St. Patrick’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Prepare for an Irish-themed takeover this March as metro Detroit and Ann Arbor gear up for St. Paddy's Day 2020 with parades, performances and more family St. Patrick's Day events.

A shamrock painted on green wood planks

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. If the luck of the Irish is on your side, your family will get the chance to experience at least one of these great St. Patrick’s Day events in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

These family-friendly events give adults and kids a fun way to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland – along with shamrocks and all things green.

Several days in March 2020 are packed with family-friendly St. Paddy’s Day events. So, dust off your green stockings, turn on your Irish pride and head out to one of these fantastic events right in your own backyard.

15th Annual St. Patrick and St. Joseph Party at the American Polish Century Club

March 9, 2020

  • Address: 33204 Maple Lane (14 Mile & Hoover roads), Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-264-7990
  • Time: 6-10 p.m. (dinner served until 8:30 p.m.)
  • Cost: $25/person

Join in the fun and celebrate with a jig at this party, which is sponsored by AOH Fr. Solanus Casey Division and the American Polish Century Club. Both Polish and Irish music will be on loop, plus there’s food. Seating is limited, so buying tickets in advance is strongly suggested.

Leprechaun Hunt at the Novi Civic Center

March 13, 2020

  • Address: 45175 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-347-0400
  • Time: 6:30-8 pm.
  • Cost: $10/residents, $12/nonresidents

Participants build a leprechaun trap, hunt for a pot of gold, and join in other fun games.

Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Royal Oak

March 14, 2020

  • Address: Downtown Royal Oak area
  • Phone: 248-761-6073
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

See floats put together by local Irish clans, step dancers and bagpipers, as they show off what it means to be Irish. Get there early to get a good spot.

Pinckney St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festivities

March 14, 2020

  • Address: Main Street in Pinckney
  • Phone: 734-717-8862
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Participate in the cutest leprechaun contest at 11:10 a.m. (ages 5 and under), Irish dancers, the 11th annual Paddy Wagon Bed Race, and the parade.

Little Critters Nature Hour at Kensington Metropark in Milford

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Time: 10-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/parking

This event features a storytime about St. Patrick’s day, a craft, and a themed activity.

Shamrock Shindig at the Community Center Craft Studio

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9353
  • Time: 10-11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free/residents, $3/non-residents

Plant your own shamrocks to take home, make a craft, and go on a scavenger hunt.

X Marks the Spot at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-585-0100
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $7/person

Come in green and search the nature center to see if you can find the slippery leprechauns and their hidden treasure. Crafts and snacks included. Registration required.

A Celtic Celebration at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-626-2000
  • Time: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/admission, fees/items on sale

Enjoy Irish music and peruse some of the Celtic-inspired pottery for sale as the kids color.

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun and Party at Beacon Park in Detroit

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-600-9663
  • Time: 1-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This Detroit greenspace offers old-fashioned St. Paddy’s Day fun including Irish dancing, face paintings, crafts and a massive St. Patrick’s Day party full of lawn games, beer and Irish-inspired eats.

Irish Music and Fun with Caper Kin at the Mount Clemens Public Library

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-469-6200
  • Time: 2-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids will enjoy a special day of traditional Irish music and tons of Irish- themed fun when this St. Patrick’s Day event returns to the library.

St. Patrick’s Mother/Son Dance at Waterford Recreation Center

March 14, 2020

  • Address: 5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-674-5441
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $12/resident, $14/non-resident

Moms and their favorite little men will enjoy refreshments and photographs while they dance the night away to their favorite songs spun by a DJ. Register early; tickets are non-refundable.

62nd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown, Detroit

March 15, 2020

  • Address: Starts at Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue, Historic Corktown Neighborhood, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-475-4675
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This 62-year tradition brings Irish pride to the streets of Corktown. Don your green and take to the sidelines to see pipe and drum bands, step dancers and your favorite floats and clowns at this two-hour event.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Kensington Metropark in Milford

March 15, 2020

  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/parking

This event features a Leprechaun scavenger hunt, all-natural “green” crafts and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch Sale at Catholic Charities – Flint

March 17, 2020

  • Address: 901 Chippewa St., Flint
  • Phone: 810-232-9950
  • Times: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Costs: $8/lunch

Looking for a little Irish flavor to round off your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations? This sale offers yummy boxed lunches, complete with a sandwich (corned beef and Swiss cheese on rye), chips, coleslaw, pickles and a treat that’s sure to satisfy. There’s even a drive-thru if you’re too busy to pop in.

This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.

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