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Saint Patrick’s Day Fun for Rocket City Kids

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun for Rocket City Kids

A young boy holds a paper beard and wears green as part of Saint Patrick's Day.

Break out all things green, because Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for ways to celebrate with kids in Huntsville, we’ve rounded up some videos, crafts, books, and even some local family-friendly events to enjoy. Although the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade is cancelled this year, there’s still plenty of fun ways to celebrate.

What’s Saint Patrick’s Day?

Ever wondered the actual history and meaning behind St. Patrick’s Day? PBS Kids have put together some fun facts for the entire family to enjoy in their holiday spotlight video.

Other Things to Watch for St. Patrick’s Day

Get Crafty

Get creative in your celebrations! Break out the craft supplies for these fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts.


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Experiment with Irish Food

Broaden those little taste bud horizons with Irish food! We had fun trying this one with some Rocket City Kids. As you can see, it was a great time and actually had some real winners.

Book Some Time for Saint Patrick’s Day Fun

Reading is another fun way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your little leprechauns. We’ve gathered up a few books to enjoy together. The Night Before St. Patrick's Day cover depicts two children peeking from a window as a leprechaun causes mischief outside their house.

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Celebrate Locally in Huntsville and North Alabama

Cruise or Walk Downtown Huntsville for the Saint Patrick’s Day Porch Parade

Downtown Huntsville Inc. has put together a Saint Patrick’s Day Porch Parade to enjoy. Walk, bike, or cruise the route to enjoy decorated homes and porches. The porch parade will be on display from March 12 – 21 and the route can be found here.


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Shop the Super Saturday Sidewalk Sale and Stay for the Saint Patrick’s Day Block Party

Enjoy a Saint Patrick’s Day edition of the Super Saturday Sidewalk Sale. Shop from local art vendors, musicians, retail deals and giveaways. After the sale, enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day Block Party on Holmes Avenue. Learn more on the Super Saturday Sidewalk Sale Facebook event page.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Straight to Ale

Straight to Ale will be hosting their free, family-friendly Saint Patrick’s Day party on March 13. Social distancing will be enforced.

Kick off the day with a Kegs & Eggs breakfast buffet from 9am-11am. Then enjoy a socially distanced mini-parade around Campus 805 at 11:30am featuring other Campus 805 businesses. Then stick around for some live local music in the outdoor Biergarten! The Live music lineup is as follows:
1pm – SJ
3pm – Remy Neal
5pm – The Travelin’ Rose Band
7pm – Liquid Redemption
Bring your appetite and dine on delicious Irish-inspired food by Ale’s Kitchen, and enjoy specialty brews and cocktails created just for the occasion.

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