St. Patrick's Day Kids Activities in Austin

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St. Patrick's Day can be fun for the whole family.

St. Patrick's Day is the celebration of the Catholic saint Patrick. People from all religions now celebrate the holiday of St. Patrick's Day. It is no longer strictly a Catholic holiday. Modernly, people celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green, the color of Ireland, and celebrating everything Irish, including food and drink. Austin, Texas, has many St. Patrick's Day kids activities to choose from, making the holiday fun for the whole family.

  1. St. Patrick's Day Austin

    • St. Patrick's Day Austin is the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the city. St. Patrick's Day Austin is a family friendly event held at Cover 3 restaurant and sports bar from 2 to 10:30 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day. There will be two stages of live music, one inside and one outside, in addition to great food. Kids will enjoy the free rolling video and games center featuring popular video games and free gyroscope rides. As a bonus, kids under the age of 13 get into the event for free.

    St. Patrick's Day Outdoor Festival

    • If your kids love music, take them down to 4th Street to experience the St. Patrick's Day Outdoor Festival. The festival is held on St. Patrick's Day in front of Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant, and the city will be closing down 4th Street and putting up an outdoor tent. The festival starts at noon, but doors open at 6 a.m. Traditional Irish music and dancers will be performing, making this festival a distinctive St. Patrick's Day event.

    St. Patrick's Day Parade

    • In 2011, Austin is starting a new St. Patrick's Day tradition by holding its first St. Patrick's Day parade. The parade is the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day and starts at 9 a.m. The parade starts at 1st Street and Barton Springs Road and ends at Fado. At the end of the parade there will be pipers and dancers. Immediately after the parade the annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser will begin to support the fight against childhood cancer.

    Cook a Traditional Irish Meal

    • Instead of going out to eat on St. Patrick's Day, stay at home and cook a traditional Irish meal with your kids. You can teach them about a new culture, and they will have an opportunity to help you in the kitchen. Cook an Irish stew, or corned beef and hash. For dessert, make shamrock shaped sugar cookies and decorate with your favorite green sprinkles.

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