It's time for 'the wearing of the green!' Bring your family and friends to participate or simply enjoy the activities Madison has prepared for you.

St. Patrick's Day parade in Madison Wisconsin

Madison’s 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 17

What is St. Patrick’s Day without a parade? And Madison shows off one of the best. To start the day off right, the Dane County Shamrock Club will raise the flag of Ireland in the Capitol Rotunda which has been an annual tradition for several years. From 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. the best place to view at the Wisconsin State Capitol at Capitol Square. Of course, it’s free and all are invited to join in the fun. There will also be music, dancing and a family celebration for all to enjoy.

Meet the famous Leprechaun

Joe Herr, aka, Sean Patrick is a Leprechaun with personality and goodness of immeasurable proportion! His eyes sparkle with mischief, he is wise beyond his years, and his heart glows with vast goodness. He mysteriously appeared into our lives, and we haven’t been the same since!

He will be at the parade Sunday to meet and greet all those attending. When he isn’t spreading Leprechaun cheer, Joe is creating smiles on the faces of children with disabilities through the foundation established in his son’s name. Logan’s Heart and Smiles was started in 2002, after Logan’s death from complications from pneumonia and cerebral palsy.

Green Beer

Thirsty? The @rigbypub, located just off the Capitol Square, will donate $1 to the parade for every green beer sold March 15-17. Schedule it into your calendar now to enjoy a glass of green!☘🇨🇮

The official Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl will occur Saturday, March 16 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Red Rock Saloon. Drink specials will be available at 9 participating venus from 4-10 p.m. with an after party from 10-midnight. Single tickets are $25 and group ticket discounts are $20. The price rises to $30 the day of the crawl. For more information, visit eventbrite. 

Party On!

Throw on your green, come to Working Draft Beer Co, and celebrate your Irish heritage. Even if you don’t have any! Working Draft will be partnering up with The Weary Traveler for a day of fun, including:
— Special release of a WDBC Dry Irish Stout
— Food from Weary from 1-8pm
— The Weary Traveler’s own Chip will be spinning records from 6-9pm
Delicious beer, tasty food, great vibes, and great friends.
St. Pawtrick’s Party for the dogs is presented b The Crazy Dog Mom from 10-5 p.m. March 17. There will be photo opportunity with shamrock backdrop, store specials and “Shamrock Shakes” for the attending dogs.

The Luck ‘O the Irish Feast cooking class at DelecTable from 6-8:30 p.m. Get ready to don your green aprons and ignite your taste buds with our “Luck of the Irish” cooking class, led by the charismatic and skilled, Chef Kevin! This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re not just painting the town green; we’re also cooking up a storm of authentic Irish delights that will leave your palate dancing a jig.prepare for a culinary adventure that’s as thrilling as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

  • Irish lamb stew
  • Colcannon cakes with smoked salmon
  • Irish soda bread
  • Chocolate Guinness cake or pudding

Four femails sipping a cocktail

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