MILWAUKEE — The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and Westown Association have decided to postpone the 54th Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The parade was scheduled for March 13 but is now planned for Sep. 25 with hopes the later date will be safer for the public with such a large-scale event.
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“Although we are disappointed that we cannot host the parade in March, this decision was easily made with the health and safety of our participants and spectators in mind,” said Shamrock Club of Wisconsin Parade Director Mike Boyle. “We are excited to hold our first ever Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade in September as long as public health conditions allow, but in order for that to happen we need everyone to continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.”
Although the parade is postponed for now, the Executive Director of Westown Association Stacie Callies said the organizations hope to host virtual and socially distanced programming leading up to the September event.