As a kid St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t a big day in our family. We’re not Irish, and so most of the time I forgot to even wear green. As an adult I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day in the New Orleans area. I’m sure no one does it like we do. I mean where else can you catch cabbage from a float or go home with all the produce you need for a month? I think I like the St. Patrick’s Day parades more than Mardi Gras. I love how we take St. Patrick’s Day to a whole new level! Here are some ways to have fun this St. Patrick’s Day for Jefferson Parish Kids!
Parades and Festivals
- Old Metairie Irish Festival: Friday, March 10th from 2-10 pm under the bridge at Causeway and Metairie Road.
- Irish Channel Parade: Saturday, March 11th at 12:30pm. Starts on the corner of Felicity and Magazine goes down Magazine to Jackson Ave and then Jackson to Tchoupitoulas.
- Metairie Road Parade: Sunday, March 14th at NOON. Starts in front of Rummel, goes down Severn to Metairie Rd, then Metairie Rd. to the parish line.
- Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade: Sunday, March 19th at NOON and follows the traditional Metairie parade route.
- St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade: Saturday, April 1st at NOON and rolls down W. Judge Perez Drive.
Story And Craft Times
- Saturday Craft: 10:00-10:30 am – Make a leprechaun bookmark at the East Bank Regional Library Children’s Activity Room. Room closes at 10:10 am and this event is first come first served.
- Saturday Craft: 10:30-11:30 am – Paper Chain and Pot of Gold at the West Bank Regional Library.
- Storytime with Craft: 10:30-11 am – Read The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day and make Handprint Shamrocks at the Harahan Library.
- Teen DIY Craft: 3-4pm – St. Patrick’s Votive Candle, at the West Bank Regional Library Teen Center.
- Storytime With Craft: 10:30-11:30am – Read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover and make a shamrock sun catcher at the Old Metairie Library.
- Storytime With Craft: 10:30-11:30am – Read Good Lucky Bear and make St. Patrick’s Day pinwheels at the Lakeshore Library.
- Mornings With Mommy: 11am – Read Happy St. Patrick’s Day Curious George and make shamrock hats.
- Craft Night: 6-7 pm -Make a paper plate pot of gold at the West Bank Regional Library.
- Read and Sing Storytime: 10:30-11am -Read the story Good Luck Bear at Lakeshore Library.
- Storytime: 11 – 11:45 am – Read Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato and make a rainbow sign at the East Bank Regional Library.
- Read and Sing: 10:30 to 11 am – Read the story Good Lucky Beat at the West Bank Regional Library.
- Saturday Craft: 10:30 – 11:30 – Make a St. Patrick’s Day wreath at the West Bank Regional Library.
- Saturday Matinee: 2-4 pm – Watch Finian’s Rainbow at the Live Oak Library.
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Check out our St. Patrick’s Day Fun Pinterest Board for more St. Patrick’s Day Fun!
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