St. Patrick’s Day in Wisconsin

Top o’ the mornin’! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and there’s no better time to embrace the history and culture of the Irish right here in Wisconsin. The state is loaded with fun events and venues to celebrate, so throw on some green because this month, we’re all Irish!

Milwaukee is home to the Shamrock Club, the largest and longest-running Irish American organization in Wisconsin. On March 10th, their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes over downtown Milwaukee. Awards are given out for the best float, best musical group, and best marching ensemble.

Starting on March 12th, the town of New London transforms into “New Dublin”. Events include Hooligan Day, where corned beef and cabbage is served at establishments throughout the city, including Pup’s Irish Pub and The Waters. The week culminates with the St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade, the largest of its kind in Wisconsin! It features a huge lineup of bagpipe and marching bands, festive clowns, and floats. The party continues downtown at Irish Fest where you can show off your Irish dancing skills to Celtic bands.

Know of any other not-to-miss St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Share them in a comment below!

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