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Irish you a fun St. Patricks Day: Events in the Metro-Detroit area
A woman holds an Irish flag out of a car window during the Detroit St. Patrick’s Day parade (courtesy of

Saint Patrick’s Day can be an odd time for many teens. You’re in an awkward limbo where you’re too old for many of the “family-friendly” events that are really targeted towards children, but too young to go to the adult celebrations. This doesn’t mean all hope is lost! You can still celebrate the holiday with some of these local events! 


41st Annual Corktown Races

If you’re looking to get active this St. Patty’s, the Corktown Races in Detroit on March 10 are for you! There are two races available, including the Emerald Mile at 10:40 a.m. and 5k at 11 a.m. There is also the Dublin Double race, where you can participate in both the Emerald Mile and the 5k at a reduced price. Registration is available online or through the mail, and costs are $25, $45, and $55 respectively.


Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Following the Corktown Races is the Detroit St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 10 at 1 p.m. The parade leaves from 6th Street and Michigan Avenue and heads west down Michigan Avenue until 14th Street. The parade route can be found online.


Lakeshore Park Shamrock Shuffle

A free all-ages hike and scavenger hunt at Lakeshore Park on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The hike is two miles and you must search for the hidden shamrocks along the path. Bonus: you get hot chocolate at the end! Register for free online at by March 12 to save your spot. 


Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Royal Oak is hosting a parade through the downtown area on March 16 at 12 p.m. The parade will start at Royal Oak Middle School and travel south down Washington Avenue, then west down West 7th Street.


Painting with a Twist Family Day 

While Painting with a Twist classes are usually reserved for adults, some locations are offering classes for families this St. Patrick’s Day. Learn how to paint a shamrock llama for $33 at the Farmington location at 1 p.m. on March 17, or a Van Gogh inspired shamrock painting at the Ferndale location at 2 p.m. on March 17.


Guernsey Farms Dairy

Guernsey’s will have special green milkshakes throughout March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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