St. Patrick's Day celebrations at County Clare.

Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in Milwaukee

Here’s to the green beer, corned beef and cabbage

In Milwaukee, St. Patrick’s Day observations encompass much of the month of March. And given that it’s perfectly acceptable to drink green beer and tell people to kiss you (even if you aren’t actually Irish), we’re not mad about it. In a city of Irish heritage and dedicated beer drinkers, it only makes sense Milwaukee goes all out for the holiday. Here’s your guide to some of the top events around the city.

ShamROCK the Avenue

March 9
Miller Time Pub

Help kick off the parade the night before! Come down to the Miller Time Pub to enjoy singers Ian Gould and Pat McCurdy in anticipation of the big event the following day.

52nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 10
3rd St. and Wisconsin

Join the city of Milwaukee for the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the city! Stepping off at noon, the holiday spectacle stretches its way downtown, ending at Water and Highland.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at County Clare

March 17
County Clare

Celebrate all day, starting at 6 a.m. with a traditional Irish breakfast at County Clare on the Lower East Side. The day doesn’t start and stop with breakfast, though. Enjoy Celtic acts and performers all day until 10 p.m.

Irish Dance Lessons and Performance

March 17
Milwaukee Public Museum

Did you ever want to learn how to dance like many of the Irish groups you see? Well, the Milwaukee Public Museum is hosting an event that finally promises you the opportunity. Starting at 1 p.m., a performance by Trinity Academy of Irish Dance will be followed by lessons for all. The event is free with the price of admission into the museum.

Mo’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 17
Mo’s Irish Pub Milwaukee // Mo’s Irish Pub Wauwatosa

Celebrate your Irish pride by listening to live bands and enjoying a pint of beer at Mo’s Irish Pub. The party begins at 6 a.m. and continues into the night with bands like Romeo’s Charm and Dean Richard.

St. Patrick’s Day Jameson Patio Party

March 17
Red Lion Pub

Starting at 6 a.m., Red Lion Pub will be serving breakfast — start the holiday off right with a little Irish coffee on the side. The party will keep going with the outdoor patio bar, which will feature live Irish music, or relax inside and watch soccer as you drink your beer.

Shorewood Shenanigan’s Block Party

March 17
Three Lion’s Pub

Kensington Square, in front of the Three Lion’s Pub, will be shutting down in the name of St. Paddy’s Day to bring live music, Irish dancers and a panoply of Irish beer to attendees. Breakfast starts at 6 a.m. but the party will go into the night, even after the block party finishes. And they’ll keep the live music going inside the pub, starting around 9:30 p.m.

End of the Rainbow Pub Crawl

March 17
Sam’s Tap // Straight  Shots // Lee’s Luxury Lanes  // The Backyard // Dale Z’s

If you missed the Shamrock Shuffle, there’s another crawl waiting for you: Head down to Bay View to take part in this festive bar crawl, which begins at 1 p.m. At the end of the crawl, there’s even a chance to win a $125 bar tab!

World of Beer St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 17
World of Beer

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without beer! Head out to World of Beer in Wauwatosa and enter to win a trip to Ireland. The bar will offer deals on Irish drinks, and if you’re feeling hungry, there will be corned beef sandwiches with chips while supplies last. Stick around for Saddlebrook, performing from 8 to 11 p.m. as well.

St. Patrick’s Day at Kelly’s Bleachers

March 17
Kelly’s Bleachers

A whole day of celebrating is happening at Kelly’s Bleachers on St. Patrick’s Day. Start off your morning with free breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. (and be one of the first 75 people through the door to get a free t-shirt). Stay for the DJ, beer pong, and the green beer, flowing all day long!