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Kid friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around Seattle

Fun St. Patrick's Day outings in Seattle for the whole family!

Want something to do to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish! Check out one of these fun outings for a kid-friendly St. Patrick’s day! Whether it’s running a marathon, joining a parade or trying to find treasure- there’s plenty to do this St. Patty’s day in the Emerald City!

Shamrock Walk Family Scavenger Hunt, Sat/Sun (March 4 and 5) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Marysville Parks. Entry is $5 per family.

Try your Irish luck as you and your family (2 legged or 4 legged) visit a variety of Marysville parks looking for lucky horseshoes, shamrocks, and rainbows following the clues to a pot of gold. The scavenger hunt takes place through March 27th. Once complete, participants submit their photo at the pot of gold to be entered into a prize drawing. Important note: This is a sequential scavenger hunt with 3 park locations, so you need to visit them all. Prizewinners will be announced March 31. Directions are on the event description page and listed in the required registration process.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 11th, 12:30 pm, Downtown Seattle Free

The Parade will travel from 4th Ave at James St, downtown Seattle, up 4th Avenue, traveling north from Jefferson to the reviewing stand at Westlake Park. From there participants are invited to travel for free via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies at the Irish Festival in the Armory at 2:30 pm.

Irish Festival. Sat/Sunday March 11-12, noon-6 p.m., Armory Food & Event Hall, Seattle Center. FREE

Irish Festival Seattle is part of the Seattle Center Festál series and produced in partnership with Irish Heritage Club (IHC). The festival celebrates Irish heritage, culture, and arts with two days of traditional music, step-dancing, lectures, genealogy workshops, Irish films, exhibits, displays, and more.  

St. Patrick’s Day Dash. Sunday, March 12th, 8:30 am. Seattle Center.

In it’s 39th year, the St. Patty’s Day Dash is a “don’t miss” family fun event that includes a traditional 5K run, Post Dash Bash, costume contests, live music and more! Happening on March 12 the 1K Leprechaun Lap for dashers 10 and younger loops inside Seattle Center Grounds and starts at 8:30 a.m. near the International Fountain. Parents can run with their kids without registering and kids can complete the 5K course with their families after the 1K Leprechaun Lap without registering for the 5K. Register online.

Woodinville Leprechaun Leap. Saturday, March 11, 9 am, Wilmot Gateway Park, Woodinville

Fitness and fun are the goals of this wacky 5K or 10K run on March 11 at Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville. The Leap is sponsored by the Health & Hope Foundation in support of vulnerable women and children in the developing world. Prizes for best costume, drawings, dog and stroller friendly. Awards by age group, including 15 and younger. Sprite Sprint for kids age 6 and younger starts at 9 a.m., followed by adult races at 9:15 a.m. 

Irish Week 2023. The Irish Heritage Club lists a week full of Irish events in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Check out their website for more information on specific events such as the St Patrick’s Day Parade or the Irish Festival at Seattle Center. Celebrate Irish traditions during March, and enjoy the company of friends and family. 

Irish Dance Open House. Saturday, March 18, 10 – 10:30 am, 4-6 year olds, 10:30 -11 am, 7 – 10 year olds,  Carroll-Henderson School of Irish Dancing, Edmonds. Free

Carroll-Henderson School of Irish Dancing is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with free open Irish dancing classes for all ages. From the youngest little jumper at 4 years old to young teenagers look for an energetic fitness class can hop on into the dance studio and experience a bit of Irish culture. Come experience this living tradition for free at our Irish Dance Open House. Registration is required.

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