Céad míle fáilte romhat – A hundred thousand welcomes!
2018 Irish Heritage Night Slideshow
For our 60th (yes 60th!) year, we are honored to have Dave and Erin Keem as the Grand Marshals!
For the 2018 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade, thousands of families and friends with smiling Irish eyes lined the streets! It was our 60th annual Parade, with the sun shining down.
The United Irish Societies (UIS) sponsors the parade and it was held on Sunday, March 11, 2018. It started at 12:30 on Michigan Avenue and 6th Street, continuing down to 14th Street.
In 1958, the United Irish Societies, sponsored the first St. Patrick’s Parade in Dearborn, MI. The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown. Corktown received it’s name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork. The Corktown neighborhood is Detroit’s oldest surviving neighborhood.
This was the 1st year for the Family Fun Zone, where families watched the parade in heated grandstands in a reserved, family friendly area, with reserved parking. It was a huge success!
Everyone is welcomed to march in the parade. The 2019 – 61th Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade is Sunday, March 10, 2019, starting at 12:30 pm. Be sure to mark your calendars!
A heartfelt thank you for everyone who volunteered and companies that sponsored the 2018 parade! There was countless hours, effort and dedication that went into making the 2018 parade the huge success it was.