St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Guide

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher February 12, 2024

St. Patrick's Day is one of those unique holidays that is all about fun (and no baskets of candy, thank goodness!). 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.


Saturday, March 9
BGC Parents' Night Out: Lucky Charms (register)
This event allows parents and guardians to enjoy a Saturday night while we take care of their children! Parents' Night Out includes Open Gym, Special Craft, Pizza, and a Movie.

Tuesday, March 12
Kids' Crafternoon at Sargent Memorial Library
If you like making things, this is the afternoon for you! This weeks craft, St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Weaving!

Saturday, March 16
Parent's Night Out with Acton Recreation (register)
Plan a special St. Patrick's Day Date Night and send the kids to us! Our activities will be leprechaun-themed! Kids will have all the fun!

Sunday, March 17
Hunt for the Pot of Gold at Carlson Orchards
Come join us as we search for the pot of gold left behind by the Leprechauns!

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade
In Boston, St. Patrick’s Day is observed annually with a parade that takes place in South Boston, the city's predominant Irish-American neighborhood.

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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