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2019 Festival Hours

subject to change


*Irish Fest will take place Friday through Sunday


Friday, August 20, 2021

2 p.m. to Midnight


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Noon to Midnight


Sunday, August 22, 2021

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Irish Dancers


Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Parking Options


*SpotHero Parking Reservations*
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Irish Fest SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Spot Hero Parking Milwaukee Irish Fest

Transportation Options


Remember to leave early and be patient. Plan your route ahead of time. For current and up-to-the-minute road closures and traffic conditions, please visit


Avoid the traffic by using the Amtrak Hiawatha train service between the Chicago area and Milwaukee (including Racine and Kenosha). Get on the train from Chicago's Union Station, Glenview or Sturtevant and get dropped off at the downtown Milwaukee Intermodal Station. For details, prices and timetables, visit The Milwaukee Airport Railroad Station serves rail passengers connecting to flights at General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee), along with rail-only passengers utilizing Amtrak's Hiawatha Service. For further information on connecting to the airport, click here.


MCTS Bus Service
MCTC bus service (Shuttle and Freeway Flyer) begins approximately a half-hour prior each day of the fest and runs until a half-hour after it ends. 


Freeway Flyer
MCTS Freeway Flyer service runs roughly every 30 minutes during the fest. Festival-goers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following park-ride lots:
  • Brown Deer East - Brown Deer road, west of I-43
  • College - College Avenue, at I-94, north and south lots 
  • State Fair Park - I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney Street
Irish Fest Freeway Flyer Round-Trip: Adults 
  • MCTS M-Card: $5.00
  • Cash:                $7.00
  • MCTS M-Card 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer - Tap Card will be chaged an additional $2.00
Irish Fest Freeway Flyer Round-Trip: Children
(ages 6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under age 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult. 
  • MCTS M-Card or Cash: $3.00
  • MCTS M-Card 1-, 7-, or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer - Tap Card will be charged an additional 80 cents.

View Map of Freeway Flyer Service Spots


Shuttle (Downtown Milwaukee)
MCTS Shuttle Service runs roughly every 30 minutes and makes stops along both sides of Wisconsin Avenue, between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo. 

Irish Fest Shuttle Fare Round-Trip: Adults 
  • MCTS M-Card: $2.50
  • Cash:                $3.00
  • M-Card 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass: Free
Irish Fest Shuttle Round-Trip: Children (ages 6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under age 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult
  • MCTS M-Card: $1.25
  • Cash:                $1.50
  • MCTS M-Card with a 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass: Free

View Map of Shuttle Service Spots

For more route or fare information, go to

Parking Information

There are a variety of street parking and parking lot options near the festival grounds (note that street parking is free on the weekends). Milwaukee Irish Fest DOES NOT maintain any of the parking lots in the area. You may decide where to park based on how much you're willing to pay and how far you are willing to walk. 

Many steets have parking rules that end at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday, and there are no parking limitations/fees on Sundays. If you decide to park in a nearby lot, the prices will be posted at that lot and may vary by location and time. You can also visit Park Milwaukee, a downtown parking resource, to view all of the parking lots and structures in the Milwaukee area.

Park at a nearby bar, restaurant or hotel and take a shuttle to the grounds. 

Many fo the local bars, restaurants and hotels offer free shuttle rides to and from the festival grounds during Irish Fest. Call around or check online for locations that offer shuttle service (such as County Clare Inn and Pub). 

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
  • Paddy
  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
  • Irish Fest Fans
  • Young Irish Dancers
  • Young Kid and Dad
  • Wisconsin Irish
  • Young Kids Dancing

Milwaukee Irish Fest Logo

1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Festival Grounds
Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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