The 15 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Wisconsin!

This Irish community in Wisconsin is vast. There are deeply-rooted Irish traditions in the Badger State, and many of those traditions are still carried out today. One way to celebrate all things Irish is on St. Patrick’s Day, and Wisconsin sure knows how to do it authentically. With tons of festivities all throughout the month of March, you won’t want to miss any of it. Here are the 15 best places to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Wisconsin. 

1. Shamrock Club of St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Milwaukee, WI

Every year, the Shamrock Club of Milwaukee throws a huge St. Patrick’s Day parade. The streets are lined with green and gold, Irish dance groups perform synchronized performances, and bands fill the down town area. The parade lasts about an hour and half but the festivities don’t stop there.

2. Campbell’s Irish Pub, Milwaukee, WI

After checking out the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Milwaukee, head over to Campbell’s Irish Pub for some green beer and continued festivities throughout the day. They have traditional Irish dishes has well as other bar food favorites.

3. St. Patrick’s Church, Milwaukee, WI

Even if you aren’t of the religious sort, viewing the historic St. Patrick’s Church on Washington Street tops off a great St. Paddy’s Day celebration in Milwaukee.  The building itself was built in 1876 originally sharing a building with the parish school.

4. Madison’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Madison, WI

The Madison St. Patrick’s Day Parade is another fun event to experience if you are in the area. Put your green on, pack your lawn chair, and enjoy the parade around our state’s capitol. There are so many events throughout the parade from face painting to candy collecting. 

5. Erin’s Snug Irish Pub, Madison, WI

After the parade in Madison, head over to Erin’s Snug Irish Pub. Authentic Irish and American dishes are served all the time but taste extra special on St. Patrick’s Day. Get a classic green beer or choose from their Irish beers.

6. Brocach Irish Pub, Madison, WI

The Brocach Irish Pub offers an upscale Irish vibe. Fun and friendly service, 20 beers on draught, and over 10 years of service make coming back to Brocach an easy decision. Additionally, the Irish and Scottish whiskeys and live traditional music make Brocach Pub the perfect place to spend your St. Patrick’s Day. 

7. Green Bay’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Green Bay, WI

The Shamrock Club of Green Bay puts on an annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Green Bay. March to the beat of your own drum by getting involved in the parade in numerous different ways. Check out all the featured sponsors and their Irish ties at the Green Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

8. County Clare Inn and Pub, Milwaukee, WI

End your Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by crashing at the County Clare Irish Inn. This beautiful boutique hotel is perfect for channeling your inner Irish genes. Their warm, Irish hospitality will have you bragging about your stay weeks after your slumber.  

9. Milwaukee Shamrock Shuffle, Milwaukee, WI

If you aren’t into the beer drinking, and traditional Irish food stuffing—try celebrating St. Paddy’s Day a different way. The famous Milwaukee Shamrock shuffle in Wisconsin’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. While the date isn’t always exactly on St. Pat’s Day, you can still get your green and gold on.

10. T. Murtaugh’s Irish Pub, Minocqua, WI

If you’re in the Northwoods for St.  Patrick’s day, check out T. Murtaugh’s Irish Pub. Green beer, Irish beers and whiskies, and a great menu is the perfect way to throw a few back for the holiday. Check out the ‘Little Irish Pub on the Corner ‘where locals and visitors meet.’”

11. Gaelic Storm, Milwaukee, WI

Gaelic Storm is a multi-national Celtic band. They absolutely rock the house during their performances. While they travel all over the nation, they end up in Wisconsin every year right around St. Patrick’s Day. If you love music, love St. Paddy’s Day, and love the atmosphere—you must check out Gaelic Storm. 

12. Paddy’s Pub, Milwaukee, WI

Paddy’s Pub is a festive bar in Milwaukee featuring an ornate interior featuring antiques, stain glass, and an overall lively atmosphere. Live music and a patio allow for their patrons to really enjoy the experience together.  

13. Post Parade Party, Milwaukee, WI

The Post Parade Party has an extensive line up of different entertainment options throughout the day. From bag pipe players, bands, singers, performances, dancers, to organ players—the day continues. There are even fun Leprechaun stories for the kids!

14. Martin O’Grady’s Irish Pub, Madison, WI

Martin O’Grady’s Irish Pub in Madison, Wisconsin, offers a relaxing environment to enjoy the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day. Join in their nightly Irish Fest—good food and even better drink deals to help you save a little money throughout the day. Bring the friends and kick back at Martin O’Grady’s.

15. Dublin Square Irish Pub, La Crosse, WI

Downtown La Crosse’s hidden gem happens to be Dublin Irish Pub. Their authentic pub has outstanding traditional Irish food featuring lots of flavor and high quality ingredients. Tip a few green beers back while enjoying the holiday at Dublin Square. 

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