We can’t wait to greet our guests back with 100,000 welcomes and celebrate our love for Irish and Celtic culture together, in person! We want you to have an enjoyable experience at Milwaukee Irish Fest AND feel safe when visiting!
We are evaluting input from the City of Milwaukee and the WI Health Department and are also monitoring CDC guidelines as we prepare for our 40th festival.
Updates for the fest will be published on this page as they become available. Below you will find some essential information and helpful reminders to assist with your festival plans.
We've also included some steps everyone can take to help keep each other safe. A full list of ways to help slow the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website, and the latest updates from the City of Milwaukee Health Department can be found here.
Ní neart go cur le chéile. There's strength in unity! Let's all do our part in staying healthy and protecting ourselves and others.
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Cashless payments, including Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Credit and Debit cards will be accepted anywhere inside the festival grounds. Irish Fest will go cashless this year in order to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Cash-to-card machines will be available to convert cash into prepaid debit cards.
Payment options at the festival will be cashless. We will have 7 cash-to-card machines available throughout the grounds. Exchange cash for a pre-paid debit MasterCard that is good not only for anywhere at Irish Fest, but also anywhere in the United States where MasterCard is accepted.
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Download the FREE Milwaukee Irish Fest app to use during the festival, so you can view info on your own device! It will feature the grounds map, performance schedules, food & drink info & more!
At this time, we are not requiring face coverings in order to attend the festival. Due to the ever-evolving environment of COVID-19, the CDC and City of Milwaukee continue to update their recommendations. It is currently recommended that face coverings be worn by people whenever indoors or in crowded areas, regardless of vaccination status.
We modified parts of the festival grounds in order to accommodate for social distancing. These created spaces allow for patrons to spread out, such as at our Crossroads Seating Area sponsored by Northwoods.
There will be multiple hand sanitizing stations installed throughout the grounds. Please sanitize and wash your hands frequently when visiting the festival to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
There will be enhanced, rigorous cleaning protocols routinely implemented throughout the festival weekend.
CDC Guidance: Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. The CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
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