Family Activities

Children 12 and under and their families are welcome to come have fun, and the best thing is everything is free of charge!

Family  Passport
 

The family passport returns. It’s a fun way for families to explore Milwaukee Irish Fest, while keeping the whole family entertained. Families collect stamps  for their Pirate Paddy Passports at stops throughout the festival grounds, while making crafts and gathering prizes at each stop. Some of
the areas families will visit while on their quest are the Cultural Area, Tipperary Stage, Celtic Canines, and more. Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life.
 


Lilli-Putt

Located in the Children's area is the Lilli-Putt miniature golf. Children 12 and under and their families are welcome to come have fun, and the best thing is everything is free of charge!
 

Parades

Don’t miss seeing Paddy and Molly walk the Festival grounds with their Milwaukee Irish Fest friends.  Parades are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at the North end of the grounds.
 

Leprechaun  Village

Bring your little ones to visit the Leprechaun Village.  They can search for gold and even join a special “Leprechaun Kids Club” for fun prizes.  The Leprechaun Village contains a bank vault, pub, performance stage, workshop and many other tiny structures.  Not only is the display fun to look at, it also contains interesting educational facts about Leprechauns.
 

Children's  Area

This year we brought back many of our popular attractions, such as Lilli-Putt mini golf, the Lego castles/Mr. Potato Head area, and of course the big craft area. Once again children 12 & under can “fish” for prizes in our Pot of Gold. 
Back this year is our children’s Cultural Area on the playground.  Highlights of this area include:
- Highland Games for Kids
- Children's Tea Room - The Tea Room hosts hourly readings and tea parties from noon to 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday including readings from Irish children's book author, Derek Mulveen.
- John Byrne Theatre Stage featuring:
Friday, August 16th
      4:30 - Joan McGovern, music and more  www.joanmcgovern.com
      5:30 - Bagpipe demonstration
      6:30 - Dance lessons with McMenamin Irish Dance Academy

Saturday, August 17th
  12:30 - Bagpipe demonstration
    1:30 - Dance lessons with Cronin School of Irish Dance
    2:30 - Debbie O'Carroll, Share & Learn Irish Magic
    3:30 - Celtic Canines meet and greet
    4:30 - Wayne Francis, puppeteer
    5:30 - Dance lessons with Cashel-Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Sunday, August 18th
  12:30 - Joan McGovern, music and more
    1:30 - Bagpipes Demonstration
    2:30 - Debbie O'Carroll, Share & Learn Irish Magic
    3:30 - Celtic Canines meet and greet
    4:30 - Dance lessons with Rince Nia Academy of Irish Dance
    5:30 - Wayne Francis, puppeteer

Be sure to come explore!


Children's  Stage

Enjoy family friendly entertainment at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Stage sponsored by Cedar Crest Ice Cream. Check out the Children's Stage schedule under the Entertainment tab. 
 

Greenwish  Village

Become a Super Hero for the Environment in Greenwish Village! Everyone in the family can play Super Hero BINGO and learn about our planet with hands-on activities. Pick up an ‘Environmental Super Heroes’ coloring book featuring Eco-Man, Volt and more. Challenge your environmental knowledge about energy, trees, recycling and water, or hang out in the Heroes Hideout. You can also create fun Super Hero Gear by turning trash into art!
 

Fireworks

No festival would be complete without fireworks.  Sunday evening following the Scattering a wonderful display of fireworks will light up the sky to end another Milwaukee Irish Fest!