Family-friendly Saint Patrick’s Day Events in Pittsburgh

Who says Saint Patrick’s Day is just for the adults? Let your kids bask in the vibrant culture of Ireland with the below family-friendly events in Pittsburgh. Bring your little leprechaun out for a day of excitement as they enjoy Irish music, crafts, and other fun activities. Plus, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the highlight of the weekend: the Pittsburgh Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday morning, promising to be a delightful pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Shamrock Slime for Grades 3-5

Western Allegheny Community Library, March 14

Bring a little luck of the Irish into your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. The Western Allegheny Community Library has a sensory craft planned to embrace the green this year. Kids in grades 3-5 can make their own seasonally themed slime with different mix-ins like glitter, color pigment, and more. 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Green Tree Public Library, March 15-16

Anytime Friday through Saturday, stop by the Green Tree Public Library for a Saint Patrick’s Day DIY. Choose from a leprechaun or shamrock-themed craft to either make at the library or take home.

Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown, March 16

Don’t miss the main event of the weekend, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. As one of the largest parades in the country, Pittsburgh brings out Irish step dancers, live music, and even local celebrities like Punxsutawney Phil. The parade is rain or shine, so you can count on this event to kick off your holiday. 

St. Patrick’s Day Party 

Only Mood, March 16

Help your kids get into the Irish spirit with an all-out party by Only Mood. Look forward to rainbow hair tinsel, glitter makeup, temporary tattoos, fun crafts, and even a candy buffet. Plus, shop the selection at this party store for any last-minute Saint Patrick’s Day or upcoming birthday decorations.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K & Fun Walk

Big Rock Park, March 16

While a 5K is probably not too enjoyable for the kiddos, the Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Walk is a great way to get out and active for the weekend. Participants get a t-shirt and can even bring their leashed dog along. Plus, if your kid is a runner, they can compete to win a race medal for their age group.

St. Patrick’s Day Music Play

Western Allegheny Community Library, March 16

It’s time to give your best Irish jig alongside The Musical Mom for a monthly music play popup. Sing and dance to Saint Patrick’s Day songs and then read a special story about an Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun. Refreshments will be available after the event, with time for both the little ones and you to socialize with other attendees.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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