It’s a great day–and a great weekend–for the Irish: our top picks


Whether you’re Irish or not, who doesn’t love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Lucky for you, The Oshkosh Independent has a stellar lineup of things to do this holiday weekend! Here are the top picks for this weekend.

ONE. Dublin’s Irish Pub will be hosting its St. Patrick’s Day tent party all day on March 17. Starting at 6 a.m., come down for an Irish breakfast to kick start the holiday followed by live performances from CopperBox, an Irish bagpiper, and The Presidents. The celebration continues on March 18 starting at 2 p.m. with performances from Irish dancers, Baby & The Boomers, and Star 69. A trolley will be available to take people to different St. Patrick’s Day parties in the city from 2 p.m. through 10 p.m. on Saturday. Tent party starts at 2:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. 2070 W 9th Ave.

TWO. O’Marro’s Public House will also be hosting a weekend-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Starting on March 17 at 11 a.m., enjoy a full Irish breakfast along with performances by Irish dancers and Irish bagpipers. You can stay and enjoy live Irish pub tunes or celebrate throughout Oshkosh with a provided trolley! On March 18 starting at noon, enjoy Irish food and bagpipes to finish off the weekend. Trolley will only be provided on March 17. Food will be first come, first serve. 2211 Oregon St.

THREE. The Reptile Palace will be hosting another St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17. Antifamous presents its St. Patrick’s Day DJ Bash! The holiday festivities end on March 18 with a night full of metal music with live performances by Shield the Survivors, Amillennial, and Symptom of Being. Both events start at 10 p.m. 141 High Ave.

FOUR. For a more relaxing way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, come down to Becket’s on Friday night and see jazz musician Mike Malone. An Oshkosh local, Malone is a known jazz musician who has been featured in numerous festivals and events across the Midwest. Event starts at 8 p.m. 2 Jackson St.

FIVE. Prefer theatre over the typical St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Come see Hysterical Productions: Romeo and Juliet at the Grand Opera House! A different twist from the classic Shakespeare play, see the tale of two star-crossed lovers unfold against all odds. Play is rated PG for adult themes and some violence. Tickets range from $15 to $18. Event goes from March 17 thru March 18 and March 23 thru March 25. All performances start at 7:30. 100 High Ave.


Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!


Photo: A patron sips a pint of beer at O’Marro’s Public House in Oshkosh on March 9, 2017. Copyright Adam Jungwirth 2017.


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Hailey Lawrence

Hailey Lawrence is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh. She is currently studying Journalism with an emphasis in Editing and International Studies with a dual emphasis in Global National Security and International Development. Hailey also writes for UWO's student newspaper, The Advance-Titan, as an opinion writer and for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, in their quarterly magazine.

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