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What to do in Vancouver: St. Patrick’s Day With Kids

What to do in Vancouver: St. Patrick’s Day With Kids

Kid wearing a green hat and shamrock glasses for St. Patrick's day

St. Patrick’s Day is this week, and while many are gearing up for a night out, parents with kids might be looking for family-friendly ways to celebrate. If you’re wondering what to do in Vancouver this St. Patrick’s Day for some kid-friendly fun, we have some suggestions!

What to do in Vancouver for a Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

Downtown Vancouver

March 16, 2024 10am-9pm

A guy in a kilt and color top holding a bagpipe and a little kid too dressed up ready to play a bag pipe ready to play at the Celtic Fest in Vancouver
Photo credit: CelticFest Vancouver Facebook

Get ready for a magical celebration at CelticFest Vancouver’s live, free concert, returning this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary!

Head to šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) on Saturday, March 16, for a day filled with family-friendly fun. The event features a main stage with artists performing from 11 am to 9 pm, a marketplace, a family zone, and onsite bars. It’s the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your little ones!

Join the the Family Zone from 10 am to 5 pm for a day filled with fun activities! Enjoy games, coloring, face painting, stickers, giant connect-four, and more.

Don’t miss Jess Murray, the CelticFest Irish storyteller, as she shares Celtic myths, tales, and activities at 10 am, 12:15 pm, and 2 pm.

Catch Showstoppers, a glee-like youth performing choir, on stage at 11:15 am.

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Experience a Youth GAA demonstration featuring kids Gaelic football and hurling at 12:55 pm.

Throughout the day, there will also be Irish dancers and other family-friendly musical acts to keep the fun going!


Two girls dancing and performing the celtic irish dance

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Museum Of Surrey on Saturday, March 23, from 1-4 PM! Immerse yourself in Celtic music, dance, and community spirit. Explore the rich Celtic culture of British Columbia through a variety of engaging activities and performances.

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