Each year in Detroit, there is a cornucopia of events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This year, Metro Detroiters are able to participate in an entire week of glorious greenness! The merriment commences with the 55th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 10th in Corktown Detroit. This family friendly march will not disappoint as over 65,000 Michiganders are expected to attend.
You’ll definitely need to relax after the parade, but not for too long! It will take the rest of the week to visit all of the pubs around town. You can’t go wrong with the fare at Dick O’ Dows in Birmingham or O’Tool’s in Royal Oak. Rosie O’Grady’s in Ferndale is always a hot spot, and in more ways than one. For those who enjoy outdoor fun, Rosie’s has a heated patio to keep you nice and toasty regardless of the unpredictable Michigan weather. If you happen to be Downriver, don’t miss an opportunity to stop by Dunleavy’s in Allen Park, Malarkey’s in Southgate or Do Hickey’s in Wyandotte. For those further west, make sure to grab a burger at Kelly’s Irish Pub in Dearborn or Sean O’Callaghan’s Pub in Plymouth.
After your busy week around town, hold on tight for a unique Sunday. Plan to skip your regular morning workout and join other outdoor enthusiasts for a free hiking tour in the historic Riverbend Park in Shelby Township. Participants will meet at 10:00AM behind CVS on the SE corner of Woodward and Square Lake in Bloomfield Hills.
After burning those calories, taking in some local history and freshening up for the rest of the day, make your way over to Penn Theater in Plymouth for a 3:30PM showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Tickets are priced at $3.00 so you can take the whole family (and at this price, grab the neighbors’ kids, too!)
For those diehards who still have some fightin’ Irish spirit in them by the end of the day, get ready for the St. Patty’s Day Bash at Tapper’s Pub in Rochester Hills. Until 2:00AM, the karaoke machine will be fired up and ready to go and they’ll have plenty of green beer on tap! As well, there are food and beverage specials being served all day including Corned Beef Reubens, Bangers & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage – – all for only $7.50 each.
Are you ready for fun that won’t break the bank? Get your rest now…you’re going to need it!
DL is planning to start her day honoring St. Patrick at her regular church service and then hit the town enjoying as much traditional fare possible in her own personal Irish restaurant crawl!