Whip out your green attire, cook up some traditional Irish dishes and take on your inner Irish spirit. In honor of St Patrick's Day, Michiganders have many great ways to celebrate. You won't find a pot of gold or capture a leprechaun, but these events are sure to be a good time.
St Patrick's Day is a time of going all-out with celebrations in Detroit. The bars tend to take the lead and it's always a good idea to arrive early for the best vantage point.
Tidy up your schedule and plan your day for these events to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland — along with shamrocks and all things green.
Join the Detroit St. Paddy’s Day Parade
Detroit offers family-oriented St. Paddy’s Day entertainment – be sure to join in the fun. Dust off your green stockings and get ready for the fantastic events Detroit has in for us. The annual parade celebrating Irish culture is a “can’t-miss” and for many, the perfect excuse to get drunk - though do so responsibly.
Starting from Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue, the parade makes its way westward to 14th Street in Corktown. Enticing around 80,000 to 100,000 people on average, it’s one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country.
The Detroit parade is one of the year’s highlights for people belonging to Michigan’s Irish community.