live dancers on stage at raglan road irish pub orlando

St Patrick’s Day Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Orlando

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and the Emerald Isle’s magic is spreading its cheer to Orlando! But fear not, weary parents, for this isn’t just a night for green beverages and lively venues. Get ready for a pot o’ gold worth of kid-friendly events for St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando.

From shamrock-tastic parades to leprechaun crafts and Irish-themed treats, we’ve got the scoop on all the best ways to celebrate with your crew. So, grab your greenest garb, pack your lucky charms, and get ready for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day adventure in Orlando!

And the next major holiday on the horizon? Easter! Check out Easter egg hunts in town as well as places to see the Easter Bunny in Orlando.

Orlando St. Patrick’s Day Events for Kids

Raglan Road 2024 Mighty Irish Festival 

Thursday – Sunday, March 14 – 17
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Disney Springs
The 2024 entertainment lineup includes top bands flown in from Ireland. There will be five outdoor bars to get the spirits flowing. Performances take place on multiple stages both inside the restaurant and outside.

Reservations are encouraged for guests who plan to celebrate at Raglan Road on March 14 – 16.

On St. Patrick’s Day only, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 11 a.m. with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older; (first-come, first-served—no reservations on this day only).

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is also one of our favorite Disney Springs restaurants for kids

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Boxi Park

Friday – Sunday, March 15-17
Boxi Park
Get your green on with live entertainment and more family-friendly fun during St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Boxi Park. The three-day celebration will feature traditional Irish dancers, a Celtic rock band, a pipe band, face painters, a DJ, and more throughout the weekend. Sunday is Family Fun Day with Beemo, face painters, and balloon animals.

Uptown Vibes

Friday, March 15, 6-10pm
Uptown Altamonte
Uptown Vibes brings live performances from talented local artists. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with street performers, dancers, food trucks and games. Guests will also enjoy a variety of vendors selling unique gifts, artisanal goods, home décor, and more. Admission is free!

Krush Brau Dogtoberfest 2024

Saturday, March 16, 10am-6pm
Krush Brau Park
Dogtoberfest 2024 will feature Vendors, Music, the Florida Wiener Dog Derby Races, face painter, pups, K9 demonstrations & much more. Enjoy delectable German food, refreshing German beer, and a host of other exciting activities!

Come out with the family and your fur baby and enjoy the event! St. Patty’s Day Fun during Dogtoberfest will include live music, vendors, face painter, kids zone, green beer, yummy food, and much more.

Wiener dog race at Dogtoberfest 2024 at Krush Brau Park
Dogtoberfest 2024 Image from Krush Brau Park

Love Your Pup, Lucky Charm Charcuterie Board Build

Sunday, March 16, 11am-12pm
Packing District Way
Embrace the bond with your furry companion at this St. Patrick’s-themed Charcuterie Board workshop. Let your dog enjoy some playtime in the gated dog park while you craft a stunning grazing platter filled with delectable treats.

Discover impressive garnishing techniques and pup-approved snack tips. Alternatively, attend solo and surprise your pup with a treat-filled tray upon your return home.

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Hamlin

Saturday, March 16, 4-8pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Hamlin’s Block Party, where the luck of the Irish comes alive, and admission doesn’t cost a pot of gold—it’s FREE! Experience the culture with enchanting bagpipers, high-energy Irish dancers, and live music to stir the soul.

Gather your family for various activities, including kid-friendly crafts, while enjoying a spread of local food trucks and vendors. Raise a glass to good cheer with beer and wine available for purchase.

Annual St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival

Saturday, March 16, 4pm – 9pm
2nd Street, Historic Downtown Sanford
Event takes place in the ‘Famous L’ between Celery City Craft and West End Trading Co. Get together with your tribe and form teams of 10 and pull a fire truck for some major bragging rights, fun and to benefit Special Needs Ability Program, Inc.

Live music on multiple stages, lots of craft beer, food trucks, craft vendors and lots of Sanford Fun.

St Patrick’s Day Festival 2024

Saturday, March 16, 4pm – 9pm
Oviedo Amphitheatre & Cultral Center
Oviedo’s St Patrick’s Day Festival is a family-friendly celebration of all things Irish. Featuring live Irish entertainment by Colin Farrell and The Byrne Brothers, fresh Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp on draft, food trucks featuring unique Irish cuisine, and more! For the kids, there will be Irish Step Dancers, stilt-walker balloon artists, and face painting. Kids are also encouraged to dress up!

Dream Finders Homes Lucky Charm 5K

Sunday, March 17, 8am
Homestate Brewing
Cheerfully clad in green, 5K participants receive a chip-timed race, a T-shirt, a finishers medal, and a commemorative St. Patrick’s Day cup. Kids can get in on the luck-filled fun as well. Kids’ races start at 9:30 a.m., and registration costs $15.
Register before March 9, 2024, for $35. Registration goes up to $40 afterwards.

Giant Shamrock Wheel

Sunday, March 17, 1-8pm
Leprechauns of all ages also can celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a ride on The Wheel, lit up like a shamrock to celebrate the holiday. Whether you’re enjoying your drinks on The Lawn or taking in the views of the City Beautiful from 400 ft in the air, there are plenty of Instagram-able moments with ICON Park’s signature attraction.
$29.99 per person to ride

Giant Shamrock Wheel Image from ICON Park

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Party & Celebration

Sunday, March 17, 2-11pm
Promenade at Sunset Walk
Nonstop music begins at 2pm with DJ K1XDJ Scotty B., and Def Lepprechaun live! Street performers, lucky leprechauns, food and beverage specials, and more. Over 2 dozen restaurants and specialty shops.
FREE Admission

St. Patrick’s Day – Craft and a Snack

Monday, March 18, 10:30-11:30am
OCLS Eatonville Branch
Come out for a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired craft and enjoy a small snack while creating. Recommended for toddlers ages 2-4.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando

The luck of the Irish comes to Orlando as SeaWorld invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during the Seven Seas Food Festival with all the sights, sounds, and flavors of Ireland’s favorite tradition.

Irish Market at SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival
Irish Market at SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival image by Jodi Caballero

The celebration will transform the park into the Emerald Isle on select dates between March 7 – 10 and 14 – 17 with unforgettable offerings included with park admission, including:

  • Streets of Green: Irish Market Plaza will come to life throughout day with incredible entertainers, amazing stilt walkers, and much more.
    (Select times from 12:30 – 6 p.m.)
  • Timeless Tunes: Lose yourself in Irish melodies as traditional musicians bring their beautiful sounds to Orlando throughout the day.
    (Select times from 12:30 – 6 p.m.)
  • Tastes of Ireland: Take your Seven Seas Food Festival voyage to the Emerald Isle for some classic recipes like corned beef hash and beef stew, as well as some NEW additions just for the celebration such as Irish Coddle. Make sure to toast the day with a Guinness Irish Stout, a special St. Patrick’s Day Bud Light or even a delicious Shamrock Sour cocktail.
  • Iconic Bands: Round out a day filled with unforgettable memories during the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration weekends with The Righteous Brothers, The Goo Goo Dolls, Corey Kent, and Boyce Avenue!

What’s Next…

The next big celebration is Easter which means Easter egg hunts and fun places to see the Easter Bunny in Orlando.

And put this celebration on your calendar for next spring…

45th Annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 2, 9-11:30am
Park Avenue Winter Park
Gather your family and friends and wear some green to enjoy the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Central Florida.

St. Patrick’s Day Kids Slime Workshop

Sunday, March 10, 11am-12:30pm
JoJo’s Shake Bar – Orlando
It’s your lucky day, join the Mad Scientists after your delicious meal to make Green Shamrock Slime at JoJo’s shakeBAR Detroit! Step on up to the St. Patty’s Day slime bar to mix up the perfect batch of ooey, gooey, slime. Test out your concoction at the slime Olympic station to see how stretchy, bouncy, and bubbly it is. Then take home your own pot o’ slime to have at the end of the rainbow!

Ticket includes includes Kids Entree + Side, Get Lucky Biggie Shake or Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate, & Slime Workshop with Slumberr Orlando.
$50 per child

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Meghan Roth