2020 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Milwaukee for Families


St. Patrick’s Day in Milwaukee is one of our favorite times of the year. Parades and dancing, corned beef and storytimes, there’s no shortage of family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in the Milwaukee area, and we’ve got the inside scoop for you!

Here’s a roundup of our team’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Milwaukee.

So, go grab your green and get ready for some Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day craicSláinte!

Jig Jog 4k
March 7

Load your little one in the stroller, grab your pooch if you have one, and hit the pavement for a family-friendly 4k on Milwaukee’s lakefront, benefiting the Special Olympics of Wisconsin.

Lunch Time Entertainment at the Avenue
March 11, 12, and 13
Stone Creek Coffee, 275 West Wisconsin Avenue (2nd Street Skywalk)
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Featuring live music, Irish Dance, and a corned beef eating contest.  What more could you ask for? Be sure to tune in for the Press Conference on Friday with Mayor Barrett and the Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s official leprechaun. This year, it’s a contributor’s son!

Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14
Downtown Milwaukee

The 54th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its return to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 14th at 12 pm. The parade steps off on Wisconsin Avenue at Old World Third Street and continues on through the streets of downtown Milwaukee. This year’s parade will feature over 100 units including Irish dance groups, pipe and drum corps, local celebrities and dignitaries.

Bluemound Business Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14

The 2020 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 14th. Join us at Balistreri’s Bluemound Inn for the annual Blue Mound Road Business Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Blue Mound Road will be closed at 1:00 p.m. and the parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. Food and drink will be served at 11:00 a.m. Rain, shine, sleet, or snow we will see you for the parade.

Throwing it back: one of our former contributors during her Irish Dance days!

Shamrock Club Post-Parade Party
March 14
Irish Cultural Heritage Center – 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue

This is Milwaukee’s largest family St. Patrick’s Day party from 1-6pm. The party will have four stages of entertainment featuring Irish music, dancing, and storytimes for the little ones. Food and beverages will also be available. Children under 10 are free, and everyone else is just $5. (Maximum family cost $15.)

St. Patrick’s Mass with the Shamrock Club Choir
March 14
St. Patrick’s Church-723 W Washington Street.

Each year, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin starts our Parade Day with a Shamrock Club Mass In Honor of St. Patrick at the historic St. Patrick Church, 7th and Washington, in Walkers Point.

One of the highlights is the Shamrock Club Choir singing the liturgy.

Family Day in the Village
March 15
Celtic MKE – 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa

This event has a ton of family-friendly activities including crafts for the wee ones, a performance by Irish dancers, live Irish music, an appearance by Milwaukee Irish Fest mascots, a hurling demonstration, family activities, plus food and beverages available for purchase! Admission is $10 per family.

Dinner at McBob’s
Anytime you’d like!
4919 W. North Ave

This is one contributor’s opinion, but you should definitely trust her on this one: McBob’s has THE best corned beef in the Milwaukee area. Take the whole family there for dinner, or check out their corned beef hash on the weekends during brunch. You won’t regret it.

In addition to attending these local celebrations and festivities, you can participate in the season with some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities with little ones at home.

Milwaukee has a thriving Irish community that stays very active all year. If you’re interested in staying up-to-date on Milwaukee Irish events year-round, be sure to check out the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin. And, don’t miss Milwaukee Irish Fest in August!


  1. Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance will be at Von Maur in Brookfield on March 17th at 10:30 and 11:30. It’s free and open to the public.


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