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Family Passport
The family passport is 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.


Don’t miss seeing Paddy and Molly walk the Festival grounds with their Milwaukee Irish Fest friends! Parades begin at the north end of the grounds, starting Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. From the Celtic Canines to pipe and drum units, a monk, a nun, fairies, pirates, vikings and more, each parade is sure to catch your eyes, ears and imagination! 


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.

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Children's Area
Just past the rainbow and castle are fun activities, such as Lili-Putt mini golf, the Lego/Mr. Potato Head Area, crafts, and prizes at the Pot O' Gold. Explore the Children's Cultural Area on the playground, complete with a Children's Tea Room (Put the kettle on with Mamo Keera. Have a cookie and some 'tea' with Mamo Keera as she tells tales sure to entertain children of all ages. Tea times are on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm), and a variety of interactive demonstrations at the John Byrne Stage. Also, be sure not to miss all of the family-friendly entertainment at the Children's Stage sponsored by Cedar Crest Ice Cream.


Leprechaun Contest
What does a leprechaun look like? Kids can get creative and win special prizes! The contest starts at the Coloring Tent in the Children's Area where children 7 and younger can show their creativity as they draw their unique ideas of just what a leprechaun looks like. The volunteers in the Children’s Area will then direct the artist (and parent) to bring this special work to the Information Cottage located in the Cultural Village to be displayed. Judges will make their decision and present a special prize - a new winner each day. Winner(s) announced and introduced Friday at 7 pm, Saturday 5 pm and Sunday at 5 pm.


Greenwish Village
Greenwish Village is always a green place at Irish Fest. Come pedal, aim, create, crush and race all in the spirit of learning how to keep our planet green. Play games like Plenko, Mini-Golf, Connect Four and Slot-Car racing. The whole family will enjoy the learning mixed with playing games and creating fun arts and crafts objects.

Family Activities

2019 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends!

Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

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



  • 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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