“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time-a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”
St. Paddy’s day is almost upon us! Although the way it’s celebrated in my house has, ahem, changed drastically since the kids came along, it’s still one of my most favorite times of year. St. Patrick’s Day is usually one of the first spring holidays and a first sign that the long winter is almost over and the easy, breezy days of summer are getting closer. Whether you claim Irish ancestors as part of your heritage or you’re just Irish at heart, it’s always fun to take part in St. Patrick’s Day festivities. I’ve rounded up just a sample of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going on around Lake Country for you to check out. There are plenty of family friendly options as well as some with a much more adult vibe because, let’s be honest, throwing back a green beer or an Irish whiskey is also part of the fun!
One of the great Midwest St. Patrick’s Day traditions includes taking in a performance of the Irish Trinity Dancers. If you’ve never seen them perform, you really should, they are amazing to watch!
Here is a list of their Lake Country performance times and locations. For a complete schedule you can look on their website, Here.
Trinity Irish Dance Lake Country Performances
Saturday, March 16 10: 00am Waukesha Public Library
Saturday, March 16 10:00am Elm Grove Public Library
Saturday, March 16 12pm Discover New Berlin Community Kids Fest, New Berlin High School
Saturday, March 16 1:00pm Mukwonago Public Library (Performance and Free Lesson)
Saturday, March 16 1:00pm Von Maur at The Corners of Brookfield
Saturday, March 16 3:00pm Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, Delafield
Saturday, March 16 5:15pm AJ O’Brady’s, Menomenee Falls
Sunday March 17 12pm and 5pm Lakeside Supper Club, Oconomowoc
Sunday March 17 3pm Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, Delafield
Sunday March 23 3pm Arrowhead High School, Hartland
Here are some more fun, kid friendly ways to celebrate:
St. Patrick’s Day Fairy Garden Workshop
Saturday March 16th 9-10am
The Garden Mart
W297 S9115 State Rd. 83
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Cost: $20 Includes 1 pot, 2 fairy garden plants, 2 fairy garden figures, moss & stones
Call to sign up in advance: 262-363-5252
Shake Your Shamrocks 5K/10K/Kid’s Frosty 1K
Saturday March 16th
Lakeside Supper Club
37238 Valley Rd. Oconomowoc
Entry fee includes free beer, random whiskey shots at the finish line, t-shirt (first come first serve). Kids run the 1K free with parent registration.
Be sure to dress up for the Shake Your Shamrock themed costume and Team Kilt contest!
(Check the website Here for more details)
St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration
Saturday March 16th 12pm-3pm
Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market
17300 W. Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045
There will be face painting, kids’ coloring station, delicious samples and you can enter to win the March Game Thyme Giveaway Basket.
Pump it Up-St. Patrick’s Day Open Jump
Sunday March 17th 2pm-4pm
Includes jump time, themed snacks, and a drink
(open jump passes are not accepted for this event)
Pump It Up
195 N. Janacek Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045
Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday March 17th 11:00am
Parade starts at the intersection of County E and County K and heads south on County K to the intersection with Highway 167
The band, Big Shoes Phil will be performing live at the parade
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Thunder Bay Grille
Sunday March 17th 10am-12pm
Menu will include: Corned Beef Hash, Braised Cabbage, Carved Corned Beef, Irish Omelets, Irish Coffee Cheesecake, Irish Cream Coffee and more! They’ll also be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
Thunder Bay Grille
N14W2413 Tower Pl
Pewaukee, WI 53188
Call for reservations: 262-523-4244
For those of you who are looking for some fun things to do once your little leprechauns are tucked in for the evening here’s another list for grown-ups only:
6th Annual Pat McCurdy Show at AJ’s Bar and Grill
S90 W13970 Boxhorn Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150
Show starts at 7pm. There are only 120 seats available and they go fast! Click here to get your tickets.
Tickets are $7 for a seat and a complimentary bus ride home (within 15 miles of AJ’s)
Or $30 for a package which includes a seat, unlimited domestic beer, rail drinks, $1 off Irish Whiskey and Irish Car Bomb, a bus ride within 15 miles of AJ’s and an entry to win a $100 gift card.
There will also be a full Irish menu available that includes Reuben Soup, Irish Nachos, Reuben Rolls, Corned Beef, Jameson Glazed Salmon, and Guinness Beef Stew
House of Guinness
354 W. Main Street
Opens at 6am, outdoor beer tent opens at 9am. Local band, Dublin O’Shea will be playing, as well as the Trinity Irish Dancers at 7:30pm. There will be a food truck available and Irish Coffees for $6.
Nettie’s Irish Pub-11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
733 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Romeo’s Charm will play from 1-5pm, Bag Pipe performance 5-6pm, The Playlist from 6-10pm. Corned Beef dinner starting at 12pm and green beer starting at 11:00am
120 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Open 10:00am -10:00pm
Green mimosas, $5 wine, Irish Whiskeys. Time Travelers & Ted Cefalu perform 1-5pm
Revere’s Wells Street Tavern
505 Wells Street
Live music from O’Brady’s on Friday March 15th, and Saturday March 16th (2-5pm) and Killarney Blarney on Saturday March 16th 9pm-Midnight and Sunday March 17th 8pm-11pm. A special Irish menu will also be available all weekend.
However you choose to celebrate, I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and a happy spring and may the luck of the Irish be with you!
“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”
My name is Jen and I am so excited to be one of the new contributors to Lake Country Mom! I live in Oconomowoc with my husband and our two busy kids. My son, Zach is 13 and in 8th grade and my daughter, Addison is 11 and in 5th grade. Most evenings and weekends you will find me tooling around Lake Country in my minivan driving kids to various sports and activities. My husband and I swear we used to do things on weekends that did not involve youth sports at one point in our lives but, for the life of us, we can’t remember what they were. If I do have free time, I love to write and dream of publishing a novel someday. I also love traveling and am a sucker for any DIY craft that lets me use my glue gun. I adore living here in Lake Country and can’t wait to share some of my adventures with you! // Follow along on Instagram // Follow Filling up My Cup blog