St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival

Parade with Irish community groups, marching bands, Irish dancers, dog clubs; all welcome to march behind banners representing areas of Ireland, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, on Fourth Avenue from Jefferson Street to Westlake Park, Seattle (irishclub.org
); Irish Festival with music, singing, dancing, workshops, lectures, cultural displays, vendors, children’s activities, genealogy and Irish language workshops, Irish Reels Film Festival, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com
).

Free Day, the Wing: Free admission for all, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org
).

Wearin’ O’ the Green: St. Patrick’s Day and coming of spring forest walk to learn about native plants, for age 8 and older, children accompanied by adult, 2 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks
).

North Seattle Camp Fair: Information on summer camps for preschoolers to teens, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Evergreen School, 15201 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline (www.parentmap.com).

Edible Plant Sale: Seattle Tilth sale of organic, locally grown starts including strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, fruit and nut trees, herbs and cool-season veggies, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Market Center, 6100 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org
).

North Seattle Rock and Gem Show: Explore rocks, junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, vendors, door prizes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org).

West Seattle Gear Swap: Buy used and new skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, kayaks, SUPs, accessories, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle American Legion, 3618 S.W. Alaska St., Seattle (www.m2soutfitters.com).

Learn to Skate Open House: Skating performances followed by open skating and mini group lesson, learn about skating classes; wear green for St. Patrick’s Day for raffle ticket, 2:15-5:15 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Community Ice Rink, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free, including free skate rental (425-322-2600 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com
).

Madeline McKenzie: mmckenzie@seattletimes.com.