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 1800’s. Get in the spirit with an event, parade or festivity around Southeast Michigan:

March 4

Royal Oak – Live Music Series: Fable, Grable & Bearly Able
Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak, 48067
3 – 4:30 p.m.

March 10

Waterford – St. Patrick’s Day Mother/Son Dance
Waterford Recreation Center
5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329
6 – 8 p.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 Celebration
Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201
8 p.m.

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

Royal Oak – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Royal Oak
11:30 a.m.

March 12

Detroit – Corktown Races
Corktown, Detroit
9:30 a.m.

Detroit – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Corktown, Detroit
12:30

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

Rochester – TriceraTots Puppet Theatre – The Story of St. Patrick’s Day
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester, 48307
10:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.

March 13

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

March 15

Novi – Honorary Irishman Luncheon
Meadowbrook Activity Center
25075 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, 48375
12 – 2 p.m.

Troy – St. Patrick’s Day Game Celebration
Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Troy, 48084
1:30 – 2:30 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 18

Utica – Lucky Leprechaun Race
UAW Local 2280
45116 Cass, Utica, 48317
9:15 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!

Do you know of any other indoor activities in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them, contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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