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St. Patrick's Day Parade

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Milwaukee, W Wisconsin Ave & N 6th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA

About the event

Join us for the St. Patrick's Day Parade! 

FYI! Kristina & Celeste are making parade survival bags for participants - if you do not RSVP there may not be a bag for you so be sure to let us know you're planning on attending! 

On Saturday, March 9th we will be participating in Milwaukee's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Reminder: this event is usually COLD - remember to layer up and dress for the weather!!

Lineup #: 48

Meet time: 11:45 am

Meeting location: Wisconsin Ave North Side between Phillips Ave & 6th St

Vehicle Entry: #6

Dance (for Judges' Number): Morrison's Jig (song will be cut so it's just the fast part at the end, starting from the music fade into our claps!) Don't know Morrison's Jig? Never fear - Miss Amanda or Miss Molly will be there to help you out!

PARADE ATTIRE:

white ear muffs, gloves and scarf (purchased through the studio)

parade sweatshirt - get a bigger size so you can layer up

black leggings - we recommend fleece lined leggings so you can stay warm!

poodle socks (or white socks for MIDC)

white sneakers - like these

If you need to get anything, please keep in mind that orders from our store take around 2 weeks to ship.

Plan ahead: order your parade gear NOW so you don't have to worry about it! Is your sweatshirt not going to arrive in time? Wear a plain white sweatshirt instead!

MORE INFO:

The Parade assembles on Wisconsin Avenue between MLK Drive (3rd Street) and 6th

Street, and on North Vel R. Phillips Ave (4th Street) between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn

Avenue. The parade permit can close these areas to traffic beginning at 10:00 AM.

Due to the size of line up area and traffic limitations, motorized units should attempt to be in

place by 10:30 AM. Check with parade staff (wearing bright orange and yellow vests), who will help place your unit and give you any last-minute instructions.

DROP OFF:

Cars dropping off individuals should use Wells Street to the north, or Michigan Street to the south, of the lineup area. Parking for personal vehicles is available in The Avenue / 3rd Street Market Hall parking structure for $3 for the day (limited to garage entry from 8AM to 3PM).

STEP-OFF:

The Parade steps off at 12:00 Noon. Staff members will direct you forward to the

intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and MLK Drive (3rd Street) where the Parade begins. Any unit

not lined up when their unit number is called at the starting line will forfeit their right to

participate.

THE ROUTE:

From MLK Drive, the Parade marches east on Wisconsin Avenue, north on

Plankinton Avenue, west on Kilbourn Avenue, north on MLK Drive, east on Juneau Avenue, and

south on Water Street. Please note that the parade takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half to completely pass any given point, including the starting line.

END OF THE PARADE:

At the end of the parade, please follow the instructions of the parade

staff. Please do not stop to let participants exit your float/vehicle until you are safely parked

away from the parade route and moving traffic. You will be directed forward on N. Water Street,

alternating sides of the boulevard, and eastbound on E. Highland Avenue. Find an open curb

spot to disband and disassemble any floats. Buses and trucks will be parked in a lot at Water

street and Juneau Avenue, one block north of the end of the parade route. Once your unit is

disbanded, you may proceed on foot to the bus staging area, or the bus may come to the

intersection of Water Street and State Street to pick you up.

SHUTTLE SERVICE:

Once again this year, a shuttle school bus will be available between the

end of the parade route and the assembly area. It will pick up at the intersection of Water Street

and State Street (just south of the breakout area at the end of the parade) and will drop off on

West Michigan Street near The Avenue/3rd Street Market Hall, and also at the Post Parade

Party at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center at 21st & Wisconsin. Check with parade volunteers

at the end of the route for details.

PARADE CONDUCT:

- The throwing of candy and other items from any parade unit is prohibited. For the crowd’s

safety, please give items out HAND-TO-HAND to spectators at the curb.

- For our 21+ participants, the presence and consumption of alcoholic beverages by any parade unit is not allowed!

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