For many, this weekend marks the first weekend of Spring Break for kids across BC and other locations. This nicely coincides with the festive celebrations in Vancouver for St. Patrick’s Day, held this Sunday, March 17th.
If you’re in the mood for some shenanigans to kick off spring break with that don’t just involve drinking green beer, there are plenty of fun activities around town that are kid-friendly.
So dress up in your finest green attire and get ready to celebrate at one of these 5 family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in Vancouver.
St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration
Location: St. James Community Square, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Admission: Free entry
Part of Celtic Fest Vancouver, this family celebration includes live music, arts and crafts, fun sporting activities, and face painting.
For more information, visit the Celtic Fest website.
Blarney Stone All Ages St Patricks Day Festival
Location: 216 Carrall Street
Date/Time: March 17 from 1oam – 5pm
If you’ve got kids in tow, but still want to enjoy in some libations, the Blarney Stone is hosting its annual all ages St. Patrick’s Day festival. Minors are allowed before 5pm with an adult guardian to enjoy live music, Celtic dancers, DJs, stilt walkers, and plenty more entertainment.
More information is available on the Blarney Stone website.
St. Patrick’s Day 5K run
Location: Stanley Park
Date/Time: Saturday, March 16 at 9:30am
Get a little spring in your step at the annual 5K St. Patrick’s Day run! Join other revellers of all ages for a flat and fast 5k in scenic Stanley Park. The run supports Diabetes Canada and is one of the most fun 5Ks in the city!
More information is available on the BMO website.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Lonsdale Quay Market
Location: Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver
Date/Time: Sunday, March 17 from 10:00am until 3:00pm
The Market will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with some fun events including live entertainment, wares from local artisans, fun crafts and balloon twisting!
For more information, visit the Lonsdale Quay website.
Vancouver Market at The Wise Hall
Location: 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Date/Time: Sunday, March 17 from 11:00am until 4:00pm
Admission: $2 entry
For something a bit different, drop by the newly established Vancouver Market, featuring 35+ vendors selling and showing off their vintage clothing, musical instruments, homemade goods, knick knacks, jewelry, housewares + loads more! There will also be music, caricature drawings, food trucks, and more…
Check out the event page here.
Bonus: Sleep Over at the Aquarium
Location: Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park
Date / Time: Saturday, March 16 from 9pm to 9am
Okay, so it’s not officially a St. Patrick’s Day event, you can always wear green and pretend it is… Too good to keep off a list of family-friendly events this weekend is the Vancouver Aquarium’s Family sleepover on Saturday, March 16. Sleep with the fishes in this fun and immersive experience in one of Vancouver’s top attractions.
More information is available on the Vancouver Aquarium website.