August 18-21, 2016

August 18-21, 2016

2016 Tickets and Discounts

Daily Ways to Save

Click each day to see how you can save on admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest 2016! Guests are always welcome to get their hands stamped upon leaving the festival grounds and return on the same day for free re-entry. We welcome fest-goers to purchase tickets at the gate the week before the festival or upon arriving, but buying online will save you the time of waiting in line! At the gates, we accept cash or charge cards. Your admission to the festival does include all of the musical acts, cultural exhibits, children's activities and more!


Bring in school supplies (markers, notebooks, backpacks, etc.) for children served by Hope House and receive free entrance on Thursday, August 18. Thursday is our Preview Night, so please note that only a portion of our grounds will be open.


Half Price Friday

Friday General Admission tickets are just $10! This deal lasts from open to close on Friday, August 19, 2016.


Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest

Register for the 2016 Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest and you'll not only receive a free t-shirt and a free Sprecher beer (21+ over), but also free same-day entry to the festival before 3:00 P.M.! Enjoy a 5K route along Milwaukee's lakefront, and if you show your Irish spirit and/or wear Irish themed costumes, you may even win a prize! For registration and more information, click here!



Two-Day Pass

Back for 2016! Enjoy Saturday and Sunday of the 2016 Festival (August 20 and 21) for $25 - a $15 savings! To take advantage of this online-only promotion, you must purchase tickets online by noon on August 19, 2015.

Tickets are good for admission to Milwaukee Irish Fest on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2016. Tickets are valid for ages 13 and over, as children 12 and under are always free. All ticket sales are final. Service charges will apply.

Purchase your Two-Day Pass by clicking here.


Fests Feed Milwaukee

On Sunday, August 21, anyone donating a non-perishable food item by 11 a.m. will receive free admission to the festival. Patrons are welcome to attend the Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will receive free admission immediately following. Those donating food who choose not to attend the Mass will receive a hand stamp valid for free entry at any time that day during regular festival hours (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or are welcome to remain in the designated section of the South Gate. Ward's and Claddagh will open at 9 a.m. to provide breakfast. All non-perishable food items will be donated to Hunger Task Force.

Military Day

On Sunday August 21, veterans and military personnel receive free admission, plus one guest. Must provide a valid proof of service at any gate ticket window to receive your free tickets. Thank you for your service to our country.

College Day

College students with a valid student I.D. can enjoy a $3 discount off of General Admission tickets between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. (all gates).

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Dublin the Fun

Wisconsin State FairFair and Fest Deal 

$18 for 1 State Fair Admission Ticket and 1 Milwaukee Irish Fest General Admission Ticket
Offer valid through August 13, 2016
Click here for more information & to purchase tickets




Milwaukee County ZooMilwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo 

Presented by Meijer 

$20 for 1 Zoo Admission Ticket and 1 Milwaukee Irish Fest General Admission Ticket
                                             Offer valid from July 1 - 31
                                             Zoo voucher valid Thursday, August 18 to                                                          Sunday, August 21, 2016
                                             Limited Number of Tickets Available
                                             Ticket information coming soon!


Milwaukee TheatreCeltic Thunder

September 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

$45 for 1 Celtic Thunder: Legacy Tour Ticket and 1 Milwaukee Irish Fest General Admission Ticket
Offer valid through August 15, 2016
Limited Number of Tickets Available
Click her​e for more information & to purchase tickets



Shepherd Express Art Turns 30Shepherd Express - Art Turns 30 Event @ Lakefront Brewery

July 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 21 +

$30 for 1 Art Turns 30 Ticket and 1 Milwaukee                                                  Irish Fest General Admission Ticket
                                             The first 75 people to purchase the "Dublin the                                                  Fun" package will receive a mini bottle of                                                          Jameson Whiskey
                                             Click here for more information & to purchase                                                  tickets


Disclaimer: Some restrictions do apply. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid for cash or merchandise or parking. Not for duplication or resale. 


Ward Irish Music Archives Free Ticket Program

Earn two free tickets to Milwaukee Irish Fest with the donation of ten original Irish-related music items to the Ward Irish Music Archives. For more information, click here.

Advance Sale Tickets Available on Grounds

Skip the service charges! You can purchase tickets in advance on the Festival grounds at the Summerfest Main Gate ticket office. Available for advanced purchase are Half Price Friday, General Admission and General Admission Senior tickets. No Two-Day Passes will be available at this location.

Advance Sale Hours

Monday, August 15 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, August 18 - 9 a.m. to Festival Opening
Friday, August 19 - 9 a.m. to Festival Opening

Group Ticket Sales Information

Save some green with group ticket sales available through July 31, 2016. 26-99 tickets are $15 each; 100+ tickets are $13 each. Call the Irish Fest Center at 414-476-3378 for more information.

Notice on Counterfeit Tickets

Milwaukee Irish Fest strongly urges all patrons to avoid purchasing tickets on the street from unauthorized sources, as the tickets may be counterfeit. For your own protection, tickets should only be purchased at Milwaukee Irish Fest ticket booths, or the Milwaukee Irish Fest Center in Wauwatosa. Counterfeit tickets and tickets purchased from unauthorized sources will not be honored.

Ticket Prices

General Admission - $20
Senior (60 and Older) - $15
Thursday (Over 12) - $5

Children (12 and Under) - Free
Two Day Pass - $25

(Saturday & Sunday. Available For Order Online Only)
Half Price Friday - $10

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Festival Hours

Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday - noon to midnight
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.