Traverse City St. Patrick’s Day Events (Plus a Recipe Rumored to Cure Hangovers)

Don your favorite green finery and celebrate the luck of the Irish with these Traverse City St. Patrick’s Day festivities—plus a few ideas for the weekend!


Traditional Irish Music Performance

The Outside Track, a Celtic quintet hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Canada, will perform Sunday, March 19 at Sleder’s Family Tavern. For tickets, call Sleder’s at 231.947.9213. Oryana Food Cooperative will also have tickets. You can also catch The Outside Track in Manistee on March 16. More info here.

Traverse City’s Pub Walk

The annual St. Patty’s Pub Crawl will begin at Minervas at noon on St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17). Here’s the full lineup:

  • Minervas (Park Place), Noon–2 p.m.
  • Bubba’s, 2–3 p.m.
  • U&I Lounge, 3–4 p.m.
  • Union Street Station, 4–5 p.m.
  • Bootleggers, 5–6 p.m.
  • Dillinger’s Pub, 6–7 p.m.
  • Brady Irish Pub, 7–8 p.m.
  • Blue Tractor Cook Shop, 8–9 p.m.
  • Fire Fly, 9–10 p.m.
  • State Street Grill, 10–11 p.m.

Sips, Chips & Dips

We know this event isn’t traditionally Irish, but it’s a fun way to spend a Saturday! Enjoy Leelanau wines paired with small plates at 22 participating wineries. (Stop by L. Mawby and buy 5 bottles of Green bubbly, get one free!)

Leapin' Leprechaun 5K

Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K

Put on your best Irish costume and enjoy the National Cherry Festival’s 7th Annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun St. Patty’s Day 5K foot race on Saturday, March 11! The race starts at 9 a.m. in Traverse City’s Warehouse District. Join the other runners after the race for the new post-race party at Workshop Brewing Company. Kids are invited to participate in this family-friendly event.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade will begin at North Peak Brewing Company at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. There will be a post-parade gathering at 3 p.m featuring Blue Footed Bobby, Song of the Lakes and The Wild Sully’s at Kilkenny’s Irish Pub. The parade route will begin on Hall then head east on Front, north on Pine, east on State, north on Park, and west on Front to finish back on Hall Street. If you would like to be in the parade, call Todd at 231.709.6500.


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