Free family-friendly events in Phoenix and Prescott for St. Patrick's Day 2018
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St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with parades and family-friendly events in Phoenix and Prescott, AZ. Kids and adults will have fun enjoying Irish music and live entertainment at St. Patrick’s Day events in 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17 @ 10 a.m.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 3rd St. and Sheridan and will head south through the streets of downtown Phoenix. Kids and adults will enjoy the marching bands, entertainers, floats, Irish dancers, and bagpipers.

Irish Fountain Fest
March 17 @ 11 a.m.
Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

The family-friendly festival at Fountain Park will be highlighted by the bright emerald green geyser, which will transform the park from 12-4 p.m. Kids and adults will enjoy the live entertainment, including Irish folk dancing, a Celtic rock band, and a kid’s zone. The festival will be open to families of all ages and will be free to attend.

Fountain O ’Green Artisan Market
March 16-18 @ 10 a.m.
Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

The Fountain O’Green Artisan Market will celebrate the beginning of spring with arts and crafts by more than 100 fine arts and crafts exhibitors. Admission to this family-friendly celebration will be free.

31st Annual Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
March 17 @ 10 a.m.
Armory Park, South 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ

Downtown Tucson will be festive for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, The family-friendly celebration will featuring Irish music, dancers, entertainment, and a children’s game area. Cultural organizations will provide information about Irish history. The parade will step off at 11 a.m. 

Note: The following family-friendly events are not free, but they are still fun.

St. Patrick’s Day Faire
March 17 @ 10 a.m.
Irish Cultural Center, Margaret T. Hance Park,67 West Culver St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

The entire family will have fun at The Faire, which will have three stages of entertainment, including Irish music, Irish step dancing, bagpipers, and more. The Children’s Are will offer activities for kids.  General admission will be $10-$12, kids 12 and under will be admitted free.

Shamrock Fest
March 17 @ 3 p.m.
AJ Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth, Chandler, AZ 85225

The Shamrock Fest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in downtown Chandler will feature live entertainment, bagpipes, family-friendly activities, games, food trucks and a beer-cocktail garden. General admission tickets will be $12, free for kids 12 and under.

Kiss Me I’m Irish Run
March 16-17
Tanger Outlets, Glendale, AZ 85305

The Kiss Me I’m Irish run will raise money for Arizona Relay for Life. The Kilt Run Challenge, on March 16, will attempt to set a record for largest kilt fun. The Kiss Me I’m Irish events on March 17 will include the Half Marathon, 8K, or 4K. Entry fees are $30-$105.