Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day Guide

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MILWAUKEE - St. Patrick's Day in Milwaukee is not just a celebration of all things Irish, but a celebration, period!

There's hundreds of Irish musicians and dancers, thousands - perhaps millions - of pints of beer and corned beef and cabbage dishes enjoyed.

We have the ultimate St. Patrick's-related event guide to let you plan your celebration.

It includes what pubs to go to and which MCTS bus routes to use to get there safely without driving.

St. Patrick's Day Guide:
Event Guide | Downtown Pubs | Other Area Pubs

More Events:
Shamrock Club of Wisconsin

Please celebrate safe! 

To help you get around without getting behind the wheel, we've built links to the MCTS routes that Miller Lite Free Rides will serve after 6:00 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day.

Do you have a St. Patrick's Day event going on?  Click here to tell us about it, and we'll post the best ones!

Below is a sampling of events in Southeastern Wisconsin:

St. Patrick's Day Events in Southeastern Wisconsin
More: Shamrock Club of Wisconsin
Friday, March 11
Site Event
ShamROCK in Westown
Miller Time Pub
509 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

Starts: 5:30 p.m.

The kickoff party for Milwaukee's St. Patrick's Day Parade, hosted by the Westown Association; music by MySerk and McTavish.
More: Westown.org

Saturday, March 12
Site Event
Mass To Honor St. Patrick
St. Patrick's Church
723 South 7th Street, Milwaukee
More: Shamrock Club of Wisconsin

Starts: 8:30 a.m.

A Mass including the Shamrock Club choir, color guard, pipes and drum

Shamrock Club of Wisconsin Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day Parade
Starts at North Old World 3rd Street and West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Click here for the parade route

Starts: 12:00 p.m.

Wisconsin's largest and oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade, dating back to 1843, the 6th oldest in the nation.  It includes 170+ floats, celebrities, bands, etc. including TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady and Heather Shannon
More: Westown.org

Shamrock Club Post-Parade Party
Irish Cultural and Heritage  Center
2133 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee
More: Shamrock Club of Wisconsin

Starts: 1:00 p.m.

Entertainment includes Blarney, Caledonian Scottish Dancers, Cashel Dennehy, Dublin O'Shea, The Gleasons, Kinsella Academy of Dance, Evan Tom Leahy, Myserk, Eileen O'Rourke, The Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums, Tis, Trinity Irish Dancers

Bluemound St. Patrick's Parade
Goes from 76th Street to 51st Street along Bluemound Road

Starts: 4:00 p.m.

Irish Eve
Cedarburg Cultural Center
W62 N546 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg
More: Cedarburg Cultural Center

Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Entertainment includes Leahy's Luck and Trinity Irish Dancers

The Tossers
Turner Hall Ballroom
1032 North 4th Street
Milwaukee
More: Turner Hall Web Site

Starts: 7:30 p.m.

Opening acts include Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and The Danglers

Sunday, March 13
Irish Day at the Mitchell Park  Domes
524 South Layton Boulevard
Milwaukee
More: Milwaukee.gov

Starts: 12:00 p.m.

Entertainment and Features: Blarney, Children's craft projects and storytelling, Glencastle Irish Dancers, Irish Fest School of Music, Irish Lace Demonstrations, MaryAnn Miller, The Pocket Lady, Dorothy Walsh

Pullin' o' The Green
Grant Park Golf Course Clubhouse
100 Hawthorne Avenue
South Milwaukee

Starts: 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
Town of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade
Starts at Highway K and Log House Road
More: Erintownship.com

Starts: 11:00 a.m.

Gaelic Storm
Pabst Theater
144 East Wells Street
Milwaukee
More: Pabst Theater

Starts: 8:00 p.m.

The traditional St. Patrick's Day concert in Milwaukee with one of America's favorite Irish bands

Saturday, March 19
Racine St. Patrick's Day Parade
Main and 6th Streets
More: Racinedowntown.org

Starts: 12:00 p.m.

Entertainment: Music including a pipe band, dancers, a leprechaun, Irish wolfhounds

Sunday, March 20
MacDowell Club of Milwaukee Celtic Composers Concert
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
2133 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee
More: MacDowell Club of Milwaukee

Starts: 3:00 p.m.

Entertainment: Various singers and musicians including Peter Baime and Christine O'Meally, focusing on Irish composers