CANCELLED-24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Brunch

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Mario’s Restaurant, 4222 Second Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Doors open at 9:45 a.m.)

Please note that the parade will start at 12:30 p.m.

Mario’s is set to provide us with a top-notch brunch menu – complete with drink specials.  The event will feature Irish music presented by our very own Cahill & Murphy, as well as snappy commentary from our Co-MCs.  Our MCs this year will again be Michigan Court of Appeals Justice and former ISIAL President Mike Riordan, and new MC this year 35th District Court Judge Mike Gerou.

A must-see to this year’s entertainment program will be appearances from the Queen of the Detroit United Irish Societies f/k/a Maid of Erin Court, and the parade Grand Marshal.  Also expected to attend will be plenty of lawyers, judges, elected leaders, and dignitaries from the Detroit Irish-American community.  We will also feature our annual raffle for the ISIAL scholarship fund.

Space is extremely limited.  Tickets must be purchased in advance by Friday, March 13, 2020  –  and are specially priced at $35 for ISIAL members; $40 for non-members; $15 for children (under 12); $25 for law students.   Adult brunches will be $45 at the door without advance reservation.  [Reservations are held at the door, no tickets are issued.]

Purchase tickets via our Upcoming Events Page to pay by PayPal or download the Reservation Form and mail your completed Form and check to:  ISIAL, Attn: President, c/o 38777 Six Mile Road, Suite 300, Livonia, MI 48152.

**Advertising and sponsorship opportunities**  For only $25 you/your company can be listed as a contributor in our Parade Book!   Other ad/message options include: 1/4 page message/ad ($50) – 1/2 page message/ad ($100) – full page message/ad ($200),  Messages/ads can be paid for by check to our address above or via PayPal (see our Upcoming Events Page).  Your message/ad should be emailed to (Word preferred).  All ads must be purchased by March 11, 2020.

Shuttle service from Mario’s to/from the parade is available (for a small fee). There will be a $4.00 charge for parking at a lot across the street from Mario’s, and a suggested contribution of $2.00 per person each way for the shuttle ride to and from the parade. Shuttles will leave from the front of Mario’s about 11:45 am and 12:15 pm (times subject to change) to the parade and marching staging site. Please listen for further announcements at the brunch. There will be a shuttle located in the rear area of the Gaelic League during the parade for our use, and the shuttle will be available for pick-ups from the parade until 5 pm. Also, a shuttle will be available at the Gaelic League parking lot at 9:30 am with advance reservation to Mario’s. Call shuttle operator Tony Drake at 313-680-8014, to make a reservation or if you have any questions about parking or shuttle service. More information about the shuttles will be provided at the brunch.

If you have additional questions, please contact Brunch Chairperson Gary Bresnehan at (313) 605-6266 or by email,

We look forward to seeing you at Mario’s on Parade Day!