St. Paddy’s Day Events for Kids in Toledo

May the lilt of Irish laughter Lighten every load – May the mist of Irish magic Shorten every road and may you taste the sweetest pleasures That ere Mom on the go in Holy Toledo bestowed…..


Mallstars St. Patrick’s Day Party!!

In conjunction with Live Happy Franklin Park Mall invites Toledo to ‘Get Happy!’ during a full day of fun and joyful events. The Food Court will be bursting with kids’ craft activities, Irish dancers, and happy happenings throughout the day.

When: Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Franklin Park Mall 5001 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

3/17/18 Schedule of events:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – #HappyActs Wall and family friendly crafts and games in Food Court
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet with Poppy & Branch from Laurel’s Princess Parties
  • 2:00 p.m. – Performance by the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance

Cost: FREE



Shrek the Musical!!

St. John’s Jesuit High School is putting on Shrek the Musical-Saturday, March 17th Matinee @ 2pm

Shrek the Musical based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Where: Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St, Toledo, OH 43604

Show times: Saturday @ 2pm, 7pm, & Sunday @ 2pm

Ticket price: $12 per seat



The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School

A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day! Come enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, with activities to follow.

When: Storytime & activities @ 11am March 17th

Where: Barnes & Noble at Fallen Timbers and Franklin Park

Cost: Free




Holiday Hairbow or Bowtie

Accessorize your holiday outfit with a fashionable St. Patrick’s Day or Easter Hair or Bowtie! Create a hair or bowtie using colorful seasonal fabric, chenille stems and a clip. The ties are easy to make and you’ll be ready for your holiday party or family gathering in no time!

Where: Pat Catan’s Crafts 3010 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH 43616Oregon, Ohio

When: Saturday, March 17th from: 10am-12pm and Sunday, March 18th from: 1-3pm

Cost: Free



Monster Jam

Metro PCS Presents Monster Jam®, which features larger-than-life Monster Jam trucks driven by world class athletes, returns to Toledo’s Huntington Center March 16-18 with four shows. In addition, this year’s lineup includes two Pit Parties. The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family.

Where: Huntington Center 500 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604

Show times are: Friday, March 16, 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m.

Cost: Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Huntington Center Box Office or at



Circus (Leprechaun are sure to enjoy these Shenanigans)

Since their first Circus in 1952, Zenobia Shriners have presented an annual Circus in Toledo. In 2018 they are presenting their 67th annual Shrine Circus for the enjoyment of all of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. The Shrine members are excited and proud to present another opportunity for friends and neighbors to experience the wholesome family entertainment the circus provides. This year, the famous Jordan World Circus returns to Toledo to once again provide an array of breathtaking acts for your enjoyment. As the lights dim, close your program, sit back in your seat and witness the excitement of these fantastic acts.

Where:  SeaGate Convention Centre 401 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604

Showtime: Thursday March 15, 2018  6:30pm, Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm and 7:30pm, Saturday March 17, 2018  11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm,  & Sunday March 18, 2018  1:00pm and 5:00pm

Cost: $10 and up!


Grab your boarding pass!!

It’s time to earn your wings during a visit to Imagination Station’s newest permanent exhibit. The interactive flight simulator, Flight: The Sky’s the Limit will open to the public on Saturday, March 17. The flight simulator experience takes visitors to new heights as they test their aviation skills at the controls of a Saab 340 jet. Before flying the friendly skies, visitors will learn about the science of flight and the variety of STEM careers available in aviation.

The aircraft was donated and customized by presenting sponsor Toledo Jet, with support from students from Toledo Public Schools’ Aviation Center. Students prepared the cabin by disassembling the jet, removing electronics and hardware, and constructing the simulator base in preparation for science center visitors.

The new exhibit is truly a labor of love for David Corwin, owner, Toledo Jet. He became interested in airplanes in eighth grade when he visited the TPS Aviation Program, then Macomber Vocational Technical High School. His wish is to inspire the same interest in Imagination Station visitors.

“I hope this exhibit helps kids realize that an aviation career is not an impossible dream. It’s within reach right here in Toledo,” Corwin said. “The education needed to work in the aviation industry, whether it is pilot or mechanic, is readily available at TPS, and a student can graduate from high school and be immediately employable by the aviation industry.”

Hours: Imagination Station is open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday and Noon – 5pm on Sundays. The science center will be open Monday, April 2, for spring break.

Cost: Lucas County residents receive $1.50 discount and FREE Saturday admission for kids 12 & under with paid adult admission.



May the roads rise to meet you.

May the wind be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

The rain fall soft upon your fields

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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