St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest party days of the year, but there are plenty of different ways to celebrate the Irish holiday. Whether you’re looking for family fun activities or want to find the best Irish music around, the metro Detroit area has plenty of ways for you to show off your Celtic spirit.
Parades are always a fun family activity and St. Patrick’s Day offers Detroiters two great parades this weekend. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Royal Oak will be taking place tomorrow, March 11 starting at 11:30 a.m. The annual Irish themed parade will include bagpipe music, Irish step dancing, and loads of green.
The Corktown St. Patrick’s Day will take place this Sunday, March 12. The 59th annual parade will take over Corktown Detroit with floats, marching bands, horse-drawn carriages, and a whole lot more. The fun starts at Michigan Avenue and Sixth Street and will follow 14th Street into Corktown.
The St. Patrick’s Day run in Corktown is always popular with runners every year, and this year proves to be no different. The run will take place this Sunday, March 12 prior to the start of the parade and wearing green is strongly encouraged.
The Gaelic League of Detroit is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day almost all month long, but they will be hosting an all-day party on March 17 with live music starting at noon. Another great place for live music all St. Patrick’s Day long is at Connor O’Neill’s. Music starts at 7 a.m.. while the restaurant will feature hourly drink specials, a full dinner menu starting at 10 a.m., Irish dancers, and of course, bag pipers. Last but certainly not least, O’mara’s Restaurant will feature a day full of Celtic music at their 23rd Annual Grand St. Paddy’s Day Bash.
There are plenty of ways to get into the Irish spirit this St. Patrick’s Day, but whatever way you decide to celebrate the holiday, be sure to celebrate responsibly.