March 17th

St Patrick’s Day “Paddy on the Green” Festival

Saturday March 17th  12 pm to 4 pm 

Show your green for a total shamrock-lucky-iconimmersion into an Irish experience, don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival at Lafayette Village in Raleigh on Saturday, March 19th from Noon to 4 pm.

Offering an entertaining, fun-fulled peek into the Irish Culture. Enjoy music, food, ad fun for the entire family!

While we can’t promise you a pot of Gold, you’ll be sure to find treasures in our Village shops!

Historic Interpretations, Inc Presents

Irish Myths & Legends – Characters from Irish mythology take some time to share legends and stories with young attendees. St. Patrick himself will even make the rounds throughout the day.

Music & Dance – Our music and dance groups will present 30 minute presentations of traditional Irish folk music and dances. The demonstrations will include audience participatory folk dances.

Scriptorium – Learn to write with a quill pen, color an illuminated letter, and learn about manuscripts and how the Irish helped to save civilization.

Irish Quest – Young adventurers will journey throughout Lafayette Village to gather clues and treasure to complete the quest and earn a token and certificate!

The Tavern at the Sign of the Oak & Acorn – Visit our recreated British tavern where you can learn all about pastimes in the days when iPhones and PSP’s didn’t yet exist. Games of chance and skills are taught, and outdoor historic games on the lawn are also available for family play. Hear Irish folktales and stories in our replica 20’ x 20’ medieval pavilion.

Enchanted Wishes – “Enchantment Behind Every Wish” stop by and see your favorite princess and super hero! Hear a story or play a game. 

Fairy Hair Flare – Enhance your mane with shimmery silky strands by Leslie and Syntheia.

Brass Rubbings – Young guests can create their own brass rubbings at our crafts tent.

Face Painting – Painting by Funtastic Painter, Valerie, to raise funds to benefit leukemia and lymphoma cancer research.