Originally published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 05:56a.m.

KINGMAN – If you’re looking for something to do on St. Patrick’s Day, join the Friends of Arizona Joshua Tree Forest at the Joshua Tree Festival from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 17 at the Meadview Civic Association, 247 E. Meadview Blvd. in Meadview.

The festivities begin at 8 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast, and will be followed from 9-11 a.m. by a birdwatching walk and

talk. Registration is required for the latter, and can be done by sending a message to friendsofjoshuatreeforest@hotmail.com.

Various activities including raffles, card and jewelry-making classes and demonstrations, forest videos and local business exhibits will also run from 9 - 11 a.m. There are no fees for activities.

A guided photo-shoot hike in the Joshua Tree Forest will take place from 2:30 - 4 p.m., and a live band will perform at 8 p.m. at Fisherman’s Landing.

Discounted food and lodging prices will be available from local businesses and supporters.

Contact friendsofjoshuatreeforest@hotmail.com for additional information.