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Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Written on February 20, 2016

2017 Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Saturday March 18, 2017
The Shamrock Shuffle and Parade take place on March 18.

The St Pats Party is March 17 & 18 from 5:30 – 11 pm both nights.

We are in a new location!
Bella Maria’s Ristorante & Event Center
Pontaluna Road/Oak Ridge Golf Course.

Featuring live music from Tallymoore, Brother Crowe, Irish Dance performances from Ardan Academy, McGovern’s corned beef, Toasted Ravioli, Irish Whiskey, beverages and beer.

Don’t miss the HUGE silent auction.

McGovern’s Menu:
Corned Beef Sandwich $10
Bowl Potato Soup $6
Banger on a bun $10
Soda/Water $1
Scones (variety) $1

Tickets are $6 at the door.
Children 12 and under are free!


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Friday March 10
The Michigan Irish Music Festival presents their St. Patrick’s Party & Fundraiser.
Mark your calendars now for March 11 & 12 for our Annual St. Patrick’s Party! Live music From CrossBow and Scott Sheldon, performances from Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, traditional corned beef and other food delights! And of course our legendary, loaded silent auction tables! Tickets are only $6 at the door. Children 12 and under are free!

Saturday March 11
Run Muskegon presents the Second Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k.

Join Run Muskegon on Saturday, March 11th at 9am for the 2nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k!  Dress up in green or sport your favorite St. Patrick’s day apparel to participate in the costume contest. The event is chip-timed courteous of Runner’s Edge Race Timing. Awards will be given to the top 3 finisher’s in each age group.  All money raised will be used to try and get the downtown bike trail cleared this winter and the 2017 winter season!  

Registration Fees:
Individual $20/ $25 with tech tshirt
Family rate $15/each without a tshirt
To register

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians.According to different versions of his life story it is said that he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales. As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.

Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”