This is the month for the wearin’ o’ the green and we’ve got loads of fun St. Patrick’s Day virtual events to keep your little leprechauns busy. Bake up some Irish soda bread, watch some Irish dancers and even visit Blarney Castle from the comfort of home. Celebrate the Irish with your wee ones this month!
Visit Ireland from Home
While we can't jet off to the Emerald Isle this year, there's are loads of awesome virtual tours you can take to show the kids some of the historical places in Ireland. We especially like this virtual tour of Blarney Castle for kids so you can teach them about the tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone. Find more virtual Ireland tours here.
Virtual Celtic Bells - The Irish in Boston
Listen to the story of Irish immigrants in Boston, weaving in songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home as immigrants in America. Enjoy the lively music of the fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), banjo, flute, guitar, and bagpipes. March 13. 11 a.m. ET. Event details.
Watch St. Patrick's Day Parades of Past Years from Dublin (Ohio)
You aren't going to be flying to the Emerald Isle this St. Patrick's Day, but there's a stateside fix waiting for you. Dublin, Ohio, is home to an array of Irish-themed activities, including a Fairy Door Trail and a Celtic Cocktail Trail. Since we can't make it in person to their annual St. Patrick's Day parade, we're binging years past here (and you can, too!)
A Faery Hunt Show & St. Paddy's Day Celebration
Faeries love to celebrate! This year, the faery folk will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day virtually. First enjoy a recorded performance of our Irish-legend inspired musical "The King of the Fairies." With the help of her faery court, the children embark on a musical quest to help the faeries find their rightful King of Faeryland. After the recorded show is our St. Paddy's Celebration. Live and interactive through Zoom, join the faery folk with storytelling, music, games, frolic and lots of silly fun! March 13, 7:30 a.m. ET. Event details.
Explore Irish Folk Music
Gear up for St. Patrick’s Day with musical fun. Join Irish-American musician Kevin Byrne to explore Ireland’s tradition of musical storytelling through an interactive, live performance, then write a collaborative song based on a traditional Irish melody. Byrne is a member of the Busted Jug Band, a Boston-based group inspired by the street bands of the early 20th Century. March 13, 10:30 a.m. PT. Event details.
Virtual Seattle Irish Festival
Join Seattle's Irish Festial virtually this year. The 90-minute program will include traditional Irish music, step dance performances, Gaelic games, cooking demonstrations and more. March 13, 1 p.m. PT. Event details.
Ireland with Michael Londra
Start getting excited for St. Patrick’s Day with Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation's online celebration of Irish culture, heritage, and music starring the famous Irish singer Michael Londra. This virtual presentation combines taped live stage musical performance with additional music, dance and stories done at various locations around Ireland. March 13, 7 p.m. PT. Event details.
Build Your Leprechaun Trap
With St. Patrick’s Day comes plenty of green, but what if you’d rather have gold? You’ll need to trap a leprechaun to find out where the elusive pot o’ gold is hiding (hint: it’s not at the end of the rainbow). Check out our ideas for how to trap this elusive creature!
Rhythm of the Dance Livestream
You can watch the passion and excitement of Rhythm of the Dance from your home this March. This live stream event was recorded in front of a live audience and features award-winning dancers, excellent musicians and foot-tapping passion. March 15-21. Event details.
Penny's St. Patrick's Day Puppet Show
The All-Ireland Cultural Society is hosting a virtual St. Patrick's Day concert with Irish music, song and dance. This will also include a 25-minute puppet show by Penny's Puppets. Penny's Puppets have been a part of our St. Patrick's Day celebration for years so we are bringing them to you virtually this year since our whole program is virtual. It's a 25-minute show with a theme of a leprechaun and a cat that is very enjoyable. Available all day on March 17. Event details.
St. Patrick's Day Baking
NYC's Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) invites families to celebrate St Patrick's Day with a free baking class. Learn how to make two classic Irish goodies: soda bread and chive & cheddar scones. March 15, noon ET. Event details.
St. Patrick's Day Family Music Makers
Join Miss Laura for a special St. Patrick's Day-themed Family Music Makers class! Discover the fun, joy, and excitement of music through singing, moving, and instrumental jam sessions - with songs and games designed around Irish music and culture! March 17, 10 a.m. ET. Event details.
Bust Out at Shamrock Crafts and Science Experiments