Westown Association
Press Release

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 14

 

By - Feb 12th, 2020 02:25 pm

MILWAUKEE – Get ready to celebrate the 54th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade that will hit downtown streets on Saturday, March 14 at noon. Presented by Miller Lite, the parade steps off at Old World Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue ending at Water Street and Highland Avenue.

Building on a successful partnership, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and Westown Association are collaborating for the 18th year to bring St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to downtown Milwaukee. This year’s parade will feature over 120 units including Irish dance groups, pipe and drum corps, local celebrities and dignitaries and much more. The Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest and longest running St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the nation, dating back to 1843. The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin has produced the parade since 1967 and has been in partnership with Westown Association since 2002.

This year, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin celebrates 60 years as an organization and has contributed to the wellspring of Irish life and culture for Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. The 2020 Shamrock Club of Wisconsin Honorees that will be recognized at the parade are Irishman of the Year Pete Fleming, Irish Rose Maureen McGarry Konkol and Parade Marshals Alderman Bob Donovan and Kathy Donovan.

Westown Association is the business improvement district focused on championing the economic and social development of the central business district west of the Milwaukee River. This is accomplished through special event marketing, business resources, growth initiatives and public/private partnerships that improve the quality of life and vitality of the district. For more information, please visit westown.org.

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