St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 1, 2018

Presented by
Sportsman’s Irish Pub

Noon on March 17, 2018

We invite you to be a part of this event by entering a creative, outrageous, and of course green themed float! You may enter as an individual, group, business or organization. Enter a float, a group of Irishmen, pets dressed in holiday attire, musical groups, or any creative entry you can imagine! We encourage all entries to use lots of green (decorations, outfits, etc) as it is in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! You may hand out candy or small items along the parade route, but please do not throw items. There is no fee to participate in the parade.

There will be a prize for most creative entry!

Please register your entry by March 10, 2018 by 5pm.

For additional information contact Jen Tooman  at 231-845-6237 xt 318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  1. Sandcastles Children's Museum: Crafts from 9am-3pm

  2. Ludington Library: Crafts & Games from 10am-2pm

1 Mile Fun Run + 5k/10k Runs
Presented By:
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Win With Wellness

Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:00 AM

Race Day Registration: 
8:00am at Ludington Pub
Start Times: 
1 Mile Fun Run - 9:00am
10k Run - 9:10am
5k Run - 9:15am
Route: TBA
Start/Finish: Loomis & James
Cost: $25 for 5k, $35 for 10k
Includes custom finisher medal for 5k and 10k distances.
Fun Run is free for any age. 

Misc Info: 
Strollers welcome.
Race will be timed
(not chipped; mass start to finish time)

In Your Race Packet: 

At Finish Line: 
finisher medal, refreshments (cookies, water)
Prize for first male and first female to finish!

Eventbrite - #RunLudington Irish Jig Fun Run/5k/10k Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

presented by 102.7 WMOM

Find the map in the Ludington Daily News, on our Facebook page and right here on our website! Visit each shop on the map and you'll be entered to win Downtown Ludington Gift Certificates. 

These businesses will be open from 10am-6pm.

  1. Cedar Chest
  2. Hallmark
  3. Lindsay's Furniture
  4. Love Wines
  5. ABC Kidz
  6. My Sisters Closet
  7. Love 4 Paws
  8. Provisions
  9. 108 Threads
  10. Brad & Todd Reed
  11. Windowsill
  12. Gliks
  13. Cosmic Canine Creations
  14. Cops & Doughnuts
  15. Book Mark
  16. Nautical Yarn
  17. Snyder's
  18. AGS Something Different
  19. Ludington Gallery & Gifts
  20. Instrumental Music

*Many other merchants will be open during their normal business hours. 



  1. Sportsman's: Kegs & Eggs, Corned Beef specials all day, Steel City Rovers at 1pm and 9pm
  2. Cafe 106: Homemade Corned Beef Hash
  3. Old Hamlin: Homemade Corned Beef Hash
  4. Q Smokehouse: House-made Corned Beef and Pastrami
  5. Timber's Bar & Grille: Reuben Sliders, Live music 1-4pm

presented by


COST: $10
START TIME: 1:00pm (after the parade)
WHAT YOU GET: Starving Artist St. Patrick's Day Pint Glass and a sheet with a Fill-In-The-Blank Limerick. 
COLLECT WORDS: Each bar will have word stickers. Use the words at each bar to complete the limerick. Turn in your stamp card (location TBD) to be entered to win prizes. 


  1. Sportsman's
  2. Barley & Rye
  3. The Mitten Bar
  4. Sandbar
  5. Biercamp Market
  6. Timber's Bar & Grille
  7. Blu Moon Bistro
  8. Ludington Pub
  9. Luciano's
  10. PM Steamers
  11. The Alley
  12. Michael's Bar & Grille
  13. Jamesport Brewing Co

More Downtown Events on March 18th
Kegs & Eggs - Sportsman's - 9am-noon
St. Patrick's Day Crafts - Sandcastles - 9am-3pm
Steel City Rovers - a Celtibilly Band - The Mitten Bar - after the parade and again at 8:30pm.
Starving Artist Tap Take Over at The Mitten Bar - all day