Saint Patrick’s Weekend 2019

We have so many exciting events coming up this year to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! It all starts out with the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire on Saturday, followed by our special Saint Patrick’s Day March 17th programming, and culminating in our Saint Patrick’s Day Ceili on Sunday evening! Learn more below.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire: Saturday, March 16th

The St. Patrick’s Day Faire has 3 Stages of entertainment including Irish music, Irish Stepdancing, and Bagpipers!  There will be Food & Beverages, Irish Crafts & Merchandise, Genealogy, Irish Clubs, Children’s Area, and more! Children 12 and under are free!

The Irish Cultural Center will be hosting Irish Tea Ceremony sittings with paid $10 individual admission in addition to faire entry. Tickets are available online and at the door on the 16th. Be sure to stop by the McClelland Library for a fantastic book sale.

Free Parking!  Free Parking is available with Purchase of a Faire Ticket. 1850 North Central Avenue Free round-trip shuttle bus from parking garage to Faire (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration: Sunday March 17th

Join us on St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Library for special programming from Noon to 4:00pm:
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In the Library, you can give a book a new home at our Book Sale! You can buy half-priced tickets and visit “The Irish in Latin America” Exhibit. Families are encouraged to visit the Castle Keep for Family Story Hour to make fun Irish crafts and read Irish stories.
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In the Great Hall, join us for Musical Entertainment and Irish Programming onstage and purchase a cup of tea lovingly made by our resident tea specialist, Loraine!
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In the Courtyard, you can visit the cash bar, play games, and even try out a new instrument at our Musical Instrument Petting Zoo.
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This year, we are also introducing quiet sensory-friendly programming for those who want to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in a calm, quiet environment.
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 kids 6-17, 5 & Under: Free
(Evening Ceili not included with daytime ticket). We hope to see you there!

Saint Patrick’s Ceili:
Sunday, March 17th

Join us for our Saint Patrick’s Day Ceili on Sunday, March 17th at 5:00pm.

A Ceili is a family-oriented Irish social dance. There are usually six different dances at each Ceili including such favorites as “The Walls of Limerick”, “The Siege of Ennis”, “The Waves of Tory” and the “Haymakers Jig”.

There is no extra charge for the Orientation/Beginners session. We will walk you through the dances before we dance them, then call the dances as you dance. No prior experience is necessary. We focus on having a fun time!

Tickets are available at the door. Admission: $6, One free child 12 & under with each paid adult. Beverages are available from the bar.