This weekend, highlighted by St. Patrick’s Day, is bound to be a lucky one. Consider: a parade in the heart of the city, a carnival just for toddlers, a fun run for the whole family and a popular Jewish festival. Also on tap: the 16th Annual Moisture Festival returns this weekend with its all ages variety shows that combine awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity with unbelievable feats of strength and plenty of LOL moments. Scroll down to learn more!


Blarney Bash
Boogie over to the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center and let the luck of the Irish be with you during an amazing magic show with Louie Fox! Psst…don’t forget to wear your green and come early for games and snacks. Fri. Event details.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Rain or shine grab a curbside seat along 4th Avenue and watch marching bands, bagpipers, drill teams, lots of Irish dancers and plenty of leprechauns travel the streets of Seattle. Bonus: at Westlake Center, catch a free ride on the Monorail to the Seattle Center and enjoy the city’s annual Irish Festival and closing ceremonies. Sat. Event details.

St. Patrick’s Day Dash & Leprechaun Lap
Put on your Irish duds, lace up your tennies and celebrate the arrival of spring by running, walking or jogging in this all ages fundraiser. Now celebrating its 35th year, this family race will include an official 5K, a 1K Leprechaun Lap for wee lads and lassies and lots of fun activities, including a costume contest and giveaways at the race finish line. Sun. Event details.


Redmond Toddler Group Annual Carnival
This popular carnival will feature games and activities for the under 5 set. Kids can try their hands at the fishing pond (where every toddler wins a prize), play basketball and soccer and even spin around a racetrack with cars just their size. Psst…don’t miss the cake walk or the amazing raffle baskets. Sat. Event details.

Kirkland Shamrock Run
This fun-filled 5K and 10K race, celebrating Kirkland, healthy living and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day, is not to be missed. Lace up your tennies, put on your green garb and race to the pot o’ gold waiting for you at the finish line. Psst! All pint-sized racers participating in the Kid’s Race will receive a medal, bib and t-shirt with their $15 registration fee. Sat. Event details.


Purim Carnival
The largest Purim carnival in Seattle is back and better than ever! Join the folks at SJCC for “On the Boardwalk,” their annual Purim carnival featuring The Ultimate Melt and Falafel Salaam, food trucks, tons of games, crafts, prizes, Purim characters and more. Psst…don’t forget to come in your best costume. Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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