Family Friendly St Patricks Day Events In Indianapolis

Dated: 02/27/2018

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There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day in Indianapolis than bars and beer! If you want to get the kids into the St. Patty’s Day spirit, Indianapolis has you covered. Plenty of daytime and family-friendly experiences await your family downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods.



1) The Greening of the Canal [https://www.indystpats.com/info-1]

Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Ohio & West Streets downtown


This event on the canal is truly something to see! People of all ages gather around the canal for music, kilts, balloons, and the green fountains of water!



2) St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Block Party [https://www.indystpats.com/spectator-info]

Friday, March 16, 2018, starting downtown at North & Pennsylvania Street


90+ units of floats, bands, dancers, and dignitaries will participate in the 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. During the block party, bands perform on the Hoosier Lottery “Imagine That” Stage on Vermont Street. Food and beverages, while supplies last, inside of the Village Pantry tent.


3) 2nd Annual Shamrock Bash at The Urban Chalkboard [http://www.theurbanchalkboard.com/activity-descriptions/#shamrock]

Saturday, March 17, 2018, at The Urban Chalkboard, Carmel


If you’d rather spend the day inside celebrating all things Irish, look no further! Reserve your spot for Irish dancing, leprechaun beards, jigs, and a photo booth for pictures of your day’s experiences.


4) St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party at the Carmel Clay Public Library

[https://indyschild.com/events/st-patricks-day-dance-party/]

March 12, 2018


This free event requires tickets, but learn some Irish dance moves of your own at this afternoon & early evening dance party! Grab a glow stick and jig the day away! A light snack will be available as part of the event.


5) The No Luck Run [http://racemaker.org/event/no-luck-irish-run/]

March 18, 2018, at Claddagh Irish Pub at The Shops at Perry Crossing, Plainfield


With options for all running abilities, this is something the whole family could try together! This  race offers a Half Marathon, 5k, and Kids Dash. Everyone gets a t-shirt and a medal, plus grownups can get the free beer once they cross the finish line! Everyone’s a winner with this No Luck Run.



No matter what type of even gets you to the Luck of the Irish, Indianapolis has something for you and the kids to try! Run, dance, be a leprechaun - it doesn’t matter! Try something new together this St. Patty’s Day!

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