August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

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Currach Races

Irish Fest features a number of sporting events to watch and become involved in during your visit. The sporting events are held in different areas of the grounds and can be viewed by all fest goers.

Currach Races

The Currach Races are held in the lagoon on the south end of the grounds on Saturday. There are  featured races from noon - 5 p.m. To learn more about currach racing, visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

Saturday, August 17, 12 pm - 5 pm: The North American Currach Association National Regatta
Sunday, August 18, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Firefighters vs Police Officers



Learn about hurling, the Irish sport known as "The Fastest Game on Grass" at our information booth located at the north end of the grounds. Visit Master Hurley Maker Philip Doyle as he demonstrates the handcrafted cottage industry that supports hurling. Or, try your hand at hurling in our hitting cage.

Gaelic Football

Join us at our booth on the North end of the grounds to learn about Gaelic Football, a true Irish sport played throughout the world. We will have small demonstrations on the basic skills of the game. And for those that want to pick up football, we'll have a goal with a net to give you a hands on experience!.


5K Run/Walk

The Arthritis Foundation's Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest is a 5 kilometer run and walk along Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront on the Saturday morning of the Festival. Proceeds support the Arthritis Foundation's research into finding an answer to the nation's most common cause of disability. Learn more here.

Lilli-Putt Miniature Golf

Located in the Children's Area, just behind the water fountain, families can enjoy a round of miniature golf.

Irish Fest Sports Pub

Located on the North end of the grounds near the Dance pavilion. Quiz Cube trivia will be there Friday through Sunday with various trivia themes and prizes. The sports pub will also be streaming Gaelic Football and Hurling Games (thanks to our friends at GAAGO) throughout the festival weekend!


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  • 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
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher



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  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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