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Arizona Parenting Magazine offers up fun, family friendly weekend activities

Posted at 7:42 AM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 13:43:00-04

Saturday, March 17 & 18
Experience Ireland: Make plans to experience Ireland at MIM's celebration of Irish music and culture. Enjoy music, crafts, Irish dancing, hands-on activities, and more; it's a perfect way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.,    Phoenix. 480-478-6000.

Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Family Faire: Parade at 10 am with pipe bands, marching bands, floats, Irish step dancers, Faire follows parade until 6 pm. $10, 3 stages of Irish music and dancers, crafts, genealogy, Irish clubs, kids' area. 10am-6pm. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix.   

Saturday, March 17
spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity - March 17: Celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us! The free, annual event showcases Arizona artists and performers, and invites you to enjoy live music, performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations and more. The 2018 theme is Art in Motion.  10am-5pm. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.