Sure, there are lots of pub crawls and strolls to celebrate St. Patty’s day… but where can you take the kids to get their Irish on? Here’s are round-up of kid-friendly best bets. And if you want your Shamrock celebration with an adult beverage on the side, well, we’ve got that info, too.
fam-friendly st. patrick’s day events in baltimore
Luck o’ the Ridge
Head to Oregon Ridge Nature Center on March 14th and 15th to test your luck! Join their naturalist on a “green” scavenger hunt and find your pot of gold! 1 PM – 3 PM. $5 non-members / $3 members MORE INFO
Saint Patrick’s Snakes
Legend has it that Ireland has Saint Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee Park home! Meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft. March 14th and 15th, 1 PM – 3 PM. $3 non-members/ $2 members Registration required. MORE INFO
Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership’s 4th Annual Shamrock Shindig, Sunday March 15th from 10:30 AM – 2 PM! Featuring live music by Philly-based Celtic band Barleyjuice, food trucks, beer, wine, mixed drinks, Shamrock Alley for kids, a strolling leprechaun, stilt walkers, games and more, this event is a fun and family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The event concludes just in time for the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, which kicks off at 2:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free and includeslive music and strolling entertainment. A Shamrock Pass for children and Unlimited Drink Wristband for the 21+ crowd are both available for additional purchase. The Shamrock Pass for children includes a shamrock derby hat, green beads, Irish button, Irish flag, Irish fun band bracelet, two crafts, a temporary tattoo and cookie decorating. The Unlimited Drink Wristband for adults 21 and over includes beer, wine and mixed drinks. In Advance: Shamrock Pass – $7, Unlimited Drink Wristband – $15; Day Of: Shamrock Pass – $8, Unlimited Drink Wristband – $20MORE INFO
Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance. The Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Monument on Sunday, March 15th, proceeds down Charles Street and continues to Pratt Street and Market Place. MORE INFO
The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Head to the Patterson Park Library Branch on Monday, March 16th to learn about St. Patrick’s Day and make a craft. Ages 5-9. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. MORE INFO
A Little Bit of Blarney
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a creative way at Everyman Theatre! Inspired by pots of gold, rainbows, and of course a little leprechaun mischief. Your lucky little ones will explore That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting through drama, music, movement and take home craft activity. Don’t forget to wear your GREEN! A parent or guardian is asked to stay and participate in this fun family event. Must register in advance. March 17th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. MORE INFO
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