Parents, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids and start by sharing its origin. Let’s begin – the word saint is obviously conjoined to religion. St. Patrick’s Day was established and observed by many religions in the early 17th century, and today is predominantly recognized as a celebration of the Irish culture. This day is a public holiday in some countries, and is widely celebrated in our culture. You are sure to find Sacramentans who celebrate this day by attending parades, school and office parties, and wearing the symbolic color, green. Gather up your loved ones and enjoy the day together.
Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade
2nd and L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Kick off the fun and celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the kids in Old Sacramento, a place with many venues, shops, eateries and festival excitement that the kids will enjoy. You and the kids will see the parade, dancers, live music and local bands, and you can’t forget the leprechauns and much more. The infamous color green will be seen sparkling throughout old town. Sacramento’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 16, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Sacramento Sidetracks offers three ways to celebrate St. Patrick Day with your kids. The kids will create arts and crafts as they learn about the Fair Folk, supernatural beings, in the St. Patrick’s school-age program at McKinley Library. The program art ArtBeast Studio will offer imaginary novelties, Irish music and a scavenger hunt for gold. Kids that love creativity will learn to make salad spinners, shamrock catchers and many more crafty arts in the ArtBeast’s Celebration. But wait, most kids love surprises. The St. Patrick’s Day Bounce will have a shamrock hunt, and the kids who find the St. Patty’s Day clovers win a prize. Free items will be given to kids who wear green. The Bounce will be held at BounceU Roseville and BounceU Rancho Cordova.
Sacramento Children’s Museum
2701 Prospect Park
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Museums are an exciting adventure for kids, a place to see and learn about art and displays of valuable monuments. But Sacramento Children’s Museum is not just a place to observe and learn about the art world, it is a place where kids explore innovative ideals in a hands-on environment. Kids learn to intertwine imaginary ideals with play, which enhances a kid’s abilities and builds high self-esteem and confidence. Kids who are inspired to explore and be creative are kids who can easily adapt to the real world. Check out SCM’s St. Patrick’s Day discount. Kids will receive 50 percent off the regular admission fee if they wear green.
De Vere’s Irish Pub
1521 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
St. Patrick’s Day is not complete without a St. Patty’s meal. This Irish-owned authentic pub will offer you and the kids an Ireland experience, which includes Irish foods, coffees and entertainment. The origin of this atmosphere is the epitome of Ireland, as you will be surrounded by paintings, furniture and antiques, specially sent from this country. You and the kids have the option of eating brunch, lunch or dinner. Each year, De Vere’s Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with special events so that you and the family will enjoy the authentic experience.
Stephanie Reed, a freelance writer in the Sacramento area, covers family and parenting issues for Examiner.com. She works and volunteers for local agencies and organizations promoting healthy family living. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.