May the luck o’ the Irish be with you this season. Apart from the typical pub crawls and 21 plus events that typify St. Patrick’s Day, you can explore options for festive celebrations you can enjoy with the family.
Explore these ways you can experience the culture and traditions of the Irish holiday with music, food, crafts and cooking all ages can appreciate.
Free Kids Craft Making a Lucky Emoji
Visit the sweetFrog on Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk between noon and 9 p.m. on March 17 for some yummy frozen yogurt, ice cream or sorbet and a free craft. For St. Patrick’s Day, children with a supervised adult will be able to make “lucky emojis,” putting their favorite expressions on shamrocks.
Silklights at Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant
Celebrate the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day with some Irish pub fare, music and family-friendly pizazz. Get silk highlights in your hair from Silklights and face painting by Swede Art from 2-9 p.m. on March 17 at Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant in Severna Park.
St. Paddy’s Celebration
Bring your family to The Ale House in Columbia for traditional Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage, Irish poppers and shepherd’s pie from March 12 to 17. Green Lucky Charm Pancakes are on the menu for brunch from March 12-13.
Irish Festival in Downtown Westminster
The Irish Festival in downtown Westminster March 12 will have Irish-themed food vendors, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, a series of races, a pub crawl for mom and dad and various children’s activities. Come for crafts and games from 8 a.m. to noon or free trolley rides from noon to 5 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Kids Cooking
Weis Markets is hosting a kid-friendly online cooking demonstration. Register 48 hours before each session at https://bit.ly/weiskidscookingclasses. The St. Patrick’s Day themes are:
- Irish Soda Bread (vegetarian) on March 13.
- Mint & Chocolate Chip Dip (vegetarian and gluten-free) on March 15.
- Leprechaun Green Smoothie & Veggie Four Leaf Clovers (vegetarian) on March 17.
St. Patrick Parade
Meet at the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon for a Baltimore tradition for more than 60 years! The St. Patrick Parade begins at 2 p.m. on March 13, featuring Irish culture, music, song and dance. irishparade.net