Scottsdale celebrates St. Pat’s

March 14, 2013 by  

The week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day is proving to be a busy time in Scottsdale. Irish-themed events range from family-friendly activities to visits to the local pub.

On March 16, families can celebrate the holiday a day early during the Block Party at West Addison Kitchen Tap tavern. The party kicks off at 11:00 am and will feature family-friendly activities such as face painting and balloon artists. There will also be clowns and games. Sweet fare will be available for the kids, such as ‘sno-cones’ and cotton candy, while adults will be able to enjoy grilled food and beer. The party continues after the kids have gone home and will go on until 2:00 am the next day. The event is free for kids, but $10 for adults.

Adults and kids can also celebrate the holiday by attending an improv comedy show on March 15 and 16. The Jester’Z Improv troupe is presenting four shows over the holiday weekend. Each show is 90 minutes and is geared towards families. In honor of the holiday, the troupe is offering a special deal in which the person who wears the most green to each show will receive six free tickets to a future performance. The troupe could make use of Scottsdale postcard printing to advertise the shows and to produce the prize tickets.

Those over 21 can enjoy the holiday by attending a block party at Craftsman Court Entertainment District. The party will feature former ‘American Idol’ contestant James Durbin and the band Lit as headliners. For a flat fee of $25, party-goers can enjoy the party on the street and enjoy food and drink at participating restaurants and bars.