Milwaukee may be best known for its German heritage, but that doesn't stop us from going green on St. Patrick's Day. Besides -- everyone's Irish on March 17 anyway, aren't they? Whether you're into Harp Lager or Celtic dance, there are tons of different ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Milwaukee.
Simply looking for a good place to throw back a pint? Then check out my list of Irish Bars in Milwaukee.
St. Patrick's Events - Milwaukee
- ShamROCK in Westown
Milwaukee’s official St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kick-Off party hosted by the Westown Association.
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 9
Where: Miller Time Pub, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- 47th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
When: 12 p.m. Saturday, March 9
Where: Parade starts at 3rd and Wisconsin, then proceeds east to Plankinton, north on Plankinton to Kilbourn, west on Kilbourn to Old World Third Street, north on Old World Third Street to Juneau, east on Juneau to Water Street, south on Water Street.
- Shamrock Club's Post Parade Party
A huge party featuring four stages of entertainment.
When: 1 - 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9
Where: Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.
How much: Free
- Blarney Run / Walk
Pray for a bit of green to peek through the snow during this 5K run / walk to benefit the preservation and educational activities of the Wauwatosa Historical Society.
When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9
Where: Wil-o-Way Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway
Contact: Register online
- St. Patrick's Weekend at Paddy's
Celebrate St. Patrick's weekend with nightly Irish music, and a full day of fun starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
When: Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17
Where: Paddy's Pub, 2339 N. Murray Ave.
- St. Patrick's Events at Milwaukee's Irish Intersection
Spend St. Patty's at Milwaukee's Irish intersection: Juneau and Edison, where you can find The Harp and Trinity.
When: Saturday, March 9 (Parade day) and Sunday, March 17
Where: Trinity: Three Irish Pubs, 125 E. Juneau Ave., The Harp, 113 E. Juneau Ave.
- Gaelic Storm
A St. Patrick's Day party with one of the biggest Celtic bands.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17
Where: The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
How much: $27.50
- The Tossers
A St. Patrick's Day party with Chicago Irish punks.
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom, 1032 N. 4th St.
How much: $14