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St. Patrick's Day Fun for Everyone

St. Patrick's Day Fun for EveryoneSt. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. This means shamrocks, leprechauns, and good luck galore. It also means it's about time to start planning how you and your family will spend the lucky day.

From Irish dance performances and parades to pubs serving up green beer, Pittsburgh offers plenty to see and do on St. Paddy's Day. This can make it pretty difficult to choose which activities you and your family will take part in. 

These options can become overwhelming, so we have made it easier on you by putting together a list of five family-friendly activities we know you and your family will love. Pick and choose what you want to do and get ready to have a blast!

Pot O' Gold Cupcakes

Start your St. Patrick's Day off right by making some colorful treats you won't be able to resist!

  • To make Pot O' Gold Cupcakes, begin with a simple white cake mix.
  • Follow the package instructions to create the cake batter.
  • Split the batter into six equal parts, placing each part into a separate bowl.
  • Using food coloring, color each bowl of batter a different color, making sure you end with one of each color of the rainbow. 
  • Add one layer of each color of batter to every cup in your pan, creating a rainbow.
  • Bake according to package instructions. 
  • Once cooled, top cupcakes with vanilla frosting and a chocolate coin.

Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade

A must-see event for people of all ages, the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade is the second largest in the world. The parade boasts a huge number of floats including dancers and live bands. This parade is tons of fun for everyone, and is sure to get your family into the Irish spirit. 

This year's parade will be held on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. Make sure to arrive early to get a good spot!


Riverdance is coming to town just in time for St. Patrick's Day. This incredible show is something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. The show will be held March 17-19 at the Benedum Center. Make this St. Patrick's Day weekend your time to see it.

Tickets are on sale now and start at just $36 per person. Hurry and get your tickets today!

Lucky Handprint Clover

If you are in the mood for a fun and easy craft this St. Patrick's Day, consider making a four-leaf clover for good luck.

To make this particular clover, simply use green fingerpaint to arrange a series of four handprints in the shape of a clover on a piece of white paper. Use a paintbrush or your finger to create a stem, and add a name at the bottom of the page so you can hold on to the memory of those little hands for years to come. 

Irish Movies

Finish off a perfect St. Patrick's Day by snuggling up on the couch with some green punch, a bowl of popcorn, and a good, Irish-themed movie. There are many wonderful options out there, but we have taken the liberty of listing some of our favorites below.

  • The Secret of Kells
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Song of the Sea
  • War of the Buttons
  • Darby O' Gill and the Little People
  • The Luck of the Irish
  • Jig 

No matter what you choose to do this St. Patrick's Day season, we are certain you will have an absolute blast. So what are you waiting for? Grab some craft supplies or ingredients, mark your calendar, and get ready to see green, dance a jig, and have some Irish fun! Remember, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day!

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