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August 15 - 18, 2024

Henry Maier Festival Park | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Since 1981, Milwaukee Irish Fest has been dedicated to celebrating and sharing our rich Celtic heritage with the world. We are passionate about preserving the history and tradition of Irish, Irish American and Celtic cultures throughout Milwaukee Irish Fest and other programs all year long with our parent company, CelticMKE.

True to its mission statement: "To promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish culture and to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage," CelticMKE is much more than a festival. Outreach endeavors include an active foundation, several scholarship and grant opportunities, a summer school, school of music and the Irish Fest Choir. The CelticMKE Center also houses the John J. Ward Irish Music Archives.

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest celebration of Irish/Celtic music and culture, is held annually on the third weekend in August on the shore of Lake Michigan at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

CelticMKE Center
1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213

Festival Location:
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414)-476-3378

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Festival Hours

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest celebration of Irish music and culture, is held annually on the third weekend in August on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Henry W Maier Festival Park. The festival is presented by CelticMKE, a year-round organization dedicated to igniting a love of Irish and Celtic culture in people across the globe.

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Location & Parking

There are a variety of street parking and parking lot options near the festival grounds (note that street parking is free on the weekends). Please note that Milwaukee Irish Fest DOES NOT maintain any of the parking lots in the area. 

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Festival Map

View our 2023 PDF map of the festival grounds!

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View a full list of all the hotels just a stone's throw away from Milwaukee Irish Fest, including hotel packages that include tickets to the fest!

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Whether you're reading Irish Fest origins on Founder's Corner or checking out the latest artist blog, you'll uncover unique stories about Irish Fest and the people who help make it what it is.

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Guest Services

Irish Fest wants to assure that all festival attendees have a wonderful experience at the festival.

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Have a question for us? Click below for our frequently asked questions below to find what you're looking for. If you can't find your answer, please contact the Irish Fest office at 414-476-3378.

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Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

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Audio Biz

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CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier


Tourism Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

Parkview-Senior Living Community Center


  • 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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