Capetonian culture is as diverse as they come, the city becomes engulfed in a sea of green and gold this St. Patrick's Day as supporters head to local pubs and hot spots for a classic pint of Guinness.
Come out and celebrate this Irish tradition and don't forget to wear green and gold or a leprechaun might pinch your bottom.
Check out some of our other St Patrick's Day events happening in South Africa:
- St. Patrick's Day Pretoria 2019
- St. Patrick's Day Johannesburg 2019
- St. Patrick's Day Durban 2019
- St. Patrick's Day South Africa
Don't forget to check out what's happening Today and this Weekend in Cape Town.
St. Patrick's Day in Cape Town
The city of Cape Town is pulling out all the stops this St. Patrick's Day from bar crawls to delightful Irish inspired dinners, the party doesn't stop until the early hours of the morning.
St Patrick's Day Quiz Night @ Ashford Clubhouse
As part of The Ashford Clubhouses 50th celebrations come and test your knowledge.
Inviting all members young and seasoned to come and enjoy the evening with them. There will also be prizes for best dressed on the night!
- Cost: R50 pp (Teams of 6/8)
- When: 15 March, from 7pm
- Venue: Ashford Clubhouse, Sweethome Rd
- More Info: Facebook Event
St. Patrick's Weekend Events
This coming St. Patrick's Weekend The Simon's Town Country Club will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Dinner (Friday 15th) serving Traditional Irish fare, accompanied by a Live performance from Cat Simoni.
On St Patrick's Day they are having a Potjie / Braai Day with an Irish theme with music by DJ Tuff Daddy. Green Beer Specials will be included in the festivities for the weekend.
- Cost: Free Entrance
- When: 15 - 17 March, From 6:30pm daily
- Venue: Simon's Town Country Club, Main Rd, Simon's Town
- More Info: Facebook Event
St. Patrick's Day #atBEERHOUSE on Long
Join Beer House this #StPatricksDay for their ANNUAL green party!
Expect awesome live music from their epic resident DJ's. Epic discounts on selected dark beers and FREE ENTRY!
- Cost: FREE
- When: 16 March, 4pm - 2am
- Venue: 223 Long St, Cape Town
- More Info: St. Patrick's Day #atBEERHOUSE on Long
St Patrick's Celebration Weekend
At Ellington's, they're gonna have a great time celebrating St Patrick's Day this year, & they'd love y'all to join them.
Saturday 16th they will be live bands on stage, Sunday 17th is the Open Mic & Free Pool Evening - all accompanied with the opportunity for you to win some awesome Guinness prizes.
- When: 16 - 17 March, From 7pm
- Venue: Ellingtons, 31 Northumberland St, Bellville
- More Info: St Patrick's Celebration Weekend
St Patrick's Weekend Celebrations. 16th & 17th March
Come and celebrate the Traditional St Patricks Day weekend @ The Fox...where the "craic" is mighty.
Giveaways, drinks specials Guinness on Tap, Draw for "Shamrockin' cake, Taste of Irish flavours & lots more...
Kick starting the weekend of with Friday 15th OZONE Maresa May & Morne in the bar 9 till. Saturday 16th from 13h00 with Absolutely Fabulous Lisa Mynx & Sean Styx Nunan rocking some great Irish favourites. Party on the night with DJ CeeJay, Dress in your best green and you could win a spot prize..
Sunday St Patrick's Day,in the Restaurant from 13h00 Roy Paul Robeck & Sumare. Dig out your green and be Irish for a day🇮🇪☘💚
- When: 16 - 17 March, From 11am
- Venue: Johnny Fox's Pub & Restaurant, Bothasig Mall, Tafelberg St
- More Info: St Patrick's Weekend Celebrations
ST Patricks Day @ Vortex Club & Grill
Vortex Club & Grill invite you to celebrate all things green this ST. Patrick's Day.
There will be plenty of beer, food specials and green themed cocktails and shooters all day! Patrons are urged to wear green in order to stand a chance to win some big prizes. The poker starts at 6pm sharp.
- When: 17 March, 12pm - 2am
- Venue: Vortex Club & Grill, 53 Main Rd, Claremont
- More Info: ST Patricks Day
Ghibli St Patrick's Day
Enjoy the luck of the Irish and celebrate St Patrick's Day with Ghibli Pool Bar & Lounge.
Get into the festive spirit with themed drink specials, live DJ and delicious canapes🎧🍻 St. Paddy’s best dressed prize up for grabs which includes a dinner voucher for 2 people and a bottle of Irish Whisky.
- Cost: R195 pp (Includes canapes & a welcome drink)
- When: 17 March, 3pm - 9pm
- Venue: The Ghibli Pool Bar & Lounge, 22 Riebeek St, Cape Town
- More Info: Facebook Event
St Patrick's Day-Cape Town celebration with Irish SA Association
IRISH SONG & DANCE: Am so looking forward to St Patrick's Day 2019 when I will be doing my third media relations gig for the Irish South African Association. Do meanwhile please diarise Sunday 17 March 2019. It will be my pleasure to attend the Cape Town leg of these popular global celebrations.
Clue: Irish song and dance set against an iconic Mother City backdrop, with more Irish dancing merry-making in a popular Cape Town theatre. Look out for online bookings through www.quicket.co.za closer to the time. Updates will start being posted from January 2019.
Seven members of Cnoc Na Gaoithe performing in Beijing during their Chinese tour! Eleven members are coming to Cape Town and Johannesburg during St. Patrick's Week.
- Cost: TBC
- When: 17 March, 10am - 9pm
- Venue: Cape Town
- More Info: St Patrick's Day-Cape Town celebration with Irish SA Association
Celtic Rhythms with Cnoc na Gaoithe from Ireland; optional lunch
The President Hotel are excited to announce that they have something VERY SPECIAL for the Irish community and all those who enjoy Irish music, song and dance.
A troupe of eleven young, world-renowned dancers, musicians and singers from Ireland will be visiting South Africa and performing for you on St Patrick's Day this year. The Guest of Honour for the event will be Katherine Zappone TD, Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
Cnoc na Gaoithe (phonetically pronounced Cunnock na Gwee) has toured widely, returning recently from hugely successful performances in China and the USA.
There is also the option of joining uthem for a traditional Irish lunch before the show, consisting of gammon and colcannon (creamed potato with chopped spring onion), Irish Cream creme brulee and tea or coffee, for just R200. The meal will be served at 12.45 p.m.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a show not to be missed.
- R250 pp (Members)
- R300 pp (Non members)
- When: 17 March, 12:45pm - 5pm
- 072 846 3724
- Venue: President Hotel, 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay
- More Info: Celtic Rhythms with Cnoc na Gaoithe from Ireland; optional lunch
St. Patricks Day Celebrations outside of Cape Town
The spirit of St. Patrick's Day has reached the smaller cities within the Western Cape, these are our top picks of St. Patrick's Day activities around Cape Town.
St. Patrick's Day @ The Happy Oak
It's St. Patrick's at The Happy Oak!
This year we're going bigger than ever before with not just a day but a whole weekend of St. Patrick's celebrations!
- When: 15 - 17 March, from 12pm
- Venue: The Happy Oak, 62 Andringer St, Stellenbosch
- More Info: St. Patrick's Day @ The Happy Oak
GREEN PARTY Re-Unite
For those who could not attended the BIG GREEN PARTY in 2017, GOOD NEWS!
They will be having one this year again, but this time bigger and Greener!
For those who where there, they look forward to having you back to re-live those fun memories and add to the memory box! All the usual activities will be there, Prizes for the best dressed, lucky draws, live entertainment (both arranged and those unexpected shows that only adult beverages can provide) and Games.
This event was one of the most fond memories shared, and organisers look forward to blowing this year out of the water!
- When: 16 March, 6:30pm - 2am
- Venue: Die Afdak Pub, 213 Main Rd, Strand
- More Info: GREEN PARTY Re-Unite
St.Patrick's Double Day
St Paddies will have you seeing double this year!! That's right - 2 whole days of pure Irish partying!
It's your lucky days - crazy specials:
2 x Guinness - R60
Leprechaun - R25
2 x Jose Cuervo - R25
Springbokkie - R10
Irish today - hungover tomorrow!
- When: 16 - 17 March, 11am - 2am
- Venue: Aandklas Stellenbosch, 43a Birdstraat, Stellenbosch
- More Info: Facebook Event
St Patrick's Day at Havoc Tap and Grill
Come join Havoc Tap & Grill on St Patrick's Day for some epic fun and lively Irish celebrations.
Green beer, Irish grub, promotions and lots of prizes is the order of the day with good "craic".
- When: 17 March, 11am - 10pm
- Venue: Havoc Tap & Grill, The Village Square, Wellington
- More Info: St Patrick's Day at Havoc Tap and Grill
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