When is St. Patrick’s Day?
…It’s this weekend! Read more to find out where the best St Patrick’s Day parties, food, parades, and drinks are at in Grand Rapids!
Grand Rapids St Patrick’s Day parade
The annual parade returns to downtown Grand Rapids Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. and will begin at Michigan & Ottawa before heading to Fountain, Division and Veterans Park.
The second annual Irish on Ionia St. Patrick’s Day Festival – The place to be this St.Pattys day!
This year’s fest will expand the celebration into the streets of downtown Grand Rapids.
The Saturday, March 17 event will close Ionia St. between Weston and Oakes streets from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Irish on Ionia officially begins at 7 a.m. inside McFadden’s Irish Saloon, 58 Ionia S.W., with its annual “Kegs & Eggs” Irish breakfast. The outdoor festival opens at 10 a.m. with live bands, DJs, Irish fare and contests throughout the day. The entertainment lineup includes An Dro, Gasta, Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, A.G.T., Belfast Gin, The Waxies and The Kreelers.
McFadden’s will also host the “ShamROCK’IN” VIP party, benefitting Camp O’Malley, on the third floor from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets, $15, include admission to the Irish on Ionia festival, Irish buffet, special drink pricing and DJ and dancing. Tickets are available beginning February 17 at McFadden’s.
Doors Open & Drinks start pouring at 8am! NO COVER before 9pm.
Start your morning with a FREE Pancake Breakfast with Grand Rapids Fire Department 9-11am at Bobarinos and B-93 Live Remote with Moynin Boys Neal and Reece.
For lunch suit up for a Hearty Irish Buffet 11:30am-2pm at Bobarinos Featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage / Mini Reuben Sandwiches / Shepherd’s Pie! $7.95 Adults / $3.95 12 & Under
Crush at The B.O.B. – Leprechauns & Shenanigans
This event is 21 and up only with a $5 Cover to benefit Gildas LaughFest! There will be Costume Contests including: Craziest Leprechaun, Sexiest Leprechaun, and Funniest Irish T-shirt! Guests can also take Photos with a real leprechaun! Drink Specials include:
$2 Green Beer Pints
$3 B.O.B.s Brew Irish Day Stout
$5 Pancake Breakfast Shots
$6 Irish Car Bombs
Buffalo Wild Wings Downtown – FREE T-Shirts!
St. Patrick’s Day with us B-Dubs in downtown Grand Rapids. Doors open at 7am with a green beer waiting for you. Plus, the first 100 people through the door will receive a free t-shirt!
St. Patrick’s Day at Flanagan’s
Doors open at 7 AM with Flanagan’s Annual Breakfast (Scrambled Eggs, Corned Beef Hash, or Bacon & Wheat Toast). They will have all the Green Beer you can safely consume, along with Guinness, Murphy’s, Magner’s, Harp, Smithwick’s, Killian’s, Irish Car Bombs & of course the green Aluminum Bud & Bud Light 16oz Bottles.
Lots of promo’s throughout the day from Jameson & Westside Beer Dist. who will have the Bagpipers along for the ride.
Corned Beef Dinners, Reubens, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Reuben Bites, & Irish Stew will be available all day.