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Mar 11 / Dalton Brinkley

Warrior Weekend – Spring Break Begins!

Spring break is nearly here, and what a weekend to have some time away from your studies!  St. Patrick’s Day is soon approaching, and there are so many things going on!  Get out and enjoy the great Michigan weather in the D!

shamrocks_02St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Join in the fun at Detroit’s 58th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13th. Sponsored by the United Irish Societies, the parade runs along Michigan Ave in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood. The Corktown neighborhood, Detroit’s oldest surviving, received its name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork.

Everyone is welcomed to march in the parade.  The event is free and for all ages! More info here.

 

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Calling all runners!  The weather has been great and hopefully it holds up for the weekend!  The Corktown 5km, which kicks off the morning of Sunday, March 13th before Detroit’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, has become one of the largest 5km races in Michigan with more than 8000 participants. In addition to attracting more people to the parade, the race is a vehicle for raising funds for the Saint Patrick’s Senior Center and the KPMG Family for Literacy.  There are also other distance races offered!

You must register to participate and there is a registration fee.  Information can be found here!

 

Remember, you can always spend the day at Belle Isle State Park or grab a bite to eat at one of the many new restaurants downtown–there’s always something to do!  Enjoy your Spring Break and spend some time in Detroit!