This weekend, the Emerald City will be bursting with Irish pride. Consider: a two-day Irish celebration, a family 5K with wild and wacky costumes, a parade with lots of leprechauns, a popular consignment sale, a family date night and a stylin’ show for American Girl aficionados. If that’s not enough excitement, celebrate National Pi Day on 3.14.15 (see how that works this year?) with pizza pie, fruit pie, mathematical pi and other types of “pi” at the Seattle Children’s Museum. The diameter is the limit this weekend.
photo: St. Patrick’s Day Dash
Irish Festival at Seattle Center
Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish at this annual celebration featuring non-stop Irish music and dance performances, art and cultural displays, educational workshops and lectures as well as Irish and Celtic vendor booths, kids’ contests and activities. Sat., noon–6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Rain or shine, get your green on at this annual St. Paddy’s Day parade. Grab a curbside seat and see marching bands, bagpipers, leprechauns, drill teams, and lots of Irish dancers travel between 4th Ave. and Jefferson St. and the Seattle Center. Bonus: Catch a free ride on the Monorail from 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. and enjoy the Irish Festival and closing ceremonies at the Seattle Center. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
St. Patrick’s Day Dash (pictured)
Put on your Irish duds, lace up your tennis and celebrate the arrival of spring by running, walking or jogging this annual fundraiser. Now in its 31st year, this family race will include an official 5K (for the first time ever), a 1K Leprechaun Lap for the Littles and lots of fun activities, costume contests and giveaways after the race. Sun., 8 a.m.–noon. Seattle. $12 to $40. Registration required. All ages. Event details.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
Mark your calendars! At this popular consignment sale, shop for high quality, gently loved and new items at great savings—usually 50-90% off retail. Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (25% off items); Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (50% off items). $2 admission on Thurs.; Free admission Fri.-Sun. Issaquah. All ages. Event details.
Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the whole fam on a date to Crossroad Bellevue. At this month’s Family Night, enjoy an ahh-mazing performance by Master Magician Joe Black as well as family game time, $1.50 off WiggleWorks Kids, free popcorn and pizza specials from Papazzi Pizzeria. Sat., 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
American Girl Fashion Show
This annual show and major fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital is not to be missed. In addition to an interactive and stylish showcase of historical and contemporary fashions by American Girl, there will be a marketplace to purchase American Girl items, a raffle, silent auction, fun take-home treasures and more. Sat., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Bellevue. $55. Tickets required. Ages 5 & up. Event details.
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— Kristina Moy