Saint Patrick’s Day activities start Friday night at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton.
Starting at 7 p.m., there will be an Irish music session led by John Kearney in the McGettigan & Stewart Room.
Then at 8, the U2 tribute band Joshua Tree will perform. Tickets to the concert are $15.
On Saturday, leading up to the holiday itself, doors open at the Irish Cultural Centre at 1 p.m. with music continuing all day and night. Bands include The Auld Locals, The Green Rovers, Dan Hallissey and a traditional Irish session with Stuart Peak. There will also be Irish dancing by the O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance.
Food, including traditional corned beef and cabbage with plenty of Guinness, will also be available.
Sunday – St. Patrick’s Day – will begin with a hearty Irish breakfast at 9 a.m. and continue all day with entertainment, food, drinks, and more.
The Centre’s inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Irish 5K will begin at 10 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:30 a.m. Live Irish music will commence at 10:30 a.m., including a traditional Irish session with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the Barnburners and Hells Ditch.
Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) games live from Ireland will be broadcast into the wee hours.
Tickets for Saturday after 5 p.m. are $5 and for Sunday are $10. Children under 12 are free.
The Irish Cultural Centre is located at 200 New Boston Drive. For more information, visit www.irishculture.org or call 781-821-8291.