St. Patrick's Day Family Fun in the Bay Area
St. Patrick's Day takes place on Saturday, March 17, 2018. There are lots of fun activities such as, family fun runs, storytimes, music, crafts, parades and more...
Here is our list of festive things to do with your family:
- St. Patrick's Day Festival
Dublin Civic Center
Saturday, March 17, 9:30 am–5 pm
Bring the family for a parade at 9:30 am (begins on Dublin Boulevard at Amador Plaza Road), carnival games, live music, food, and more... Location: Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Event details.
- Shamrock Day
Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley
Saturday, March 17, 9:30 am–4:30 pm
Celebrate Shamrock Day with special activities like a hunt for hidden gold! Fill the pot at the end of a rainbow. Hear storytelling of Irish folktales, and more. In Habitot’s Art Studio visitors will decorate leprechaun spyglasses that make the whole world look green and play with green gak. Be sure to wear green if you don't want to get pinched. Location: 2065 Kittredge Street, Berkeley. Event details.
- Flying Leprechaun Skydive!
Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos
Saturday, March 17, 10 am–noon
The Luck o’ the Irish meets the Hiller Aviation Museum for a special aerial celebration in honor of St. Patrick himself! Join the morning festivities, including free face painting and a jump house. At 11 am watch a bit of Leprechaun magic and aeronautical skill as the Museum’s own Leprechaun leaps from a helicopter high overhead and descends to San Carlos Airport via parachute. Location: 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos. Event details.
- Irish Tunes with John Pedersen
San Anselmo Library
Saturday, March 17, 11 am–12 pm
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Irish banjo and fiddle tunes by John Pedersen of Amazing Grace Music who will whisk you away to the land of shamrocks and leprechauns. Everyone is welcome to attend. Location: 110 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo. Event details.
- St. Patrick's Day Parade
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Saturday, March 17, 11:30 am
The 167th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco is a well established event with historic ties to the city. Parade: Begins at 11:30 am at 2nd and Market. The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and non-profits booths representing the Irish community. Festival runs from 10 am–5 pm in the Plaza. Event details.
- The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School Storytime
Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera
Saturday, March 17, 11 am
A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day! Join us for this special St. Patrick's Day Storytime, with activities to follow. Free. Location: 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. Event details.
- St. Patrick's Day 5K
Crissy Field, San Francisco
Sunday, March 18, 8 am
Flat, fast out and back course along Crissy Field to Fort Point and return. Start and finish at Little Marina Green/Yacht Harbor Road.Race day registration/check-in begins at 8am and the race starts at 9am. Free half-mile Kids Race for children ages 12 & under begins at 9:45am, same location. Free parking at Little Marina Green, Crissy Field and adjacent lots. For children ages 10 & under who wish to run in the 5K race, please register them on race day as there is no entry fee for this age group. Register online here.
- Lucky Run 5K & 10K
Hamilton Wetlands, Novato
Sunday, March 25, 8 am
This fun family run benefits the Safe and Sober Grad Night for Novato Schools. Come run or walk through the beautiful old Spanish-style Coast Guard housing area in Novato's Hamilton neighborhood as well as the picturesque Hamilton wetlands that have recently been restored and opened as a wildlife refuge. Leprechaun mischief and Irish revelry may be seen along the way. A challenging and fun course for both the young and experienced runners. For more info and registration, visit their website.
- Greenfest Block Party
45th Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, March 18, 11 am–4 pm
Join Java Beach, the United Irish Cultural Center, and the United Irish Societies for their annual Saint Patrick's Day Block Party. Celebrate with Irish music, food, face painting, jumpy castles, and more fun! Location: 45th Avenue at Sloat Boulevard. Event details