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St. Patrick’s Day (and more!)

St. Patrick’s Day 

Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish with parades, cocktail specials, Leprechaun races, and more this St. Patrick’s Day! 

Please note that the below was accurate at the time of publication. You are encouraged to confirm with locations before visiting, and make sure to adhere to local safety guidelines.

St. Patrick’s Day is a big holiday in Ludington featuring celebrations on March 13th with an Irish Jog 5K/10K, Over the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt, and a take-out pub crawl. Don your festive, green garb and plan to spend the day

Don’t miss the Saugatuck Antique Pavilion’s 20% off sale on St Patrick’s Day! The Saugatuck Antique Pavilion is one of the Midwest’s largest antique malls with 175 dealer spaces and a wide variety of antique, vintage, and collectible items.

Virtue Cider is all about putting a new twist on an old classic. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their take on a Snake Bite cocktail. Grab a Michigan Cherry Cider through curbside pick-up and top with your favorite stout or lager. Visit the Fennville farm in the month of March to experience a special rendition called Snake Brut: a Virtue Michigan Cherry or Pear topped with Virtue Brut. Sip on a Snake Brut by a fire or inside one of the heated greenhouses.

Race the leprechaun at High Caliber Karting & Entertainment in Okemos this St. Patty’s Day to win free merchandise or races if you can beat his lap time! 

Find Irish cheer on the Makers Trail in Southwest Michigan this St. Patrick’s Day, including Irish-inspired dishes as Round Barn Brewery in Baroda and the Round Barn Filling Station in Coloma, grab a martini kit from the Round Barn Tasting Room in Union Pier, or celebrate with new wine releases at White Pine Winery in St. Joseph.

Enjoy a classic Irish Coffee Cocktail special at Walloon Lake Inn, only available during dinner service on March 17th. 

Join BattleGR Tactical Games in Comstock Park for the Leprechaun Classic Futsal Tournament March 19th-21st! Find tournament details and registration form online.

Head to Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville for Celts & Kilts on March 20th. St. Patrick’s Day weekend features plenty of Irish fare and family fun activities like Find the Shamrock. Look for Crystal Mountain’s skiing Leprechauns! Then stay afterward and listen to the free slopeside deejay from a safe distance. 

Ramsdell Regional Center of the Arts in Manistee presents Irish Night on Saturday, March 20th. Enjoy a show by Irish music band CrossBow, a cash bar, and small bites throughout the event. 

As Michigan allows indoor dining to reopen throughout the state, Marquette’s notable breweries and culinary scene prepare for a limited capacity St. Patrick’s Day. As a craft brewery hot spot, visitors and residents alike can enjoy some of the Midwest’s most sought-after breweries, each offering their own tailor-made brews and unique settings to make this socially distanced St. Patrick’s Day one to remember. 

 

More Events to Check Out This Month! 

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s in-person Art Hop is BACK in downtown Kalamazoo on March 5th! Artists will show their work in stores as well as outside on the sidewalks. The event is free for the public to attend. There will be a virtual component for artists/patrons who do not feel comfortable participating in person. Most Art Hop Stops will be within the boundaries of the Downtown Kalamazoo Social District. Guests can grab drinks at local bars/restaurants, take them to-go and walk around/look at art/shop/support our local businesses and artists.

Watch storefronts come alive during March Mannequins in downtown St. Joseph on March 12th. Windows will display community volunteers as they pose perfectly still, like mannequins, for the public to vote for their favorite display. 

Soon the days will be getting longer and the sun will finally begin warming up the maple trees in the sugarbush while the nights still dip below freezing. The snow will turn to mud and that means it’s maple syrup time! Tapping the trees is in full swing and it won’t be long before the annual Maple Row Sugarhouse Maple Syrup Festival in Jones! It is “Michigan’s Premiere Maple Syrup Festival” to celebrate everything maple. This year’s festival dates will be March 20-21 and March 27-28. It’s an annual festival, free for the whole family with lots of activities that entertain. “Sweeten up” by enjoying a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast or a treat from their unique maple food trailer. Watch “live” how maple syrup is produced in a modern facility from the sap of maple trees. Plenty of maple products will be for sale at the maple store. Wander the property and watch how the French Colonials made their own maple syrup and maple sugar. Petting farm, coloring contest, cooking demonstrations, free maple syrup samples….there is something for everyone! VIsit the festival website for more information. 

Find more West Michigan upcoming events on our online calendar.