Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Fond du Lac!

Come for the parade, stay for the food, drinks, and fun!

On Saturday, March 16th the fun begins with the 2024 Green Mile Run/Walk  – a one mile run/walk open to experienced runners as well as families and other community members wishing to run/walk together. Immediately following the Green Mile Run/Walk, enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade filled with creative and impressive St. Patrick’s themed floats. Then stick around to enjoy tons of great shopping, food and drink specials, live music, green beer, and Irish fare hosted by Downtown Fond du Lac businesses.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership urges you to celebrate safely and drink responsibly by designating a sober driver, utilizing the WI Tavern League Safe Ride program (www.tlw.org/saferide/), or booking an Uber, Lyft, or other ride service. 

2024 St. Patrick’s Day Activities

The Green Mile Run/Walk

What’s Green, full of Fondy folks and a mile long?  It’s the Green Mile Run/Walk presented by Burke and the Fond du Lac Running Club!

The Green Mile Run/Walk will take place Saturday, March 16th at 2:30 pm on Main Street in Fond du Lac, just prior to Holiday Automotive’s presentation of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. An awards ceremony will be held at Coliseum Sports Bar & Grill immediately after the parade.

All ages are welcome to join the fun, whether folks want to run, walk, jog or stroll.  Check in for the run/walk begins at 1pm at Hopper’s Screen Printing & Embroidery (77 N. Main St). Participants will gather at Johnson St. and Macy St. for a 2:30pm start.  From there, tread south down Main Street ending near Main Street and Western Avenue by 95+96-1 The Rock Studios.

Registration is open through March 15th at www.hometowntickets.com.

For more information, check out www.fdlrc.org/the-green-mile.html

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Fond du Lac St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place Saturday, March 16th at 3:00 p.m. on Main Street from Rees to Western Avenue.  The annual parade is sponsored by Holiday Automotive and coordinated by 95.1 and 96.1 The Rock and Sunny 97.7.  All are encouraged to participate and/or attend this green tradition!

Clubs, businesses and individuals are encouraged to register their parade float entry at www.961therock.com

Winners of the Best Adult Entry receive a $100 gift card and the coveted Irish’s traveling trophy.  Winners of the Best Kids Entry will win $100 cash.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Food and drink specials, St. Paddy’s swag, live music and entertainment, and of course green beer! The Downtown Fond du Lac Pub Crawl has everything you need to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

18 Hands Ale Haus
18 E. Division St.

$1 Green Beer until it’s gone!
Shamrock Soft Pretzels
Free St. Paddy’s Swag!

Alex Bennett DJ 8-11pm

Brick House
161 S. Main

Serving 11am – 9pm:
Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Nachos, Reuben Rolls, and Guinness Stew w/soda bread
Green Specialty Cocktail Specials
$2 Shot Specials

Live Irish Music 2pm – 5pm

Coliseum Sports Bar
91 S. Main Street

$13 Corned Beef Sandwich Special
$2 Green Beer
$3 Shamrock Pudding Shots
$5 Jameson Pint Mixers
2 for $10 Carbliss

Craft City Bottleshop & Taproom
103 S. Main

$3 Guinness Pints
2/$3 Green Jello shots

Fat Joe’s Burgers & Brews
15 W Division St.

Hotel Retlaw
1 N Main St.

$9.00 “Luck of the Irish” Specialty Cocktail

Watch for the Hotel Retlaw St. Paddy’s Day Parade float!

Irish’s Bar
10 Western Ave.

Live Music by Band O’Barley 9pm – Midnight

Joe’s Fox Hut
41 N Main St.

Joe’s Fox Hut – Free “Pitcher Beer or Soda” with order of a large Pizza.

8 5th St.

$2 Domestic Pints & Busch Light Cans
Shot Specials!

Light House Wine Bar & Bistro
213 S. Main

Main Pub
241 S. Main

Serving Irish Stew
$1 Green Jell-O Shots
$5 Green Specialty Cocktail
3/$10 Irish Car Bombs

36 4th Street

Slim & Chubby’s
109 S. Main

Third & One
2 N. Main

Three Aces North
111 N. Main

Throwback Pockets
119 S. Main

$3 Green Beer Pints
4/$12 Irish Car Bombs

Guest Cook – Meryl’s Kitchen

Free St. Patrick’s Day Giveaways!
Anyone decked out in Green for the occasion gets a free turn in the Cash Machine!

Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grill
90 S. Main

Serving Corned Beef & Cabbage, Reubens and Patty Melts
Free St. Paddy’s Day Swag
In-house Carbliss Tasting

4pm: Tucker’s Tunes
7pm: Brent Bel and the Boys

St. Patrick’s Day Shopping Specials and Activities 

St. Paddy’s themed activities, specials and deals sure to make your friends Green with envy (unless  you bring them along)! Downtown Fond du Lac has something for everyone this St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Arbor Acres
45 N. Main

3/15 – Baby bunny and chicken petting zoo; Tea cup Terrarium workshop
3/15-3/17: Green Sale! Purchase any green item to receive a free clover seed pack!

Argentum Et. Aurum
111 S. Main

3/12 – 3/16: “Go Green” discount – 15% off organic and sustainable items

FDL Cyclery
209 S. Main

Trek Fest and More! Great deals on bikes, and gear across the store!

Fondy Axe Co.
25a N Main

“Help” Fondy Axe Co. demo with their expansion and receive $5 off axe throwing!
Seize the opportuntiy to throw an axe at Fondy Axe Co.’s side wall, sentenced for demolition to make room for their upcoming expansion!
Plus, enjoy $2 Busch Lights.

Hang 10 Poke
74 S Main St #104

$2 Off Any Green Boba Tea

Main Street Fashion
117 S. Main

Gold Coin Hunt – Find a hidden gold coin in the store to receive the corresponding discount – up to 20% off your entire purchase!

Mirrorball Home Decor
44 N. Main

“Lucky Day” Sale – 30% Off Everything!*
*Excludes consignment items

The Cellar District
40 E. Division

St. Patrick’s Day Kids Scavenger Hunt – 3/16 @ Noon

The Diner
175 S. Main

Hot Chocolate Stand sponsored by First Weber – 2:30pm until it’s gone!

THE Dispensary
113 N. Main

Spin the Wheel of Prizes to win a % off your purchase or free products!*
*Must spend $75 to qualify.

Victoria’s Pet Nutrition
14 N. Main

20% off Anything Green!*
*Excludes food and litter

15 N. Main

Open until 5:00pm to serve your food and beverage needs throughout the parade.
Young Artists Class (https://www.wonderfdl.com/upcoming-events/young-artists-unicorn-kids-on-canvas)
March Specialty Drinks:
🍀 Irish Cream Mocha
💚 Sweet Cream Cold Brew
🍵 Matcha Mint Cooler
🌈 Lucky Charm Hot Cocoa