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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for us? Click one of 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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Where is the Festival held?

Milwaukee Irish Fest is held at the Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI. For more information, click here.

How do I get there, and where can I park?

Check out our transportation and parking options by clicking here.

How much are tickets?

Stay tuned for 2021 ticket information.

Does my admission to the festival include all of the entertainment?

Yes! Everything including all of the musical acts, dancing, sports, children's activities, cultural exhibits and more are included in your admission fee. 

Can I leave the festival and come back in?

Yes, you may get your hand stamped upon leaving the grounds and return on the same day for free re-entry.

What entertainment is coming to Milwaukee Irish Fest?

2021 lineup will be announced in late spring.

When is Mass?

Learn more about mass by clicking here.

Are there hotels or campgrounds in the area?

Find area hotels and camping by clicking here.

Please be aware, the weekend of Milwaukee Irish Fest is a busy one here in Milwaukee. Please book early!

Do you offer wheelchairs and strollers?

Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at the Main Gate and the South 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.

Are there ATMs on the grounds?

Yes, there are numerous ATMs located in convenient locations throughout the grounds. Look for the ATM flags or check the brochure map while on grounds.

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 there private party areas available?

Yes, please give us a call at 414-476-3378 to check availability.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, only service animals and Celtic Canine dogs 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.

Are backpacks allowed and food & drinks?

Yes, but no purse or backpack larger than 9 inches by 10 inches by 12 inches are allowed in the grounds. Food and drinks are NOT allowed in to the Festival grounds.

Are wagons, skateboards or skates allowed?

Sorry, we do not allow these items to be brought into the Festival 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.

Is sunscreen available for sale on the grounds?

Yes. Sundries booth is located near the Main Gate (mid gate), at the Poster Booth. There you can purchase sunscreen!

What's 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 Water Bottles
  • No Camelback Style Hydration Packs
  • No Picnic Baskets
  • No Cans or Glass Bottles
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Alcohol
  • No Illegal Drugs or Substances
  • No Firearms
  • No Knives
  • No Weapons or Objects that could be used as Weapons
  • No Fireworks
  • No Pets (except documented service animals)
  • No Selfie Sticks
  • No Banners or Flags on Poles
  • No Laser Pointers
  • No Skateboards or Skates
  • No Kites
  • No Hula-Hoops
  • No Wagons
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 Irish Fest Center in Wauwatosa. Call 414-476-3378 during regular business hours to see if your lost item was turned in.

What if I lose my child?

Our Lost Children's Area is located just outside of our Festival offices. Find it on the map included in the grounds brochure.

What if I become ill or injured?

First aid stations are located at the North, Mid and South gates. Ambulance service is provided by Bell Ambulance. MFD units are also present. 

What are the Festival dates beyond 2021?

August 18 - 21, 2022

My band wants to play at Irish Fest. How do I apply?

Check out our Entertainment Submission page for guidelines.

Are there group ticket discounts available?

Yes! Save some green with group ticket sales available through July 31, 2021. Call the Irish Fest Center at 414-476-3378 for more information.

2019 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends!

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


Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

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  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
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  • 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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