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Cultural Village

Irish Fest features an area on the south end of the festival grounds dedicated to Irish and Celtic culture!

Cultural Pavilion

The Pavilion continues its long tradition of bringing all things Irish and Celtic to the festival through digital and physical displays. More information coming soon.

Literary Corner

Irish Fest is accepting inquiries from authors who would like to be part of the Literary Corner in 2023.  Please email your information to

Hedge School

History, genealogy, politics, literature, modern culture and more will be discussed in the Hedge School. 

Theatre Pavilion

In keeping with the rich Irish association with theatre performance, Milwaukee will again present a range of plays for our audience enjoyment. We have some comedy, some love story and a wide selection of other topics. There might even be a chance for an audience member to join in the fun!


Steeped in tradition, brimming with talent and sweetened with native speakers, the Gaeltacht line-up is sure to hit the spot. The Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking area, will showcase the Irish language and traditional Irish culture. You can learn simple Irish phrases or challenge yourself with some flirty chat-up lines! You can stop in any time and enjoy traditional Irish humor, song, dance and language. The Gaeltacht is where the Irish go to feel at home! 


The Genealogy Tent is located on the south end of the grounds in the Cultural Area just south of the Water Street Brewery. The tent is bringing back favorite displays including DNA, Irish First Names, Irish Surnames, Map of Ancestor locations, and much more to assist you in your journey of finding your ancestors.  There is some one-to-one research support for attendees as well as computers available for individual lookups.

Come learn about Irish surnames, given names, and DNA. Tag the giant Ireland map with your family’s ancestral home. Discuss your genealogy search questions with volunteers in this area.

Irish Language Workshop

Learn more about Gaelic, the Irish language, and its history at our Irish  Language Workshop tent! This year's workshop features Dr. Tara MacLeod and Dr. Brian O'Conchubhair from Notre Dame University. 




This year's Irish Fest will feature currach races, which you can watch along the lagoon! Currach races will once again include a North American Currach Association Regatta on Saturday. On Sunday, veterans will join the fun with races of their own. This year Connemara will be featured, due to its strong ties to North American currach families.


Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Associated Bank Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Audio Biz

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier


Tourism Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

Parkview-Senior Living Community Center

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

  • Artist
  • Paddy
  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
  • Irish Fest Fans
  • Young Irish Dancers
  • Young Kid and Dad
  • Wisconsin Irish
  • Young Kids Dancing

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1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Festival Grounds
Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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