Happy St. Patrick’s Day, aka one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year! Whether you’re planning to follow tradition and imbibe or find something more family-friendly, Metro Detroit has an activity for you
By Arianna Endicott
Featured photo via Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade Facebook
The Eastern, 3434 Russell St., #Suite 501, Detroit
This annual event, hosted by the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce, is a great way to celebrate the Irish holiday while giving you an excuse to get dressed up for a night. This classy gala will feature a strolling dinner, open bar, Irish music, dancing, entertainment and networking opportunities.
Cost: $100, via Eventbrite
1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit
Beacon Park will be transformed into an Irish-themed day of fun for the whole family. Lawn games and activities will entertain the kids, while adults can enjoy Irish beer and cocktails. Food will be available to purchase, and a live band will play music for all to enjoy.
Cost: Free admission, purchases available at the event
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this bar crawl that includes popular Detroit venues like Ready Player 1, Exodus, Elephant Room and more! Registration for the event guarantees discounted food and drinks from participating venues, parties, photography, a costume contest, event-themed souvenirs and staff to guide the event.
Cost: $10—40, available for purchase on Eventbrite
6th Street and Michigan Ave., Detroit
The 62nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Detroit for a day full of fun festivities for the whole family. The parade runs through Detroit’s Corktown, which was historically full of Irish settlers. The parade will include music from marching and pipe & drum bands, color guard units, floats, clowns and a family fun area!
Greektown Casino, 555 East Lafayette Blvd., Detroit
This bar crawl offers a full day of fun, including brunch and meal stops, t-shirts, photoshoots, free Jell-O shots, a wine sipper and more. The event is hosted by The Ultimate Ladies Night, but anyone over 21 with a valid ID is welcome to participate in the party.
Cost: $10—65, available via Eventbrite
Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit, 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Continue the St. Patrick’s Day fun with a tour of Metro Detroit’s Irish cultural center, where you’ll learn about the rich Irish American history of Detroit and how these traditions can be preserved.