St. Patrick’s Day Round-Up

| March 8, 2017

Pull out the green clothes, brush up on your Irish brogue and celebrate the luck of the Irish at one of these family-friendly events around town!

An Irish Tale Puppet Show and Leprechaun Traps
When: Friday, March 10; 4:30-5:15pm
Where: Rio Linda Library
What: An Irish Tale is the story of three brothers, and their journey to catch Liam the Leprechaun. The brothers are smart, but leprechauns are tricky! Laugh along with this fabulous, funny, toe-tapping performance by The Puppet Company. Afterwards, build your own leprechaun trap with a mixed array of materials.
Cost: FREE
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Shamrock’n Half
When: Saturday, March 11; 8am
Where: 400 Ballpark Dr., West Sacramento
What: Run/Walk the 5k or 10k (NEW this year) and then enjoy watching the little ones chase a Leprechaun for the 1/2 mile Dash. Rock to the music on the course, finish on the field and enjoy post-race festivites. Proceeds go to Triumph Cancer Foundation to support cancer survivors.
Cost: 1/2 mile Dash $15, 5k and 10k $47.00
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St. Patrick’s Day Science
When: Thursday, March 16; 4pm
Where: Arden-Dimick Library
What: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with science fun at the library. This program is for school age children.
Cost: FREE
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St. Patrick’s Day at SCM
When: Friday, March 17; 9am – 5pm
Where: Sacramento Children’s Museum
What: St. Patrick’s Day special activities at the Museum will include storytime, arts and crafts, and music activities.
Cost: Included in regular admission
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Shamrock Shimmy
When: Friday, March 17; 5-7pm
Where: Sacramento Children’s Museum
What: Children with special needs, their families, and their friends are invited to join us for a super fun FREE evening of DJ dancing, light refreshments, and museum play.
Cost: FREE
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Spring Fling All Night Skate
When: Friday, March 17; 7pm
Where: Foothill Skate Inn
What: Roller Skate and meal deal.
Cost: $25.00
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St. Patrick’s Day River Cruise
When: Saturday, March 18; 11:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Where: Hornblower Cruises, Old Sacramento
What: Enjoy a one hour cruise of the Sacramento River with a Face painter & Balloon Artist for the kids! See where the American and Sacramento Rivers come together to experience the wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty that this historic and important waterway has to offer.
Cost: $20.00 per person
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Saturday, March 18; 1:00pm
Where: Old Sacramento
What: Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations, join together to be a part of the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The day will include entertainment and activities starting at 11:30 AM.
Cost: FREE
More Info: Visit website

This is an excerpt from the 2017 Spring Activities Guide.

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Written by Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard is the founder of She has a passion for finding adventures with her three kids. As a native Southern Californian, she has been exploring Sacramento for the last twelve years, happily finding hidden treasures and sharing a firsthand perspective with fellow parents.

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