St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Guide

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher February 6, 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

Saturday, March 4
St. Patricks Day at Roudenbush Teen Center ~ purchase tickets in advance
Teen Party at Roudenbush Teen Center from 7-9pm!

Wednesday, March 8
St. Patrick's Day Storytime (Ages 3-5) ~ register in advance
Visit the Lawrence Library (Pepperell) children's room for a leprechaun-approved story and craft!

Saturday, March 11
Good Pickin' Farm Parents Time Out: St. Patrick's Day (Age 5-13) ~ register in advance
Kids have fun at the farm while parents get some time out!

Shamrock Ball "Daugther" Dance (Age 2-12) ~ tickets in advance
This is a special night for the girls and a parent, or another significant adult figure. (Not just for Dad's anymore.)

Tuesday, March 14
St. Patrick's Day Suncatchers (Ages 3+) ~ register in advance
Visit the Lawrence Library (Pepperell) children's room to decorate a suncatcher for St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 15
St. Patrick's Day Storytime (Ages 3-5) ~ register in advance
Visit the Lawrence Library (Pepperell) children's room for a leprechaun-approved story and craft!

Thursday, March 16
How to Catch a Leprechaun Craft + Play at One Stop Fun (Age 3+) ~ register in advance
Visit One Stop Fun and try to catch a Leprechaun! 

Decorate a Shamrock for St. Patrick's Day (Ages 3+)
Visit the Lawrence Libraries children's room to decorate a shamrock with various materials for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts & Activities

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

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

Three Easy Saint Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers

Macaroni Celebrates: St. Patrick's Day Treat Pouches

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Get a Personalized Letter From a Leprechaun

Interview with a Leprechaun

St. Patrick's Day Fun

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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

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

Macaroni Menu: Lucky's Layered Lime Dessert

Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Slow Cooker

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