As a kid St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t a big day in our family. We’re not Irish, and so most of the time I forgot to even wear green. As an adult I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day in the New Orleans area. I’m sure no one does it like we do. I mean where else can you catch cabbage from a float or go home with all the produce you need for a month? I think I like the St. Patrick’s Day parades more than Mardi Gras. It’s honestly my favorite part of spring in New Orleans.  I love how we take St. Patrick’s Day to a whole new level! Here are some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans with kids. Best part of this St. Patrick’s Day fun, it’s FREE!

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St. Patrick’s Day Parades In New Orleans

Italian American St. Joseph’s Day Parade: Saturday, March 10th at 6pm. Starts at Convention Center Blvd and Girod Sts and runs through the French Quarter.

Metairie Road Parade: Sunday, March 11th at NOON. Starts in front of Rummel, goes down Severn to Metairie Rd, then Metairie Rd. to the parish line.

Irish Channel Parade: Saturday, March 17th at 1:30 pm. Starts on the corner of  Felicity and Magazine goes down Magazine to Jackson Ave and then Jackson to Tchoupitoulas.

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade: Sunday, March 18th at NOON and follows the traditional Metairie parade route.

St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade: Saturday, April 14th at NOON and rolls down W. Judge Perez Drive.

St. Patrick’s Day Storytimes at the Jefferson Parish Library 

Colors Storytime with Craft: Saturday, March 3rd from 1-2pm  at the Rosedale Library. Book: Rainbow Stew; Craft: rainbow blowers

Teen DIY Craft:  Monday, March 5th from 2-4pm at the Westbank Regional Library Teen Center. Teens can make a St. Patrick’s Day keychain.

DIY Art Attack: Monday, March 5th from 3-8:30pm at the Eastbank Regional Library Teen Center. Teens can make a rainbow shamrock beaded keychain.

Green Things Storytime with Craft: Tuesday, March 13th from 10:30-11:30am at the Lakeshore Library. Book: Where is the Green Sheep?; Craft: leprechauns

Storytime with Craft: Tuesday, March 13th from 10:30-11:20 at the Old Metairie Library. Book: There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover; Craft: shamrock suncatcher

Craft Night: Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Eastbank Regional Library. Craft: St. Patrick’s Day necklace

Wiggle and Giggles Storytime: Wednesday, March 14th from 10:30-11:30am at the North Kenner Library. Book: Lucky Tucker; Craft: green pepper shamrocks

Read and Sing Storytime for Toddlers: Wednesday, March 14th from 10:30-11am at the Lakeshore Library. Book: Where is the Green Sheep? 

Storytime with Craft: Thursday, March 15th from 11am-NOON at the Wagner Library. Book: Good Luck Bear; Craft: Lucky Clover

Thursday Craft: Thursday, March 15th from 11-NOON at the Rosedale Library. Craft: Pot of Gold

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime with Craft: Thursday March 15th from 3:30-4:30pm at the Harahan Library. Book: St. Patrick’s Day In the Morning; Craft: Rainbow Basket

St. Paddy’s Day Storytime: Thursday, March 15th from 4-4:30pm at the Gretna Library. Book: It’s St. Patrick’s Day Dear Dragon 

Saturday Craft: Saturday, March 17th from Noon-1pm at the Westwego Library. Craft: Potted Rainbow

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime: Saturday, March 17th from 1-2pm at the Rosedale Library. Book: How to Catch a Leprechaun; Craft: leprechaun mask


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