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McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival

What an amazing 2017 McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival!

Get ready for 2018 as our festivities will take place March 17th - the official St. Patrick's Day!

 

Check out our 2017 information below to see all the fun we had!

McDonald’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Begins at 11am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.

Shamrock Festival

Admission is FREE and begins at noon behind the City Market Building and features:

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - The Dancing Chicken Band
  • 1:30pm -  3:00pm - GAK!
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Fuzzy Logic

McDonald’s Kids Zone

Admission is FREE! From 12pm to 5pm in two locations: In front of the Taubman Museum of Art on Salem Avenue and in Market Square along Market Street. GAMES, INFLATABLES, FACE PAINTING, & MORE! Plus new this year...a Mini Ferris Wheel and WhirlyBird Ride!

Free performance in Market Square by Brian Coughlan from 11am - 2pm. Brian Coughlan is an Irish folk singer and guitarist who has performed professionally in venues throughout the U.S. and Ireland for the past three decades.

Taubman Museum will have activities inside for St. Patrick's Day: 

  • FREE! Atrium Activities:
    • “Lucky Me” Worksheets, Paper Four-Leaf Clover Sculptures, and Collaged Shamrocks
  • Art Venture:
    • Lucky Cootie Catchers, Clover Prints, Rainbow Chains, Leprechaun Mask, Beaded Shamrocks

Center in the Square will have free caricature artist and coloring activities in their atrium from noon - 4:00pm. 

Corned Beef & Co. Celtic Celebration 10am - 5pm 

The Celtic Celebration headlined by Second Wynde is held at the corner of Jefferson St. and Campbell Ave. and opens up at 10:00am. Entertainment starts immediately following the parade at approximately 12:15pm. Check out the schedule:

Martin's St. Patty's Block Party

Restaurant open at 11am, Festival Starts at noon, $10 admission - band line up and time schedule is:

Inside Martin's on the Martin's Stage:

  • Ghost Eagle - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Relacksachian - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Mad Iguanas - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Morgan Wade Band - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Hambone Relay - 9:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Half Moon - 11:30pm - 1:00am

Outside on Main Stage

  • Groova Scape - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Stolen Rhodes - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • C2 & Brothers Reed - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Lazy Man Dub Band - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Urban Soil - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Hackensaw Boys - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Check out our event map!

 

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