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, see Irish step dancing, listen to Celtic music and 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!

Philadelphia Leprechaun Run- Philadelphia, PA
March 10, 2018
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 10, 2018
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 10, 2018
Celebrate along Fayette Street at this annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Bucks County St. Patrick's Day Parade- Levittown, PA
March 10, 2018
It's time for the 30th 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 10, 2018
Search for sneaky hidden leprechauns to earn a special prize in downtown Narberth.

Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley- Wilmington, DE
March 10, 2018
Find a spot along King Street to see this annual Irish parade.

Lucky Leprechaun Hunt- Mount Laurel, NJ
March 10-11, 2018
Wear green and help search for magical leprechauns at PAWS Discovery Farm.

St. Patrick's Day Parade- Philadelphia, PA
March 11, 2018
Gather by the Parkway to find a seat for the largest parade in the City of Brotherly Love.

Celtic Harp Music- East Norriton, PA
March 11, 2018
Children can enjoy the sweet sounds of the Celtic harp at Norristown Farm Park. After learning about this beautiful instrument, kids can get a chance to strum its strings.

Sober St. Patrick's Day- Malvern, PA
March 11, 2018
Celebrate Irish heritage without the alcohol at this family-friendly event held at a new location, The High Point at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley.

Read Aloud Tours- Chadds Ford, PA
March 15, 2018
Listen to the tale of The Tallest Leprechaun at the Brandywine River Museum.

Newtown Irish Festival- Newtown, PA
March 15-18, 2018
Take the kids to Green Parrot Restaurant Pub and Patio to watch Irish step dancing, listen to Irish music, and eat pub grub.

Galway Girls- New Hope, PA
March 16, 2018
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 Crafts- Philadelphia, PA
March 16, 2018
Head to Roxbourgh Library for a craft session filled with St. Patrick's Day themed projects for preschoolers.

Button's Birthday Weekend- Camden, NJ
March 16-18, 2018
All weekend long, visitors can recognize the birthday of Adventure Aquarium's hippo, Button, with a St. Patrick's day themed celebration.

Shamrock Hunt & Preschool Bounce- Langhorne, PA
March 16, 2018
Search for shamrocks and golden coins while jumping the morning away at BounceU.

St. Patrick's Day Train Ride- Boyertown, PA
March 16-17, 2018
Climb aboard the train at Colebrookdale Road for a magical St. Patrick's Day trip. Lucky passengers riding on St. Patrick's Day can see a leprechaun make an appearance aboard the train.

The Legend of Finn McCool- Ambler, PA
March 17, 2018
During this one hour production, two actors share the story of Finn McCool and his dog, Bran, as they try to save the King's castle from the mighty giant.

St. Patrick's Day Tours, Toasts, and Tastes- Philadelphia, PA
March 17, 2018
Learn Irish lore and ghost stories on the walking tour of the Laurel Hill Cemetery.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Irish Memorial- Philadelphia, PA
March 17, 2018
Start the morning off with a special wreath laying ceremony held at The Irish Memorial, a work of art that commemorates struggle of the Irish people as they immigrated to America.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration- Philadelphia, PA
March 17, 2018
Make crafts and listen to stories that feature an Irish theme at Northeast Regional Library.

St. Patrick's Day Pop-Up Holiday Celebration- Philadelphia, PA
March 17, 2018
See Irish step dancers, try making an authentic Irish recipe, and participate in an art project at the Please Touch Museum.

Molly Maguire's St. Patrick's Day Celebration- Phoenixville, PA
March 17, 2018
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 River Drivers- New Hope, PA
March 17, 2018
The Irish Music Festival at Bucks County Playhouse Theater continues with a blend of Celtic and American tunes provided by The River Drivers.

St. Patrick's Day Hike and Treasure Hunt- Mont Clare, PA
March 18, 2018
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 18, 2018
Bring the whole family for Irish fun and eats at P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant.

Irish Dance Performance at Montgomery Mall- North Wales, PA
March 18, 2018
Watch dancers from O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance wow the crowd during this performance at Montgomery Mall.

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
Montgomery Mall
230 Montgomery Mall
19454 North Wales , PA 40° 14' 3.8292" N, 75° 14' 39.5088" W
Irish Culture Club of Delaware
4th & King Street
19807 Wilmington , DE 39° 44' 24.1512" N, 75° 33' 1.5336" W
The High Point at St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley
2475 Saint Peter's Rd
19355 Malvern , PA 40° 4' 5.5308" N, 75° 31' 31.782" W
Colebrookdale Railroad
Post Office Box 492
19512 Boyertown , PA 40° 19' 47.0712" N, 75° 38' 12.2352" W
Ambler Theater
108 E. Butler Avenue
19002 Ambler , PA 40° 9' 16.5816" N, 75° 13' 15.798" W
PAWS Discovery Farm
1105 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road
08054 Mount Laurel , NJ 39° 57' 7.8876" N, 74° 52' 17.5944" W
New Jersey
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
19131 Philadelphia , PA 39° 58' 45.8148" N, 75° 12' 32.1624" W