St. Patrick’s Day is a fun-filled holiday celebrated by people of all ages, and Milwaukee has a plethora of events to mark the occasion.
However, not all St Patrick’s Day events are best suited for families with young children. It can be frustrating to spend time searching for events only to realize they aren’t age-appropriate.
But fear not!
We’ve compiled a guide to St. Patrick’s Day events in Milwaukee that are perfect for kids and families.
From parades to parties and more, this list has everything you need to know to plan your family’s perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
So, put on your green attire and get ready for some fun-filled family activities in Milwaukee!
St Patrick’s Celebrations for Kids in Milwaukee
1. 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Featuring over 100 units including Irish dance groups, pipe and drum corps, local dignitaries and more, the Parade is one of Milwaukee’s oldest and favorite traditions.
The Parade steps off at North MLK Drive and West Wisconsin Avenue, traveling through downtown’s entertainment districts and ending at Water Street and Highland Avenue.
2. Irish Heritage Night with the Milwaukee Bucks
March 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Join the Milwaukee Bucks & Celtic MKE as they celebrate Irish Heritage Night at Fiserv Forum.
Your Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Spurs for a 7:00pm matchup jam packed with activations highlighting Irish Heritage.
The first 50 to purchase through this link, will receive a Bucks Irish Heritage Night hat.
3. Irish Family Day: Passport to Ireland
Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 11:00AM to 2:30PM
1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa
This year’s “Passport to Ireland” theme will transform all three levels of the CelticMKE Center into Irish destinations for children and families.
Families will ‘travel’ to nine different counties of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Each county will feature an interactive activity which celebrates Irish culture, history, and traditions. Children will get their passports stamped along the way, earning a prize at the end of their journey.
Enjoy a variety of Irish dance performances and keep a look out for a wandering Irish storyteller!
At the Celtic Cafe, there will be lunch and snack options available.
4. St. Patrick’s Day Party at VIBEZ
VIBEZ Creative Art Studio at Bayshore Mall is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party that includes St. Patrick inspired arts & crafts, green slushies, and games.
5. Lucky Little Leprechaun Party
In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former teacher with three little ones, saw a need for a “One Stop Shop” for family fun in Milwaukee. So she founded Milwaukee With Kids. Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place.
In 2019, she published “Exploring Milwaukee WIth Kids”, a comprehensive Milwaukee travel guide for families and kids.
She appears regularly on WISN News, Fox 6’s ‘Real Milwaukee’, B93.3, and Wisconsin Morning News. She has been featured in Medium, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NPR, the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, and on CBS 58 News.
Calie is available for hosting, moderating and media appearances.