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St. Patrick’s Day is a fun opportunity for families to partake in the joy and cultural richness of Irish heritage. Near Utah County, families looking to embrace the spirit of this festive holiday have many options to choose from. Whether it’s participating in vibrant parades, engaging in interactive scavenger hunts, or enjoying traditional Irish music and dance, the area is brimming with family-friendly events.

This weekend, gather your loved ones, don your green attire, and prepare for an adventure that blends fun, education, and cultural appreciation. Here are some fun family-friendly events to consider!

South Utah County Catch the Leprechaun

Calling All Treasure Hunters!!! Register for a fun-filled scavenger hunt to local businesses and storefronts to receive gifts and prizes.

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2024 Vineyard City Gold Rush 5K & Kids 1K

We are excited to offer a 5K & Kids 1K as part of our 2024 Gold Rush Race Series. The flat 5K race course will be chip-timed. The 5K route includes a beautiful trail view of Utah Lake and the opportunity to receive a real Golden Dollar coin if you can beat the race Leprechaun!

Strollers are allowed in each race. If a parent/guardian is interested in running alongside their child(s) in the Kids 1K race, only the child(s) need to register for the race.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Siamsa

This annual celebration takes place on March 16th at The Gateway in Salt Lake, starting with the parade at 11 am followed by the Siamsa (Celtic Festival) until 5 pm. The theme for 2024 is “Celebrating Irish Hospitality,” promising a family-friendly atmosphere with live entertainment, vendors, and traditional Irish food and drink specials​.

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Brigham Young University Presents International Folk Dance Ensemble Matinee

Sat, March 16, 2024 2:00 PM MDT, Conference Center Theater

The International Folk Dance Ensemble will present Journey: Reflections, a 90-minute voyage of dance and music that explores the heartbeat of the world’s cultures. Journey: Reflections entertains with Irish hard shoe, American clogging, Ukrainian Hopak, Indian bhangra, and much more.

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Lucky Laces 5k Walk & Health Fair

University Place, Orem

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 2024 Lucky Laces 5K & Health Fair. There will be an adults & kids green jello eating contest before we start the 5k. Registration is FREE, but limited. Participants that ARE registered will be entered into drawings for prizes & receive UP swag. Children under 5 or that are in strollers DO NOT need to register.
Free breakfast snacks after the 5k, while supplies last.

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St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Provo Beach, 4801 N University Ave.

Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt!

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Creative Kids’ End of the Rainbow

Easely Art Studio, 7211 Plaza Center Dr Suite 170, West Jordan, UT 84084, USA

Learn how to paint, step-by-step! All art supplies included with a medium canvas. This class is for kids just learning to paint, or have a little prior experience. An artist will demonstrate the featured painting, and everyone will have a completed painting by the end of class. Recommended ages 8-12, but anyone can join! Parents are welcome to paint along too.

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Gallery Stroll for Fables & Folklore Show

As the seasons shift and the air fills with the promise of renewal, we invite you to explore the rich tapestry of cultural traditions and legendary tales that have stood the test of time.

From March 5th to March 31st, the Urban Arts Gallery at The Gateway will come alive with the imaginative creations of talented artists who have woven tales through their art, bringing to life legendary creatures, mythical landscapes, and cherished folktales.

“Fables & Folklore” is a celebration of the mythical, the legendary, and the traditional – a testament to the enduring power of storytelling across generations.

Mark your calendars for a special Gallery Stroll reception on March 15th from 6-9pm, where you can mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, meet the artists behind the enchanting exhibits, and immerse yourself in the magic of the evening.

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