Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your family with these St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids in Northeast Ohio. Whether you choose to get out and enjoy the spring weather, head to a local parade or have a celebration at home, we've got ideas to make your St. Patrick's Day fun!
St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids in Northeast Ohio
Head to the Mahoning Valley St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the largest parades in the state of Ohio with 25,000+ spectators watching each year. This year the parade celebrates it 45th anniversary.
Where: Market St., Boardman, OH 44512
When: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Cheer on the Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade, Ohio's oldest parade, comprised of approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units. This year's theme is Salute to Irish American Athletes.
Where: Downtown Cleveland, OH
When: Friday, March 17, 2023
Get Creative with some St Patrick's Day Crafts – Visit a local paint your own pottery studio or create art at home like this rainbow using Pointillism art or a 4 leaf clover paper mosaic.
Paint and hide rocks – Grab some supplies and get your creative juices flowing! Try painting a St. Patrick Day themed rock with a 4 leaf clover, rainbow, or pot of gold design, and then hide them around your neighborhood or nearby park for others to discover.
Find a Playground – Play and try the zip line at Kids Quarters Park in Brecksville, head to the fire station-themed playground at KidStation in Stow, or slide down the two-story slide at Orange Village Park.
Search for Beach Glass – See if you can find a treasure at the end of the rainbow. Or at least some Lake Erie Beach Glass. Maybe you'll have the luck of the Irish and find a green marble!
Go on a Hike – Visit the Ledges Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, try one of the three trails at Seiberling Nature Realm, or navigate the Jackson Bog Trail. Bonus: Look for 4 leaf clovers while you are out!
Conduct some Cool Science Experiments – Perhaps a few St. Patrick's Themed Science Experiments including Rainbow in a jar or Color Changing Walking Water (it ends up turning green!)
Head to the Library – Browse through the selection of books and check out one (or more) about St. Patrick's Day or Leprechauns. Stop by a nearby bakery and pick up a sweet treat to enjoy while reading at home.
What are your plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year?