Michigan St Patricks Day Events 2024: 25 Awesome Ways to Celebrate! Clare Irish Festival, Pub Crawls, Parades! Detroit, Grand Rapids and Across the State

Article: Michigan St Patricks Day Events 2024: 25 Awesome Ways to Celebrate! Clare Irish Festival, Pub Crawls, Parades! Detroit, Grand Rapids and Across the State

When is St. Patrick's Day 2024?

St Patrick's Day 2024 is on Sunday, March 17, 2024

We've got 25 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day 2024! 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!

People toasting with beer

25 Unique Ways to Celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day 2024

St. Practice Bar Crawl 2024 in Royal Oak Michigan

St. Practice Bar Crawl 2024! 

When: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Where: Check in locations: Royal Oak Taphouse, Fifth Avenue, 526 Main, Tequila Blue, Bar Louie, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Morrie. 

You'll need a wristband so be sure to check in first at the bars listed above. Be sure to dress in your best St. Patty's day attire of green, white, gold and orange!

Saint Paddy's Day Party! | Sister Lakes Brewing Company | Dowagiac (Southwest Michigan)

When: March 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Sister Lakes Brewing Company, 92500 County Road 690, Dowagiac, MI 49047-9021

Live Irish music, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, reuben sandwiches!

2024 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade

2024 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade - The 66th Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade

When: March 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm.

Where: Michigan Avenue in Corktown

This colorful and cheerful parade attracts 80,000-100,000 people, making it one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country and it features floats, marching bands, color guard units and more.  Maureen and Norm Root will be the 2024 Grand Marshals!

2024 Detroit St. Patrick’s PARADE ROUTE MAP

41st Annual Detroit Corktown Races 2024

Detroit Corktown Races 

When: March 10, 2024

  • Registration Opens: 9:00 AM
  • Kids Quarter Mile: 10:30 AM
  • Emerald Mile: 10:40 AM
  • Corktown 5K: 11:00 AM. There will be 4 waves of groups starting at 11:00 am. 

Be sure to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade at 1:00 pm.

Where: The Corktown Races start and finish at Roosevelt Park. 

The St. Patrick Parade Corktown Races have become one of the largest 5K races in Michigan. The event has seen steady growth to over 8,000 participants. Register early for the Detroit Corktown Races! Exciting Michigan St Patricks event!

Trivia Question: Why is the area called Corktown?

Corktown, a region in Detroit, became known as Corktown as the Irish were the largest group of new residents in Detroit.  Most of the Irish were from County Cork  which is the largest southern county in Ireland.

18th Annual St. Patrick/St. Joseph Party

When: March 10, 2024 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Cost: $25.00 per person.

Where: The American Polish Century Club, 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights, MI

Dinner served until 8:00 and dancing until 11:00 pm.

49th Annual Clare Irish Festival 2024

The Clare Irish Festival is a blast! We will be there this year!

When:  March 13th - 17th, 2024

Clare Irish Festival Parade: Saturday, March 16, 2024. Parade is at Noon. 
Line up begins at 10am at the Clare VFW located at 145 Wilcox Pkwy,
Clare, MI

Craft Show: Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm. The show will be held at the Clare Primary School, 205 E. Wheaton Ave, Clare, MI.

Clare Irish Festival Bed Race: Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 10:30am. Course will run on McEwan Street, from 3rd Street to 5th Street

The Annual Clare Irish Festival attracts thousands of spectators for a one-of-a-kind celebration! There will be a road race, craft show, food trucks, pet photo contest and the all popular, Leprechaun Contest!

It's definitely a favorite way to celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Cherish the Ladies | Live Irish Concert/Musical Event | Muskegon Michigan

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Cherish the Ladies

When: March 15, 2024; 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Where: Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave STE 200, Muskegon, MI

Buy your tickets early for this incredible musical event! Enjoy incredible vocals, breathtaking musical arrangements and talented step dancing. This Grammy-nominated, musical group will rock your St. Patrick’s Day weekend! It will be an unforgettable night of traditional Irish music and dancing.

2024 Clare Irish Festival Road Race

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024. 

Where: Clare High School, 306 Schoolcrest Ave. Clare, MI 48617.

The race features a 5K Run, 10K Run, and 2 Mile Walk.  The 10K Run will start at 9:00am, the 5K run will start at 9:05am, and the 2 Mile walk will begin at 9:15am.  The start/finish line is in front of Clare High School.  T-Shirts are limited to the first 500 participants to sign up, and each participant in the 5K, 10K, or 2 Mile walk will also receive a free pancake breakfast. Sign up early for the Clare Irish Road Race!

St. Practice Party | Canterbury Village | Adults only Michigan St Patricks party! 21+ Only

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024; Starts at 5pm

Where: Canterbury Village, 2357 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48360.

21+ Only only Michigan St Patricks party! 
$5 cover at the gate, no charge for parking

Enjoy live music from Celtic Isles! Lots of meal and drink specials.  The event takes place in the heated tent on the C-Pub patio! (I'd still dress warm!)

Leprechaun Days | Canterbury Village | Bounce Houses, Magic Shows and Family Fun | Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids!

Leprechaun Days is where everyone is a bit Irish! 

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024; 11 am to 5 pm

Cost: $5 at the door and FREE parking

Where: Canterbury Village, 2357 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48360.

Get ready as this year, the tricky leprechauns will be hiding their lucky coins all over the grounds at Canterbury Village for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! So, while you are there, explore the village and collect up to 10 coins! Bring them to participating shops for a prize!

Enjoy free bounce houses, magic shows and Irish dancers! So much Michigan St Patricks Day fun!

2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade | Downtown Holland

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Holland,

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 12 PM

Where: This fun parade travels east down 8th Street from the 8th Street Marketplace (150 W. 8th St.) to the corner of 8th Street between College Avenue and Columbia Avenue

Fun continues along 8th Street at New Holland Brewing Company, Hops at 84 East, Curragh Irish Pub, and City Sen. Enjoy Irish dancers, bagpipers, and traditional Irish outfits during this colorful parade! Wear your kilt and come join in this magical green and gold celebration!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration After the Holland Parade!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 12:00PM — 3:00PM

Where: The Curragh Irish Pub, 73 E. 8th St., Holland, MI

After the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Holland Michigan, come to The Curragh Irish Pub for a proper St. Patrick's day celebration!

St. Patrick's Puzzle Party | Petoskey

When: March 16, 2024, 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Where: Stafford's Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis St, Petoskey MI 49770

Do you love puzzles, tasty treats and drinks? Well, come have an evening of fun and games at the Stafford’s Perry Hotel during their annual St. Patrick’s Day Puzzling Party! In teams of up to four, put together a 500-piece puzzle, competing against other teams to see who can put it together the fastest. The top 3 teams will receive prizes valued up to $500! Such fun Michigan St Patricks Day fun! 

Celts and Kayaks at Crystal Mountain!

Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend!

When: March 16, 2024

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am: Kayaks on the Snow Registration
  • 11am: Kayaks on the Snow Race

+ Lots of other fun activities happening throughout the day.

Where: On the Cheers to Lou slope. Crystal Mountain, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Will you be the fastest one down the race course? Equipment provided, personal equipment is prohibited. Visit Crystal Mountain's website for registration info, requirements, rules and more info. What a fun outdoor activity for the whole family!

Leprechaun Candy Hunt | Pond Hill Farm

Leprechaun Candy Hunt! Seriously, how fun is this?

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024; 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Where: Pond Hill Farm, 5699 S Lakeshore Dr. Harbor Springs, MI 49740

2024 St Patrick's Evening Lighted Parade | Coloma | Southwest Michigan

St Patrick's Evening Lighted Parade

When: Downtown Coloma Lighted Parade is March 16, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Parade | Grand Ledge, Michigan

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Grand Ledge, Michigan.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024; 2:00 PM Parade in Downtown Grand Ledge.

Where: Bridge Street, Grand Ledge

If you have Celtic Pride or just want to see a Wee Bit of Irish, come on down to Bridge Street and take in the sites and sounds of the parade.

Lucky's St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl | Kalamazoo Michigan | Fun Things to do this Michigan St Patricks Day!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024: 4:00 PM - 12:00 am

Where: To start the crawl you will need to check in between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at The Tin Can Bar located at 167 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Here you will get your lanyard & event badge.

Includes 5 + venues, 2-3 drinks/shots and a fun after party!

Shamrock Walk & Roll | Wick’s Park Bar & Grill | West Michigan

Dress in your most fun and colorful Irish costume! There will be a prize for the most spirited!!

Shamrock Walk & Roll

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024; 10:45am

Where: Wick’s Park Bar & Grill, Wick's Park Bar & Grille, 449 Water St Saugatuck, MI 49453

At 11:30 AM the 3 mile run starts at Wicks Park Bar & Grill and will weave through downtown Saugatuck, Michigan.

Kalamazoo's Best St. Patrick's Day Weekend Bar Crawl (St Patricks Paddy Hard Bar Crawl) | Southwest MI

Kalamazoo's Best St. Patrick's Day Weekend Bar Crawl

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (time subject to change) and also Sunday, March 17, 2024: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (time subject to change)

Where: Kalamazoo's Best Bar Crawl will announce the bars the week of the crawl. Get your tickets early!

2024 St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl | Detroit St. Patrick's Day Event

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl in Detroit


  • Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Sunday, March 17, 2024

Some of the participating bars include: Exodos Rooftop N' Nightclub, Level Two Bar & Rooftop Nightclub, Delux Bar & Lounge Nightclub, Mix Bricktown (M!X) Nightclub, Sandbox Outdoor Bar & Lounge Nightclub and The Three Legged Goat Bar

Wear your fun Irish outfits of green and white and grab your favorite drinking buddies for that whiskey won't drink itself!  Advanced tickets are best!

St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Ludington | Irish Jog!

St. Patrick's Day Ludington is full of shamrocks and surprises!

When: March 16th, 2024

  • 7:30 am – 8:45 am – Get your Irish Jog/Run Packet at the Legacy Plaza located at 110 N. James St., Ludington, MI
  • 9 am – Irish Jog 1 Mile Run/5k/10k! Get your stretches in!  The Irish Jog route begins at the corner of Loomis St. and Rath Ave. and back again!

There will also be live music and fun live entertainment! What a fun Michigan St Patricks event!

2024 St. Patrick's Day Party | Canterbury Village | Live Music, Bag Pipes, Dancing, Irish Food!

St. Patrick's Day Party

When: Sunday, March 17, 2024, Beginning at 1PM!

Where: Canterbury Village, 2357 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48360.

Let's celebrate St. Patrick's Day with shamrocks and shenanigans at Canterbury Village's annual bash on the C-Pub patio. Enjoy live music, bagpipes, dancing, Irish food, drink specials in a cozy heated tent!

The 69th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Downtown Bay City, Michigan

The 69th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown Bay City, Michigan. 

When: March 17, 2024 at 2 pm. 

Where: The parade is heading down historic Center Avenue (Center and Park Avenues), ending at Wenonah Park in Downtown Bay City.

**See our parade map below!

This annual celebration and parade is everything Irish, it's one heck of a show! Shamrocks, lively floats and candy galore! We will be there for sure! 

The 69th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day PARADE ROUTE MAP

Grab our map below of the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day parade! Get there early as it's gonna be nuts!

ShamRock’n Family Fun Event | Bay City Michigan | Michigan St Patricks Kids Event!

ShamRock’n Family Fun Event!

When: Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 11 am – 5 pm

Where: Historic Masonic Temple parking lot, 700 N Madison Ave, Bay City

Kids activities, candy giveaway, live entertainment, movies and fun for the whole family in Bay City, Michigan.

51st Annual St. Patrick's Day Races in Bay City Michigan 2024

When: Sunday, March 17, 2024,

Where: Downtown Bay City

8K Run, 5K Run and 5K Run events. The Irish Double is a Leprechaun favorite!

Kalamazoo K-Wings “World Famous” Green Ice Game for Michigan St Patricks Day!

Kalamazoo K-Wings-“World Famous” Green Ice game, 

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM. 

Where: 3600 Vanrick Dr, Kalamazoo, MI.  

Kalamazoo’s 40th annual ‘Green Ice’ game is an absolute blast!  It’s the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Kalamazoo! Enjoy green beer, great hockey and the postgame jersey auction.

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. What a fun Michigan St Patricks event!

2024 Irish on Ionia Festival Presented by HopCat | Downtown Grand Rapids

Irish on Ionia festival - Ionia Ave, Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 10 am - 10 pm

Where: Ionia Ave in downtown Grand Rapids

Michigan's largest St. Patrick's day street party! 

This incredible St. Patrick's Day festival will have two stages with lots of live entertainment! Enjoy live music, dance and street performances, and fun DJs. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with live performances by Belfast Gin, Ironwood, Leprecons, and Stone Clover. There will be several incredible DJ rockin' the state too!

Where to 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 with live Irish music, drinks and food.

Quinn & Tuites Irish Pub, 1535 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI Come on out for the Paddy’s Day Celebration!

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.

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