St. Patrick's Day is only a few days away, and people in Michigan are some of the best green party people in the country.

Candystore put together an interactive map (below) showing the rowdiest party states on St. Patty's Day.

The usual suspects are on the list like New York, Illinois, and New Jersey.  We definitely hold it down here in Michigan though, despite not having a river we can dye completely green.

The site points out the St. Patty's Day parade in Detroit that happened last Sunday by saying,

We’ll make it easier for you by divulging that the Detroit St. Paddy’s Parade is the most kickass. This year, the parade is celebrating its 59th year of marching. That’s because the fun continues long after the parade ends.

However, there are plenty of other places in Michigan that do St. Patty's Day right.

Clare turns from a town of just a few thousand into a St. Patty's Capitol of more than double the normal population.

Bay City is another Michigan town that turns into a green paradise.  Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and a host of other Michigan cities also deck the streets green.

One of the biggest parties in our area is the St. Patrick's Day Beerfest at the Flint Farmers Market, including the 1/2 K Draft Dash. 

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