See you next year for the
52nd Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Temps in the 20s and a brisk wind were the order of the day for the 51st Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11th. The parade stepped off at noon at 3rd and Wisconsin and finished at Water and Highland. A well-bundled and appreciative crowd cheered us on as we made our way through the streets of downtown Milwaukee.

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s parade possible – the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin, the Westown Association, and presenting sponsor Miller Lite, all our parade sponsors, the bands, Irish dance schools, and local Irish and Celtic community groups, and of course the dedicated team of volunteers who helped get everything organized.

Check out our great 2017 parade photos!
Album 1        Album 2

Congratulations to the 2017 Parade Award Winners and Shamrock Club Honorees

2017 Parade Award Winners
Best Marching Unit
United Ethnic Festivals
Best Musical Unit
Wauwatosa East High School Red Raiders Marching Band
Best Float
Trinity Irish Dancers
Thomas J Smith Award – Best Irish Unit
Kinsella School of Irish Dance
Best Parade Unit
Glencastle Irish Dancers
Parade Directors’ Award
Milwaukee Irish Dance Company

 2017 Shamrock Club Honorees
Jerry Hill
Irish Rose
Mary Moze
Parade marshals

Sharon and Rosemary Walsh


Shamrock Club of Wisconsin  Westown AssociationThe Friends of St. Patrick- Milwaukee Chapter and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in partnership with the Hunger Task Force, will be collecting non-perishable food items at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Milwaukee.  Parade spectators are encouraged to bring food items to the parade; volunteers will be collecting the food items in grocery carts throughout the parade route.