In celebration of all things Irish and Detroitish, Ink Detroit will be at Motor City Wine, located at 1949 Michigan Avenue, on March 10th for the Corktown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be led by Paul and Agnes Gowdy, the 2019 Grand Marshals, and will feature floats, live Irish music, shamrocks, leprechauns, and as much Irish spirit as Corktown can handle. Per tradition, the parade will march down Michigan Avenue, directly through the neighborhood that was once home to one of historical Detroit’s largest ethnic communities. During the 1850’s, more than half of the city’s population was of Irish descent and had effectively molded the physical and cultural landscape of historical Detroit, hence the neighborhood being named after Cork County in Ireland.
Per another tradition, Detroiters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible as parking will go quickly. However, in the interest of celebrating Detroit history and Irish heritage, while also killing time, visit Ink Detroit at Motor City Wine and be sure to check out the special edition St. Patrick’s Day apparel! Inspired by the classic Irish phrase, our heather green Kiss Me I’m Detroitish t-shirt will ensure you stick out from the crowd, but only in the best of ways! For both old fans and newcomers of the brand, additional Ink Detroit apparel will also be available to properly represent your Detroitish side.
Located directly off the parade route, Motor City Wine is Detroit’s hippest wine bar that pledges to “only serve the good stuff.” Equipped with an unrivaled wine selection, as well as an on-premise retail shop, it’s immediately evident why Motor City Wine is the city’s most popular wine bar. For those looking to challenge the legitimacy of this locale’s expertise, be sure to check out their rotating selection of artisan cheese plates, many of which are produced locally. On the day of the parade, doors will open at and Ink Detroit apparel will be available for sale by . Following the timeless Detroit tradition, all apparel, as well as The Great Lakes State products, are available for purchase at the Rust Belt Market and Ink Detroit shops in Ferndale, as well as online.
Hosted by the United Irish Societies, Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a city tradition unlike any other. In its 61st year, the parade will feature fun for all ages and a crowd where anyone can claim their Irish heritage, at least for the day. Beginning at Michigan Avenue and 6th Street, the parade will march its way through Corktown, where Detroit meets Ireland, before commencing at 14th Street. Given its popularity last year, the parade will also see a return of the Family Fun Zone, where families may reserve, and observe the parade from, heated grandstand seats that also feature reserved parking.
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What: RiDetroit’s Season Opening Party
When: Saturday, April 20 6-9pm
Where: George Gregory - 1422 Michigan Ave. Detroit
Details: Food, Drinks & Giveaways