4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Raleigh

A parade and festival, a treasure hunt for gold and more
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Celebrate the last weekend in winter and enjoy the festive fun of St. Patrick’s Day with these four kid-friendly events. Don’t forget to wear green!

Friday, March 16

St. Patrick’s Gold Hunt. 10 a.m.-noon. Help Sullivan O’Toole find his way to the end of the rainbow during a fun morning of activities and challenges. Kids may even find some gold along the way. Ages 3-5 with a parent or other adult. Costumes encouraged. Pullen Park, Raleigh.

Leprechauns vs. Pirates. 4-6 p.m. Join Sullivan O’Toole’s clan to protect their gold from a band of pirates. Ages 6-11 with parent or other adult. Pullen Park, Raleigh.

Saturday, March 17

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. 10 a.m. Raleigh's annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration boasts live music, dancing, a bounce house, kiddie rides, food and craft booths. City Plaza, downtown Raleigh.

STEM Saturday. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Take part in fun, hands-on science experiments, which include chemistry, physics, materials and an engineering experiment. See the website for ages and times. Wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. SMILE Camp, Raleigh.

For even more family-friendly fun, be sure to search our comprehensive calendar for ideas, events and activities for all ages.


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