Check out our 2013 St. Patrick's Day Guide featuring parades, parties, bar specials and concert info from around Grand Rapids and West Michigan.Parades
Bars, Nightlife & Parties
Grand Rapids St. Patrick's Day Parade - The parade will be on March 16th starting at 11 a.m., and will head down down Monroe Center, ending at Veterans Memorial Park.
Fenian's 26th Annual Wearin' of the Green Parade - Everyone is invited to take part in the 10:55 a.m. parade March 16 in downtown Conklin that ends at Fenian's Irish Pub, where an authentic Irish Hooley will follow. Free.
Holland St. Patrick's Day Parade - Downtown Holland goes green March 16 at noon with the annual parade that travels from the Eighth Street Marketplace to The Curragh and New Holland.
Saugatuck's St. Patrick's Parade - The 11th Annual Pet Parade in downtown Saugatuck gets underway at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
Irish on Ionia - After breaking attendance and sales records at last year's event, organizers expect 14,000 revelers to visit Ionia Ave between Weston and Oakes March 16. Starting at 7 a.m., enjoy a kegs & eggs breakfast, live Irish Music, street cuisine, a live circus troupe, games and of course, plenty of green beer. General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
36th Street Lounge - On Sunday night, the downstairs level at Wyoming bar will host the Green Theme Party with live DJs and performances by Buck Weezy, Charlie Rello, Danny Rose and many more.
American Legion - Support local veterans while getting your green on at the Legion post on Michigan St NE. Enjoy homemade corned beef & cabbage, karaoke, live music, drink specials and no cover charge.
Bar Louie - The bar/restaurant at Woodland Mall will open its doors at 7 a.m. both March 16 and 17 for a breakfast buffet, drink specials and green beer.
The Belvidere - Award-winning Chef Shaun Glynn (Galway, Ireland) hosts a special St. Patrick's culinary celebration in Saugatuck, hosting breakfast, fun Irish trivia and dinner after the Saugatuck Parade.
Billy's Lounge - Billy's opens at noon for St. Patrick's Day before DJ Hustlah takes over for Revival 80's Dance Night at 9 p.m. $2 cover.
The B.O.B. - The downtown venue will have two days of St. Patrick's Day fun. On Saturday, live music will start at 11 a.m. and on Sunday doors open at 8 a.m. for drinks, a pancake breakfast, Leprechaun festivities and more live music.
Charlie's Bar & Grill - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Saturday and Sunday with The Weatherheads, Irish stew, Irish brew and corned beef and cabbage.
Christo's Roadhouse - The Douglas bar & restaurant will have home-cured corned beef and cabbage followed by karaoke, starting at 8 p.m. March 16.
Crush - Crush at The B.O.B. gets lucky for St. Pat's with a live DJ, $2 green beers and $4 Pot of Gold mixed drinks. Ages 21+ welcome.
The Curragh - The Irish pub in downtown Holland will have two days of live music, Irish Dancers from the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance and 9 a.m. breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Dugan's - Everyone is welcome March 16 to the pub & grill on Leonard NW for traditional Irish favorites and green beer.
Fenian's - After the parade in downtown Conklin March 16, enjoy an entire day of live music, Irish songs, authentic food and ongoing music sessions. Admission is free for everyone, but after 6 p.m. you must be 21 or older.
Fenn Valley Vineyards - Chef Christine Ferris hosts the Irish-themed Ethnic Winemaker's Dinner where each course contains a Fenn Valley wine specifically paired by the chef and winemaker. Reservations required.
Flanagan's - Flanagan's will have their annual breakfast, green beer, Guinness, bagpipers, corned beef dinners, live music with Oregon Dreamchild and more. Celebrations on both March 16 & 17.
Founders Brewing - For St. Pat's, Founders welcomes Ypsilanti-based band Black Jake & The Carnies and their brand of punk-laced Americana to the Tap Room. $5 cover; ages 21+ welcome.
Gipper's - Cascade - The bar & restaurant just off 28th Street will have an Irish brunch, Bloody Mary bar, live music, a DJ and the Big Ten games on the screens all day.
Grand Woods Lounge - Live DJs will help celebrate during the Party on the Patty-O both Saturday and Sunday.
GRBarCrawl - Travel around enjoying green beer at undisclosed bars around GR; transportation included. $40/person.
The Holiday Bar - Saturday is St. Practice Night with a live DJ and $1 green beers at midnight. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning for food and drink specials and live music from Tommy B & The Verk.
Hubs Inn - Guinness Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. March 16 followed by DJ's spinning all day and night, live music and $2 green beers.
Louie's Bar - Spit Spat Records will take over the bar on Bridge Street Sunday for eight hours of live music, DJing and drink specials.
Main Street Pub - Wyoming - The bar/restaurant on 28th St SW will have specials on green beer, jello shots and car bombs and will serve up homemade corned beef and cabbage and Irish Stew.
McFadden's - On March 12, the pub will host the Arena District's Irish Culture Club featuring traditional fare, live music, traditional Irish dances, green beads and more. On St. Patrick's Day, McFadden's will be part of the Irish on Ionia festivities.
Magoo's - Doors open at 7 p.m. March 16 for $1 green beer, $3 Killians, $4 Jamison and music spun by DJ J Red.
Monte's - Doors will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday for two days of live DJs, $3 Guinness and green beers, $4 Jameson and $5 Irish car bombs.
New Holland Brewing - Two days of St. Pat's partying kicks off following the end of the downtown Holland parade on Saturday, March 16.
One Trick Pony - Catch live music performed by The Willeys and Daniel Holland. Doors open at 3 p.m. March 16.
O'Toole's - The Irish pub on Bridge St will host an epic weekend of drink specials and revelry, along with an Irish breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Peppino's - Peppino's in Allendale will have green beer and a breakfast buffet on Saturday, along with drink specials throughout the weekend.
Quinn & Tuite's - After the Grand Rapids St. Patrick's Day Parade, head over to the Irish pub on Plainfield Ave for two days of live music, beer (no green) and celebration.
Saugatuck Brewing Company - A hardy breakfast buffet kicks the day off, followed by live Irish music from The Moxie Strings. The music starts back up at 6:30 p.m.
Saugatuck St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl - The Saugatuck parade kicks off the pub crawl where participants can make stops at numerous bars in both Saugatuck and Douglas, before hitting the afterparty at Coral Gables.
The Score - On Sunday, take advantage of Pot O' Gold drink specials while cheering on your favorite Big Ten teams.
The Shamrock - On March 16, the Walker bar will have green beer by the pitcher, a traditional holiday meal of Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, rye bread for $6 and drink specials.
Sports Center Cafe - The sports bar on 56th & Wilson will have three days of corned beef & cabbage, green eggs and beer, Irish shots and chocolate Guinness cake.
St Patty's Day Party Bus - The party bus will journey around downtown Grand Rapids, making stops at Duke's on Michigan and O'Toole's and Holiday Bar on the West Side before finishing at Irish on Ionia.
Sundance Steakhouse - Visit the Double JJ Resort restaurant Friday or Saturday night for the "Luck o' the Irish" dinner specials featuring rack of lamb and stuffed cabbage.
Tavern on the Square - The Black Rose makes its annual reappearance at Tavern on the Square. Breakfast buffet starts at 7 a.m., live entertainment throughout the day, both March 16 & 17.
Trillium Haven - Enjoy live music on March 17 at the farm-to-table restaurant in Eastown.
Walldorff Brew Pub - At the 'Green Beer Is For Rookies' Bash!, the Walldorff Brew Pub in Hastings will have their own homemade beers along with authentic Irish food.
Z's Restaurant & Bar - The downtown GR bar across from the JW will have $2 pints of green beer, Irish whiskey specials and Irish food specials both Friday and Saturday.
St. Patrick's Day Kids Night Party - Stop by Fazoli's on Alpine March 12 for an evening of cookie decorating, craft activity, games and prizes. Kids meals are 99 cents for the evening with the purchase of adult entrees.St Patty's Day Pacer 5K - On March 14, Gazelle Sports hosts the 5K at Centennial Park benefiting the Community Action House of Holland. Stop by before the race for face painting and music, plus organizers will give out prizes for greenest costume and best Irish accent.
Spectrum Health Irish Jig - Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the East Grand Rapids event has grown to become one of Michigan's top 5K races and helps kick off the running season locally. Top runners in each age group receive cash prizes. Registration starts at $20 per person, with the races beginning at 9 a.m. March 16.
Last Updated 03/15/2013