March 15th, 2014
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
500 block of North Main Street
Oshkosh's St. Patrick's Day "Night-time" Parade and Tent Party
Oshkosh's St. Patrick's Day "Night-time" Parade and Tent Party returns to downtown Oshkosh on Saturday, March 15.
The family-friendly party will start at 4:00 pm in a giant, heated tent located at 547 North Main Street and will feature live Irish music, Irish dancers, Irish food, Guinness beverages, Irish Wolfhounds, and even displays on St. Patrick and Ireland's history. The parade will step-off at 6:30 pm from Ceape Ave. and travel North on Main Street to Irving Ave.
Oshkosh's own Irish bands Dornan and Sheamus Fitzpatrick and the McNally Boys will entertain inside the tent. You can also expect performances by Richard's School of the Dance, Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance, bagpipers, and other entertainment. Several fundraising activities will take place including raffles, a silent auction, and the opportunity to add your name to Irish Fest's Welcome or "Failte" Door with a tax-deductible donation.
Other great celebrations in town:
Friday night is the ShamROCK the court fundraiser for Cerebral Palsy at The Bar and Saturday 10:00AM is the Shamrock Shuffle at UW-O. Every Sunday in March, The Roxy Supper Club will feature an authentic Irish breakfast. Barley & Hops is hosting an Irish Cider School at 2:00 before our Tent Party. (sign up below)
If you would like to participate in the parade, please download Parade Entry Form.
A modern Irish folk band with old world roots based in Oshkosh, WIVisit Website
Authentic Irish dance.Visit Website
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Irish-American Ceili band playing all the popular reels and jigs
These massive, gentle dogs have been Ireland's best friends since 273 AD.
|ShamROCK the Court Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser|
|Time||Saturday March 15th|
|AM 10:00||UW-Oshkosh Shamrock Shuffle for United Way|
|PM 2:00||Irish Cider School at Barley & Hops Irish Pub (sign up below)|
|PM 4:00||Tent Party (547 N Main) opens with Irish band Dornan|
|PM 5:00||Children's Reddest Hair and Freckled Face Contests|
|PM 5:15||Meet the Irish Wolfhounds (they love to be petted)|
|PM 5:30||Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance|
|PM 6:30||PARADE (Main Street, Ceape to Irving)|
|PM 7:30||Richard's School of Irish Dance|
|PM 8:00||Sheamus Fitzpatrick and the McNally Boys|
|Also, bagpipers, Cultural displays, Fox Valley Hurling Club, Irish food, Irish merchandise, silent auctions, and raffles.|
Sign Up For Cider School
Price is $15 per person ($1 online service fee for each registration)
We are pleased to welcome Magners Irish Cider Midwest Representative Jory Hanson, who will preside over our Irish Cider School at Barley & Hops Irish Pub on Saturday, March 15 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
School registration includes commemorative glassware, multiple samples of Irish and other UK Ciders, and a presentation on the ciders and their popularity in America. Products to sample include Magners Original, Magners Pear, Hornsby's Amber, Hornsby's Crisp, and Blackthorn. Must be over 21 to attend.
The night-time parade steps off from the Oshkosh Convention Center, traveling North on Main Street, past the Tent Party (547 N Main) and ending at Irving Ave.
The Party Tent is located at 547 N. Main Street next to Roxy Supper Club. It is a large, heated tent sponsored by Guinness.
Admission to the Tent Party is $5, children 12 and under are free. Proceeds raised help support the Oshkosh Irish Fest scheduled for June 12-15. Food and drinks will be available.
Oshkosh Festivals, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit operated completely by volunteers. Money raised helps several local charities. Since our founding in 2009, we have raised more than $60,000 for organizations such as: Cerebral Palsy, Knights of Columbus, local Shamrock Clubs, and more. Please help us grow by supporting our activities. Tax deductible donations are always accepted.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help plan and staff the events should contact us.