St. Patrick’s Day 2023

The joy and celebration of all things Irish and most importantly St. Patrick’s Day falls on Friday, March 17 this year. Metro Detroit – a most certain Statue of Liberty amalgamation of cultures from across the world – a comes together to enjoy the Irish blessing of this day. Green beer and bagels will be in demand, adding an “O” and apostrophe to any last name and a bit of Irish accent gives the special holiday a higher level of fun and frivolity. Here’s our list of places to visit in honor of St. Patrick’s Day 2023!

St. Patrick’s Day 2023

On Saturday, March 11, the Official St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl takes off in Detroit at the Exodus Rooftop on Monroe Street. There will be Shamrocks and shenanigans for all for 100’s of people enjoying free cover at several of the best bars in Detroit while dancing to the hottest local DJs.

Then the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 12 in Detroit continue the week’s festivities. One of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades begins at 1:00 p.m. and runs down Michigan Avenue. Aside from the parade, there will be face painting, step dancing and a Family Fun Zone ($12 per person) and more.

The 40t Annual St. Patrick’s Cork Town Races begin at noon after the parade and runs till 11:00 p.m. The costumed run heads through Corktown and even has a special kids race. Register soon!

Google St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls in Metro-Detroit for a host of links in cities with your zip code. Pontiac come to life with all things Irish with their March 17 Shifters and Shenanigans St. Patrick’s Day Celebration beginning at 5:00 p.m. Head to the M1 Concourse for all the frivolity.

Tune up your vocal cords for the St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke on Friday, March 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Oh, Danny Boy, the mic is calling.

And every Irish themed bar from Royal Oak to Detroit and beyond will be filled with friends and Irish companions. Check out O’Mara’s and Blarney Stone Pub in Berkley. Duggan’s Irish Pub and O’Toole’s in Royal Oak, Dick O’Dow’s in Birmingham and the pot of gold of Irish bars – The Old Shillelagh in Detroit. Each one will be filled with fun and food and a smile on every “Irish” face.

For the “younger crowd,” check out Canterbury Village in Lake Orion where they turn green for Leprechaun Day on March 11-12. Their 21-acres will be host to the event where scattered coins can be gathered. Find the six different colored ones to win a prize.

In Livonia, the St. Patrick’s Party for Kids takes place at Greenmead. This green-themed party in Greenmead Historical Park’s Alexander Blue House will include games, crafts, snacks and lots of fun. Click the link for registration.

Practice your favorite Irish jig and check out the St. Paddy’s with the Symphony of Friday, March 17 at the Downery Brewing Company in Dearborn starting at 4:00 p.m.

To help educate and entertain your children on the fateful saint, check out the Harrison Township Public Library’s St. Patrick’s Day Party for Kids from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Storytime, crafts and snacks but registration is required.

And for those who want to keep that Irish feeling flowing beyond St. Patrick’s Day, check out the Royal Oak Leprechauns Summer Collegiate baseball team. They play a 24-plus game home schedule in June and July at #TheLuckyCorner – Memorial Park in Royal Oak. Come see MLB players of tomorrow today and celebrate all things Irish and Leprechauns in a family-friendly environment. Paddy O’Dinger, the team’s mascot dances and entertains fans throughout the game as well.

You can’t go wrong, no matter where you end up in Metro-Detroit celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on St. Patrick’s Day or just when you want to feel a little bit Irish.