St. Patrick’s Day Around the Lakes

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and many cities in the Great Lakes region are celebrating! With that in mind we compiled a list of parades and other activities for the Irish and Irish at heart.



Detroit’s St. Day Parade happens the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, the city’s oldest neighborhood. Corktown is named for County Cork in Ireland and boasts a number of Irish bars including the Nancy Whiskey and the Gaelic League. The parade is family friendly and steps off at 1:00PM.



On Saturday March 14th, one of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country, the annual downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates the patron saint of Ireland Irish heritage. It steps off at noon CT and will traveling down Columbus Drive from Balbo St. to Monroe St.

Additionally, this is when they famously dye the Chicago River green between Columbus and Wacker Drives, a tradition going back more than 50 years!


Bay City

Bay City’s 66th annual St. Patrick's Day parade steps off at 2PM and goes down Center avenue. The parade features marching bands, pipe bands and the Queens float!



The 64th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day parade steps off March 14th on Wisconsin Avenue at Old World Third Street.  The parade features over 100 units including drum and fife corps, local celebrities and dignitaries. 



Check out Great Lakes Brewing Company on Tuesday, March 17th for craft beer, authentic Irish music, and Conway’s Irish Ale!


No matter where you are around the lakes, there’s a St. Patrick’s Day festivity for you! Check them out, and remember to hydrate!


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