As the home of the Irish™, there is no doubt South Bend Mishawaka loves to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here you will find many St. Paddy’s Day activities to fill the entire weekend and make the most of this Irish celebration!
Leprechaun’s Lucky Gold Hunt
Sunday, March 9 | 1:00pm
Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park
Search around the park for some of the Leprechaun’s gold coins, which can be traded in for fun prizes. The hunt will begin at 1 pm with a craft and snack to follow. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by March 5.
DTSB St. Paddy’s Day Tent Party
Friday, March 14 | 5:00pm
Downtown South Bend
Enjoy live music by various bands and DJs at the tent at the corner of Wayne and Michigan Streets. Hop on the Transpo Trolley and stop at any of the 17 participating bars for the pub tour.
Little Leprechaun Contest
Saturday, March 15 | 10:30am
Howard Park, Downtown South Bend
Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun contest is for boys and girls ages 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 with participants being judged on the originality and creativity of their costume and overall stage presentation. Participants should dress the part and be prepared to dance an Irish Jig. Each little Leprechaun must bring a CD of their music. Each contestant will receive a small gift for participating. The winners, 1 boy and 1 girl from each age category, will receive a $25 gift certificate. Registration must be received by noon on Friday, March 14.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Greening of the East Race Waterway
Saturday, March 15 | 11:00am
Parade begins on Jefferson Blvd. near Howard Park in downtown South Bend. As the parade ends near the East Race Waterway, make sure to grab a good spot along the banks to witness the greening of the race after the conclusion of the parade! Don’t forget to stop by Fiddler’s Hearth for great live Celtic music on St. Patrick’s Day and throughout the entire weekend.
3rd Annual Villa Macri and U93 St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party
Saturday, March 15 | 4:00pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things green at another great tent party! Live music from Viagara Falls and Blammo will begin at 5:00pm. There will be drink features inside the restaurant and in the tent. Tickets are $5 ahead of time, and will be $7 at the door.
And for those who would rather leave the leprechaun garb at home, there are still plenty of events to enjoy! Simply CLICK HERE for a list of other local happenings.