Michigan St Patricks Day 2022: 15 Awesome Ways to Celebrate! Clare Irish Festival, Pub Crawls, Parades!

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

St Patrick's Day 2022 is on Thursday, March 17

We've got 15 Awesome Ways to Celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day 2022! 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!

15 Unique Ways to Celebrate Michigan St Patricks Day-2022

Clare Irish Festival, March 14-20, 2022 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.

Clare Irish Festival Road Race - March 12, 2022. This year's race will begin at 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. 

St. Patrick's Day Ludington, Michigan. March 19, 2022. Irish Jig 1 Mile Run/5k/10k – Route is from the corner of Loomis St. and Rath Ave. and back. Follow the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt - Participants will receive their first clue when you sign up. JBS Beer Run. 1 - 3 pm at Jamesport Brewing Company– 410 S. James St., Ludington. Shamrock Parade, Pub Crawl

St. Patrick's Grand Haven: St Patrick - St Anthony Parrish Festival Car Show. Event Dates: August 13, 2022 in Grand Haven, Michigan. Gates open at 7:30 AM starts at 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. 

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl, The Greek 535 Monroe Ave, Detroit.  Sat, March 12, 2022, 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, Downtown Bay City, Michigan.  March 20, 2022, 2:00 p.m. 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, Fri Mar 18 2022 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 3600 Vanrick Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, Michigan. Saturday, 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 - The 64th Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade is Sunday, March 13, 2022 starting at 1:00 pm! 

Detroit Corktown Races - March 13, 2022. 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!


St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration, March 13, 2022, 12:00 pm. 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, where celebrations continue at New Holland Brewing Company, Hops at 84 East, and the Curragh Irish Pub. See Irish dancers, bagpipers, and kilt-wearers are just a few of the parade highlights! 

St. Practice Bar Crawl 2022, Main Street, Royal Oak, MI. Sat, March 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Grand Ledge, Michigan. March 12, 2022.  8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Where: Bridge Street Plaza, 213 S. Bridge Street, Grand Ledge, MI 

Irish on Ionia festival -  Grand Rapids, 2022 tbd. Toted as Michigan's largest St. Patrick's day street party located in downtown Grand Rapids.


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 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 7, 2022: Noon-6pm. Annual family day to benefit Kids' Food Basket. Live Irish music, dancers, hot dogs.

Saturday, March 14, 2022: 1 pm.  Come in after the St. Patrick's Day parade. Traditional buffet of corned beef, potatoes and cabbage.  Live music!

Tuesday, March 17, 2022. Open 7am. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Traditional buffet of corned beef, potatoes and cabbage.  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.


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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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