Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, many people think of wearing green to avoid being pinched and celebrating with a cold green beer at a local pub. When the time in your life has come where you need to think of family-friendly activities, consider the following to keep everyone involved in the festivities.


•  Wear Green so you don’t get pinched! 

•  Make St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Check out the BH Parent Pinterest Page for some great ides – were fan’s of the gold slime

•  Make St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Treats

•  Attend a St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rapid City’s parade is Saturday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m.

Deadwood’s parade is Saturday, March 16th at noon

•  Enjoy a Traditional Irish Dinner 

Whether it’s corned beef and cabbage or a hearty Irish stew, both pair well with traditional soda bread

•  Make Leprechaun Traps 

•  Enjoy Family-Friendly Green Drinks

•  Whip up some homemade shamrock shakes or even a float with green colored lemon-lime soda and lime sherbet.

•  Learn about Ireland and St. Patrick

•  Read Irish Stories

Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

How to Catch a Leprechaun

The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day

•  Plant Shamrocks 

If you are looking for activities throughout the Black Hills, check out these events: