Fun Activities to Do on St. Patrick’s Day in the Madison Area

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a day that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

Why wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Leprechauns are actually one reason you’re supposed to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day—or risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.

Here are some fun things to do in the Madison area for St. Patrick’s Day.


St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage in Madison WI
Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage with Carrots and Potatoes

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner St Patrick’s Day Pre-Order – Get your Corned Beef & Cabbage! Place your order by March 14th, and we’ll have your order ready for pick up at Monty’s Blue Plate Diner on Wednesday, March 17th.

Essen Haus – Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like a green boot or stein of bier while enjoying a good Irish meal.

Ian’s Pizza and Great Lakes Brewing Co. team up for a St. Patrick’s Day curbside pick-up special of pizza and beer! Pick-up is at Garver Feed Mill.

The Cider Farm is featuring some of your traditional Irish favorites! The Tasting Room will be open Wednesday, March 17th, through Sunday, March 21st this week.

Full Mile Beer Company & Kitchen Drive-Thru St. Paddy’s event in Sun Prairie – partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County to provide meals on March 17th from 12pm – 6pm.


Shamrock Shuffle in Madison WI

Shamrock Shuffle – Virtual – The race this year will be virtual – you will be able to participate from anywhere and at anytime using RaceJoy between March 20th and March 28th, 2021.

Paint and Sip: St. Patty’s Brew – Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! 

Join the Mark Croft Duo for a St. Pat’s celebration at Lone Girl Brewing Co in downtown Waunakee, WI! 

Celtic Cultural Center of Madison for its’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival (online this year) of St. Paddy’s Day featuring local musicians and dancers: Lillies of the Midwest, The Currach, Navan, and more!

Please let us know if you hear of any other events in the area and we can add them to this list!

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