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Busy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Coming Up in The District Detroit


St. Patrick’s Day weekend is right around the corner, and The District Detroit will be bustling with activities for the entire family as restaurants, theaters, bars and other venues celebrate the weekend with festive drink deals, food specials and entertainment.

Here’s a closer look at what’s planned in The District Detroit:

NCAA March Madness at Little Caesars Arena
On March 16 and March 18, the 2018 first and second round games for March Madness in Detroit will happen at Little Caesars Arena. Participating teams include Michigan State University, Syracuse University, Purdue University and many others. Olympia Entertainment tickets for the men’s basketball tournament are sold out. Find resale tickets via the NCAA website.
2645 Woodward Ave.

Hockeytown Café
Expect drink and shot specials at the official sports bar for the Detroit Red Wings. Head over to the mainstay on Woodward Avenue and Montcalm Street on St. Paddy’s Day to see what’s being served.
2301 Woodward Ave.

STOMP at the Fox Theatre
The award-winning international percussion show, STOMP, will return to Detroit this weekend as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. The three showtimes are as follows: Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30-70 and are available here, at the Fox Theatre Box Office and the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY Box Office.
2211 Woodward Ave.

St. Patrick’s Day with Tully’s at Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit
Tullamore Dew, the Irish whiskey brand produced by William Grant & Sons, will team up with Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant at Little Caesars Arena for a new, annual tradition. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., happy hour pricing will be in effect. A local DJ will spin tunes starting at 3 p.m. while diners enjoy traditional Irish food specials and 20 beers that will be on tap. 21+ only. Learn more here.
2645 Woodward Ave.

St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness at Beacon Park
The Downtown Detroit Partnership has planned a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day at Beacon Park. The day will begin with a food truck rally at 11 a.m. From 1-5 p.m., a 10,000-square-foot heated tent will be hopping with Irish dancing, face painting, crafts and other all-ages activities. The day will finish with an evening party featuring a live DJ, lawn games, NCAA March Madness games on the big screen and a wide selection of Irish food and alcoholic drinks. All activities are free and open to the public. Learn more here.
1901 Grand River Ave.

Parks & Rec and Republic Tavern at Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building
These neighboring brunch-inspired diner and tavern-style restaurants, respectively, will serve Irish-themed bounty menus during their normal hours of operation on Saturday. Expect fun spins on traditional Irish fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
1942 Grand River Ave.

The Royce
The specialty wine shop will serve a special cocktail on St. Patrick’s Day. Head over to the Kales Building to see what the shop’s mixtress will serve to patrons.
76 W Adams Ave.

Guerra De Chistes Tour 2018
Called “Mexico's equivalent of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” the Guerra de Chistes show at the Fillmore Detroit will land in Detroit on St. Paddy’s Day. All ages. Show starts at 7 p.m. Learn more here.
2115 Woodward Ave.

Evan Mercer and Ben Rosenblum at Cliff Bell’s
On Saturday, March 17, Wayne State alumnus Evan Mercer and his trio will offer fresh takes on old standards during a free performance at 6 p.m. Ben Rosenblum, the Juilliard-trained, NYC-based, pianist will take the jazz club’s stage later that night at 9:30 p.m. $10.
2030 Park Ave.

Rockin’ Road to Dublin
A new generation of performers who combine traditional Irish music and dance with live rock will hit the stage at The Masonic Temple on Sunday, March 18, from 6-11 p.m.
500 Temple St.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.