Looking for the best place to welcome in St Patrick’s Day with a beautiful top of the morning? Melbourne could be just the spot you’re after.

Here is a guide to some of the events organised for March 17 – book your Melbourne International Airport car hire now and make plans to party with the best of them.

Guinness is the ultimate St Patrick’s Day drink, and the beer brand recommends spending the day with the trifecta – a cold Guinness, a great pub and your mates.

Dan O’Connell Hotel party

For the past 130 years, a tradition has grown in the city and many people start off this festive day with a traditional and delicious Irish breakfast at the Dan O’Connell Hotel.

That is not the end of the excitement you can spot with a rental car in Melbourne. You can head to the outdoor stage of this hotel and experience the best entertainment on offer – there will be Irish dancing galore, not to mention the Colonials Celtic Folk, Strating Sisters and Claymore band who will be performing.

Food will be available all day long and promoters promise that the “Guinness will be flowing. To be sure, to be sure”.

St Patrick’s Family Irish Day Out

Taking place the day before St Patrick’s Day, on the 16th of March, this event is one way you can celebrate your Irish heritage with the entire family – no Guinness required.

Here, you can enjoy family friendly entertainment options such as Irish dancing, music and face painting.

This event takes place in the Wonderland Fun Park and you can enjoy all the entertainment options this location can offer as well as a few extras.

Why not have a go on the Wacky Worm Roller Coaster, Dodgem Cars, Crazy Wave, Jurassic Inflatable, Drop Zone and Carousel, among others?

Then let the kids go wild with green fairy floss and slushies. This event runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m, so you have all day to let them burn it off!

P.J. O’Brien​’s Pub

You might not see any leprechauns here, but this pub will certainly invite you to embrace your inner Irishman or woman.

You can celebrate here in style, with the best-tasting Guinness in Australia, as well as traditional food and entertainment that will last well into the night.

The pub breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. so make sure you bring your appetite and prepare for a potato or two.

The Wharf Hotel

An Irish menu, live music and other competitions are all on offer at this hotel, located in Melbourne’s Docklands suburb.

Keep an eye out for the door prizes on offer – and make sure you check in your Guinness glass for a shamrock. This will put you in the draw to win a prize.