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Escape & Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Sturgeon Bay

Ease your winter doldrums with a bit o’ Irish cheer at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Sturgeon Bay!

Mark your calendar for March 11, and enjoy the festive parade and live entertainment offered at venues throughout the city. Stake out your spot for watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Paraders begin at 11 a.m. from Sawyer Park on the west side, proceed west on Oak St. to Madison Avenue. Once on Madison, the parade heads north then onto Maple Street over the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge to Third Avenue. At Martin Park, paraders turn onto Third Avenue and march to the finish at Jefferson Street.

St. Patty's Day parade

Entrants compete for awards in these categories:

  • Best Irish
  • Best Tavern/Bar
  • Best Retail
  • Best Non-Profit

Want to share your Irish pride? Irish-themed floats and “Leprechauns” are invited to participate in the parade!

Contact the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center for info: 920.743.6246 or vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

After the festive parade, enjoy dinner and drink specials with live music Saturday afternoon at some of area’s dining and entertainment venues.

Shake off your shamrocks and plan a St. Patrick’s Day escape to Sturgeon Bay, County O’ Door!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Activities and events taking place St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Sturgeon Bay include:

Saturday, March 11

Kitty O’Reillys St. Patrick’s Parade & Day Celebration
59 E. Oak Street. 920.743.7441; Kitty's on Facebook
Open at 8 a.m. Serving traditional Irish specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Irish Folk Band, 9-11 a.m., Bag Piper performance, 12-2 p.m. Live music by Whiskey Ditch & Glas Hamr, 2-8 p.m.

Irish music at Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill
3622 N. Duluth Ave. 920.743.3690
Live music by Gerry Sloan, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 17

Kitty O’Reillys St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
59 E. Oak Street. 920.743.7441; Kitty's on Facebook
First 25 guests receive a free Kitty’s baseball hat! Open at 9 a.m. Serving traditional Irish specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Live music by Glas Hamr, 6-10 p.m.

Music at Brick Lot Pub & Grill
253 N. Third Ave.; 920.743.9339
Thy Dirty Deuce & Jiffy Slim – Live rock and roll music from 10 p.m. to close!

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Stone Harbor Resort
107 North First Ave; 920.746.0700; www.stoneharbor-resort.com       
Live music by Madcats, 8:30 p.m.-Midnight.
Corned Beef & Cabbage specials

Movie Nights at Door County Yoga
143 N. Fourth Ave; 920.495.2899; www.doorcountyyoga.com
6 p.m. Awake: The Life of Yogananda
$5 per person, bring your own food, drinks and chair

St. Patty’s Day Party at Waterfront Mary’s
3622 N. Duluth Ave. 920.743.3690
Live music by Cathy Grier & Friends, 9:30 p.m.

Winter Play Reading Festival at Third Avenue Playhouse
239 N. Third Ave.; 920.743.1760
DEAR ELIZABETH by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Paulette Laufer with Claire Morkin and Alan Kopischke.
Admission is Pay-what-you-can.

Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.
Winter Play Reading Festival at Third Avenue Playhouse
239 N. Third Ave.; 920.743.1760.
THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble. Directed by Alan Kopischke, with Amy Ensign, Nick Hoover, Evie King, Alan Kopischke and Laurel Brooks. Admission is Pay-what-you-can.

Saturday, March 18

Absolute Bratwurst at Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill
3622 N. Duluth Ave. 920.743.3690
Live music with Absolute Bratwurst, 9:30 p.m.

March 16 – April 9

True West at Third Avenue Playhouse; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00

Estranged brothers claw for their piece of the American Dream in Sam Shepard’s deeply personal iconic play. In their Mother’s house, amidst the surreal terrain of the California desert, screenwriter and family man Austin is confronted by brother Lee whose reckless nature threatens to obliterate everything he has been working towards. Envy fuels a wild and side-splitting attempt to escape into each other’s lives.

Tickets are available online through the TAP website or by contacting the box office: 239 N. Third Ave.; 920.743.1760.