Michigan Avenue in Detroit’s Historic Corktown will be a sea of green on Sunday, March 13, 2016 when families young and old grab their Irish-themed gear and head to the city for the 58th annual St. Patrick’s Parade.
The annual shebang welcomes north of 25,000 people each year – and is truly one of those metro Detroit event “musts” for families and visitors of all ages.
The festivities step off at noon on Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue. The parade, which makes it way down Michigan Avenue to 14th Street and takes about two hours, features marching, pipe and drum bands, floats, clowns and more.
Feeling like burning a few calories? Arrive early to register for the 34th annual Corktown Races. The Emerald Mile ($25) kicks off at 9:40 a.m. followed by the big 5K ($35) at 10 a.m. There’s also a Kids Quarter Mile ($20) at 9:30 a.m., so you can get the tykes involved in the action, too!
It’s free to celebrate Irish heritage for the day at this event – and of course, all are welcome! Be sure to check the forecast before heading out and prepare (as we all know, Michigan’s weather is unpredictable – it could be pretty cold!).
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2016 St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown in Detroit.
This post has been updated for 2016 by Jessica Schrader