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If your Saint Patrick’s Day is more “pinch me” than pub crawl, we’re here for you! While we’ve covered the Saint Patrick’s Day basics for Salt Lake City, there’s plenty off the beaten path that is kid-friendly and lots of fun. Grab your favorite green shirt or accessory and check out these fun events for kids!
Activities at Discovery Gateway
Discovery Gateway is hosting a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, including a book reading, shamrock art, and Leprechaun Gardens. Free for members, $12.50 general admission, kids under a year are free.
Celebrate in Park City
The Park City Mountain Resort is celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, so grab a jacket and head up the canyon for this free event! From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM activities will include photo opportunities, live music, and complimentary s’mores and cookies.
Story Time in Farmington
Barnes and Nobel at Station Park is hosting free storytime on March 14th at 11AM. They’ll be reading Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase. Will it be Pete the Cat’s lucky day or will he learn that luck takes work in this charming book? Stay after the story for fun activities!
Check out the book trailer for this darling story:
The Saint Paddy’s Train
The Heber Valley Railroad is hosting a family-friendly St. Paddy’s Train on Friday, March 13th at 7:00 PM. The ride features live music from Leaping LuLu! Be ready for singing, fun, games, and Lucky Charms to much on. Tickets are $15-$25, depending on the class of rail car.
A Lucky Treat
Your kids (or you) may not be into corned beef, but we have some Saint Patrick’s Day treats that they’ll probably love. Did you know it’s the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s this year? You and your kiddos can choose from the traditional Shamrock Shake, or venture to the new OREO® Shamrock McFlurry®. It basically looks like a mint-lover’s dream! As an extra bonus, here’s a promo code for $5 off your $15 order through Doordash for McDonald’s, so you don’t even have to leave home.
Another sweet option is these deliciously green Krispy Kreme donuts, available from March 14th to March 17th. If you’re a culinary kind of family, check out this recipe for Irish Toffee Brownies from Harmons and make your own treat at home!