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GUIDE TO THE CORKTOWN PARADE

GUIDE TO THE CORKTOWN PARADE

It’s parade party time again! Get ready for March 12th, a day packed with early St. Patrick’s Day festivities at the annual Corktown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We put together a list of what’s going on for the day so you can easily jam pack your Sunday.

Corktown Races
Kids Quarter Mile – 9:30 a.m.
Emerald Mile – 9:40 a.m.
Corktown Race: 10 a.m.
Michigan Central Station, Michigan Avenue and Vernor, corktownrace.com
*The races help raise funds for the St. Patrick’s Senior Center and the KPMG Family for Literacy.

The 59th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Corktown’s biggest events and the crowd dressed in green cheering on the parade is a sight to see. Michigan Avenue becomes a big party and you’ll find plenty of fun before, during and after the parade.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Michigan Avenue and 6th St. to 14th St., detroitstpatricksdayparade.com

EAT AND DRINK:

Nancy Whiskey
They’ll have corned beef, potatoes, an Irish band, outdoor tents and a whole lot of whiskey flowing starting well before the parade.
HOURS: 8 a.m.
2644 Harrison St., nancywhiskeydetroit.com

The Old Shillelagh
Their annual party includes a DJ and dancing on their rooftop deck, with a heated tent, and live entertainment kicks off on the second floor. They’re also running a free shuttle to and from the parade.
HOURS: 10 a.m.
349 Monroe St., oldshillelagh.com

Corktown Paddy’s Parade Party
The Corktown Paddy’s Parade Party is the biggest parade celebration in honor of the holiday in Detroit, and it’s fully equipped with beer, food, heated tents, DJs, entertainment and cheer.
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
TICKETS: $10-30
2000 Michigan Ave., corktownpaddy.com

Gold Cash Gold
You can snag $5 beers, brats, sliders, potatoes and more on their heated patio, starting at 9 a.m.
HOURS: 9 a.m.
2100 Michigan Ave., goldcashgold.com

Corktown Tavern
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
1716 Michigan Ave., corktowntavern.com

PJ’s Lager House
HOURS: 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
1254 Michigan Ave., pjslagerhouse.com

Nemo’s
HOURS: 9 a.m.
1384 Michigan Ave., nemosdetroit.com

McShane’s Irish Pub
HOURS: shuttles to the Wings game and then reopening at 4:30 p.m.
1460 Michigan Ave., mcshanespub.com

Mercury Burger Bar
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
2163 Michigan Ave., mercuryburgerbar.com

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