If you’re looking for some St. Patrick’s Day fun where the event won’t revolve just around drinking as much green beer as possible, AllTheMoms.com has some suggestions in the Phoenix area.
3/17: Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
Kids can make their own treats at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix this St. Patrick’s Day. Children can frost and decorate their cupcakes with rainbow candies and chocolate pots of gold. To-go containers will also be provided.
Details: 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 17. Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. $3 for members. $4 for non-members. 602-253-0501, http://childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.
3/17-19: Fountain O’ Green Artisan Market
This inaugural community festival will feature sculptures, paintings, handcrafted jewelry and apparel from selected local and regional artists, live music and dance performances throughout the weekend. There will also be a food court.
On Friday, emerald-colored water will shoot from the town’s fountain at noon. Take the kids to see the annual tradition and picnic in the park.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, March 17-19. Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills. Free. 480-488-2014, www.carefreeazfestivals.com.
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Center
The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library hosts a full day of St. Patrick’s day fun and activities. Campus tours, scavenger hunts, storytime, an exhibit and more. Attendees also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for two to Ireland.
Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 17. Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Free. 602.258.0109, azirish.org.
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day Party at AZ Air Time
Kids ages 12 and older can collect their free, green glow necklaces and jump for three hours, scale the rock climbing wall or dive into the giant pit of foam. Jump socks required.
Details: 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 17. AZ Air Time,13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 145, Scottsdale. $15, which is a $14 savings. 480-427-2000, azairtime.com.
3/18-19: Celtic Weekend at Arizona Renaissance Festival
Visit for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. And you just might see a leprechaun.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday and President’s Day, Feb. 11-April 2. Arizona Renaissance Festival, 12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon. Online tickets are $23 for adults, $13 for children 5-12, free for 5 and under. Box office tickets are $24 for adults, $14 for kids 5-12, free for kids 5 and under, $21 for seniors 60 and over. 520-463-2600, arizona.renfestinfo.com/.