Where is the festival located?
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
What are the 2022 festival hours?
Thursday, August 18
Thursday is a Preview Night - only partial grounds open
5 PM to 10 PM
Friday, August 19
4 PM to 12 AM
Saturday, August 20
12 PM to 12 AM
Sunday, August 21
11 AM to 9 PM
Are there ATMs on the grounds?
Yes, there are ATMs on the grounds.
Do you offer wheelchairs and strollers?
Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at the Main Gate only. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a minimal rental fee of $5 for the day. You must bring your driver's license to rent a wheelchair. We do not offer motorized wheelchairs. Available to rent for patrons over the age of 18.
May I bring my camera?
Yes, we encourage you to bring your camera. Make sure you share some with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Are pets allowed?
Pets are NOT allowed. Only service animals and the Celtic Canine dogs in the Celtic Canine area are allowed on the Festival grounds.
Can I bring my service animal?
Yes. Service animals are allowed on the grounds. A service animal is one that is individually trained to perform work for a person with a disability. You may be asked if your animal is a service animal and what tasks it is trained to perform. You do not need to provide documentation of your animal's status as a service animal nor is it required to wear a vest. Your animal must be leashed unless that interferes with its work, but it must still be under your effective control at all times.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Food and drinks are NOT allowed to be brought into the Festival grounds. We have over 35 food vendors available.
Empty reusable water bottles are permitted.
What's your bag policy? Are backpacks allowed?
No purse or backpack larger than 9 inches by 10 inches by 12 inches will be allowed in the grounds.
All bags will be checked at the gates and go through metal detectors. Food and drinks are NOT permitted to be brought in to the Festival grounds.
Can I bring my water bottle?
Empty reusable water bottles are permitted inside the grounds.
Is there a place to check and store items such as umbrellas, shopping purchases, etc.?
Yes, items may be taken to the UPS Truck Package check for a minimal fee. The UPS truck is located near the Aer Lingus-stage area.
What is NOT allowed inside the grounds?
The following are NOT permitted inside the grounds. There are metal detectors at each gate, so please come prepared & leave the following at home:
- No Alcohol
- No Illegal Drugs or Substances
- No Firearms
- No Knives
- No Weapons or Objects that could be used as Weapons
- No Fireworks
- No drones
- No Camelback Style Hydration Packs
- No Picnic Baskets
- No Cans or Glass Bottles
- No Aerosol Cans
- No Pets (except documented service animals)
- No Selfie Sticks
- No Banners or Flags on Poles
- No Laser Pointers
- No Skateboards, skates or bicycles
- No Kites
- No Hula-Hoops
- No Wagons or carts
- No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, give-aways, samples, etc.
Are there private party rentals available?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check 2022 availability.
Is there a bus shuttle service?
Yes! Milwaukee Irish Fest is providing FREE shuttle services to the festival, all weekend long, from select Park and Ride locations throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area.
There will be 3 shuttle routes, with stops at Brown Deer Road lot, College Avenue lots, State Fair Park & Ride lot, and Watertown Plank Road lot. More details available here.
I lost something at Irish Fest! Is there a place for Lost and Found items?
Yes, items can be taken to or found at the Milwaukee Irish Fest grounds office located just south of the Aer Lingus stage during the festival. After the festival, all remaining items are brought to the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa. 1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Please fill out this form to report a lost item. Lost items will be held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity. CelticMKE (Irish Festivals, Inc.) will not be held liable for any unclaimed items. If we locate your item, Milwaukee Irish Fest will reach out to you as soon as possible. All patrons will be required to fill out an additional sign and release form upon retrieval of lost item.
You can also give us a call at 414-476-3378 during regular business hours to see if your lost item was turned in.
Report Lost Items
What happens if there's severe weather, like thunderstorms?
In the case of severe weather, the signage on the grounds and the grounds’ announcement system will promptly notify guests. Some activities may be temporarily postponed or canceled until the weather clears up. Please keep an eye on social media, the website, and the Irish Fest app for updates as they come out. Keep in mind, however, that this is an outdoor music festival, and we operate rain or shine.
What are the Festival dates beyond 2022?
August 17 - 20, 2023
August 15 - 18, 2024
Do you accept Cash and Debit/Credit Cards?
Yes! All admission gates, food, drinks, and shopping vendors accept both cash and debit/credit cards.