St. Patrick's Day Parade in Corktown Detroit
It's no blarney, the annual Detroit St. Patrick's Parade returns to Corktown, March 10, 2013, and promises festive fun for families – for the 55th year!
Gather up your lasses and laddies and head over to Corktown on March 10, 2013 for the traditional Detroit St. Patrick's Parade.
There's a twinkle in your eye that only the wee folk from the Emerald Isle can recognize at this time of the year! They know you can't wait for the greenest holiday of the year. So break out your Irish best – and slap "Kiss me, I'm Irish" shirts on those kids for a day of festive fun in Detroit's Historic Corktown District.
The celebration begins with a 10:30 a.m. mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, followed by the Corktown Race at noon. As one of Michigan's largest 5-kilometer races – with over 8,000 runners – the Corktown Race benefits the St. Patrick's Senior Center and the Community Health and Social Services Center. Participants can choose to take part in a costume contest, as well!
After the race, hang on to your spot on the sidewalk for the 2 p.m. start of the parade. Think Chicago has something on us? We've got our own river of green flowing down Michigan Avenue. Families will enjoy the traditional pipe bands and drum bands, as well as color guard units, floats, clowns and various novelty groups as they make their way from sixth to 14th streets.
Over 65,000 people attended this popular event last year, which is sponsored by the United Irish Societies in Detroit's oldest surviving neighborhood, Corktown. So, stop by this year and enjoy some of the best Detroit has to offer.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2013 Detroit St. Patrick's Parade.