Michigan St Patricks Day 2021: 9 Awesome Ways to Celebrate! Clare Irish Festival, Pub Crawls, Parades!

Michigan St. Patrick's Day | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

We've got 9 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day 2021! Do you crave green beer, shamrocks, salty pretzels, colorful parades, Irish festivals and all things Irish?  We've got you covered!

Check out the Clare Irish Festival! It's super popular!

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ludington, Bay City, Kalamazoo, Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Ledge

What is the Meaning of St. Patrick's Day?

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and has a long history of teaching people about Catholicism and Christianity. He incorporated the many traditions and Irish culture into his everyday life.

America started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 1762 when homesick Irish soldiers organized a fun parade with lively Irish music including bagpipes and drums. The parade brightened their spirits and the rest is history!

9 Unique Ways to Celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day-2021

Clare Irish Festival, March 10-17, 2021 Annual Irish Festival attracting thousands of spectators for a one of a kind celebration!  It's definitely a favorite way to celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day.

St. Patrick's Day Ludington, Michigan. March 13, 2021. Irish jog, pub crawl, St. Patrick's day parade and Follow the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt! Fun for everyone!

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl, The Greek 535 Monroe Ave, Detroit.  Sat, March 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Throw on some green and grab your favorite drinking buddies for that whiskey won't drink itself!  Advanced tickets are best!

St. Patrick's Day Parade Muskegon - Cancelled 2021

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Downtown Bay City, Michigan.  March 21, 2021, 3-6 p.m. Cancelled for 2021 A very special parade down historic Center Avenue, ending at Wenonah Park. Join us for this annual celebration of everything Irish!  This parade is one heck of a show! Shamrocks, lively floats and candy galore! We will be there for sure! 

Kalamazoo K-Wings-“World Famous” Green Ice game, 3600 Vanrick Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan. Saturday, Cancelled 2021.  My friends, if you want a good time, I highly recommend a K-Wings hockey night.  I absolutely love hockey in this arena as the energy is high and the view is amazing if you spring for the closer seats.   

Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade - Sunday, March 14, 2021 Cancelled

Detroit Corktown Races -Cancelled 2021


St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Day & Party, Beacon Park Detroit, Michigan. March 2021 Cancelled @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm FREE! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some good ol' fashioned fun at Beacon Park Detroit! Beacon Park.  The park will be transformed into an Irish pub complete with live entertainment throughout the afternoon, lawn games and free activities for kids. Lots of Irish beer and cocktails, craft and domestic beers and food for purchase. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration, Appears to be cancelled for 2021. Downtown Holland, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, Michigan. The colorful parade travels east up 8th Street from the 8th Street Marketplace (150 W. 8th St.) to the corner of 8th Street and College Avenue. Irish dancers, bagpipers, and kilt-wearers will delight you this St. Patrick's day! Celebrations continue at New Holland Brewing Company, the Curragh Irish Pub, Hops, Butch's and other downtown restaurants and pubs. 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Grand Ledge, Michigan. March 13, 2021. cancelled for 2021 (bummer!)  Irish Stew Cook Off - Vote for your favorite stew. Open to the public!  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM stop by the Opera House for delicious Irish foods and music. 2:00 PM St. Patrick's Day Parade - Downtown Grand Ledge. Following the Parade - 6:00 PM - Grand Ledge Opera House. See the Hubbardston Irish Dancers with the Glen Erin Pipe Band. Free.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and The Luck of the Irish Celebration- March 16, 2021. Water Street & Mason Street, Saugatuck, Michigan.

Irish on Ionia festival -  Grand Rapids, Cancelled 2021


Taste the Luck of the Irish for St. Patrick's Day in Grand Rapids! Cheers!

Flanagan’s Irish Pub - 139 Pearl Street, Grand Rapids. Enjoy their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 13, 2021 with live Irish music, drinks and food from 7 am to 10 pm. Call now for tickets as seating is limited! 

Quinn & Tuites Irish Pub, 1535 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI Saturday, March 14, 1pm: Come in for St. Practice Day for a traditional buffet of corned beef, potatoes and cabbage and live music!  $5 cover.  

Tuesday, March 17, Open 7am: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day — celebrate all things Irish, especially with a yummy buffet of corned beef, potatoes and cabbage and live music!

O’Toole’s Public House -  448 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI, Offers Guinness on tap, Irish whiskeys and crowd pleasers like the Filthy Tater Tots, Truffle Grilled Cheese and their delicious Reubens. 

Grattan Irish Pub about 20 miles northeast of downtown GR, is a friendly neighborhood pub with a large, from-scratch food menu.


More Exciting Things to Do in Michigan in March!

There are tons of festivals, events and things to do in Michigan in March! It's time to get outside and explore Michigan!


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If you love maple syrup, butterflies, hot rods and awesome outdoor events, you'll love our March Michigan events!!  The same goes for April Michigan events!  The fun and exploring is just starting!!

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