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Best of This Weekend Around the Sound March 16 – 18

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Irish eyes are smiling this weekend with plenty of St. Patrick’s Day Events, as well as fun for those who enjoy antiques and collectibles. Your pot of gold is waiting for you!

Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 17
2:30pm
4th Ave at Jefferson
Downtown Seattle, WA
http://www.irishclub.org

The Parade travels north on 4th Ave starting from Jefferson to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park, and officially ends at the Seattle Center with Closing Ceremonies at 2 PM. The Monorail will be free from 1:30pm – 2:30pm for travel from Westlake Park to the Seattle Center to participate in the 2012 Irish Festival.

St. Patrick’s Day at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Saturday, March 17
11:00am – 3:00pm
5400 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5337
http://www.pdza.org

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day at the zoo with special green enrichment treats and toys for animals throughout the zoo. Plus, come see the newborn clouded leopard cubs! All activities are free with paid admission.

Greater Seattle Toy Show
Saturday, March 17
10:00am – 3:00pm
Kent Commons Community Center
525 4th Avenue
Kent, WA 98032
360.863.3679
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greater-Seattle-Toy-Show

The Greater Seattle Toy Show is a sale of Antique and Collectible toys. tickets sold at door are Adults/$5.00 and children under 12/free.

Irish Festival
Saturday and Sunday
March 17 and 18
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200
http://www.irishclub.org

Festal Cultural Festival: Celebrate the arts and culture of Ireland! Enjoy Irish music, dance, art, and cultural displays including educational workshops and lectures. Irish/Celtic items for purchase at vendor booths, enjoy films produced in Ireland and information on how to participate in Seattle’s active Irish community.
Enjoy Irish music, dance, art, and cultural displays including educational workshops and lectures. Irish/Celtic items for purchase at vendor booths, enjoy films produced in Ireland and information on how to participate in Seattle’s active Irish community.

Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale
Saturday and Sunday
March 17 and 18
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110 9th Avenue Southwest
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.841.5045
http://www.dolls4all.com

Dolls, bears, miniatures, supplies, books and accessories span periods and styles ranging from antique to modern. (775) 348-7713

St. Patrick’s Day in Ballard
Saturday, March 17
10:00am – midnight
Ballard Odd Fellows Hall
1706 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
http://www.celebrationarts.us/?page_id=7

This Ballard Saint Patrick’s Day is a community festival, that is focused upon the celebration of the history and legacy of Saint Patrick’s Day, and it’s impact on America. There will be entertainment that features traditional forms of Irish music such as Uilleann Pipers Society, Callie & Irish Step Dancing Lessons. Modern Irish musical artists will be featured as well. The Ballard Saint Patrick’s Day Festival Headquarters features two separate halls. The upstairs hall is beautiful and large with a great dance floor. The downstairs hall is more intimate and features acoustic entertainment. There will be food served all day in those halls. The menu includes Irish Breakfast all day. There will be a full bar. There will be appropriate security to insure a friendly community atmosphere.

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