August 16-19, 2018

August 16-19, 2018

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2017 Tickets and Discounts


You'll be re-directed to our Irish Fest Ticketing Store, which will feature all of 2017's ticketing options. Buying online will save you the time of waiting in line! Your admission to the festival includes all of the musical acts, cultural exhibits, children's activities and more!


Daily Ways to Save


Bring in school supplies for children served by Hope House and receive free admission. 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.


Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest

Register for the 2017 Run/Walk to Irish Fest and you'll receive free same-day entry to the festival before 3:00 P.M.!


Fests Feed Milwaukee

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 20, 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. (all gates)

Additional Promotions

Passport for Savings

Available on the Irish Fest grounds during the fesitval

Save all year long with our Passport for Savings coupon book! For just $10, you'll get a variety of discounts and deals on local Milwaukee area restaurants, shops and services. Stop by any Jameson location, the Information Booth, Raffle Booth or the Irish Fest Retail Booth to get yours! You may even find a BOGO deal for 2018 tickets!

Failte Club VIP Experience ~ NEW for 2017

Available online and on the Irish Fest grounds during the available at the entrance of the Upper Deck VIP area (South end of the Miller Lite Oasis area by the Long Bar) - Friday and Saturday only [sold separately]

Experience Irish Fest in an exclusive setting! Invite your friends and be a part of the Failte Club VIP Experience! Your Failte Club ticket includes 2 complimentary beverages (beer, soda, water), and an incredible view of the Miller Lite stage from the Upper Deck so you can see your favorite artists, like Gaelic Storm, JigJam and The Elders! Tickets are only $30 and there will also be an additional private bar available to purchase drinks at a discounted rate. Wheel chair accessible and private restrooms.


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 at CelticMKE

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the CelticMKE Center at 1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53213 during regular office hours (9am to 5pm). For every one Irish Fest ticket you buy at our office, you'll receive a FREE Mexican Fiesta ticket! Limited Mexican Fiesta tickets available. Mexican Fiesta promotion available at our office until August 11 then moves to the grounds August 14 - 16. 

Volunteer at the Fest

All volunteers will receive tickets to the Thursday night festival preview, an entrance pass, a discounted parking pass, food coupons and other opportunities. Click here, to view areas in which you can volunteer and be a part of the festival or email us at!

Group Ticket Sales Information

Save some green with group ticket sales available through July 31, 2017. 26-99 tickets are $15 each; 100+ tickets are $13 each. Call the CelticMKE [Irish Fest] Center at 414-476-3378 for more information.

Private Party Areas Available

The cost to book a private party depends on the area and the day. Booking early is highly advised and party space is limited! Most are booked well in advance, often after the previous festival. Many party areas have permanent restrooms and bars. No food or beverage may be brought in. However, food and beverage will be available to purchase through Irish Fest and its vendors. To inquire, please email and label the subject "Irish Fest Party Rental" and your request/information will be forwarded to the coordinator. You may also call us at 414-476-3378.


Note: Most vendor, retail, bar, CD and shopping areas accept credit/debit sales

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.

2017 Ticket Prices

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

Children (12 and Under) - Free
Two Day Pass - $30

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

2017 Festival Hours

Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 4 p.m. to 12.m.
Saturday - 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Aer Lingus
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • Celtic, Inc.
  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


  • Center: 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee
  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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