The 54th Annual St. Patrick'S Day Parade


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 The 54th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held onSaturday, March 14,  2020 has been postponed and possibly canceled. 

   Stepping off on Wisconsin Avenue at Old World Third Street, the parade   will feature 100+ units including Irish dance groups, pipe & drum   corps, local celebrities and dignitaries.   

A Week of Irish Celebrations

 Building on a successful partnership, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and  the Westown Association along with presenting sponsor, Miller Lite,   continue to collaborate on Wisconsin’s oldest and largest St.  Patrick’s  Day celebration. Although the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin is  celebrating  its 54th anniversary of producing the parade, the event  dates back to  1843,  predating the incorporation of the State of Wisconsin and the City  of  Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s parade is the 6th oldest in the nation.  

Lunch Time Entertainment


During parade week, take your lunch break in Irish style! Enjoy Irish entertainment at The Avenue March 11 through 13.

  • Frogwater – Wednesday,  March 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                          The Avenue/Stone Creek Skywalk, 275 W Wisconsin Avenue

  • Michael Tinker Tierney – Thursday, March 12 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                       The Avenue/Stone Creek Skywalk, 275 W Wisconsin Avenue

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Press Conference & Entertainment-  Friday, March 13 | Noon Plankinton Clover, 161 W Wisconsin Avenue, Second Floor  

ShamROCK Kickoff Party


Get ready for the 54th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Parade by attending the ShamROCK Kick Off Party ☘️

This FREE event will have live entertainment and a variety of raffle prizes available. You won’t want to miss out on the fun!

Frogwater will kick things off at 5:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. we’ll take a quick break to announce our grand prize winner! Pat McCurdy will close out the night with two sets starting at 8:00 p.m.

The Milwaukee Parade History


Milwaukee  celebrated its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17,  1843. One  of the earliest in the United States, the parade predates  Wisconsin’s  statehood and Milwaukee’s incorporation as a city!

  • It was the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade held outside of the 13 original colonies
  • The  parade was originally inspired and influenced by two Irish  movements  of the time: the Repeal Movement and the Temperance Movement

The  modern version of the parade began in 1967 with the Inaugural  Shamrock  Club of Wisconsin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Wisconsin  Avenue.

  • construction moved the parade route over the years, but in 2002 it returned to its downtown home
  • today the parade celebrates and honors Milwaukee’s Irish heritage and the Irish-American experience with the downtown community

Discover More About The Parade

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