5 St. Patrick’s Day events for kids in Milwaukee

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up Thursday, March 17th. Here are some fun ways to celebrate with your kids!

50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 12, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Downtown

The Shamrock Club, Westown, and Killian’s Red presents one of the largest St Patrick’s Day Parades in North America. This family-friendly event features eight Irish dance schools, pipe bands, clowns, drill teams, marching bands, and the most Irish organizations in the greater Milwaukee area. It is a spectacle to behold!

The Milwaukee Chapter of the Friends of St Patrick and Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force will collect non-perishable food along the parade route again this year.

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Family Day in the Village

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Milwaukee Irish Fest Center

1532 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI

Continue the celebration at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center. This event features crafts, a performance by Irish Dancers, bodhran lessons, live Irish music by Tallymoore, an appearance by mascots Paddy and Molly McFest, tours of the Ward Irish Music Archives, demonstrations by the Milwaukee Hurling Club, and food and beverages. Admission is $5.00 per family.

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Discovery World Family Workshops – St. Patrick’s Day themes

Density Rainbows: How would you like to make a rainbow? Learn about density and how it can allow you to create a rainbow by stacking colored water in fun patterns.

Paper Pot of Gold: Don’t waste your time looking for that pot of gold this March! Channel the cleverness of a Leprechaun and hide UV reactant coins within a black pot screen print of your own.

These open lab experiences are open to all ages with adult supervision. The workshops are walk-up only. Pre-registration is unnecessary. Open to 15-20 participants at a time. All ages are welcome!

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Blarney Run/Walk & Twinkle Trot

Saturday, March 12, 2016

10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Hoyt Park in Tosa

The Twinkle Trot is a 1/4 mile fun run for children age 10 and under. It will follow the Blarney Run/Walk. Twinkle Trot participants will receive a special short sleeved T-shirt and participation award.

Advance registration through MARCH 11: $6 children 10 and underDay of Race: $8 children 10 and under

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Free Irish Dance Classes

Trinity Irish Dance offers free Irish Dance classes all over the city.

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