St. Patrick's Day Round-Up

Find crafts, recipes, and more in our St. Patrick's Day Round-Up!

Discover dozens of kid-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our round-up!
St. Paddy's Day recipes, Irish traditions, festive crafts, local events and St. Patrick's Day parades are guaranteed family fun.


Make this Leprechaun Quesadilla from

These Irish recipes have easy-to-follow directions for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day feast.  Warning: You don’t have to be Irish to be thanked in kisses for this yummy meal.

Dubliners Shepherd’s Pie
Rhubarb Crumble
Brown Soda Bread
Irish Stew
Leprechaun Lunch

Try these cute St. Patrick's Day snacks from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons:

Leprechaun Fruit Snack
Shamrock Quesadilla

Find more ideas on our Halloween Pinterest Board. Visit our St. Patrick's Day pinterest board for more festive recipes!


Make this day a little extra special with these traditions. 

Celebrate wearin' o' the green this St. Patrick's Day with these traditions and activities:

10 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

A Fun Look at Some Irish Legends

5 St. Patrick's Day Traditions to start with your kids

Find more ideas on our Halloween Pinterest Board. Visit our St. Patrick's Day pinterest board for more ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!


Make these Lucky Leprechauns.

Create cute Lucky Leprechauns the kids can give to their friends.

Craft this cute shamrock for St. Paddy’s Day with green paper, glue and a little glitter.

Make festive Swirly Shamrocks and decorate the house for St. Paddy's Day.

Find more ideas on our Halloween Pinterest Board. Visit our St. Patrick's Day pinterest board for more fun crafts!

2017 Parades and Events

St. Patrick's Day Parades and Running Events.

St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a parade! Enjoy live entertainment, kids activities and much more at these celebrations and festive running events.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:30 am (parade, 9 am-6 pm)
Parade travels up Fifth Ave. from Laurel to Upas Sts., then back down Sixth Ave. to Laurel St. in Balboa Park. Then marvel at the sounds, sights and flavors of Ireland at the family-friendly festival that offers live music and dancing, the Celtic Village, the K-12 Celebration of Ireland art contest, games and rides, and vendors. Free.

Celtic Concert at the Library
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1 pm
Adrienne Nims performs. Free. La Mesa Branch Library, 8074 Allison Ave.

St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run, 4- and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, March 11, 2017
7:45 am
Finisher medals, pizza and beer, awards in each age division and more. $20-$45. Register online. Mission Bay Park, San Diego.

St. Paddy’s Day Craft at Lakeshore Learning Store
Saturday, March 11, 2017
11 am-3 pm
For ages 3 & up. Free. 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego & 702 Center Dr., San Marcos.

Make Your Own Leprechaun Lantern Night Light
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9 am-noon
Each child will be given all the materials to make the magic happen! Free. Adult supervision required. Orchard Supply Hardware, 8780 Navajo Rd., San Diego

North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Noon-6 pm
Save a spot to watch the parade along Broadway or Main Street in downtown Vista, then enjoy family-friendly games and more fun activities on Main St. in front of Cinepolis at the Vista Village Shopping Center. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7 pm
Channel your inner Irish with traditional Irish song and dance performances at this show for the whole family. $49. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Little Leprechaun Party
Wednesday, March 15 & Friday, March 17, 2017
11 am
Come join KV for an hour of crafts, games, and lots of lucky leprechaun fun! March 15, 11 am at the Eastlake location, plus March 17, 11am at the 4S Ranch & Liberty Station locations.

Irish Dance Performance
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4-4:30 pm
Dancers, ages 4-14, from the Rose Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance perform traditional Irish dances in full costume. Free. Carmel Mountain Ranch Branch Library, 12095 World Trade Dr.

Family Night: St. Patrick’s Day Party
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6-7 pm
Green snacks and punch, plus lucky BINGO. $3-$5. For children, ages 3-12, and immediate family members. Registration closes two days prior to activity. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun at Logan Heights Library
Friday, March 17, 2017
3-5 pm
Green treats, themed crafts, a movie screening and giveaways at the Cultural Room. Free. 567 S. 28th St.

Find more activities and events in the March issue and our online calendar.

Video - How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover

Get outside, and find a four-leaf clover!

Get outside and search for the holiday’s mascot — the four-leaf clover! This time-honored activity is lots of fun for the kids!
Insider's tip: Here's a video on "How to find a four-leafed clover!"


Published: March 2017

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