From Parades to Pubs: St. Patrick's Day Events for Philly Families

Parades, Performances, and Activities for kids in Philadelphia to celebrate St Patricks Day

Being home to one of the longest continuously held St. Patrick's Day parades, Philadelphia certainly knows how to celebrate the luck of the Irish during the month of March. However, it's not all about pub crawls and green beer. Throughout the Delaware Valley, there are opportunities to learn about Irish history, dance to an Irish jig, sing along to Irish music, listen to Irish stories, search for hidden leprechauns, and, of course, watch a traditional St. Patrick's Day parade! We have rounded up a list of exciting activities worth a pot of gold. So, get the family ready and have some fun this St. Patrick's Day. Sláinte!

Storytime at the Square- Ardmore, PA
March 9, 2017
Listen to leprechaun stories and learn the Irish jig at Suburban Square's Storytime.

Philadelphia Leprechaun Run- Philadelphia, PA
March 11, 2017
Take part in the 5-mile Leprechaun Run or 2-mile walk, benefiting Special Olympics.

The Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade- Springfield, PA
March 11, 2017
Cheer on the Irish dancers, marching bands and fire trucks at the popular Springfield, Delaware County parade.

Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Parade- Conshohocken, PA
March 11, 2017
Celebrate along Fayette Street at this annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

St. Patrick's Day Tours, Toasts, and Tastes- Philadelphia, PA
March 11, 2017
Learn Irish lore and ghost stories on the walking tour of the Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Bucks County St. Patrick's Day Parade- Levittown, PA
March 11, 2017
It's time for the 29th Annual Bucks County St. Patrick's Day Parade which marches through Levittown with dancers, music, floats, and more.

The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt- Narberth, PA
March 11, 2017
Search for sneaky hidden leprechauns to earn a special prize in downtown Narberth.

Free Crafts for Kids- King of Prussia, PA
March 11, 2017
Make a "Lots of Luck" hat craft at Lakeshore.

St. Patrick's Day Parade- Philadelphia, PA
March 12, 2017
Gather by the Parkway to find a seat for the largest parade in the City of Brotherly Love.

Sober St. Patrick's Day- Philadelphia, PA
March 12, 2017
Celebrate Irish heritage without the alcohol at this family-friendly event held at WHYY.

Read Aloud Tours- Chadds Ford, PA
March 16, 2017
Listen to the tale of The Tallest Leprechaun at the Brandywine River Museum.

Newtown Irish Festival- Newtown, PA
March 16-19, 2017
Take the kids to Green Parrot Restaurant Pub and Patio to watch Irish step dancing, listen to Irish music, and eat pub grub.

Shamrock Hunt & Preschool Bounce- Langhorne, PA
March 17, 2017
Search for shamrocks and golden coins while jumping the morning away at BounceU.

Molly Maguire's St. Patrick's Day Celebration- Phoenixville, PA
March 17, 2017
Start St. Patrick's Day off with an Irish breakfast at Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant & Pub. Or, stop by later for lunch or dinner to enjoy Irish entertainment such as bagpipers and dancers.

The Irish Tenors- Drexel Hill, PA
March 17, 2017
Treat the family to an authentic Irish experience by hearing The Irish Tenors at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Friday Nights- Philadelphia, PA
March 17, 2017
Gabriel Donohue and his all-star assembly of Irish musicians entertain guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art during Friday Nights.

Galway Girls- New Hope, PA
March 18, 2017
As part of the Irish Music Festival, audiences can enjoy the beautiful Celtic songs of the Galway Girls at Bucks County Playhouse Theater.

St. Patrick's Day Hike and Treasure Hunt- Mont Clare, PA
March 19, 2017
Visit Schuylkill Canal Park for an outdoor event featuring a nature hike and a treasure hunt for golden coins.

St. Paddy's Day Party- Blue Bell, PA
March 19, 2017
Bring the whole family for Irish fun and eats at P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant.

Photo credit: Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade,, Denise Foley.

340 W. DeKalb Pike
19406 King of Prussia , PA 40° 5' 33.5868" N, 75° 22' 19.6428" W
Downtown Philadelphia
MLK Drive meets West River Drive and the Schuylkill Trail Connector, by the Art Museum
Philadelphia , PA
West Springfield Road
Springfield , PA 39° 56' 15.8676" N, 75° 20' 34.5984" W
Downtown Conshohocken
11th Avenue and Fayette Street
Conshohocken , PA 40° 4' 55.8948" N, 75° 17' 53.0772" W
Bucks County Parade
New Falls Road
Levittown , PA 40° 9' 9.6804" N, 74° 51' 27.4752" W
Downtown Narberth
Haverford and Forrest Avenue
Narberth , PA 40° 0' 19.5516" N, 75° 15' 40.0428" W
16th Street and JFK Blvd
Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 13.7016" N, 75° 9' 59.8392" W
Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
19317 Chadds Ford , PA 39° 52' 12.0324" N, 75° 35' 35.3688" W
Lock 60 at the Schuylkill Canal Park
400 Towpath Road
Mont Clare , PA 40° 8' 40.866" N, 75° 30' 30.2508" W
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main Street
New Hope, , PA 40° 21' 44.7696" N, 74° 57' 0.7848" W
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
19132 Philadelphia , PA 40° 0' 15.1056" N, 75° 11' 15.198" W
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N Lansdowne Ave
19026 Drexel Hill , PA 39° 57' 23.526" N, 75° 17' 5.5464" W
WHYY, Inc.
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 14.6412" N, 75° 9' 0.9936" W
Suburban Square
Anderson & Coulter Ave
19003 Ardmore , PA 40° 0' 32.256" N, 75° 17' 25.5228" W
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
19130 Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 56.8872" N, 75° 10' 52.1832" W
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio
240 N Sycamore St,
18940 Newtown , PA 40° 14' 5.9172" N, 74° 56' 16.0908" W
P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant
799 Dekalb Pike
19422 Blue Bell , PA 40° 10' 10.524" N, 75° 17' 17.2212" W
Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant & Pub
197 Bridge Street
19460 Phoenixville , PA 40° 8' 2.976" N, 75° 30' 57.9168" W
BounceU of Langhorne
2221 Cabot Blvd. West
19047 Langhorne , PA 40° 11' 27.7836" N, 74° 52' 14.3652" W