While green beer may come to mind, St. Paddy’s Day can be totally kiddo-cool. From story time, to bagpipes and green ice cream, we’ve rounded up some great ways to have a Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day in Austin.

Discovery Time with Miss Julietta- Luck of the Irish | March 17 | 10:30-11:30

Weekly story time with a twist at the Dripping Springs Community Library. Registration required.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Cavalier | March 17 | 12 p.m. – 5.p.m 

Kid-friendly until 5 p.m. then it’s grown ups only! Party includes yard games; darts; pool; drinks like Irish whiskey and Guinness; and food like corned beef and fish and chips. Oh, and free parking!

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Vista Brewing | March 17 | 2-9 p.m.

This family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Party will have Irish-inspired food specials and deals on Vista brews, plus plenty of space for kiddos to run around and live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring the kiddos out for a Gold Coin Scavenger Hunt: Find one gold coin around the property and redeem for a St. Patrick’s Day accessory (necklace, headband, glasses, etc)

Cork & Barrel St. Paddy’s Day Birthday Bash | March 17 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.

A full day of Shamrock Cheer. Live Music all day, Yard Games and fun! The Yard 401 Beer Garden  has plenty of space for the kiddos and is pet friendly (must remain on leash). Get in early start to the weekend with a day full of good food, live entertainment and drinks!

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt | March 17 | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Visit the McKenna Children’s Museum (New Braunfels) to participate in a special treasure hunt! This activity will be available all day, or while supplies last. *Included with museum admission*

Bouldin Acres St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | March 17 | 3 p.m.

Festivities include fish and chips, shepherd’s pies, lots of drinks, and live music starting at 3. Kids can enjoy the playground and lawn games!

Bagpipe Concert in the Park | March 17 | 7pm

Come experience Celtic heritage with a complete marching pipe band (Silver Thistle Pipes) as Wells Branch MUD Parks and Recreation hosts its St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! We invite you to wear green and march behind the band as they lead a parade through Wells Branch’s Katherine Fleischer Park, ending with an incredible performance in the Community Center Courtyard. This a free. family-friendly event and will be canceled if inclement weather occurs

Lick Honest Ice Creams | ALL DAY

Lick is offering its peach leaf graham crunch flavor the week of Saint Patrick’s Day at all of its locations. It’s made with green peach leaves from Austin urban farm Hausbar, along with a cinnamon crumble. There’s also optional green whipped cream. YUM!


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