St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Guide

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher September 30, 2023

I love St. Patrick's Day!  One of the few candy-free holidays, St. Patrick's Day is full of mischievous fun.  March 17 is the "feast" day (or celebration) for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  Over time, St. Patrick's Day has become the day to celebrate all things Irish, with green clothes (and even green food), parades, shamrocks, corned beef dinners and Irish soda bread.  Many families find that a naughty leprechaun has visited their home and pulled all kinds of pranks.  If the kids are able to catch the leprechaun, he'll lead them to a pot of gold! 

See below for all of the St. Patrick's Day recipes, crafts and activities that we've published over the years.

St. Patrick's Day Events

Wednesday, March 6
St. Patrick’s Day Storytime with Strega Mama at Little Bee Bookshop (register)
Little Bee is going green for this St. Patrick’s Day storytime! Will we catch a leprechaun? Or find a pot of gold? Join us and join in the fun!

Saturday, March 16
Tyngsborough Recreation’s Shamrock Ball (register)
Tyngsborough Recreation’s Shamrock Ball is a fun dance with music by DJ Steve, light refreshments, and a corsage for each girl.

Parents Night Out at MPower Athletics: St. Patty/s Scavenger Hunt Edition (register)
We're going on another scavenger hunt! We will break the kids into groups, each team will receive a list of challenges and the first team to complete all the tasks will receive a prize!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts & Activities

Slime, Modeling Dough and a Trap: Kid-Approved St. Patrick's Day Fun

Easy DIY Shamrock Chain: A Fun St. Patrick's Day Craft for Families

17 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Kids

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Get a Personalized Letter From a Leprechaun

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Treats to Make with Your Little Leprechauns

Get Your Shamrock On: 3 Corned Beef Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Rainbow of Smoothies

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