Sunday, March 16, 2014

St Patrick's Day - Corktown Detroit

Corktown is Detroit's oldest neighborhood and was mainly inhabited by Irish Immigrants after the Potato Famine. Corktown is named after Cork, Ireland, which is the county where many of them came from.  Detroit becomes packed with people for the annual St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade.  It is a really exciting environment, and I have been a part of it for two years now.  Here are my favorite pictures from both years.  It was REALLY cold this year - about 18 degrees.  The parade usually starts around noon.  If you'd like to get into a bar, be sure to get there before 11:00.  The lines are out the door to get drinks, or even get into the bars. The downside to that is that you won't be able to watch the parade if you are inside at the bar.  You seem to be allowed to carry drinks around in cans, etc, as long as they are not in open cups.  Cups with lids are fine, so you can always bring your own.  Many of the bars have traditional Irish foods for sale as well. 

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - McShane's Live Music

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade


Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2013 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade


Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade


Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade

Corktown Detroit Michigan 2014 - St Patrick's Day 5K and Parade



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