By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 02, 2023 at 1:01 PM

Wanna celebrate St. Paddy's Day in a way that doesn't include green beer? Rally the family for CelticMKE’s Irish Family Day.

The sham-rockin' event takes place on Sunday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa. The space, which is the headquarters for Milwaukee Irish Fest, will transform into an immersive Irish experience with lively entertainment and interactive activities for the whole family.

With an Irish "passport," families will explore nine different counties of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Each county will feature an interactive activity which celebrates Irish culture, history and traditions. Children will get their passports stamped along the way, earning a prize at the end of their journey.

The Celtic Cafe will serve lunch and snacks, five Irish dance schools will perform, Belfast native Ian Gould will provide music and roaming storytellers will fill the halls. Families can also watch students from the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music perform traditional Irish tunes.

Admission is $15 per family at the door and includes all activities. Attendees can also take advantage of a special Milwaukee Irish Fest ticket promotion: Buy one general admission ticket for the 2023 festival and get one free.

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.