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Céad míle fáilte!

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 evaluating input from the City of Milwaukee and Health Dept. and are monitoring current CDC guidelines. Below you will find some essential information and helpful reminders to assist with your festival plans.

At this time, we are not requiring proof of vaccinations in order to attend the festival (nor proof of negative COVID-19 test). Current CDC guidelines recommend people wear face coverings indoors and in crowded outdoor settings when you are unable to social distance. We strongly encourage our patrons to do their part in following the CDC guidelines and wearing face coverings at the festival.

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. 



 Festival Planning & Updates 


get tickets in advance


Get your Irish Fest tickets in advance to help reduce the lines at the gate ticket windows and to get inside the festival grounds quicker! Get Tickets

contactless payments at irish fest


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. There are no fees on the machine.

cash to card machines at milwaukee irish fest 2021


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. No fees.

download our app


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!

face coverings will NOT be required at Irish Fest


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 and strongly encouraged that face coverings be worn by people whenever indoors or in crowded areas (whenever you are unable to social distance), regardless of vaccination status.

socially distanced areas at Milwaukee Irish Fest


We modified parts of the festival grounds in order to accommodate for more space. These created spaces allow for patrons to spread out, such as at our Crossroads Seating Area sponsored by Northwoods.

sanitize at irish fest


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.

cleaning protocols at Irish Fest


There will be enhanced, rigorous cleaning protocols routinely implemented throughout the festival weekend.

The CDC strongly advises people to not attend an event if:

  • Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms (fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19)
  • You are immunocompromised
  • You traveled to a country that is subject to a U.S. Department of State Department Level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisory or a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice, within 14 days of the festival



 Health Resources 

Current 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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Get your tickets in advance to avoid queue lines at the gate ticket windows. General Admission tickets are avaliable now.

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Find the answers to some commonly asked questions by visiting our FAQ page

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 Additional Resources 

from the CDC

covid-19 vaccination facts

Protect yourself and others during travel in the US - COVID-19

2021 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends! View full sponsor list.

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

Northwoods Web Solutions


  • 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