Your Milwaukee St. Paddy’s Day Guide

Milwaukee never lacks opportunities to eat, drink and be merry on St. Patrick’s Day. Get your green on with these 5 Irish-themed happenings.

The 8th Annual Shamrock Shuffle

March 4
3rd St. // Brady St. // Cathedral Square // Water St.

If you were lucky enough to score tickets for one of this year’s shuffles, you’ll be one of more than 9,000 people taking part in the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Wisconsin! Don’t forget to don your Shamrock Shuffle t-shirt and lanyard.

51st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 11
3rd St. and Wisconsin Ave.

The largest parade in the state features bagpipe and marching bands, local celebrities and politicians, and over 100 float units. The parade takes off in front of the Grand Avenue Mall and finishes at Water and Highland.

Frank’s March Madness Ultimate Reuben Party

March 16
Miller Time Pub: Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Frank’s Kraut is kicking off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the ultimate Reuben-lovers party. Taste a variety of Reuben dishes while you enjoy the games, and don’t forget to snag some recipe cards so you can make your favorites at home.

St. Patrick’s Day Run with Saucony and Shorewood PRO

March 16
Shorewood Performance Running Outfitters

For a (slightly) more health-conscious option, head to Shorewood PRO for a 4-mile run and test out some of Saucony’s new running shoes. Afterwards, make up for those burned cals with beer and corned beef. 

Shortest and Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17
Catalano Square

This small-scale parade includes the usual St. Patrick’s Day staples – festive beads green beer, Irish dancers – but attendees are encouraged to bring their own musical instruments, as there is no marching band. 

St. Patrick’s Day Tully Takeover

March 17
Red Lion Pub

Tullamore D.E.W. is teaming up with Red Lion Pub to bring you a full day (and night, if you can last) of Tully-themed fun. Enjoy drink specials and try your luck at the apple bobbing station, where you have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including a free tab.

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

March 17-18
Mo’s Irish Pub Milwaukee // Mo’s Irish Pub Wauwatosa

Bagpipes, beer tastings, Irish dancers, live bands and more. It doesn’t get much more festive than this.



Elisabeth Wallock is a contributing digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. She graduated from Colorado State University and has interned at Marie Claire in New York and Urban Outfitters in London.