Credit: Jennifer Watkins

St. Patrick’s Day in Detroit

As Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown has plenty of entertainment to offer year-round, but the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration happening this Sunday, March 10 is an event not to be missed.

Slow’s Bar BQ, Pj’s Lager House, Nemo’s, Corktown Tavern and St. CeCes Pub are just a handful of the many bars and pubs in the area that are sure to be packed to the max this Sunday. The day will feature live music, food and entertainment — and you can bet the Guinness and green beer will be flowing.

Another integral part of St. Patrick’s Day in Detroit is the annual Corktown Race, now in its 31st year. Whether you’re an avid runner or just beginning, this is a fun and great way to start the day (and work off all those green beer calories). There are even prizes for the best costumes.

The 55th Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way down Michigan Ave. in Cork Town this Sunday. [Photo Credit: Jennifer Watkins]

And last but certainly not least, the 55th annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade, sponsored by the United Irish Societieswill make its way down Michigan Ave. starting at 2:00 p.m. Last year, more than 65,000 people attended the parade.

Broderick Tower is located about two miles east of Corktown. If the weather cooperates, it should be a great day for residents to bike or walk down Michigan Ave., or you can catch a free shuttle to and from the parade all day long from The Old Shillelagh.

What’s your favorite Corktown pub? Let us know your plans for St. Patrick’s Day in Detroit in the comments.

Photo credit: Jennifer Watkins, official photographer of Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Parade and UIS events.

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