In Michigan, especially in the Detroit area, we take celebrating to whole new level. Especially for our beloved St. Patrick’s Day. St. Paddy’s Day is March 17th, 2014 and the town turns green. The outfits and decorations get more elaborate every year. Here are a list of highlights for this years festivities.
March 9th, 2014
Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5k and walk in Ann Arbor. It’s a fundraiser for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Kids Dash starts things off at 9am.
March 16th, 2014
The 56th annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade is on March 16th, 2014 this year and starts at noon in Corktown. There are a number of kick off events leading up to the parade so check out their page by clicking the link.
The 32nd annual Corktown Races is March 16th at 9:30am for the Kids Dash and staggering times for the other races. This even is fun for the runners and twice as fun for the spectators who watch this rowdy bunch all dressed up. We’d like to note they have one of the coolest webpage we’ve seen in a long time.
March 17th, 2014
You’ll find it difficult to find a bar or restaurant NOT celebrating St. Paddy’s in the area on this day.
Old Shillelagh in Detroit. Weekend event. Live music, food, and DJs into the night. Be prepared for a very long line at the door and at the bathroom.
One Under Bar & Grill in Livonia kicks off at 11am and goes all night.
O’Connor’s Public House in Rochester. They’ve had the largest party In Oakland County for 9 years running (says their webpage). This party starts at 6am!
The Claddagh Irish Pub of Livonia. George Martha band, playing Irish & Scottish rock ‘n roll, will be featured from 3pm-6pm! Opens at 7am.
Just want some good Irish Food to enjoy the season?
Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub in Ann Arbor. Try the Fisherman’s Pie. It’s a seafood lovers version of a Shepard Pie.
O’Mara’s in Berkley is serving up live entertainment and tasty Dublin Broil.
Sean O’Callaghan’s Pub in Plymouth, MI. Check out the sturdy woodwork, friendly staff, and try a Scottish Egg.
The Gaelic League of Detroit Friday night Lenten Fish Dinners. Detroit.
There is so much more to do, see, socialize and eat in the greater Detroit area. Don’t settle for just one stop, explore!