In response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Irish Society of the National Capital Region and Beau’s Brewery have made the difficult decision to postpone the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Ottawa St. Patrick’s Party for 2020. These events were set to take place this Saturday, March 14.

We have been closely monitoring this concern leading up to today. While Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa are still assessing the community risk of transmission as low, the logistics of these events would make it difficult to follow the current recommended guidelines for social distancing. We believe postponing the Ottawa St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party is the right and responsible thing to do.

We understand that this will be a disappointment to those who had hoped to attend, and we very much appreciate everyone’s support of these events. We are still planning to host these events later this year but will issue refunds to any ticket holders who request it. An email with information about refunds will be going out to all ticket holders when ready, we appreciate your patience. We wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day and hope you still find a fun and safe way to celebrate the wonderful traditions of this holiday.