While March in Wisconsin can be unpredictable when it comes to weather, there’s something that travelers can always count on – St. Patrick’s Day fun. Irish or not, there are plenty of ways to join in on celebrations across the state.
- The local Shamrock Club leprechauns help change New London into ‘New Dublin’ for a week of festivities. Celebrations culminate on March 21st Irish Fest and the Grand Parade. Celebrations include live music from dynamic Celtic bands, market booths, and delicious food and beverages. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Wisconsin’s largest, features a lively lineup of bagpipe and marching bands, clans, and an Irish wake parody.
- Check out Pup’s Irish Pub for traditional corned beef and cabbage during the week of St. Patrick’s Day.
- Head to La Crosse on March 14th for a parade full of green, gold and plenty of lively Irish fun. Before you leave town, stop by Dublin Square for great Irish music and food.
- On Sunday, March 15th, Madison’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings lots of green and gold to the Capitol Square with fun for the whole family.
- Visit Monroe on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, for a festive parade throughout their downtown starting at 5:17pm.
- For more parades happening across the state, head to TravelWisconsin.com and search “St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”
- Take an Irish inspired getaway right in Wisconsin at St. Brendan’s Inn, located on the Fox River in downtown Green Bay. The Irish inn has 28 comfortable rooms featuring gorgeous handcrafted maple furniture, whirlpool baths and rainfall showers.
- St. Brendan’s Irish Pub onsite offers both traditional and contemporary Irish dishes in their cozy, European feeling dining room. Pair your meal with an Irish coffee or any one of their many imported beers, like a Guinness.