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Step into St. Patrick's Celebrations This Saturday, March 11th in Milwaukee

From early risers to the those who sleep past noon, there are many ways to take part in Irish celebrations throughout Saturday, March 10th.

As is tradition, the downtown parade occurs on the Saturday before the actual holiday which this year falls on Friday, March 17th.

But even before the parade, you can get a true feel for the Irish and the true meaning of the holiday.

Here's how:

2nd ANNUAL MASS 
IN HONOR OF ST. PATRICK

Saturday, March 11, 2017

At St. Patrick's Church, 723 West Washington Street, Milwaukee

The 31st Annual Special Mass To Honor St. Patrick takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at St. Patrick's Church, 723 West Washington, 7th at Washington Street, Milwaukee. The Mass starts at 8:30 AM.

The Shamrock Club Choir sings the liturgy. The Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums pipe in the colors and stand as honor guard for the Mass. There will be a sign reader for hearing impaired. There are readings and songs in Irish and English.

For more information, please contact Chuck McLaughlin at 414-771-0458, or at Chuck McLaughlin Mass Enquiries. 

POST MASS BREAKFAST

A full breakfast takes place after the Mass in Parlor B. The cost is $10 per person in advance, and $12 at the door. Please contact Brian Witt at breakfast@shamrockclubwis.com for reservations.

DONWTOWN PARADE AT NOON

The 51st Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick's Parade steps off at Noon from 3rd and Wisconsin in front of the Grand Avenue Mall. The parade proceeds east to Plankinton, north on Plankinton to Kilbourn, west on Kilbourn to Old World Third Street, north on Old World Third Street to Juneau to Water Street, south on Water Street to Highland.

The downtown parade has been the largest parade of any type in Wisconsin for most of the past seven years, and this year we are staying true to that history. Check our parade site at Saint Patrick's Parade. Thanks for joining the Shamrock Club, and our partners, Westown, and Killian's Red, for what has become one of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in North America. It is the greatest family friendly event of the season. We will host 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, and a very Irish display of our honor to St. Patrick. It was a wonderful display of our Irish pride.

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.

POST PARADE PARTY AT ICHC STARTS AT 1 PM-6PM

The Post Parade Party takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 West Wisconsin.

Entertainment Line Up 

1:30 - Dennis Wolfgang - ICHC Organ

2:00 - Shamrock Club Color Guard Pipes and Drums

2:30 - Trinity Academy

3.15 - Glencastle

4:00- Reilly

5:15 - Beglan Academy

Shamrock Club Parlour/Quinlan's Pub

1:00 -- Blackthorn Folly

2.15 -- Evan and Tom Leahy

3.30 - Ian Gould

4:45 - Tis

Upstairs

2:00 -Blarney

3:15 - The Caledonian Scottish Dancers

3:45 - Blarney

Parlour C: Childrens Area

3:00 Eileen O'Rourke: Leprechaun Stories

4:15 Eileen O'Rourke: Leprechaun Stories

ST. PATRICK'S PARADE ALONG BLUEMOUND 3 p.m.

To spread the green around, several local businesses will be the perfect spot to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Bluemound , Saturday March 11 at 3:00pm 

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