Get ready to channel your inner Leprechaun, because, after a two-year hiatus, the Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back!
The parade that usually attracts 80,000-100,000 people, will be returning to Michigan Avenue in Corktown on Sunday, March 13th. Considered one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country, is hosted each year by the United Irish Societies. The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in Dearborn, Michigan with today’s parade route starting at UIS Irish Plaza and making its way along Michigan Avenue and through Corktown.
“On behalf of the United Irish Societies, parade sponsors and participants, we’re thrilled to be back and know this year’s event will be better than ever with all of the positive momentum in Corktown for everyone who lives, works and spends time there,” Mike Kelly, UIS president. told WXYZ.
The popular Michigan parade will once again feature marching and pipe and drum bands, color guard units, floats, clowns, and more to entertain spectators. There will also be a special Family Fun Zone where you can view the parade from grandstand seating and enjoy additional perks such as inflatables, dance lessons, live performances, and appearances by Tigers and Lions mascots, Paws, and Roary. Tickets to the area, which is limited to 275 guests, cost $12 per person and $60 for a family of 6.
Parade festivities kick off on March 13th kick-off at 9:00 am with a Parade Day Mass, at 9:00 am. held at Most Holy Trinity Church, 1050 Porter St, Detroit followed by the Annual Corktown Races, and then the big parade starting at 1:00 pm.
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