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Céad míle fáilte romhat - A hundred thousand welcomes!

For our 59th year, we are honored to have Brian Dunleavy as the  Grand Marshal! 

For the 2016 Detroit St. Patrick's Parade, thousands of families and friends with Irish Spirit were celebrating in raincoats and umbrellas!  It was our 58th annual Parade with a soft Irish rain falling.

The United Irish Societies (UIS) sponsors the parade and it was held on Sunday, March 13, 2016. It started at noon o n Michigan Avenue and 6th Street, continuing down to 14th Street.   

In 1959, 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. 

Everyone is welcomed to march in the parade.  The 2017 59th Detroit St. Patrick's Parade is Sunday, March 12, 2017, starting at 12:30 pm.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

A heartfelt thank you for everyone involved with the 2016 parade!  There was countless hours, effort and dedication that went into making the 2016 parade the huge success it was. 

2016 Grand Marshal Kitty Heinzman & past Grand Marshals


 Corktown, The Heart and Home of the Detroit Irish


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