Believe it or not, St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and we spoke with our friends at FOX 17 to share some events for you to celebrate. Imported Image


Grand Rapids Area

  • Head to Herman’s Boy in Rockford, where they’ll be making plenty of festive Irish treats. Grab one of their Irish Stout cupcakes, made with local beer, or for a savory option, try their reuben sandwich, smoked sauerkraut, and corned beef.
  • Blandford Nature Center’s is getting into the holiday with their “St. Patrick’s Pals” program on the 17th. Legend says St. Patrick scared away all of the snakes in Ireland, so Blandford’s wildlife ambassadors are hosting a special “snakes” program, where you’ll learn all about snakes, plus get to make a fun green craft to take home.


  • Even though it feels like Spring this weekend, you’ll still find snow Up North, and Treetops Resort in Gaylord is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with their “ShamROCK the Slopes” event on March 12th. It’s a fun way to celebrate the transition from winter to spring with events like their snow volleyball torment, and the annual Slush Cup that challenges riders to ski or snowboard across a pool of icy water. You can plan a trip up north to participate in the fun, or just enjoy the live music and hit the slopes one more time this season.