August 16-19, 2018

August 16-19, 2018

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Milwaukee Irish Fest - 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.

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?

General Admission - $20
Senior (60+) - $15
Thursday - $5
Children (12 and under) - Always free!
Saturday & Sunday Two-Day Pass - $30
Half Price Friday - $10

For more information on ticket prices and promotions, click here.

Are there free admission times?

Yes! Learn more about our daily ways to save by clicking here.

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?

Plan your Milwaukee Irish Fest experience with our interactive Festival schedule! Click here.

For a full list of entertainers, click here.

When is Mass?

Mass is held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marcus Ampitheatre. Entrance to the Mass is through the South Gate ONLY. 

Anyone donating a non-perishable food item by 11 a.m. will receive free admission to the festival. Patrons are welcome to attend the Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will receive free admission immediately following. Those donating food who choose not to attend the Mass will receive a hand stamp valid for free entry at any time that day during regular festival hours (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or are welcome to remain in the designated section of the South Gate. Ward's and Claddagh will open at 9 a.m. to provide breakfast. All non-perishable food items will be donated to Hunger Task Force.

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 2016 is a busy one here in Milwaukee. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Do you offer wheelchairs and strollers?

Wheelchairs and strollers are available 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.

Do you give refunds?

Sorry, we do not give refunds. Milwaukee Irish Fest is held rain or shine!

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 or audio recorder?

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.

Are backpacks allowed?

Yes, but food and drinks are not allowed to be brought 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 umbrellas, purchases, etc.?

Yes, items may be taken to the UPS Truck Package check.

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 are the Festival dates beyond 2018!

August 15-18, 2019

August 13-16, 2020

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, 2017. 26-99 tickets are $15 each; 100+ tickets are $13 each. Call the Irish Fest Center at 414-476-3378 for more information.

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  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


  • Center: 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee
  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
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