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Children's Area
Just past the rainbow and castle are fun activities, such as the Lili-Putt mini golf, take-and-make Irish crafts and a brand new playground! The take-and-make Irish craft toolkits will be available throughout the weekend to grab and either make at nearby picnic tables or to bring home with you. Explore the new Northwestern Mutual playground and don't miss all of the family-friendly entertainment at the newly renovated children's stage, the Cedar Crest Children's Stage, which features everything from musical performances to puppetry and more! The schedule for the Children's Stage will be available on the Schedule page of the website once it's available.

Passport

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.

Drum

Parades
This year parades will be spontaneous at Irish Fest, on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Think of it like a flash mob, but parade style! Each parade is sure to catch your eyes, ears and imagination! 

Circus

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.

Darts

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.

 

*no Freckles or Red Hair Contests this year

 

Family Entertainment 

Check out the daily lineup of entertainment for our Cedar Crest Children's Stage! Full schedule coming soon. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
Na Faolchunna
Schauer Center of the Arts Irish Dancers
Acme Fiddle Company
Wayne Francis, puppeteer
 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
Seamus Kennedy
Wayne Francis, puppeteer
Fox and Branch
Kathleen Mohr
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
Seamus Kennedy
Wayne Francis, puppeteer
Fox and Branch
Kathleen Mohr
Irish Fest School of Music

 

2021 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

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier

Jameson

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
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Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI