These St. Patrick’s Day ideas are better than a pot of gold
You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. People of all backgrounds enjoy getting dressed up to go to parades across the country or going out with friends. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick this year in Connecticut.
- Parades, parades, parades! Get your green outfits ready and attend your local St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Stamford St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 7 at 12 noon
Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14 at 11 am.
Milford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14 at 1 pm.
New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 15 at 1pm
Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 15 at 1:30 pm.
- Learn about St. Patrick and Ireland At Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, learn about Irish history, famine, and art. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Board Painting Night they offer. For more information, visit their website, here.
- Family Fun and Crafts From four leaf clovers to rainbows to leprechaun-inspired paintings there are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas that are sure to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday. Here’s a few green and gold DIY creations you can try.
- Make Sweet Treats No holiday is complete without a sweet treat. you can make a basic box cake and dye the cake or frosting with green food dye. Bake green sugar cookies, mint chocolate chip cookies…almost all your favorite deserts can be made with a green twist! Spend some of the day in the kitchen baking these sweet treats!
- Road Races The Shamrock Shuffle, O’Shenanigans and other road races around Connecticut offer a healthy tradition for St. Patrick’s Day. Join them in your town, and you’ll feel guilt-free when you sit down to enjoy a post-race green sweet treat!