World Down Syndrome Day Party & GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee's 9th Anniversary!

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
Time: 12-2pm
Location: GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee

Grab your favorite mismatched or loud socks to raise awareness and celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome before World Down Syndrome Day. Come in for the party, get a pair of rockin' socks, have some tacos and cake, and hangout with others on the DS journey


Meet & Greet: Wine & Giveback Nights

Date: Thursday & Friday, March 21 & 22, 2024
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Three Cellars,
N72W13400 Lund Lane STE A
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Three Cellars will be donating 10% of net sales to GiGi’s Milwaukee! Donations off-set the cost of programming for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities, keeping everything FREE for participants of all ages and abilities!

Why do we celebrate with socks?

Chromosomes look like socks and this is where the idea of Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day was born... simple! We celebrate and raise awareness by wearing our brightest, loudest socks. Mismatched socks further the idea of showing off our differences to draw attention to our uniqueness and to start conversations about how socks look similar yet different just like our friends with Ds.

Why is World Down Syndrome Day held on March 21st?

Down syndrome happens when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome (Trisomy 21).
3/21 -- (3rd month of the year and the 21st day) easy to remember!