It’s time to rock the green clobber and party with Paddy as we welcome a day of celebrating Irish culture this St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s our roundup of events for you to dance, sing, laugh, pray, and even dress up like a leprechaun while you celebrate all things Irish around the city!
Hong Kong’s First St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Join members of the St. Patrick’s Society and their families at Hong Kong’s first St Patrick’s Day Parade, featuring Chinese, Irish, and Scottish dancing, Dragon Dancers and Kung Fu groups, as well as marching bands. Make sure to wear something green and bring a friend or two. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!
When: March 15, 2-4pm
Where: Tamar Park
How Much: FREE
Traditional Songs with Dargle
For the third year running, four piece Irish band Dargle will get you singing as they play a traditional live music session at Delaney’s in Cyberport on the day and again on Tuesday night in Wan Chai if you still feel the spirit of St. Patrick. As always guest musicians are very welcome. Watch the sun go down with a few cold ones to the sounds of Ireland’s finest.
When & Where: March 15, 3pm onwards (Delaney’s, The Spire at the Arcade, Cyberport, Pokfulam)
March 17, 7pm onwards (Delaney’s, One Capital Place – 18 Luard Road, Wanchai)
How Much: FREE
St. Patrick’s Day Stand-Up Comedy
Nobody cracks a joke quite like the Irish and three of the nation’s funny men are here to prove it. Let Colin Murphy, Ian Coppinger, and Colum McDonnell dazzle you with their razor sharp wit during a night of 100% Irish live comedy stand-up. Grab a pint and watch them raise the roof this St. Paddy’s day. And don’t miss out on the pre-show buffet for ($150 from 7-9pm) and happy hour drinks from 6-7:30pm.
When: March 19 (8pm), 20 and 21 (9pm)
Where: Tamarind, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
How Much: $340
St. Patrick’s Day Mass
Gather together for St. Patrick’s Day morning Mass followed by a cup of delicious Irish coffee and tea in the Parish Hall. There will also be a wreath laying ceremony at The Cenotaph at noon.
When: March 17, 10am
Where: The Cathedral on Caine Road
How Much: FREE
Grab a leprechaun costume and turn the streets of Lan Kwai Fong green alongside hundreds of the mythical fellas at Hong Kong’s first ever Operation Leprechaun. Organised by the teams behind Solas, Kinsale, and Rula Bula (all Irish nationals who now reside in Hong Kong), the event will raise funds for charity by selling Leprechaun suits for just $200 to anyone wanting to get in on the magic.
The suits are available for purchase now at Rula Bula, Solas, and Kinsale Restaurant in Kennedy Town and all profits will go directly to Foodlink, which re-distribute hot food to those in need in Hong Kong, and the Laura Lynn House in Dublin, Ireland, which cares for terminally ill children.
Anyone who purchases a suit will also get one free standard drink on the evening of the event at Rula Bula. So what are you waiting for, follow the rainbow to find your pot of gold … in the form of a pint.
When: March 14, 3pm onwards
Where: Rula Bula, G/F 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Central
How Much: Suits cost $200 each (with a redeemable voucher of one standard drink at Rula Bula)
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