By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 12, 2015 at 3:56 PM

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will make its return to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 14 starting at noon. The parade steps off on Wisconsin Avenue at Old World Third Street and will wind its way through the streets of Downtown. 

Building on a successful partnership, the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin and the Westown Association, along with presenting sponsor Killian’s Irish Stout, are collaborating on the state's oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 

This year’s parade will feature over 140 units including Irish dance groups, pipe and drum corps and local celebrities and dignitaries.  The Friends of St. Patrick, in partnership with the Hunger Task Force, will collect non-perishable food donations during the parade.  Volunteers will walk the parade route with grocery carts collecting the donated food items.

Although the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin is celebrating its 49th anniversary of producing the parade, the event dates back to 1843. It even predates the incorporation of the State of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee. is a sponsor of the Westown Association and The St. Patrick's Day Parade. 

For more information on the St. Patrick's Day Parade festivities, visit the event website.