St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick's Day parade participants walking in Royal Oak.

Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! All across the United States, people have been celebrating with parades and events dating back as early as the mid 1800s. Get in the spirit with an event, parade or festivity around Southeast Michigan:

March 10

Waterford – St. Patrick’s Day Mother/Son Dance
Waterford Recreation Center
5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford 48329
6 – 8 p.m.

Royal Oak
Downtown Royal Oak
Washington Ave. south from the Middle School to 4th street
10:00 – 11:00  a.m.

March 11

Detroit – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201
10:45 a.m.

Detroit – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
6th Street and Michigan Avenue
12:30 p.m.

Highland – Highland’s Celtic Festival
Church of the Holy Spirit
6:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.

March 12

Detroit – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201
8 p.m.

Rochester – Four Feet Down the Trail – Lucky Ducky
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester, 48307
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

March 13

Detroit – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201
3 p.m.

March 15

Novi – Looking for Leprechauns Luncheon
Meadowbrook Activity Center
25075 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, 48375
12 – 2 p.m.

March 16

Oak Park – St. Patrick’s Day Social
Oak Park Parks & Recreation Center
14300 Oak Park Blvd Oak Park, MI 48237
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

March 17

Detroit – St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun and Party
Beacon Park
1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI  48226
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Southfield – St. Patrick’s Day Sleepover
Franklin Athletic Club
29350 Northwester Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034
March 17 – 7 p.m. – March 18 9:00 a.m.

Village of Holly – St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Beacon Park
201 Airport Dr, Holly, Michigan
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

March 18

Utica – Lucky Leprechaun Race
UAW Local 2280
45116 Cass, Utica, 48317
10:30 a.m.

Register early for events to ensure space is available, and arrive with plenty of time to save a seat along parade routes. Always call or visit their website for updates before the event, and don’t forget to check the weather and dress accordingly. Also verify with your favorite local pub or restaurant if they will have St. Patrick’s Day specials and events!

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