While St Patrick’s Day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, who is credited with bringing Christianity to its people, we typically commemorate his day with green beer and avoiding being pinched for some reason. There is another place for that info. Meanwhile, here are the more family-friendly events happening throughout North Texas.
Couples by the Creek
On Sat at 6:30pm, Cinnamon Creek Ranch (13794 Old Denton Rd, Roanoke, 817-439-8998) hosts a St. Pat’s edition of its ever-popular Couples by the Creek event. The celebration includes archery, axe throwing, a bonfire, cornhole, dancing, games, and a photo booth, plus a catered dinner. Tickets are $65 per person at CinnamonCreekRanch.com.
World Blend Coffee (5410 Basswood Blvd, 817-788-9900) is doing it up big in a non-alcoholic way. From 6pm to 8pm on Fri, bring the kids out for an evening of St. Patrick’s Day craft making and face painting. The event is free to attend, but bring snack money. World Blend offers various brewed and iced cappuccinos, coffees, espressos, and frappes, plus coffee alternatives like hot and iced teas, smoothies, baked goods, pastries, and sandwiches.
Irish I Had More Time to Read
At 10am on Thu, Burleson Public Library (248 SW Johnson Av, 817-426-9210) is hosting St. Patrick’s Day Story Time at the Burleson City Hall (141 W Rendro St) for your little ones to hear readings from the books A Rainbow of My Own, Good Luck Bear, and Ten Lucky Leprechauns. The event is free to attend, but you must register at Eventbrite.com.
Run to the Hills
On Sat from 6:30am to 10am, join other leprechauns (a.k.a. runners) in kilts and tutus on a course down Forest Park Boulevard and the Trinity Trails as part of the annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Dash with the starting point of Panther Island Pavilion (395 Purcey St, 817-698-0700). There will be music by DJ Dame along the course and a bit of free beer at the end. With more than $5,000 in prize money at stake, there will be some serious competition. Registration is $45 at RaceRoster.com with $5 off included for early registration thru Sat.
Skating thru the Seasons
When is the last time you put on roller skates? If you ask Arlington Skatium (5515 S Cooper St, 817-784-6222), it’s been too long. This traditional roller rink has special events throughout the year, including St. Pat’s. From 6:30pm to 9pm on Wed, Mar 17, enjoy $6 admission, $3 nachos, and $1 big-pickle specials.
Storytime with Slime
From 6pm to 7:30pm (and other 1.5-hour sessions) on Wed, Mar 17, Play Street Museum (5925 Convair Dr, Ste 533, 817-930-2577) — a small format children’s museum designed with creativity, exploration, and independence in mind — is hosting St. Patrick’s Day Slime & Story Time in which kiddos will hear stories and make slime and snacks to take home. Tickets are $16 per child and include one adult admission at FtWorth.PlayStreetMuseum.com/Events.
Sweets for the Sweet
Witherspoon Sweets — a home-based bakery in Haslet — is doing a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pop-up sale at 14000 Silkwood Dr on Sat at 9am until sold out. Cookie shapes include hearts, leprechaun hats, lucky horseshoes, rainbows, and shamrocks. The featured flavor is mint chocolate chip. For custom orders and more info, visit Facebook.com/WitherspoonSweets.
If boozy shenanigans are more your speed, please check out next week’s ATE DAY8 A WEEK featuring food, fun, and funky beer inside the Eats & Drinks section in print or at FWWeekly.com under Calendar.