Corktown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

LOCATION
Corktown
1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226, USA
DATE
Mar 15, 2020

1 p.m.

2020-03-15 00:00:00America/DetroitCorktown St. Patrick’s Day ParadeJoin for a Detroit tradition! For the 62nd parade, we are honored to have Peggy Sullivan Gray as the Grand Marshal. Almost 200 years ago, Detroit ushered in the largest ethnic group of newcomers to the city: the Irish. It’s only right the city’s oldest surviving neighborhood host the parade of the year. It’s not all beer and people watching, though. There's a Family Fun Zone! It's the only place you can view the parade from heated grandstands in a reserved, family friendly area. Located at the beginning of the parade route on the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Sixth Street. For the 2018 Parade, there was live Irish entertainment by Magidan's Attic, face painting and clown/balloon artist, Irish step dancing lessons, inflatable amusements, food service, private restroom facilities, and reserved parking included. The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown. Corktown received it's name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork. The Corktown neighborhood is Detroit's oldest surviving neighborhood. Now, every year, thousands of families and friends with smiling Irish eyes line the streets to celebrate! Corktown Business Association Tent This year the CBA will host a Parade Day Tent in the McShane’s parking lot at the corner of Trumbull and Church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tent will feature DJ Dru Ruiz, food and drinks (everything only $5), Corktown merch for sale, and a special performance from the Detroit Police and Fire Department pipes and drums group. This tent is family-friendly with all proceeds supporting the business and community programs of the CBA.Corktown
ADMISSION
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Join for a Detroit tradition!

For the 62nd parade, we are honored to have Peggy Sullivan Gray as the Grand Marshal.

Almost 200 years ago, Detroit ushered in the largest ethnic group of newcomers to the city: the Irish. It’s only right the city’s oldest surviving neighborhood host the parade of the year. It’s not all beer and people watching, though. There’s a Family Fun Zone! It’s the only place you can view the parade from heated grandstands in a reserved, family friendly area. Located at the beginning of the parade route on the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Sixth Street. For the 2018 Parade, there was live Irish entertainment by Magidan’s Attic, face painting and clown/balloon artist, Irish step dancing lessons, inflatable amusements, food service, private restroom facilities, and reserved parking included.

The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown. Corktown received it’s name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork. The Corktown neighborhood is Detroit’s oldest surviving neighborhood. Now, every year, thousands of families and friends with smiling Irish eyes line the streets to celebrate!

Corktown Business Association Tent

This year the CBA will host a Parade Day Tent in the McShane’s parking lot at the corner of Trumbull and Church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tent will feature DJ Dru Ruiz, food and drinks (everything only $5), Corktown merch for sale, and a special performance from the Detroit Police and Fire Department pipes and drums group. This tent is family-friendly with all proceeds supporting the business and community programs of the CBA.

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