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Six Family Friendly St. Patrick's Day Events in & North of Indianapolis

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17, 2024 and our city has some fun ways to celebrate the lucky day as a family. Below are details on six family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events happening in & north of Indianapolis–including a KUIC partnership giveaway at a specific event for those who attend!

Saturday, March 16th | Clay Terrace Mall, Carmel, IN | 12-6pm.

Head to Clay Terrace and stop by the St. Patrick’s Day Selfie Challenge near Upland Brewing. Free balloons and giveaways while supplies last. Snap a selfie and post it to your IG stories for a chance to win an incredible prize pack. Details below:

Prize Package:

  • Two (2) – Sonsio Grand Prix Tickets

  • Four (4) – Indy 500 Qualifying Weekend Tickets

  • $50 Upland Brewing Clay Terrace Gift Card (featuring a special Irish-inspired menu & Irish Red on draft all weekend!)

  • $20 Le Macaron Gift Card (grab a few green macarons, like pistachio!)

  • $20 Claire’s Gift Card (stop in for all the green accessories!)

  • Plus more! – you won’t want to miss this challenge!


How to Enter:

  • Take a selfie at the St. Patrick’s Day backdrop & post to your IG Story

  • Tag @clayterracemall and @keepingupincarmel in your IG Story (if your page is private, send a screenshot of your post & DM to us)

  • Follow @clayterracemall and @keepingupincarmel on IG

  • That’s it! You’ll be entered into the contest!

Winner will be announced Saturday, March 16th at 6 pm. 

Saturday, March 16th | Grand Junction Plaza | 12-2pm

If you have been part of the KUIC fam for awhile, you know how much I love a Westfield Welcome event! Irish Music, food and beverage vendors on site, and Irish themed carnival games. Pre-paid tickets are required for the carnival games, event is free to enter. 

Saturday, March 16th | 1pm & 3pm | Nickel Plate Express, Noblesville, IN

Hop on an actual train for a St. Patrick’s Day themed ride and try and catch a glimpse of an actual leprechaun. Green & Irish themed food and drinks available onboard. Each ride is 65min. 

Thursday, March 14 | 5pm | Ohio Street Canal Basin (Downtown Indianapolis between Ohio St & West St)

Live music begins at 5pm with the official greening of the canal at 5:45pm. Food trucks on site. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 15th | 11:30am - 1pm (Parade) 9:30am-3pm (Tent Party) | North Street - between Meridian & Pennsylvania Ave., Indianapolis, IN (Downtown)

An annual tradition downtown Indianapolis, the parade is a fun, family-friendly event where you will see Irish floats, marching bands, and dancers. The fun continues in the Tent Party throughout the day. Both the parade and tent party are free and open to the public. The cover image for this post is a fun TBT from this parade when I walked in it as part of the 500 Festival Princess Program in 2015!

March 15, 16, 17 | Times Vary, See Below | 111 W. Main Street Carmel, IN

Join in the fun during this three day event hosted by Muldoon’s and the Carmel Arts District. Muldoon’s is a family-friendly restaurant and aspects of the event like day-time bagpipers and live music are family-friendly. There is a heated tent outside the Muldoon's patio in the street for live music. Full schedule below:


  • Bagpipers: 12pm & 5-6pm.


  • Bagpipers: 12pm & 5-6pm

  • Irish Bingo in the tent: 2pm

  • Music from Frank Bradford: 4-6pm

  • My Yellow Rickshaw: 7pm


  • Bagpipers: 12pm & 4-6pm

  • Karaoke with Keari: 6pm - Close


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