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.


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!


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

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

Explore the Power of Green! Use your personal power to pedal a bike to make your own smoothie snack, examine a solar oven and even make compost balls in our Gaelic Garden. Games for kids also include Trash Art, Recycle Ring Toss and It's a Wormy, Wormy World. Adults will love our "Green in Fifteen" talks on a variety of topics including composting, gardening and recycling. "Green in Fifteen" talks happen half past every hour.