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St. Patrick’s Day Family-Fun Guide in Indianapolis

Whether your family is Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun time of year to celebrate with a little jig. And fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday together in Indianapolis.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, many events are being canceled and/or postponed. Please confirm with event organizers before attending an event.


St. Patrick’s Day Family-Fun Guide in Indianapolis:

Greening Of The Canal

Date/Time: Thursday, March 12, 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Indianapolis at Ohio & West Street

For the 24th straight year, the Hoosier Lottery will help Indianapolis celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making the downtown canal run green! If you have been part of this celebration in the past, you know it is a must-see. If you are new to Indianapolis, you don’t want to miss your chance to be part of the fun. Join us for some Irish music, food trucks, and special guests to start your St. Paddy’s Day weekend.

Parade & Tent Party

Date/Time: Friday, March 13
Location: Downtown Indianapolis

The Athletic Club Foundation is proud to host the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presented by the Hoosier Lottery on Friday, March 13 at 11:30am in downtown Indianapolis. The festivities start at 9:00am on Parade morning with the Parade Tent and Block Party on North Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania. The street will be blocked to vehicle traffic there will be food trucks, sponsor activations and a large heated tent in the American Legion Mall with a beer garden and the Hoosier Lottery Imagine that entertainment stage. The event is free and open to the public.

Related: Celebrate Shamrocks and St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Indy

St. Patrick’s Day Family Brunch

When: Saturday, March 14, 9:00 – 10:00am or 10:30 – 11:30am
Where: Four Day Ray Brewing, 11671 Lantern Road, Fishers

Get ready for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Hamilton County, including a breakfast buffet, kids’ activities, and more. Register here.

Shamrock Run & Walk

When: Saturday, March 14, 12:00pm
Where: Indianapolis Firefighters Local Union 416, 748 Mass. Ave, Indianapolis

The Athletic Club Foundation and the Indianapolis Firefighters Emerald Society are partnering together to host the 2020 Shamrock Run & Walk on Saturday, March 14th at 12:00PM. IFD will extend their post-Parade celebration one extra day on Mass Avenue at the IFD Union Hall. Join us for the pet & family-friendly event! Register online before March 12 and save. Register 3 or more and save $3 per person. $30 for late registration per person. Adidas race shirts are not guaranteed – while supplies last.

Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Trivia

When: Tuesday, March 17, 3:30pm
Where: Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company, 647 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis

Family-friendly Saint Patrick’s Day fun! Join us for “green” trivia on March 17! Everyone is welcome and all-ages are encouraged to join in the festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day Skate

When: Tuesday, March 17, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Skateland, 3902 N Glen Arm Rd, Indianapolis

Wear green to get free cotton candy with paid admission. Plus, it’s $3 Tuesday! All children between the ages of 3-17 are required to pay admission and skate rental upon entering. Adults 18+ not skating may enter for free. Skate rental is $4.

St. Patrick’s Day Enrichment at the Fun Factory

When: Thursday, March 26, 10:00 – 11:00am
Where: Garfield Park Burrello Family Center

This program allows children to learn about this month’s holiday crafts, snacks, unstructured play and story time will create a safe and fun learning environment! Adults will accompany the participants during the program. All will enjoy the Fun Factory! $5/participant.

Know of other must-do St. Patty’s Day activities that we missed? Let us know at [email protected].


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