For four days every August, Milwaukee's lakefront comes brilliantly alive with the sounds and sights of Ireland during Milwaukee Irish Fest. The family-friendly festival was named "the mother of all Irish festivals" by writer Larry Kirwan and is the largest celebration of its kind anywhere in the world.
On 16 stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, we showcase an array of traditional and contemporary Celtic entertainers. From fiddlers and harpists, pipers and folk singers, to full throttle Celtic rock, there's music for everyone to enjoy.
Along with our amazing music lineup, the festival features Irish food and drinks, theater presentations, dancers, sporting events, unique Celtic crafts and gifts and so much more. Our Cultural Village is a fun, interactive space for kids and adults. Meet authors, learn to speak Irish, explore Celtic exhibits or listen to traditional music. Milwaukee Irish Fest is so much more than just a music festival!