St. Patrick’s Day events across West Michigan

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This St. Patrick’s Day, hunt leprechauns with the kids or hunt down the best beer with friends; West Michigan has something for everyone. Take a look at all the celebratory events in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Holland and Kalamazoo happening this weekend.  

Grand Rapids

Irish on Ionia

Grand Rapids’ largest St. Patrick’s Day street festival stretching up Ionia from Fulton to Oakes, and across Weston from Ionia to Commerce. Enjoy the live music, food and beer.

When: Saturday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate authentic Irish music, dancing, people and culture in the annual Grand Rapids St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

When: Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

Flanagan’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Enjoy Irish food, beer and live music at Flanagan’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Three bands will be performing Saturday and Sunday. 

When: March 16 and 17. 

HopCat and the Green Beer

HopCat will be highlighting some of the country’s greenest, eco-friendly-breweries.

When: Friday, March, 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight. 

Warm up the Irish Way at the Downtown Market

Learn how to make Irish colcannon, sausage and more at a hands-on cooking class.

When: Saturday, March 16.

The 36th Annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K

Do an Irish jig around a USA Track & Field-certified course around East Grand Rapids.

When: Saturday, March 16.

Kalamazoo

How to Catch a Leprechaun Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Portage, Michigan

Leprechauns can be quick and sneaky. Find out how to catch one and get a coupon from the café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

When: Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Enjoy the 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that marches south down Burdick Street from Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo. 

When: Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

HopCat St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Enjoy beer, Reuben rolls and Irish-themed drinks at HopCat this weekend.

Different events through March 15-17.

Family Days at Painting with a Twist: Neon Irish Shamrock

Paint with your kids to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Painting with a Twist, located at 5600 Portage Rd.

When: Saturday, March 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Battle Creek

The 6th Annual Reuben Race 2019, Pastrami Joe’s

105 N. Jefferson, Marshall, MI 49068

Run or walk while helping others at the same time this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. This race for charity winds through historic neighborhoods and parts of downtown Battle Creek. It begins and ends in front of the Marshall Fountain Clinic.

How to Catch a Leprechaun Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Leprechauns can be quick and sneaky. Find out how to catch one and get a coupon from the café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

When: Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

Holland

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration

Eighth Street Market Place, 150 W. 8th St.

When: March, 16 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

St. Paddy’s Leprechaun Chase-

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the 4th annual St. Paddy’s Leprechaun Chase 5K. Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion in green or a favorite Irish costume. A Wee Chase will also be free for children.

When: Saturday, March 16, at 8 a.m.

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