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

Shamrock & Roll: Parades, Pub Crawls, 5Ks, and more

Imported Image Vineyard 2121 in Benton Harbor is throwing a St. Patty's Party on March 16th from 6-9 pm. Enjoy live music with The All Niters, sip on green beer, and savor delicious Irish food. It's the perfect way to keep the St. Patrick's Day celebration going.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Kalamazoo with lively festivities. Enjoy traditional Irish music, dance, and cuisine at local pubs and restaurants. Join the 22nd annual parade down the vibrant streets, adorned with greenery and cheer on March 16th. Embrace the spirit of the Emerald Isle creating cherished memories with friends and family.  Travel to Saugatuck/Douglas on Saturday, March 16, for two exciting St. Patrick’s Day events; the Shamrock Run Walk or Roll and the Annual Shamrock Pub Crawl. Dress in green or your favorite Irish costume for the Shamrock Run Walk or Roll, starting at 11:30 am at Wicks Park Bar & Grill. Plus enjoy a complimentary beverage from Wicks after the race. Stick around for the Annual Shamrock Pub Crawl from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, featuring exclusive drink and food specials at participating venues. Visit their website for event details, pricing, and registration. The Greater Lansing area has plenty of activities to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Start off your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday evening, March 15th at the Grand Ledge Opera House. Enjoy an evening musical tour of Ireland with The Pub Runners. Show tickets come with potato soup, Irish brown bread, and two beverage vouchers. Stick around afterward for music, dancing, and a cash bar. On Saturday, March 16th, at 2:00 pm, catch the parade in Downtown. Whether you have Celtic Pride or simply want a taste of Irish culture, come to Bridge Street for a wee bit of fun. Imported Image For St. Patrick's Day, the CBD Store of Michigan in Fremont will have sales throughout the store for you and your pet, as well as discounts on all apparel and jewelry. They will also have their spring fashions on the racks for purchase, and all items are made from hemp. Stop by the CBD Store of Michigan or shop online “Fáilte'' to Holland, a traditional Irish town, at least for one special weekend in March. The fun kicks off early on Saturday, March 16th, with the annual Wee Chase around Centennial Park followed by a 5k Leprechaun Chase (Irish costumes, though highly encouraged, are optional). Stick around Downtown Holland until noon to watch a parade of Irish dancers and bagpipers stream by, or don some Kelly Green, grab a flag, and join the procession down 8th Street. Afterwards, the Curragh pub leads the celebration with free-flowing Guinness and live music all weekend long.  Muskegon’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, at 11 am. has been a beloved downtown tradition since 2013. Enjoy floats, bands, furry friends, and live music along Western Avenue as you celebrate. Spectators are encouraged to bring items too. Wear your green and join the festivities, contributing to a generous cause. Look for collection carts or barrels along the route to donate. And don’t forget to save the date for the Michigan Irish Music Festival on September 12th featuring 6 stages of live music, culture, dance, and more.  Join the Grand Rapids Irish Committee at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16th at 11 am to celebrate Irish America and Irish culture in Grand Rapids. Bring the whole family out to see the streets filled with green, music, and floats. Imported Image St. Patrick’s Day in Ludington will start with a #RunLudington Irish Jog 10K/5K through downtown, along with Irish brunch and music happening throughout the day at Sportsman’s Restaurant & Bar, Jamesport Brewing Company and Ludington Bay Brewing Company. Find all the corned beef & cabbage specials and events here. Celebrate the end of winter and support local businesses at the River Country Clover Crawl on March 16th. Experience a county wide bar/restaurant crawl where you can enjoy drink specials, exclusive access to safe transportation and a complimentary drink. Learn more here. This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, head to Mt. Pleasant, for the 49th Annual Clare Irish Festival. Here you can expect great bands, fun times with friends, and even better craft beer. Adventure up to the Keweenaw Peninsula to celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend. The Copper Country Old-Timers League hosts its annual tournament during this festive time. Spectators can catch riveting (and fun) games at The Dee, Houghton County Arena, and the Calumet Colosseum. Featuring teams from across the Upper Peninsula, the Copper Country Old Timers Tournament offers various divisions for everyone to enjoy.  

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Bellaire’s Shanty Creek Resort on March 16th. They are rolling out the green carpet for their cherished guests with an action-packed day filled with Irish-themed festivities and endless fun. Join them throughout the day with a plethora of activities tailored just for you - an all-day Lucky Charms Scavenger Hunt, Lucky Strikes Frozen Cabbage Bowling, the Shamrock Slide, Leprechaun Relay, McNASTAR racing, Blarney Stone Rail Jam and more. Keep the party going into the night with electrifying tunes and dancing at Ivan’s. Plus, indulge in Reuben Pizza, green jello shots, and other drink specials. Make the most of your St. Patrick's Day weekend getaway with their special offers:  Lodging is $60 per person, based on double occupancy that weekend. Lift tickets are also $60 per person that weekend. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration at Shanty Creek Resort. Don't miss Boyne Mountain Resort's 75th Anniversary Carnival Weekend March 15th - 17th. Enjoy nostalgic tunes, dare the slush cup, dance through the decades, and witness a spectacular slopeside drone display at dusk. Join us for a historic celebration and create unforgettable memories. Hit the slopes for St. Patty's Day at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville. There will be plenty of activities on and off the slopes. Including the Kayak Race on the mountain, skiing leprechauns, fat tire bike rentals, and the iconic slush cup.  Although St. Patrick’s Day, like much of the winter, is geared toward locals on Mackinac Island, the Irish heritage runs strong in this small community. For more information on Irish history, visit the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau website.

Pot o' Gold Eats: Culinary Treasures for St. Paddy's

Imported Image Celebrate St. Patrick with a touch of Irish elegance. Join Stuart Avenue Inn in Kalamazoo for their Irish Tea & Trivia event on Wednesday, March 13th from 2 pm-4 pm. If a quieter homage to the culture and tradition of the Emerald Isle is more your style – join them for an Irish Tea Party. Tea is the favored drink of the Irish. You’ll be treated to traditional Irish savories, sweets, and beverages, sprinkled with a wee bit’o Irish trivia. Call (269)330-5350 to secure your reservation today. At River Saint Joe Brewery in Buchanan, St. Patrick's Day is getting off to a lyrical start with their first ever Limerick Contest from 2-4 pm. Hosted in the taproom, they will be inviting people to share Limericks of their own invention as well as reading some of their favorites. At the end someone will be crowned the Limerick Legend in what's sure to be a fun and festive time. There'll also be St. Patrick's Day food and drink specials to enjoy all-day long.  Join Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings on Thursday, March 14th, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm for a delightful buffet-style meal centered around the classic Saint Patrick's Day favorite, corned beef and cabbage. Don your green attire and indulge in a scrumptious feast. Kindly RSVP for dinner and be sure to specify your preference for regular or plant-based options, and note any allergens when registering. Imported Image You're in luck. All RedWater Restaurants are serving up festive Irish Egg Rolls & Ale Braised Corned Beef Brisket all day on March 17th. Irish Egg Rolls are shaved corned beef, braised cabbage & swiss cheese in a crispy egg roll wrapper, served with spicy guinness mustard sauce for dipping. Ale Braised Corned Beef Brisket is their house made corned beef brisket with braised cabbage, root vegetables, marble potatoes & natural jus. Participating restaurants include: Cork Wine & Grille, Boatwerks Waterfront, The Butler, FireRock Grille, Lake Bluff Grille, Gravity Taphouse, RedRock Grille, Rush Creek Bistro,Vintage Prime & Seafood, and Reds at Thousand Oaks. Shady Lane Cellars in Suttons Bay has struck GOLD with their St. Patrick's Celebration. Come join them on March 15th for a wine pairing event like no other. Chef John Hardy is bringing in a special Irish cuisine menu beautifully paired with a few of your favorite Shady Lane wines, and for your entertainment, Old Mission Fiddle Vine will bring their Celtic culture with tales, jigs, reels, ballads and more. Purchase your tickets here. Located in downtown Ludington, Jamesport Brewing Company will be throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17th. They will be offering Irish themed food specials all day long to go with their selection of beers on tap. Plus experience live Celtic music beginning at 12 pm. More details here Imported Image Welcome to Vino-Madness 2024. A unique wine pairing event at Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Experience a diverse range of wines paired with familiar household snacks. Vino-Madness promises to revolutionize the wine tasting experience by showcasing the compatibility of wines with everyday nibbles. From chips with Pinot Noir, to pretzels with Chardonnay and many more, witness the magic of these unique pairings in a cozy winter setting.  Indulge in an Exquisite Whiskey Experience. Treetops Resort in Gaylord is inviting you on March 16th to an exclusive evening of whiskey exploration in partnership with Iron Fish Distillery. Step into the world of fine whiskey craftsmanship and meet the artisans behind Iron Fish Distillery’s renowned spirits. This is your chance to delve deep into the intricate processes that yield the refined and exceptional flavors of quality whiskey. Marquette’s notable breweries and restaurants invite visitors and residents alike to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Marquette is one of the Midwest’s craft brewery hot spots, and each location offers tailor-made brews and unique settings to make this St. Patrick’s Day one to remember. Find more West Michigan upcoming events on our online calendar.