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5+ Kid-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Activities in Northwest Michigan

Updated: Mar 19, 2023

Take your little to a St. Patrick's Day event in Northwest Michigan for a fun and exciting experience! Whether you want to enjoy an Irish Ceili, make shaving cream shamrocks, participate in a scavenger hunt or attend a music class, there's something for everyone in your family to enjoy!

1. St. Patrick’s Day Community Ceili at Up North Arts, Inc. (Cadillac)

Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day Community Ceili (Traditional Irish Folk Dance). Join the fun and learn Irish Ceilis! Watch the Northern Lights Irish Dancers perform in between! It will be an afternoon of wholesome fun, laughter, and St. Patrick’s Day cheer!

  • Date: Saturday, March 18 from 2-4pm

  • Ages: 2+

  • Address: 601 Chestnut Street, Cadillac

2. 2023 Fifth Third Leapin' Leprechaun 5K at Brady's Bar (Traverse City)

Start your New Year out with a goal of running a 5K. On March 18th, 2023, the Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K participants will be running a new course this year, starting and ending on Lake Street right next to Brady’s Bar.

  • Date: Saturday, March 18 from 9am-12pm

  • Address: 401 South Union Street, Traverse City

3. St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza at Pond Hill Farm (Harbor Springs)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with tons of family fun on the farm! Pizza, food, beer, wine and hard cider available from 12-7:30pm. Sledding is available depending on the weather.D

  • Details:

    • 12-4pm: LEPRECHAUN CANDY HUNT Leprechauns have invaded our Gnome Houses & filled them with candy, gold chocolate coins and more!! Enjoy our free self led leprechaun candy hunt and gather candy at each house along the trail.

    • 12-4pm: TRAIL SIDE BAR Stop to enjoy a drink, hot cocoa and bonfire with s'more at our Trail Side Bar by the Trout Pond.

  • Date: Saturday, March 18 from 12-7pm

  • Address: 5699 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs

4. Shaving Cream Shamrocks at Great Lakes Children's Museum (Traverse City)

Paint a shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day with shaving cream and green watercolor paint. Fun, colorful and super creamy!

  • Date: Thursday, March 16 during 10:30am, 1pm and 3:30pm sessions

  • Address: 13240 S West Bayshore Dr

5. St. Patrick's Party with Mindful and Musical (Traverse City)

Head to The Grand Traverse Circuit on Saturday, March 18 for a St. Patrick's themed party with Mindful and Musical!

  • Date: Saturday, March 18 at 11am

  • Address: 225 West Fourteenth Street

6. St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt (Elk Rapids)

Search 19 participating businesses in Elk Rapids from 1-5pm for a St. Pat's Day themed item. Visit at least 10 & get a sticker on the ticket for a chance at a prize drawing. Also enjoy the bonfires & s'mores downtown.

  • Date: Friday, March 17 from 1-5pm


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