It's the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, so unsurprisingly, our picks this week are heavy on the green! For even more things to do, take a look at our Event Calendar. You can also find Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month and our 2020 St. Patrick's Day Guide.
Please note that while we are trying to update our posts as needed due to cancelled events, please double check with the main source before trying to attend. Use your best judgment, stay home if you're sick, and wash your hands!
Annual Newtown Irish Festival at Green Parrot
When: Thursday, March 12-Tuesday, March 17
Where: Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio, 240 N Sycamore St., Newtown
During the 10th Annual Newtown Irish festival, the Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio will be at the heart of the celebrations, featuring live entertainment and Irish dishes for the length of the festival!
St. Paddy's unWINEd Weekend at Shady Brook Farm – CANCELLED
When: Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Shady Brook Farm is hosting three days of Irish music, Irish dancers, Irish food, drinks and loads of fun. It kicks off Friday night with the last Winter unWINEd concert of the season, then music and dancing all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Come eat, drink and be Irish!
Here's the entertainment line-up:
* Fri 3/13 – The Mix from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
* Sat 3/14 – Celtic Pride from from 1 to 5 p.m.
* Sat 3/14 – Gone to the Dogs from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
* Sun 3/15 – Celtic Pride from 1 to 5 p.m.
Fonthill Castle Evening Tours
When: Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 with tours leaving between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown
Delight in the splendor of an evening at Fonthill Castle, home of Henry Chapman Mercer and an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Discover Mercer’s renowned ceramic tiles during these intimate 45-minute guided evening tours of the castle’s unique rooms and artifacts. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for Members and children. Purchase tickets here.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – CANCELLED
When: Saturday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: New Falls Road, Levittown
Like the Philadelphia and Conshohocken Parades, Bucks County recently decided to cancel the parade. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at The Five Four Bar & Grill
When: Saturday, March 14, opening at 9 a.m.
Where: 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown
The parade is cancelled, but The Five Four is still celebrating! Come in for breakfast and live entertainment all day long! Family friendly fun during the day and then 21+ after 8 p.m.
“Pie Day” Storytime and Activities at the Quakertown Library – CANCELLED
When: Saturday, March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 401 West Mill Street, Quakertown
There will be special stories, songs and activities to celebrate Pie Day!
Free Family Play + Community Day at Newtown Discovery Preschool – STILL ON!
When: Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 27 Blacksmith Road, Newtown
Newtown Discovery Preschool is a brand new preschool powered by the Newtown Athletic Club and slated to open in September 2020. Come see what it’s all about at their Grand Opening party! Explore in The Village, take a ride down the slide, climb the outdoor playground + face painting, balloon animals, crafts & a special Disney character appearance from Frozen’s Elsa & Olaf!
Irish Fest 2020 at Triumph – Open but without entertainment. Serving Irish food specials.
When: Saturday, March 14 from noon to midnight
Where: Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope, 400 Union Square Dr, New Hope
Starting at noon, a day filled with Irish Music, Irish Food, and of course Irish Beer! Family friendly – there will be face painting and a balloon artist from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Live music starts at 1 p.m.
Traditional Irish menu is available March 13 through March 17th. In addition to Saturday, there will be live music on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
Saturday Storytime Featuring Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase
When: Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 210 Commerce Boulevard, Fairless Hills
Will it be Pete the Cat's lucky day or will he learn that luck takes work in this charming book? Find out at Storytime, and stay for delightful activities afterward!
Leprechaun Hunt at Peddler's Village
When: Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Peddler's Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope
The leprechauns are at it again! Families can hunt for gold coins throughout participating shops of Peddler’s Village. Collect ten or more gold coins, and bring them to the Hospitality Desk located in the Cock ‘n Bull lobby to receive a prize from the Pot ‘o Gold!
The Irish Marketplace
When: Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 22 S. Main Street, Doylestown
For the third year in a row, The Main Street Marketplace is turning into The Irish Marketplace for Saint Patrick's Day! Come out with the family and enjoy live music all day, Bagpipes, Irish dancers from Ryan Kilcoyne School Dancers, and a whiskey tastings. There will be amazing food from 3 great restaurants and drink specials from Hops/Scotch.
Purim Carnival at Congregation Tifereth Israel – POSTPONED
When: Sunday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 2909 Bristol Road, Bensalem
All are welcome at Congregation Tifereth Israel's annual Purim Carnival! There will be lots of family-friendly fun, including face/body painting, by one of the entertainers from Pretty Princess Jersey / Pretty Princess Philly. The face painter will be in-costume/in-character as a princess character; she would be happy to pose for pictures and interact with the event attendees, when not actively painting. Kids and adults alike are invited to come in costume to this event. There will be plenty of things to see and do, including carnival games and a video game bus.
3rd Annual Shamrock Shuffle: Beer and Wine Village Stroll
When: Sunday, March 15 starting at noon
Where: Peddler's Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope
Celebrate the love of the Irish culture with the merchants of Peddler's Village.
General tickets cost $30 and include:
– Exclusive drink/food specials at partnering bars & shops
– A printed village map
– A St. Patrick’s Day inspired Tote Bag
– Lots of beads and accessories to choose from
– Photo Booth with props
– Check-In location with featured Irish Appetizers and refreshments. A complimentary beverage!
– Chance to win Basket Giveaway!
– Check-Out at Sweet Occasions Shop #74 with an array of desserts (from The Lucky Cupcake Company), coffee/tea bar.
A guided map will be provided as well as balloons at each location. If participants receive stickers from every designated stop and return back to Sweet Occasions, their name will be entered to into a raffle. Prizes will include tickets to future events, gift cards, wine bottle, pints, etc.
Purchase tickets here.
Dip It Green for St. Patrick's Day! with Newtown Fun – POSTPONED
When: Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Newtown Township Administration Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by baking and decorating green treats. Mint chocolate chip cookie dough balls and shamrock cookies are just a few treats junior bakers will make and take home. In addition to making treats, there will also be a holiday-themed storytime. This event is for children ages 4-8 (and a parent) and costs $18 for residents, $22 for non-residents. Register here.