Put on your green threads and cook up corned beef and cabbage. And if you have kids in tow, here are two family-friendly events to check out for St. Paddy's:

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Siamsa

It's supposed to rain on Saturday, March 17, but that won't stop the Hibernian Society of Utah from hosting the St. Patrick's Day Parade, which has blazed right through the rain in the past.

The parade, honoring working men and women, will start at the Gateway with fun, creative Irish-themed floats. The Siamsa (Irish for celebration) will be held afterward at the Gateway's Grand Hall, where you can grab an drink and sing along to traditional Irish music and watch Utah's best Irish dancers.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. Doors open for the Siamsa at 10:45 a.m. Click here for more info on both.

The Frog Conservation Ball

Utah's Hogle Zoo has it's own way of showing a little green on St. Patrick's Day, throwing a ball in honor of the zoo's frogs. The Frog Conservation Ball will be held Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Radio Disney will be there to teach kids how to make pipe cleaner frogs to take home, and they'll learn about frogs and efforts to ensure the survival of frogs and other amphibians.  

Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, SLC, 801-582-1631. Click here for more info