Westown Association
Press Release

56th Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns Saturday, March 9

Celebration of Milwaukee’s rich, Irish heritage expected to bring thousands of spectators to downtown Milwaukee

By - Feb 28th, 2024 02:02 pm
2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Westown.

2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Westown.

MILWAUKEE – Downtown goes green for the 56th Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 9 at noon. Presented by Miller Lite, the Parade steps off at North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and West Wisconsin Avenue ending at Water Street and Highland Avenue.

Continuing their successful partnership, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and Westown Association have brought St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to downtown Milwaukee for over 20 years. Festivities begin on Friday, March 8 to get Milwaukee locals and visitors in the Irish spirt. Full schedule of events is as follows:

–       Parade Press Conference & Entertainment: Fri., March 8 at noon at the 3rd St. Market Hall, 275 W Wisconsin Avenue

o   Noon – Glencastle Irish Dancers performs

o   12:15 p.m. – Press conference featuring local dignitaries & honorees

–       ShamROCK Kick-off Party: Fri., March 8 at 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Lucky Clover Irish Pub, 1048 N MLK Dr.

o   This free event will have live music and a variety of raffle prizes available. Raffle tickets will be sold during the event until 7 p.m. Full list of raffle prizes can be found at saintpatricksparade.org/shamrock-kick-off-party/.

o   New this year, attendees will have the opportunity to win a pair of Brewers’ Opening Day tickets. Guests will receive one raffle ticket with each Miller Lite purchased during the event.

o   5:30 p.m. – Performance by Ian Gould

o   7:15 p.m. – Announcement of raffle winners

o   7:30 p.m. – Performance by Ian Gould

o   8:30 p.m. – Announcement of Opening Day ticket raffle winner (must be present to win)

–       37th Annual Mass in Honor of St. Patrick: Sat., March 9 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 723 W Washington St.

–       56th Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Sat., March 9 at noon in downtown Milwaukee

o   Parade steps off at N MLK Dr. and W Wisconsin Ave., traveling through downtown Milwaukee before ending at Water St. and Highland Ave. Full route and street closures can be found at saintpatricksparade.org/parking-street-closures/.

o   Thanks to Interstate Parking, those coming downtown for the Parade are encouraged to take advantage of $3 parking rate at The Avenue structure (entrances at 615 N Plankinton Ave. and 258 W Michigan St.). Please also consider using ride share services or public transit such as The Hop and MCTS to travel safely and responsibly.

–       Shamrock Club Post-Parade Party: Sat., March 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, 2133 W Wisconsin Ave.

o   The fun doesn’t stop after the parade. Celebrate with the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin with Irish entertainment for the entire family. It’s the most Irish thing you can do in Milwaukee! More details are available at mkepostparade.us.

o   Adults: $10; Family: $25; Children under 12: Free. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation, dating back to 1843. The event features over 100 units including Irish dance groups, pipe and drum corps, decorative floats and more. Visit saintpatricksparade.org for more details on the festivities.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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