Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Party

Event Details


March 14, 2015


1:00 PM – 11:00 PM


4:00 PM


500 block of North Main Street
Oshkosh, WI

Saint Patrick's Parade and Party - Oshkosh WI

Oshkosh's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Tent Party
Sponsored by: Magners Irish Cider and FNB Fox Valley

Oshkosh's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Tent Party returns to downtown Oshkosh on Saturday, March 14.

Irish bands Malarkey's Men and The Roving Scallywags will entertain inside the tent. Following the parade, there will be special meet and greet opportunities with the Ice Queen, her sister, and all their Princess friends. You can also expect performances by Richard's School of the Dance, Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance, bagpipers, and other entertainment. We will have children's contests for "Most Freckled Face" and "Reddest Hair". Several fundraising activities will take place including raffles, a silent auction, and the opportunity to add your name to Irish Fest's Welcome or "Fáilte" Door with a tax-deductible donation. - See more at:

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The Roving Scallywags

The Roving Scallywags

Rocking the tent with contemporary versions of traditional Irish songs and sea Shanties, as well as covers from bands such as Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, Gaelic Storm, and more.

Richard's School of the Dance

Richard's School of the Dance

Authentic Irish dance.

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Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance

Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance

Authentic Irish Dance

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Malarkey's Men

Malarkey's Men

No St. Patrick's Party is complete without all your favorite Irish Pub songs and sing-alongs. Malarkey's Men will bring on the CRAIC!

Irish Wolfhounds

Irish Wolfhounds

These massive, gentle dogs have been Ireland's best friends since 273 AD.

The Ice Queen, her sister, and all of their Princess friends

The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen, her sister, and all of their Princess friends will be available for photos and autographs immediately following the parade inside the Party Tent.


Schedule may be subject to change

Time Saturday March 14th
PM 1:00 Magners Irish Cider School at Barley & Hops Irish Pub
PM 2:00 Tent Party (547 N Main) opens with Irish band Malarkey's Men
PM 3:00 Richard's School of Irish Dance
PM 3:30 Children's Reddest Hair and Freckled Face Contests
PM 4:00 PARADE (Main Street, Ceape to Irving)
PM 4:30 Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance
PM 4:30 Appearances by the Ice Queen, her sister, and all their Princess friends
PM 5:00 Irish Band The Roving Scallywags
PM 7:00 Party continues till 11pm
Also, Irish Wolfhound dogs, bagpipers, Cultural displays, Fox Valley Hurling Club, Irish food, Irish merchandise, silent auctions, and raffles.
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Price is $15 per person ($2 online service fee for each registration)

We are pleased to welcome Magners Irish Cider Midwest Representative, who will preside over our Irish Cider School at Barley & Hops Irish Pub on Saturday, March 15 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 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, Wyders Rasberry, Wyders Reposado Aged, Blackthorn, and Tennent's. Must be over 21 to attend.


Event Information

What is the parade route?

The 2015 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.

Where will the Party Tent be located?

The Party Tent is located at 547 N. Main Street next to Roxy Supper Club. It is a large, heated tent.

Is there an admission price?

Admission to the Tent Party is $5, children 12 and under are free. Proceeds raised help support the Oshkosh Irish Fest scheduled for June 11-14. Food and drinks will be available.

How do I participate in the Parade?

If you would like to participate in the parade with a float, marching group, or other entry, please download Parade Entry Form or contact us for further questions.


About Oshkosh Festivals, Inc.

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 $120,000 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone interested in volunteering to help plan and staff the events should contact us.

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For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer please use the form below.


Oshkosh Festivals, Inc.
PO Box 1005
Oshkosh, WI 54903



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