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, brought 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!
See the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade make its way through downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 11.
Take part in “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” – a 150-yard trek through the village of Conklin to the all-day celebration at Conklin Bar on Friday, March 17.
Experience Irish on Ionia, Michigan’s largest St. Patrick’s Day street party, complete with live music, food and beer (green and otherwise). It takes over several blocks of downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 18 from 7 am to 10 pm.
Pubs & Breweries
Flanagan’s Pub, O’Toole’s Public House and Quinn & Tuites Irish Pub serve up Emerald Isle goodness all year long – and they go all out on St. Patrick’s Day. Local craft breweries may not have green beer on tap, but some will offer Irish-themed brews for the occasion. Many bars and taverns will also commemorate the day with a special drink or two.
Gilda’s Laughfest Presents: The Irish Comedy Tour, featuring four comedians whose ancestors hail from Ireland, on March 16.
Flanagan’s Pub offers live Irish music from March 16-19.
Come dressed in your best green gear for the Green Things Only parties at 20 Monroe Live - both March 17 & 18.
Quinn & Tuites Irish Pub offers live music from three Irish acts on March 17.
One Trick Pony presents The Willeys, a Michigan band with a Celtic twist, on March 17.
Grand Rapids Symphony hosts a St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring guest artist Cathie Ryan singing Celtic classics, March 17-19.
A Taste o’ the Green
Quinn & Tuite’s Irish Pub hosts a traditional Irish buffet following the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11.
Winter Irish Cooking at the Downtown Market is a hands-on class in creating colcannon dip, Irish soda bread and Guinness lamb stew. March 17.
Green Kids with St. Patrick at the Downtown Market teaches kids age 7-11 to make green smoothies, green mac & cheese and more. March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at 6th Street Hall serves up traditional Irish fare for lunch and dinner on March 17.
Date Night: Ireland is a Sur La Table cooking class showing you how to make an Irish meal from appetizer to dessert. March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at The B.O.B. raises money for K9 Camo Champions on March 18. Veterans eat free!
Race for the Green
St. Rose of Lima Church hosts a 5K/1-mile run through historic Hastings on March 18.
The 34th Annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig follows a USA Track & Field-certified course around East Grand Rapids. March 18.
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