Saugatuck's 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Saugatuck/Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau will sponsor the 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival on Saturday, March 12. In honor of the event, the two communities have been renamed O'Saugatuck & McDouglas by proclamation of their respective city councils for this special occasion.

At 2 pm on March 12th, back by popular demand, is the pet themed, “Erin Go Bark!” People and their Pets Parade. Visitors as well as local residents are invited to participate in the parade to express their “Irish Side.” Participants are encouraged to include their pets in the event by dressing them in a “wee bit of green”. Awards will be given to the top three best dressed pets. You don't have to claim Irish lineage to celebrate, so dress your dog, build a shamrock float, dress like a leprechaun or decorate you car. Line up for the parade will be in the parking lot at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts at 1:30 pm.

The 5th annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl sponsored by the Ship N Shore Motel will be held on March 12th beginning at 2 pm. Guests will be visiting area pubs and bars via trolley and on foot to enjoy fine spirits, food & camaraderie. For more information call 269-857-2194.

Following the Pub Crawl, the celebration continues as the Pub Party begins at Coral Gables in Saugatuck, sponsored by the Ship 'N Shore Motel.

Area restaurants will be preparing a variety of Irish drinks, traditional fare and wonderful dining specials throughout the weekend.

For additional information visit or by calling the Saugatuck-Douglas Convention and Visitors Bureau (269) 857-1701.