the best way. Stop by for a lucky peppermint mocha – you won’t be disappointed! Also, try one of their delicious baked goods for a perfect pairing. Check out their website for more information on the sustainability measures taken by this amazing campus service!

The Underground:

Is your secret talent an ability to dance the night away, leprechaun-style? If yes, check out The Underground on Thursday and Friday night! If not, check it out anyway, because who doesn’t love free cover, cheap drinks, and great music?

Don’t miss the St. Patricks Day festivities at Queen’s Pub and Clark Hall Pub on Monday, March 17th!


If you’re looking for some Celtic music, check out 8tracks for free playlists.  Click here to listen to one of our favourites!

However you celebrate, remember that you can always get home safely with Walkhome. Call 613-533-WALK (9255) to request a walk, or visit the kiosk in the Lower Ceilidh of the JDUC.

Fingers crossed for sunny, mild weather – and if you find a four-leaf clover, let us know!

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