St. Patrick's Day Events for Your Lucky Kids in San Diego (March 2022)

10 St. Patrick's Day Celebration Events for Kids in San Diego

Living in San Diego feels pretty lucky, but on St. Patrick's Day we're extra lucky!

11 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in San Diego

You can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the traditional fanfare of Irish dancing, music and food at local festivals and parades. Or you can celebrate it the kids' way with making slime, leprechaun traps and scavenger hunts. These fun events are happening between March 12th-21st so you'll have plenty of time to get in a few of these if you're feeling lucky! And even luckier is that 6 out of these 10 events are FREE!

TIP: Plan ahead because most of these events require advanced registration and those that do will fill up quickly.




Fri, March 11, 2022 from 4-5pm. Slip your fingers into green and gold fluffy slime at the Point Loma Library. Take your creation home, along with the recipe to make more later on. Recommended for AGES 7-12. COST: Free. Register in advance, class will fill up.

📍 Point Loma/Hervey Library. 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107 📞 619-531-1539 💻 website

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Sat, March 12, 2022 at 10:30am. Watch the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade west of the Mississippi this year at Balboa ark. There are over 100 parade entries this year so it’s bound to capture your little leprechaun’s attention. After the parade, head to the festival at Balboa Park, where you’ll find Irish step dancers, Irish folk singers, Celtic music, Irish crafts, food and a kids zone. COST: Free

📍 Parade Route: Starts at Fifth Ave. + Laurel St. It’ll head North up Fifth Ave. to Upas St. and cross to Sixth Ave. and turn South down to Juniper. 💻 website

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Sat, March 12, 2022 at 10:15am. Wearing green at this leprechaun fun run will guarantee your kids a good time; quite literally since this is a chip-timed 1K run. Kids will also get some lucky green sunglasses and gold in the form of a medal for finishing! The kids run is for AGES 12 and under, parents can run with their kids (bonus claps for matching family attire). Start/finish lines: Garnet Ave. + Bayard St. in Pacific Beach.

The Kids 1K Run starts at 10:15am; while the 5K Run Starts at 9am. COST: $25/kids, $45/adults. Registration is required.

📍 912 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach 92109 💻 website

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Sat, March 12, 2022 from 3-4:30pm. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with leprechaun cookie decorating and crafts at the Mission Hills Library. This event will bring your kids good luck, or at least some free cookies! Recommended for AGES 5-13. Cost: Free! Register in advance, class will fill up.

📍 Mission Hills Library. 215 W. Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103 📞 619-692-4910 💻 website

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Sun, March 13, 2022 from 11-4. You’ll be welcomed into the House of Ireland and front lawn for their annual day of Irish traditions. They’ll serve up Irish treats all day from 11-4, including their famous Irish coffee (non-alcoholic), Irish stew and baked goods. Starting at 2pm, immerse yourself in live Irish step dancing, Celtic music and other traditions. Cost: Free!

📍 House of Ireland. 665 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park 📞 619-531-1539 💻 website

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