Champaign-Urbana Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
We have a bunch of fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids in our community
For what traditionally is a “holiday” marked by green beer and shamrock tees, there happen to be family-friendly community events (many of which are FREE) when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding communities.
A few things to keep in mind. All of the events listed below are “kid-friendly” events, but may still be held in or near locations where adult beverages are being served. Also, University of Illinois students are typically on spring break while community St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are taking place, but steer clear of campus earlier in the month when Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day is happening (the first Friday in March, typically).
In case you needed the reminder, St. Patrick’s Day is actually March 17 every year, regardless of the day of the week when it falls. However, many St. Paddy’s Day themed events happen before and even after that.No Events
Looking for suggestions on celebrating with your kids at home? Here are our tips for a traditional corned beef and cabbage (or New England boiled dinner) meal or how to build a leprechaun trap.