August 15-18, 2019

August 15-18, 2019

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How to Have a Great Time with Your Family at Irish Fest!

Published 2018

Milwaukee Irish Fest Celtic Canines Area

See the Dogs


Irish Fest’s Celtic Canine area gives your family the chance to see AND pet some of Ireland’s most popular dog breeds. We have 8 different Irish dog breeds! This unique area, unmatched by any other festival, is located on the mid-south end of the grounds, by the lagoon.

Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Stage

Check Out the Children's Entertainment Stage

 

This family fun and interactive children’s stage features everything from Irish dance to puppetry! Famed Irish singer, Seamus Kennedy will perform throughout the weekend – expect sing-along songs and plentiful Irish stories!

New to the Children’s stage this year is Seo Linn, a youthful band from Ireland; they sing both in Gaelic (the Irish language) and English. In Ireland, they’ve developed programs that educate kids on Gaelic singing and recording. They’ll bring that program to this year’s Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School at the Celtic Kids Camp. Kids who participate in the Kids Camp will be able to join the Children’s Stage with Seo Linn to perform what they learned! So if your child loves to sing, consider signing them up for this unique opportunity!

Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Activities

Make Crafts

 

In the Children’s Area, just past the rainbow and behind the castle are fun activities that let your kids’ creativity shine, such as arts and crafts and coloring!

Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Area - golf

Play Mini-Golf & Games
 

The Children’s Area also features putt-putt mini golf, a Lego area, a Highland games area for kids, and interactive demonstrations at the John Byrne Stage.

 

Sip Tea in the Children's Tea Room 


One of Irish Fest’s hidden gems is the Children’s Tea Room – sip some tea as you listen to an Irish storyteller! This is also located in the Children’s Area.

Milwaukee Irish Fest Children's Activities

Watch the Parade


Don’t miss a chance to see dogs, drummers, bagpipers, fairies, pirates, Vikings and more! The Saturday parade starts at 4:30 on the North end of the grounds along the lagoon. The Sunday parade starts at 4 pm.

Catch Irish & Scottish dance/bagpipe performances


Irish Fest’s Crossroads Area is the place to relax and see a variety of entertainment throughout the weekend. From Irish dancers (with demonstrations!) to Scottish bagpipers, the Crossroads area is a great way for the family to dive further into the Celtic culture!

Explore the Wonder of Water 


Close to the Celtic Canines area is the Greenwish Village, where kids can pedal a bike to make a sailboat race, play ring toss and other fun ‘green’ games, all while learning about water conversation! There’s also a photo booth area to get a fun family picture!

Milwaukee Irish Fest Mascots Paddy and Molly

Be Sure to Snap a Photo with Paddy & Molly!


If you’d like a great Irish Fest family photo opportunity, be sure to find Irish Fest mascots Paddy and Molly!

 

Quick Tips/Facts:

  • Strollers are allowed inside the gates
  • If you shop at Irish Fest but don't want to carry your items, we offer a $5 package check area
  • There is a Face Painting vendor on the grounds
  • If your kids have red hair and/or freckles, they can participate in our fun Red Hair & Freckles contest! Each winner receives a trophy or medal and is invited to be a part of the parade!

Get Your Tickets for Irish Fest! 

The Festival runs August 16 - 19 at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, downtown Milwaukee. 

BUY TICKETS

  • Aer Lingus
  • Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor
  • Five Farms Irish Cream
  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Northwoods Web Solutions
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher

Address

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