Across the US, about 10.2% of Americans claim to be from Irish ancestry which counts for about 32.3 million US residents, according to a 2016 census. This number is about seven times the population of Ireland and the second largest ancestry group in Wisconsin. Let this be your excuse for getting out and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year!
There are a few fun events that will be happening downtown Appleton during the week of St. Patrick’s Day that you will have to check out, Irish descent or not.
The Appleton Charity Events will be putting on a St. Patty’s Scavenger Hunt Pub Crawl. This event will be taking place on March 14th from 3-8pm. On top of being a pub crawl around participating bars downtown Appleton, it will also be a scavenger hunt. Sign up ASAP if you want to receive the t-shirt that has the scavenger hunt on the back. You will need to purchase a ticket for this event and you can buy those here. All participants will receive a wristband which will unlock the many great specials that participating bars will be offering and a t-shirt (while supplies last). Not to mention that all of the ticket sales go to benefit a local charity in the Fox Valley!
McGuinness Irish Pub is a stop you won’t want to miss! The pub is featuring traditional Irish food, music, and dancing all week long! They are also putting on tent parties on Saturday, March 14th & 21st, along with more fun on the days in between. Find more details on these events on their website.
The Durty Leprechaun is another Irish Pub located Downtown Appleton that will be worth checking out on this day.
Emmett’s Bar and Grill is throwing a huge St. Patrick’s Day party beginning at 8am on March 17th! They will be giving away huge prizes, along with drink specials and games that will be going on all day long. The grand prize giveaway is a trip for 2 to Las Vegas! Looks like something you won’t want to miss.
If you’re looking to get your St. Patrick’s Day celebration on all week, stop by Spats Restaurant. They will be serving a range of your favorite Irish dishes all week from the 12th-18th.
With all of the great options that are located right in downtown Appleton, you are guaranteed to have a very fun and busy St. Patrick’s Day! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Downtown Appleton!