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8 Fun Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day in Miami

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St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration that happens annually on March 17th, to mark the death date of the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is also a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Montserrat. This holiday became so popular that it was brought all the way to the other side of the world and came to the U.S. The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the U.S. was held in Boston in 1737. Boston is home to many Irish folks, which is why it would only make sense to begin this tradition there!

Although many people believe that St. Patrick’s Day is only celebrated by adults, it can actually be a family-friendly celebration! So don’t worry, Miami Seaquarium has got you covered on finding places for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Miami. You can also look out for some St. Patrick’s Day ideas you can use if you’d like to celebrate at home with your little ones!

Idea #1: Walk, Waggle, and Stroll Dog Walk

If you and your family happen to be big dog lovers and are looking for the best place to show off your furry friend’s Irish costume, then this is the place for you and your family! Strap on some shamrocks on yourself, your family, and your furry best friend and head over to Miami Lighthouse’s eighth annual pup parade. The St. Pat’s-themed dog walk is dedicated to raising awareness for service animals.

Hosted by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Herman and CBS 4 Miami anchors Rhiannon Ally and Irika Sargent, there’ll be awards for Best St. Patrick’s Day Dog Costume, Dog-Owner Look-alike, and Most Talented Dog. Plus, a Britto t-shirt for walk attendees, and more!

Idea #2: 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

This event is perfect for a family-friendly St. Pat’s affair at Coral Gables’ Annual Ode to All Things Green and is perfect for kids and adults (fun zone for adults included! AKA: the bar). There’ll be Irish dancers, pipes, drums, harpists, soda bread, whiskey cakes, a leprechaun’s corner for kid’s crafts, face painting, vendors, a bounce house, and a whole lot more!

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Idea #3: St. Patrick’s Dance Party

If you have some teens that aren’t old enough to be left to go somewhere alone and need to look for a St. Patty’s event that allows your teens to join, then this is the perfect one for you and your family! This FREE St. Patty’s dance party provides you with lots of food and drinks and, of course, a big dance floor! So all you have to bring is your dance moves to get your St. Patrick’s Day celebration going.

Idea #4: Happiness is Handmade Kids Art Workshop

The Wynwood Yard celebrates St. Patty’s Day with some arts & crafts for kids. This kid-friendly creative event invites you for an all green celebration creating different types of St. Patty’s art!

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Idea #5: Dress up!

Your St. Patrick’s Day celebration isn’t fully complete until you dress up for the occasion! If you plan to host a St. Patty’s themed party at home, you need some cool tips on what materials to use to dress up as the perfect leprechaun! This craft is fun for all ages! Create a ginger beard and green hat and you’ll be ready to start your celebration without getting pinched!

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Idea #6: Let’s get painting!

Painting is always fun, especially when you’re using a variety of bright colors! I know, I know, this sounds messy, but hear us out! Kids will love you for allowing them to show their inner Picasso and paint their little heart out as they do it for the purpose of celebrating St. Patty’s Day! This handprint rainbow will brighten the room with all its colors and will be the perfect addition to your St. Patty’s party décor!

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Idea #7: St. Patrick’s Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks

These cute and delicious looking cupcakes (which will probably be gone within seconds) are the perfect set to add to your list of desserts to do at home for the big celebration. Gather your little ones, mid-sized ones, and your large loved ones to join you for some family bonding time - St. Patty’s edition!

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Idea #8: Taste the Rainbow!

Two words: rainbow cupcakes.

While you let that sink in, start gathering your ingredients (and your loved ones) to create probably the brightest cupcakes ever! And the best part is these specific cupcakes will taste like sugar cookies! It’s a win-win for those who love colors and sugar cookies.

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So there you have it lads and lasses! We are hoping that these St. Patrick’s Day activities in Miami and ideas serve you all well. We wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your favorite aquarium in Miami, Miami Seaquarium!