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2022 Cultural Village

Irish Fest features an area on the south end of the festival grounds dedicated to Irish and Celtic culture! 2022 Cultural Village info coming soon.

Cultural Pavilion
The Pavilion continues its long tradition of bringing all things Irish and Celtic to the festival through digital and physical displays. Featuring quilter Penny Barnes, fairy forts, and more to be announced soon.

Literary Corner

The Literary Corner is your stop to explore Irish and Celtic literature - from nonfiction to fiction, children books, and more. Plus, meet Irish, Irish-American and Celtic authors that visit Milwaukee Irish Fest to showcase their latest novels!

Irish authorr Tony Macaulay is returning with his latest book. Stay tuned for the full list of 2022 visiting authors.

Hedge School
History, genealogy, politics, literature, modern culture and more will be discussed in the Hedge School. Tyler Farrell will lead the popular Poetry Hour on Sunday. More to be announced soon!

Theatre Pavilion
Stay tuned for information about this year's plays!

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! Danielle Enblom returns to demonstrate Irish dancing techniques.

The genealogy area focuses on quick visits with take away information about research, resources and organizations, local and Irish, to help you in hour genealogical journey. We will not be offering individual research consultations this year, but we can direct you where to pursue one. Richard Hill, an expert in DNA testing, will be discussing and advising attendees about genetic genealogy.

Come learn about Irish surnames and given names. Tag the giant Ireland map with your family’s ancestral home. Try for a door prize of a DNA kit or an Ancestry subscription. 

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.

Celtic Canines

Celtic Canine

Food Store

Milwaukee Irish Fest's Celtic Canine Area is truly an emerald in the pot of gold. This unique area is unmatched by any other festival. Here, you will have the chance to see and pet some of Ireland's most popular dog breeds, meet and talk with some of the Midwest's top breeders, and learn about grooming, general care and training.

Learn about all nine of the Irish breeds - Irish Wolfhounds, Irish Terriers, Irish Red Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, Kerry Blue Terriers, and Glen of Imaal Terriers - in our display area that features more than 250 photos, prints and descriptions of Ireland's native dogs. In our demo area, we feature hourly events that demonstrate obedience, agility, hunting and conformation. We are certain you'll be both impressed and entertained by the dogs, who love to keep their owners on their toes!


Other dogs, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted on the festival grounds because of health and safety regulations. The dogs in this area have received special permission and permits to gain access to the grounds.



Running Shoe

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.

2022 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends! View full sponsor list.

Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Associated Bank Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier


Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

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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