St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids: 33+ Things to Do

St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Line Up

Grand Rapids is a contender when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Yes, we’ve got green beer, bar crawls, and a parade — but wait, there’s more!

Before we go any further, though, take a sec to do a wardrobe check. You’re gonna wear green, right? It only matters if you want to celebrate Irish festivities without the pinches. Trust me, you’ll have more fun in green.

From dancing, drinking and corned beef eating — Grand Rapids is full of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (FYI – St. Patrick’s Day is officially on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, but expect many celebrations to take place the weekend before.)

Some of Our Top St. Patrick Day Event Choices

⫸Start your day with Nitro Oatmeal Stout at Founder’s Irish Breakfast.

⫸Stretch your lungs and sing along to Celtic songs in the Beer Choir hymnal at Perrin Brewing Co (with special guest Embellish Handbells.)

⫸Partake in St.Patrick’s Day shenanigans at the Grand Woods Lounge – part of the Lucky Bar Crawl.

⫸Cheer on the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

⫸Watch the puck drop on a St. Paddy’s weekend Griffins hockey game.

⫸Test your luck in a game of Name that Green Beer – where you’re tasked to identify 7 colored samples at Craft Beer Cellars.

⫸Join the masses at Irish on Ionia as the event turns 10 this year. Spanning 3 city blocks, this giant street party runs from 11 am – 10 pm.

⫸Eat a classic corned beef and cabbage dinner at Knights of St. Casimir Aid Society.

⫸Top it all off with music, a 5K, comedy routine, beer, beer, and more beer, and sooooo much more!

Don’t Let Us Tell You How to Celebrate – Here’s the Full Run Down of St. Patrick’s Day Events in GR

We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in the area, including the Irish Jig 5K, a festive parade, and even a blind tasting of seven different GREEN beers. So, get out there and have a great (but safe) time!

As the saying goes – on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish!

Consider this your go-to resource for all things St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids.

*We’ll be adding more events as they are announced. Also, prices and details are subject to change without notice. Contact event coordinators directly for final details, pricing, and availability.

One Last Thing – Safety Measures

The last thing anyone wants as a St. Patrick’s Day souvenir is a DUI or a side of coronavirus.

Before you head out, plan to use these safety tips to keep yourself and those around you healthy and safe.

Virus Protection

  • Wash your hands (often) with soap for more than 20 seconds.
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow or a tissue (toss that tissue into the trash ASAP.)
  • If you’re lucky enough to own a travel bottle of hand sanitizer, use it.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth — or that really itchy spot.
  • Stay home if you feel ill. There are plenty of events happening in Grand Rapids every day. Get back out when you’re 100%.

Getting Home on St. Patrick’s Day

Before you go out and start enjoying yourself, remember to plan your exit. How will you get home safely?

Will you schedule a taxi or cab, or plan to use rideshare like Lyft or Uber (prepare to pay surge pricing) bring along a DD, or book a hotel room.

Whatever your choice, please plan now to ensure you make it home without getting behind the wheel over a holiday known for its heavy drinking culture.

St. Patrick’s Day Event List

March 11, 2020
Gordon Food Service Store
March Cheeses of the Month Irish Cheese Tasting - Cascade

March Cheeses of the Month Irish Cheese Tasting – Cascade

A cheese tasting makes for a delicious night out where you can taste different cheeses and learn about their characteristics, history, parings, and more! Take ...
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March 11, 2020
Brass Ring Brewing
Peat in the Creel - A celebration of Celtic Music!

Peat in the Creel – A celebration of Celtic Music!

The High Holiday of St. Patrick's Day will be in full swing with Irish Music, Irish dinner specials, and our original holiday decor! Come join ...
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March 12, 2020
Perrin Brewing Company
Bells & Brews

Bells & Brews

Get your singing voice out, and join us at Perrin Brewing Company during Beer Month GR for "Bells & Brews"! 🍻 Embellish will be playing ...
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March 13, 2020
Flanagan's Irish Pub
St. Patrick's Bash at Flanagan's!

St. Patrick’s Bash at Flanagan’s!

Grand Rapids! We are so excited to be performing back at The Legendary Flanagan's Irish Pub for St. Patricks Weekend!! Friday, 3/14 at 9pm! 21+ ...
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March 14, 2020
Founders Taproom - Grand Rapids
Founders Irish Breakfast

Founders Irish Breakfast

Join us on Saturday, March 14 as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our second annual Irish Breakfast! We will be featuring our ever-so-popular Nitro ...
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March 14, 2020
The Derby
Cruisin Fusion at the Derby

Cruisin Fusion at the Derby

Sláinte! Cruisin Fusion will be at the Derby on March 14th for some Irish (not on Ionia) Fun! Stop by at 12 pm onwards for ...
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March 14, 2020
Westside Social Tavern
St Paddy's Day at Westside

St Paddy’s Day at Westside

Come celebrate St Patrick's Day with us! $3 Green Beer $4 Jameson $4 Short's Brewing Uncle Steve's Irish Stout $6 Irish Car Bombs Reuben Bites ...
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March 14, 2020
Grand Woods Lounge
St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

St.Patrick's Day shenanigans at the Grand Woods Lounge. See you there! ...
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March 14, 2020
The BOB
St. Patrick's Day at The BOB

St. Patrick’s Day at The BOB

Celebrate with The BOB, 105.3 Hot FM, and Thunder 107.3 Grand Rapids this St. Paddy's Day! * Irish fare * Live music * Drink specials ...
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March 14, 2020
One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom
St. Patrick's Day at One Trick Pony

St. Patrick’s Day at One Trick Pony

Here we go everyone. The Willeys (with special guests) will be rock St. Paddy's Day at The Pony Saturday March 14th. Show starts at 6pm ...
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March 14, 2020
Club Cruisers
St.Patrick Day Party @Club Cruisers

St.Patrick Day Party @Club Cruisers

St. Patrick Party day Sat. March 14th st 9 - 1:30am Wear your Green, Food, Live Music, Drink Specials Everyone Welcome 10.00 Donation ...
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March 14, 2020
Tin Can Grand Rapids
Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl - Grand Rapids

Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Grand Rapids

🍀🍻💚 Lucky's St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl 💚🍻🍀 Get Lucky With Your Friends On The Biggest St Patrick's Day Party Of The Year! YOUR TICKET ...
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March 14, 2020
The Holiday
St Patrick's Day Party

St Patrick’s Day Party

Break out your Irish gear and add our St Patrick’s Day bash to your calendar! We are hosting two full days of green-tastic activities. See ...
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March 14, 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan
LepreCon St Patrick's Crawl Grand Rapids

LepreCon St Patrick’s Crawl Grand Rapids

We're bar hopping St. Patrick's Day weekend for up to 12 hours! Join us anytime for your wristband! There's live entertainment throughout, no cover charges, ...
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March 14, 2020
New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker
St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Whereeever you go, and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish, be there with you! Join us Saturday, March 14, for our St ...
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March 14, 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade Starts at 11 am on Monroe Center and will terminate in front of the main Grand Rapids Public Library ...
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March 14, 2020
Irish on Ionia
POSTPONED: Irish On Ionia 2020

POSTPONED: Irish On Ionia 2020

Irish On Ionia, Michigan's Largest St. Patrick's Day Street Party, will celebrate its 10th year on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 Tickets on sale Feb. 8th, ...
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March 15, 2020
The Bull's Head Tavern
St. Patty's Kegs & Eggs!

St. Patty’s Kegs & Eggs!

Celebrate St. Patty's at the Bull's Head with a Kegs and Eggs Brunch! Performances by DJ Ben Baker along with special Irish inspired food and ...
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March 15, 2020
Kosciuszko Hall
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast!

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast!

Eggs & Omelets to order Guinness Pancakes Biscuits & Gravy Lou’s Famous Homestyle Potatoes Corned Beef Hash & Bacon Fruit & Assorted Breads Beverages (Milks, ...
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March 15, 2020
Creston Brewery
St. Patrick's Celebration 2020 Creston Brewery Peat in the Creel

St. Patrick’s Celebration 2020 Creston Brewery Peat in the Creel

St. Paddy's Day 2020 at your favorite brewery... Creston Brewery! NE Grand Rapids. Sunday, March 15 5:00 to 7:00 PM with Peat in the Creel ...
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March 16, 2020
Broad Leaf Local Beer
Get Lucky (Charms) at Broad Leaf Beer

Get Lucky (Charms) at Broad Leaf Beer

Bawdy Paint and Sip Class with a Draq Queen Host! Paint, party, and drink with Star Buxom; your drag queen host to this charming painting, ...
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March 17, 2020
Aquinas College
Celtic Bells: Free Campana Mini-Concert

Celtic Bells: Free Campana Mini-Concert

Please note the updated location for this concert! It will be held in the Wege Ballroom inside the Wege Student Center at Aquinas College. Find ...
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March 17, 2020
Coopersville Farm Museum
St. Patrick's Day Jam Night

St. Patrick’s Day Jam Night

Doors open at 5pm. Music begins at 6. $5 admission. Let’s put our green on today! ...
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March 17, 2020
Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids
Tuesday Tastings "Name That GREEN Beer"

Tuesday Tastings “Name That GREEN Beer”

A fun take on green beer in honor of Saint Patrick's Day! A blind tasting of seven different GREEN beers. Any beer that can be ...
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March 17, 2020
Knights of St. Casimir Aid Society / 6th Street Hall
St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner & Celabration

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner & Celabration

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate your Irish side at 6th Street Hall! Lunch 11am-2pm & Dinner 5-7pm Point Cut Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, ...
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March 17, 2020
Big E's Sports Grill
St. Patrick's Day Party!

St. Patrick’s Day Party!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! $2 green beers and $10 Reubens all day! ...
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March 17, 2020
The Holiday
St Patrick's Day Party

St Patrick’s Day Party

Break out your Irish gear and add our St Patrick’s Day bash to your calendar! We are hosting two full days of green-tastic activities. See ...
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March 17, 2020
Bass Elements
St Patrick's Day Special Edition

St Patrick’s Day Special Edition

Bass Elements Presents: Kain b2b Anubis, RØNAN b2b Icky, Visionz, Reptahr b2b S'moores We got Beer pong, 1$ Shooter & 2.75 Jager & UV Bombs ...
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March 17, 2020
Brass Ring Brewing
St. Patrick's Day with Boys in the Heights!

St. Patrick’s Day with Boys in the Heights!

Who better to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with than our own Tuesday Session Players! The Boys will be in the house four double the St ...
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March 17, 2020
Quinn and Tuites Irish Pub
St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

Featuring Irish bands with Conklin Ceili Band, Colin Tobin, Colin Cooper, and Barley Saints. Food will also be available ...
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March 19, 2020
Dog Story Theater
The N.E.D Talks: Irish Hellos

The N.E.D Talks: Irish Hellos

The second N.E.D of 2020. Nurse your St.Patrick's/comedy festival hangover with...more comedy. The N.E.D Talks is like a similarly named lecture series except you replace ...
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March 21, 2020
East Grand Rapids High School
Spectrum Health Irish Jig

Spectrum Health Irish Jig

Race 3/36: Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K Spring Cup: Race 1/4 Now in its 37th year, the Irish Jig has grown to become one of ...
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