As March unfolds, it brings with it the joyous celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, a time when the streets of Gig Harbor are painted green with festivities. Whether you’re Irish or Irish at heart, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this vibrant holiday. Join us as we explore the top St. Patrick’s Day activities happening right here in Gig Harbor!

1. St. Paddy’s Day Parade

Kick off the festivities with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, a beloved tradition that winds its way through the charming streets of downtown Gig Harbor. Get ready to be dazzled by colorful floats, lively music, and enthusiastic participants dressed in their finest green attire. Bring the whole family and join in the merriment as the community comes together to celebrate Irish heritage and culture.

2. Irish-themed Pub Crawl

For those looking to imbibe in the spirit of the holiday, Gig Harbor’s Irish-themed pub crawl is not to be missed. Grab your friends and hop from one pub to the next, sampling delicious Irish brews and traditional fare along the way. Don’t forget to wear your greenest attire and raise a glass to the luck of the Irish!

3. Live Music and Entertainment

Experience the luck of the Irish firsthand with live music and entertainment at various venues throughout Gig Harbor. From traditional Irish folk tunes to modern Celtic rock, there’s something for every music lover to enjoy. Tap your feet to the rhythm of the bodhrán and fiddle, and let the sounds of Ireland transport you to the Emerald Isle.

4. Shamrock Scavenger Hunt

Get in on the fun with a Shamrock Scavenger Hunt that will take you on a journey through Gig Harbor’s picturesque streets and parks. Keep your eyes peeled for hidden shamrocks and clues that will lead you to treasure-filled pots of gold. It’s a great way to explore the city while enjoying some lighthearted competition with friends and family.

5. Family-friendly Activities

Looking for family-friendly activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Head to the local parks for outdoor games, face painting, and other festive fun. Pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the sunshine, surrounded by the natural beauty of Gig Harbor.

6. Irish-inspired Cuisine

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without indulging in some traditional Irish cuisine. From hearty stews and savory pies to decadent desserts, Gig Harbor’s restaurants offer a delicious array of Irish-inspired dishes to tantalize your taste buds. Be sure to save room for dessert – Irish cream cheesecake, anyone?

7. Green-themed Crafts and Activities

Get crafty with green-themed crafts and activities that are perfect for kids and adults alike. Channel your inner artist with DIY leprechaun hats, shamrock garlands, and other festive decorations to adorn your home. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday while unleashing your creativity.

8. Outdoor Concerts and Performances

Enjoy the springtime weather with outdoor concerts and performances featuring Irish music and dance. Pack a blanket and picnic basket and relax in the park while being serenaded by talented musicians and dancers celebrating Irish culture.

9. St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk

Join the community in a festive St. Patrick’s Day 5K run/walk, where participants don their greenest attire and race through the scenic streets of Gig Harbor. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for some fun exercise, this event is a great way to kick off the holiday in a healthy and active way.

Join Us for a Shamrockin’ Good Time in Gig Harbor!

As St. Patrick’s Day draws near, Gig Harbor comes alive with the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Whether you’re joining the parade, enjoying live music and entertainment, indulging in Irish cuisine, or participating in family-friendly activities, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate this festive holiday in our vibrant community. So don your greenest attire, gather your friends and family, and join us for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration to remember!