Muskegon, MI – Put on your green and bring your family and friends to downtown Muskegon on Saturday, March 18 to the 10th annual Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Stepping off at 11 a.m. from 6th Street along Western Avenue to 2nd Street, the parade will celebrate Muskegon’s rich Irish Heritage. Shamrockin’ In Your Shanty will return to Western Ave for its third year following the parade. The parade is set to include a large array of local businesses and community members celebrating the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. 

This family-oriented parade is sponsored by JCI Greater Muskegon and Unruly Brewing Co. We are excited to announce Andy O’Riley from Positively Muskegon and as the Grand Marshal of the parade. All marchers and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to benefit local non-profit organizations.

“We are very excited to bring back Muskegon’s St. Patrick’s Day parade for its tenth year,” said Sara Sherwood, President of JCI Greater Muskegon. “The parade plays an important role in Muskegon’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and we are thrilled to continue the tradition.” 

Following the parade, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Shamrockin’ In Your Shanty will return to Western Avenue for its third year. Participants are invited to set up a shanty or tent and spend the day drinking and eating with friends from establishments in the Downtown Muskegon Social District. Shamrockin’ In Your Shanty registration costs $15 per shanty with a portion of sales benefitting local non-profit organizations fighting food insecurity in the area. Registration is required, and the event link and information can be found at Shamrockin’ In Your Shanty is sponsored by 4Front Credit Union. 

Also happening in downtown Muskegon on Saturday, March 18 is the Shamrock Shuffle 5K organized by Run Muskegon, Go-Green! Scavenger Hunt organized by 4-H Muskegon, Michigan Makers Market at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center, and live music and entertainment at Unruly Brewing Co.