Think Spring, huh? Its a little tough to imagine right now, but Its a little easier to do when I see what is going on in Oshkosh starting in March.
First off, starting off with Rooms of Blooms at the Paine Art Museum, March 3-6 and 10-13th. If that doesn’t make you think spring I don’t know what does.
Rooms of Blooms showcases the art of floral design inside the exquisite settings of the historic Paine estate. This event features more than one hundred artistic fresh floral creations by the most talented designers in the region. Each creation is inspired by the beauty of the Paine and artworks on display. Inside the rooms of the Paine, floral arangements will adorn the castle with large scale displays to smaller singular arrangements that create beautiful table settings and create spectacular aromas.
Saturday, March 5th at EAA Air Venture Museum from 7:00-10:00 PM, Hops and Props is the premier beer-tasting event which is going into its 12th year. Your taste buds will thank you as you are sampling some of the finest beers in the world and enjoying delicious food and live music that will keep you on your feet all night long. Spend an evening sampling more than 300 extraordinary beverages from around the world while the master brewers you love are on hand to answer any and all questions you have about their craft. Plus, the 2015 People’s Choice winners return to share their award-winning beers that you voted for. Getting excited just thinking about this, maybe you should upgrade to VIP status which includes early admission to a five course meal featuring food and beer pairings. Dinner begins at 5:30 and tickets are limited.
Oshkosh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Tent Party returns to downtown Oshkosh on Saturday, March 12.
Irish bands will entertain inside the tent. Following the parade, there will be special meet and greet opportunities with the Ice Queen, her sister, and all their Princess friends. You can also expect Irish Dancing performances by Richard’s School of the Dance, Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance, bagpipers, and other entertainment. We will have children’s contests for “Most Freckled Face” and “Reddest Hair”. Several fundraising activities will take place including raffles, a silent auction, and the opportunity to add your name to Irish Fest’s Welcome or “Fáilte” Door with a tax-deductible donation.