Matt Martin, right, plays the bagpipes as his brother Josh plays the drums at Ruffolo’s Special Pizza II with the Kenosha Area Pipes and Drums Association during the 2017 “Kenosha Krawl.” Today’s Krawl starts at 12:30 p.m. and features nine stops.


There’s still plenty of time to jump into the St. Patrick’s Day madness. Because the greenest of all the holidays falls on a Sunday this year, the partying started Friday and continues through today with these events:

n The Kenosha Area Pipes and Drums Association — a bagpipe band made up of Kenosha-area firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies — wraps up its 15th annual, two-day “St. Patty’s Day Kenosha Krawl.”

Today’s Krawl stops are: 12:30 p.m. at DeRango’s, 2135 31st St.; 1:15 p.m. at Mike’s Donuts and Chicken, 701 56th St.; 2 p.m. at The Beer Gardens, 3501 14th Ave.; 2:45 p.m. at Gerb’s Tap, 2627 63rd St.; 3:30 p.m. at the Kenosha Yacht Club, 5130 Fourth Ave.; 4:15 p.m. at the Boathouse Pub & Eatery, 4917 Seventh Ave; 5 p.m. at Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub, 510 57th St.; 7 p.m. at Circa on Seventh, 4902 Seventh Ave.; and 7:45 p.m. at the Kenosha Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave.

The “Krawl” serves as a major fundraiser for the association. Taverns pay the band, and a boot is passed for donations. The group performs at each locale for about 40 minutes. The schedule is subject to change. For schedule updates, go to www.kapda.org.

n The Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave., has an Irish sing-along with Larry Hind from 1 to 4 p.m.

n Mike’s Donuts & Chicken and Chicken & Donut Bar, 707 56th St., celebrates the “Everybody’s Irish” season with seasonal concoctions (shamrock doughnut, anyone?) and Irish food specials. (The Pipes and Drums Association group stops there at 1:15 p.m.)

n Coins Sports Bar, 1714 52nd St., will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party today. Green beer will be served, along with corned beef and cabbage and Reuben sandwiches. The Celtic Gypsies perform from 3 to 6 p.m.

n Corned beef and cabbage dinners are served today at Spanky’s Bar & Grill, 2325 52nd St. There are also drink specials for patrons who enjoy that sort of thing. The staff at Spanky’s calls St. Patrick’s Day “Our favorite day of the year.”

n The Sunnyside Club, 7517 22nd Ave., also serves corned beef and cabbage dinners today.

n Fec’s Place, 5523 Sixth Ave., celebrates with its “beer of the month”: Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

n George’s Club Highview, 5305 60th St., serves up corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and carrots starting at 11 a.m. every St. Patrick’s Day — until it’s gone.

n As you can imagine, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are a very big deal at Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St., an Irish pub and eatery. Ashling opens at 8 a.m. today, serving Irish breakfasts and then a “St. Patrick’s Day Menu.”

Entertainment today includes the Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers (8 a.m.), Celtic Gypsies (9 a.m.), The Pure Drops (1 to 4 p.m.), folk singer Jeff Ward (5 to 9 p.m.) and Matt Meyer and Mike Gierson (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.).

n The Kenosha Yacht Club, 5130 Fourth Ave., is serving Irish food and drink specials. (The Pipes and Drums group stops there at 3:30 p.m.)

n At 58 Below, 504 58th St., Jason Kent performs live music starting at 1 p.m. today.

n At Kaiser’s Pizza, 510 57th St., it’s no surprise the Pizza of the Month is a Reuben Pizza. (The Pipes and Drums stop there at 5 p.m. today.)

n The Kenosha Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave., is serving a St. Paddy’s Day Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. today, with the Pipes and Drums performing at 7:45, wrapping up the two-day Kenosha Krawl.