This Finnish town near Park Rapids celebrates its grasshopper-skewering saint with a St. Urho look-alike contest and a parade, followed by barstool races, human foosball and Viking bowling.
The big parade starts at noon, starting at Third and Wisconsin downtown and followed by music, dancing and pipes and drums at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center.
Here's our list of the best St. Pat's parades, pub crawls, dances and inns, with a few St. Urho's Day festivities thrown in for good measure.
This North Shore village near Tettegouche State Park celebrates the Finnish saint with a tug-of-war over the Baptism River and a parade, craft fair, music and children's games.
The parade is at 1:30 p.m. and runs from Capitol Square.
In this traditionally Irish city, the noon parade runs along Fourth Street to Rice Park.
The National Eagle Center holds live-bird programs and nature presentations weekends in March, when bald eagles migrate northward along the Mississippi.
This free festival at the Hjemkomst Center includes two entertainment stages, heritage programs, arts and crafts, interactive booths and Celtic food and treats.
At nature centers around the region, tour the sugarbush and learn how to tap trees and boil sap. Then, eat a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.
Dozens of musicians, artists and writers perform and read at downtown venues. On Friday evening, there's a literature crawl.
See 150 independent films from Wisconsin and around the world in seven theaters in and around State Street.
The MacKenzie Environmental Center, between the Wisconsin Dells and Madison, offers a pancake breakfast, guided tours of the sugarbush, demonstrations of tapping and syrup-making, intrepretive talks about how Indians and pioneers made syrup, old-time music and horse-drawn wagon rides.
At Midway Village, more than 225 re-enactors portray soldiers and civilians from the United States and Europe and stage narrated battles.
More than 350 films from more than 60 countries are shown at St. Anthony Main Theatre on the Minneapolis riverfront and at other venues.
It's postponed in 2020.
There will be crafts, face-painting, bubble art and treats at the Hop-to-it Bunny Hunt, plus a parade at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Children ages 2-7 can hunt for eggs on the lawn of the James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue. Visitors can win prizes, get a small snack and look around the first floor of the mansion. Reserve in advance.
Hear music at half a dozen venues in the downtown of this western Wisconsin college town.
The former home of the Civil War general and president celebrates his 198th birthday with free admission to the Grant Museum, Main Street walking tours with Gen. Grant, a pie auction, a spy trial and cake.
Sample wares of the region's finest chocolatiers, listen to music and shop for sweets.
A spring kickoff for outdoor enthusiasts, with presentations on outdoor adventures and destinations and a gear sale and auction of used canoes and kayaks.
It's postponed in 2020.
Sample cheese and more than 200 beers and 45 wines at the Oktoberfest grounds Saturday.
There's also a Toaster's Eve on Friday and a Bacon Bloody Brunch on Sunday.
Visit more than 85 artists at 45 studios, in Racine on Saturday and in Kenosha on Sunday. On Friday evening, there's a Preview Party.
Tour the studios of more than 300 artists in 17 buildings in the Lowertown and downtown neighborhoods.
There's cheese and beer from around the state plus live music at the Brat Stop.
This festival at the fairgrounds features maple syrup in a breakfast, a baking contest, a cooking demonstration and crafts plus music, children's activities and door prizes.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this festival at Carpenter Nature Center includes bird-banding demonstrations, a raptor class and guided birding trips. Reservations are required.
Enjoy food, music, crafts and dance from 90 different ethnic groups at the downtown RiverCentre.
Watch a kayak whitewater rodeo, take a paddling clinic, make your own paddle or join a group float. There's hiking and rock-climbing, too. In Sandstone's Robinson Park and Banning State Park.
Dozens of musical groups in all genres play in museums, galleries, cafes and arts centers across town. There are arts workshops for children, too.
This festival on Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park includes free kite kits for kids, games and a candy drop from kites.
This fiesta on the West Side (just south of downtown) features a parade, low-rider car show and lots of food, music and dancing.
The festival is virtual this year -- watch it online.
This large festival in east-central Wisconsin is around a large marsh often called the Everglades of the North. There are bird hikes, bird-banding demonstrations, pontoon-boat tours, canoe and kayak tours, bus tours and a round-the-clock Big Sit, in which participants try to identify as many birds as possible. Register early for field trips.
This southwest Wisconsin town celebrates with mariachi music, a salsa contest, a soccer tournament and children's activities.
The Loft Literary Center hosts this family-friendly festival, featuring dozens of authors.
Based out of the Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, activities include bird-banding, hikes and expeditions, hatchery tours and kayaking tours of estuaries.
Canceled in 2020.
This town on the east end of Lake Charlevoix is all about morels in May, with a guided mushroom hunt, a competition with prizes, drawings for free morels and The Taste of Morels, with morsels provided by local restaurants.
More than 500 artists take part in this tour of 60 locations in the northeast Minneapolis arts district.
In 2020, the festival is online.
In this town near Janesville, this free festival is at the Milton House Museum, once a stop on the Underground Railroad. It features an encampment of soldiers, military drills, cannon firing and an historic walking tour. Sign up in advance for living-history tours of the hotel, where guests will go back to 1861 and meet a freedom-seeker hidden in the cellar.