Check out our 2014 St. Patrick's Day Guide featuring parades, parties, bar specials and concert info from around Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

Bars, Nightlife & Parties
Family Events



Grand Rapids St. Patrick's Day Parade - The St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at the corner of Monroe & Lyon, before heading down Monroe Center and ending at Veterans Park.

Fenian's 27th Annual Wearin' of the Green Parade - Be part of the parade through downtown Conklin that starts at 10:55 a.m. and ends at Fenian's Irish Pub. In 2013, 2,900 people marched in the parade. The all-day Irish hooley follows.

Holland St. Patrick's Day Parade - Downtown Holland goes green March 15 at noon with the annual parade that travels from the 8th Street Marketplace to The Curragh and New Holland.

Muskegon St. Patrick's Parade - The family-friendly parade hosted by the Muskegon Jaycees steps off at 11 a.m. March 15 at the corner of 4th and Clay and heads north on Clay to Jefferson.

Saugatuck's St. Patrick's Parade - The 12th Annual 'Erin Go Bark Pet Parade in downtown Saugatuck gets underway at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Prizes for best dressed pets!

Bars, Nightlife, Parties & Concerts

Irish on Ionia - The March 15 Irish celebration is bigger than ever this year, stretching an extra block and with the addition of a second stage. Check out the Kegs and Eggs buffet, live music all day, a food court, beer tent, bagpipers, Celtic dancers and much more. Tickets are $15 at the gate.

36th Street Lounge - Food and drink specials start at 5 p.m. March 15, and live entertainment with karaoke, dancing, games and prizes begins at 8 p.m.

American Legion - The slow-cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage is served at noon on March 17, with karaoke at 4 p.m. and live music with Mr. Whooha at 8:30 p.m. Open to the public, with all proceeds benefiting local veterans.

Bar Louie - St. Patrick's Day Weekend runs Saturday through Monday with $4 green beers and $5 Jameson shots. Kegs and eggs will be available Sunday and Monday; cost is $10 and includes a t-shirt.

The Belvedere - Award-winning Chef Shaun Glynn (Galway, Ireland) hosts a special St. Patrick's culinary celebration in Saugatuck, hosting breakfast, fun Irish trivia and a spectacular four-course dinner after the Saugatuck Parade.

Billy's Lounge - Billy's opens at noon on St. Patrick's Day with Bassbin taking over later on in the evening.

The B.O.B. - The March 15 party kicks off at 9 a.m. with the GRFD pancake breakfast, followed by drink specials, bagpipers and live music throughout the day and evening. No cover charge before 9 p.m.

Charlie's Bar & Grill - Check out live music by The Weatherheads on both Saturday and Monday, starting at around 6 p.m., plus corned beef & cabbage, lamb stew, Guinness, Jameson and bagpipers.

Cheers - The annual tradition at the Plainfield Ave eatery features green beer, corned beef & cabbage and bagpipes on Monday evening.

Chequers - The Saugatuck restaurant/bar will have both Irish breakfast and dinner specials, $2.50 happy hour all day, live music at 6 p.m. and prizes for best dressed.

The Curragh - The St. Patrick's Day Weekend gets underway just after the Holland parade with live bands starting at 12:30 p.m. and playing through the evening. On Monday, sample the special St. Pat's menu while catching live music and dancers from the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance.

Eastern Avenue Hall - Rock with x-posure Saturday night starting at 8:30 p.m. No cover; ages 21+ welcome.

Flanagan's - Doors open at 8 a.m. on Saturday for breakfast, $3 green beers, bagpipers and more. Cover charged when it starts to get busy. On Monday, Flanagan's opens again at 8 a.m. for the Irish breakfast.

Gipper's - Cascade - Gippers on Kraft will have an special Irish menu all weekend, 1/2 off drink specials on Saturday and Monday and plenty of Guinness and Jameson.

Grand Woods Lounge - Live music all day Saturday during Irish on Ionia.

The Holiday Bar - Live music on Friday night, live DJ on Saturday night and live music again on St. Patrick's Day. Specials include $3 Jameson and $5 Guinness.

Hubs Inn - The 2nd Annual 50 Shades of Green St. Patty's Day Party on March 15 will live music, a DJ, drink specials and more starting at noon. Table reservations available.

Kuzzins - Green beer and live music with Mo Bigsley on St. Pat's Day.

Louie's Bar - On March 17, rage EDM style with live DJs, $2 green beer and no cover.

Main Street Pub - Wyoming - The bar/restaurant on 28th St SW will have specials on green beer, drinks and food both Saturday and Sunday.

McFadden's - Doors open at 7 a.m. on March 17 for the Irish breakfast and a live DJ starts at noon.

Monte's - Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday evening for $3 green beer and $4 Jamesons. DJs Jimmy Coe and Slim Tim will spin. No cover.

Mulligan's - The Eastown bar opens at noon on St. Pat's Day.

New Holland Brewing Pub - Live Irish and contemporary music will follow the Holland parade on Saturday and start again on March 17 at 4 p.m.

Nunica Bar - Check out live music by the Medicine Men on Saturday, starting at 9 p.m.

One Trick Pony - Live music with The Willeys starts at 8 p.m. on March 15.

O'Toole's - Opens at 7 a.m. March 17 for an Irish breakfast, $3 green beer, $4 Guinness and $5 Jameson. Specials will be available Saturday through Monday.

Peppino's Allendale - Specials run Saturday through Monday: $4 pints of Guinness, $2 pints of green beer and reuben sandwiches.

Peppino's Downtown - Weekend specials include $5 Guinness and Jameson & $3 green beer. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Point - The West Side bar will have happy hour specials, .50 cent Jello shots, and a live DJ from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Polish Falcons - Live music Mar. 15 with Bimini Lite; free admission and open to the public.

Quinn & Tuite's - Live music starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and continues on Monday. Irish food will be served all day both days, and doors open at 7 a.m. on St. Pat's.

Saugatuck Brewing Company - Traditional Irish breakfast buffet from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with live music on two stages starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $17.

The Score - St. Patrick's Day Weekend runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday with $2 green beers, and food and other drink specials.

Smyrna Bar & Restaurant - The Belding tavern will have green beer, drink specials and a live DJ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday.

SpeakEZ Lounge - The pub on Monroe opens at 9 a.m. for Irish breakfast, hand-drawn Guinness and good old-fashioned Irish fun.

St. Adalbert's - On March 15, reuben sandwiches will be served from 5-8 p.m., followed by live music by the OTC Band. Open to the public.

Tavern on the Square - Drink specials Saturday through Monday; cover on Saturday and Monday. Hours: 7a-2a Saturday & Monday, 11a-2a on Sunday.

Unruly Brewing - Doors open at 10 a.m. at Unruly Brewing in the Russell Block in downtown Muskegon for live music, food and beverages. $5 cover.

Z's Restaurant & Bar - $4 black-n-tan pints and Bushmills, plus Irish stew and bangers and mash served March 15-17.

Family Events

Spectrum Health Irish Jig - Celebrating its 31st 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 15.

Last Updated 03/14/2014
Published 03/07/2014