Eau Claire, WI - WHYS Radio’s [96.3FM-LP Eau Claire] Lucky 13th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Shortest Sidewalk Parade will be held on Saturday, March 16th, in downtown Eau Claire. Community participation is welcomed to help carry out The Shortest Sidewalk Parade, which begins at 5:20pm in the parking lot of 405 S Farwell, across the street from the transit station, and ends at Acoustic Café, 505 S Barstow. General Hardware, a Morris dance group from Dunn County will entertain parade attendees from 5:20-5:30pm. Signs observing your Irish heritage, green clothing, and walking shoes are encouraged.


Bagpiper Scott Bartell will lead the parade at 5:30 to the Acoustic Café, for an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish music by Irish Diplomacy and U.K.E. -Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire, and a dance performance by BaredFeet Company from 6:00-9:00pm. Families and folks of all ages are welcomed to help WHYS Radio celebrate both St Patrick’s Day and 13 years of hosting community radio in Eau Claire with music, food, drinks, sing-a-longs, jokes, limericks, a silent auction, and an art sale featuring music posters created by Ambient Inks.


Admission by donation with proceeds benefitting WHYS 96.3FM, Eau Claire’s community radio station. Seating is limited to the capacity of Acoustic Café.

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Timeline and entertainment media contacts for WHYS Radio’s Lucky 13th Annual St Patrick’s Day Celebration & Shortest Sidewalk Parade held in downtown, Eau Claire, Wisconsin:


Saturday, March 16th, 2019


Parade:            Gathers at 5:20pm at 405 S. Farwell (Kappus Building – across from transit station)

                         Departs at 5:30pm for 505 S. Barstow Street (Acoustic Café)

Celebration:   6:00-9:00pm, Acoustic Café, 505 S. Barstow Street


Entertainment contacts:

5:20-5:30   General Hardware –contact Rick Nagler: naglerman@yahoo.com

5:30-5:55   Shortest Sidewalk Parade  - contact Myron Buchholz/WHYS board member: 715-579-8493

6:00-6:45   UKE – Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire – contact Jim Tenorio/UKE: tenorioJuwstout.edu

6:50-7:00   BaredFeet (dancers) – contact Lynn Buske/Creative Director 715-497-8732

7:10-9:00   Irish Diplomacy  - contact Lori Chilefone/WHYS board member: 715-456-6637


  • Occurred Saturday, March 16th, 2019 @ 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm


Acoustic Cafe

505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701