Ready for a relaxing and fun-filled weekend? From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to concerts and exclusive dining experiences, check out these 8 Northern Michigan events taking place this weekend, March 17-19. Hosting an event? Let us know!

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March 17-18 | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Ludington 

Ready to kick off St. Patrick’s Day Weekend? Head to downtown Ludington for a festive celebration featuring the Irish Jog 5K/10K, corned beef and cabbage dinner, line dancing social, pub crawl and more.

March 17-19 | Screwballs & Suspense | Traverse City

Don’t miss this evening of laughter with Old Town Playhouse’s Senior Reader’s Theatre, where three pieces will be read: the classic story of love and marriage, The Philadelphia Story; the suspenseful and menacing thriller, Sorry Wrong Number; and the new contemporary boardroom comedy, The Rosewood Art Society.

March 17 | Friday Night Live | Suttons Bay

Looking for something to do on the Leelanau Peninsula this weekend? Head to Shady Lane for Friday Night Live featuring Luke Woltanski. They will serve charcuterie, hot soup and, of course, all of their current wines available for purchase.

March 17-18 | North Bay Celtic Band | Suttons Bay, Lake Leelanau

Catch North Bay Celtic Band at 2:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery; then in case you missed it or want to see them again, they will also perform a show on Saturday around 5 p.m. at Northern Latitudes Distillery.

St Patricks Day

Photo by Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K

March 18 | Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K | Traverse City

Grab your green gear and lucky socks for the 13th annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K foot race. This year’s race has a new course starting on Lake Ave in Old Town Traverse City and an after-party at Brady’s Bar. The race starts at 9 a.m. and registration is required.

March 18 | Raclette Weekend Dinner | Suttons Bay

Celebrate 25 years with Black Star Farms! In honor of its anniversary, Black Star Farms is teaming up with Leelanau Cheese Company to host a traditional Raclette Dinner, a fun and interactive way of dining that originated in the Swiss Alps.

March 18 | Beaver Dam Olympics | Gaylord 

It’s back! Take on four exciting outdoor relays at this long-held Otsego Resort event, “The Beaver Dam Olympics.” Plus, it’s the perfect way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

March 18 | Sips, Chips, Dips | Leelanau County 

Celebrate the last official weekend of winter with Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s Sips, Chips and Dips wine tour, where you can enjoy salty snacks paired with delicious dips and wines–hand-selected by the makers themselves.

people with wine glasses

Photo by Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Photo(s) by Black Star Farms