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Céad míle fáilte romhat – A hundred thousand welcomes!


1st Annual Lion’s Irish Heritage Night – Sunday, December 23, 2018 –

Ford Field @ 1:00 pm  – Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings


  • Package includes game ticket, Detroit Lion’s Irish Heritage knit hat and a donation to the UIS.
  • Individuals who attend the Lion’s Irish Heritage Night are encouraged to meet at the Social D Bar, located at Gate D inside Ford Field.  Opens at 11:00 am.
  • $5.00 Bud Light/Miller Lite offered ALL DAY at this location.  During DTE Power Hour (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) there will be $3.00 cocktails and $2.00 hot dogs at this location.
  • A booth will be set up in the Social D Bar area for hat pick up.


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Paul and Agnes Gowdy – 2019 Grand Marshals

For our 61th year, we are honored to have Paul and Agnes Gowdy 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.