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St. Patrick's Day in Milwaukee


Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in Milwaukee

Don’t worry about it if you missed last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Milwaukee; there are still plenty of fun activities happening in and around Milwaukee this weekend in honor of what many Milwaukeeans claim to be “ the best day of year"!

Why is St. Patrick’s Day so popular in Milwaukee? Well, in 1850, just four years after Milwaukee became a city, the Irish comprised 25 percent of the city’s population second only to the Germans. Today, Milwaukee’s strong Irish heritage is still very present. Both the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (which is located right across the street from our hotel) and Celtic MKE, which hosts Irish Fest each August, make it their mission to promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic Cultures, and to instill in current and future generations an appreciation of their heritage.

Here at the Ambassador we have a fantastic Reuben (or make it a Rachel!) made with in-house cured corned beef! It is available in the Fitz or Gin Rickey. Pair it with a Guinness on tap!

Some other events you might want to check out include:

Lucky Leprechaun

March 17, 10 am

Run or walk your way in St. Patty's style through the beautiful town of Wauwatosa for the 6th annual Lucky Leprechaun 7K. Race starts and ends in Hart Park. https://raceroster.com/events/2018/12414/2018-lucky-leprechaun-7k

Shorewood Shenanigans March 17, Noon- 6 pm Enjoy a block party event at bars and restaurants along Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. The block party also includes arts and crafts vendors as well as musician Jesse Voelker, 12:30 p.m.; Trinity Irish Dancers, 2 and 5 p.m.; In the Know, 3 p.m.; and McMenamin Irish Dancers, 4 pm

Green Ham Bowl March 17 Noon- 4 pm Get a team together and head to Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Brewpub, 1037 W. Juneau Avenue to enjoy some green beer and bowling with frozen green hams. https://www.facebook.com/events/1885328041500745/

The St. Patrick's Day Bike Ride March 17, 1 pm Biking enthusiast in costumes will be riding from Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., with a mid-ride stop at Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W Lexington Blvd., in Glendale, and an optional mid-ride stop at Gathering Place, 811 E. Vienna Ave., and back to Lakefront. After the 10- to 15-mile ride, bikers earn one free beer at Lakefront. ShamRock at Fair Park March 17, Doors open at 1 p.m. Enjoy this fun music focused event in Washington County Park in West Bend. Bagpipers perform from 1 to 6 pm; Rambler takes the stage at 1 pm; Tallymoore at 2 p.m; the Beglan Academy at 3:15 pm; Ceol Cairde at 4 p.m.; Acme Fiddling Co. at 6 pm; and U2 Zoo closes out the day with a show at 7 pm Tickets are $10.

Glencastle Irish Dancers Performances:

Menomonee Falls Public Library

March 17, 2018 at 1 p.m.

W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Matty's Bar & Grille

March 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.

14460 College Ave

New Berlin, WI 53151

St. Patrick's Church Fundraiser

March 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Patrick's Church

1100 Erie Street

Racine, WI 53402

Trinity Irish Dancers Performances: March 17 10 am - New Berlin Public Library 10:30 am - Mo’s Irish Pub in Downtown Milwaukee 11 am - U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Library in Grafton 11:15 am - New Berlin Community Kids Fest Noon - The Lakeside Supper Club in Oconomowoc 1 pm - Milwaukee Public Museum 2:15 pm - Mo’s Irish Pub in Downtown Milwaukee 3 pm - Revere’s Well Street Tavern in Delafield 3 pm - St. Stanislaus Church Party in Milwaukee 3 pm - Trinity Three Irish Pubs in Down Milwaukee 4:45 pm - Bub’s Irish Pub in Germantown 5 pm - Lakeside Supper Club in Oconomowoc 5 pm - On the Clock Bar and Grille in Milwaukee 6:15 pm - Mo’s Irish Pub in Downtown Milwaukee 6:45 pm - County Clare Pub in Milwaukee 7:30 pm - Paddy’s Irish Pub in Milwaukee 7:45 pm - St. Francis Brewery in St. Francis

"For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck and happiness, for today and everyday."

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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