Mostly Cloudy   58.0F  |  Forecast »

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak

Celebrate Irish heritage with your family at this Oakland County city's parade on Saturday, March 8, 2014

You're in luck! You don't need to be Irish to celebrate on St. Paddy's Day. Just grab your green gear and, this year, head to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

The event, hosted by The Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, actually kicks off with the Lucky Dash 3-mile Fun Run 10:45 a.m. The run, which organizers estimate will include around 500 runners, starts at the field at Washington Avenue and the I-696 service drive.

Once the run concludes, the celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. at Royal Oak Middle School on Washington Avenue. Head to Washington Avenue with your comfy seats and blankets – and line up along the street for the annual parade.

Prepare to see a ton of different floats and groups celebrating and representing Irish heritage. About 500 participants are expected. Watch for clans, step dancers and bagpipers, too! The parade participants will head south down Washington Avenue and eventually stop around 1 p.m. at Seventh Street.

Because it's early March, dress for the weather since it may be chilly. It's advised families come early to get a good viewing spot along the street. The event is free, so just bring yourselves and, of course, your spirit!

After the parade, families can head to the Eagles Club on Fouth Street for some Irish food, including corned beef, cabbage and Irish stew.

For more information on the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak, see the Metro Parent calendar listing.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Mushroom Recipes for a Family Meal

Mushroom Recipes for a Family Meal

Mushrooms can be a tough sell with picky eaters but these dishes will entice them to try a bite – or two!

Tennessee Law Prevents Parents from Giving Child a Hybrid Last Name

Tennessee Law Prevents Parents from Giving Child a Hybrid Last Name

Carl Abramson and Kim Sarubbi mashed together their surnames for their first two kids, but Tennessee law says they can't use the last name 'Sabr' for baby No. 3.

Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Book Offers Easy Bow Making How-To

Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Book Offers Easy Bow Making How-To

Sophie Maletsky's new guide, published by Zest Books, is packed with fun crafts and DIY ideas kids and families can make out of colorful duct tape.

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

This versatile craft material transforms into an acorn fall creation, decorative ribbon, cute Japanese critters and cool dividers for your kid's closet.

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

Mealtime can turn from pleasant to panic in a matter of seconds. Protect your child from this mishap with our list of dos and don’ts.

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

The rapper's had the hit of the summer, but these clever mothers made it their own, riffing on pregnancy and motherhood in some pretty funny viral videos.

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

September is National Biscuit Month, but you can bake these any time! These recipes, including classic biscuits from Betty Crocker and cornmeal biscuits from Martha Stewart, will have you reaching...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement