This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

No need to be Irish to feel lucky on St. Patrick’s Day! With an Irish soda bread here, a shamrock there and a leprechaun child over there, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the Bay Area’s most beloved family traditions. Luckily as you will find out, the Bay Area’s green colors last more way than a day, savoring the biggest Irish American St. Patrick’s Day bash on the West Coast. Now don’t forget to wear some green even if it looks weird – it might help you find a precious pot of gold!

Click here to see all the St. Patrick's Day festivities going on around the Bay Area!