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St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids

The luck o’ the Irish is with you if you’re spending St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids  – because we’ve got all sorts of wonderful ways to celebrate with friends and family. The Irish were among the first immigrants to this area, coming here in the early 19th century to help dig canals along the Grand River, so Irish heritage is Grand Rapids heritage. Get your green on and join in the fun!

Irish Music

Brass Ring Brewing presents St. Patrick’s Day Fortnight Music – four different Irish bands over the course of two weeks (a fortnight): March 5, March 11, March 15 & March 17.

Grimsby Hollow Meadery hosts violinist and fiddler Zachary Graft, who will entertain audiences with Celtic/Irish fiddle and popular tunes. March 13.

The St. Patrick’s Day Party at One Trick Pony features music by The Willeys, an eclectic, original Grand Rapids band. March 14.

Creston Brewery celebrates the holiday with traditional Irish music from Peat in the Creel, 5pm-7pm March 15.

Pubs & Breweries

You can enjoy Irish food, beer and music all year long at Flanagan’s – and the downtown pub pulls out all the stops for its annual St. Practice Day celebration.

Green Beers for St. Patrick’s Day at HopCat Downtown spotlights beers from some of the country’s greenest – meaning eco-friendly – breweries.

Quinn & Tuites Irish Pub invites you to celebrate the holiday three times over:

  • Family Day, a benefit for Kids’ Food Basket, offers live Irish Music, dancers and hot dogs. Noon-6pm March 7.
  • Parade Day features a traditional Irish buffet and live music from three bands. Starts at 1pm March 14.
  • The day-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration also Irish buffet and live music. Starts at 7am March 17.

New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker kicks off its St. Patrick’s Day festivities at noon on Saturday, March 14 – with traditional Irish music, Irish-inspired off-menu food offerings and special drinks.

The Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl includes stops at the The B.O.B., Grand Woods Lounge, Social House, Tavern & Tap and the Tin Can Bar. 4pm-midnight March 14.

The St. Paddy Celebration at Cedar Springs Brewing Company includes a Sunday brunch and live, acoustic Irish music. 12pm-2pm March 15.

Craft Beer Cellar hosts Name that Green Beer, a blind tasting of seven different green beers, on March 17.

Green beer may not be on the menu at every local craft brewery – but you’re sure to find lots of Irish-themed selections and specials all weekend long.

It’s still Beer Month GR through March 15 … it’s a perfect weekend to complete your journey to Beer City Brewsader® status!

A Taste o’ the Green

Warm up the Irish Way at Downtown Market Grand Rapids – it’s a hands-on cooking class that will teach you how to make traditional soda rolls, sausage, colcannon and cupcakes. March 13.

The Irish Soup Luncheon at Fountain Street Church serves up homemade soups, Irish bread, salad and a selection of desserts accompanied by Irish music. March 15.

St. Patrick’s Day at Sur La Table means cooking traditional Irish fare – learn how to make Irish soda bread, corned beef and chocolate cake infused with Irish whiskey. March 17.

Race for the Green

The 37th Annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K follows a USA Track & Field-certified course around East Grand Rapids. March 21.

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    Please note that while every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the events listed, we recommend contacting the event and/or location directly to confirm the details. Special events may require tickets that need to be purchased in advance. Please direct questions to event organizers.