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!
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.
Just past the rainbow and castle are fun activities, such as Lili-Putt mini golf, the Lego/Mr. Potato Head Area, crafts, Highland games 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.
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 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.
NEW THIS YEAR: Brunch with Paddy & Molly McFest - A Family Event!
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:30 am | Festival Grounds | North Gate Entrance
Create a family tradition this year by having brunch with Irish Fest mascots, Paddy and Molly! Families will enjoy a catered breakfast in one of our family-friendly private party locations on the grounds, along with photo opportunities with our famous mascots. Following brunch, families get a private show by children's entertainer and puppeteer, Wayne Francis. Each child under the age of 12 will receive a commemorative favor. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Age 12 & Under - $20 (children 12 & under get free festival admission)
Age 13 & Over - $35 (includes festival admission ticket)