August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

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Irish Fest Out in the Community

Upcoming Events ~ 2019

August 7 | Cudahy Family Library

Time: 5:30 pm, music starts at 6:30 pm | Free

Local Celtic band Blackthorn Folly will play at the library's outdoor amphitheater. Be sure to come hungry as McBobs Irish Pub wil be on hand to serve up tasty Irish fare. We'll be there with games, prizes & more!

August 8 | The Landing at Hoyt Park Beer Garden

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Free

The Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool bring you live music every Thursday! On Thursday, August 8, music will be provided by Irish duo, Evan and Tom Leahy, and Irish dance performances by Cashel Academy of Irish Dance! Irish Fest will be there to celebrate a week until the festival!


August 9 | Free Film Screening of Pixar's Brave at Peck Pavilion, Marcus Center

Time: 7:30 pm | Free

Irish Fest will be at the Peck Pavilion outside the Marcus Center, on Friday August 9! Peck Flicks at the Marcus Center are free and family-friendly. Determined to make her own path in life, Scottish Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.


August 9 | Starry Nights Concert Series at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Free

Two beloved summer traditions combine as we celebrate our final Starry Nights of 2010 in collaboration with the Wilson Center! Lift your feet, drinks, and spirits as we dance under the stars to the sounds of Limerick Partnership scholarship award winners Olivia Budd (concertina & fiddle) and Eadaoin Ni Mhaicin (harpist & fiddler), as well as one of Milwaukee’s favorite Irish music acts, Frogwater. Irish Fest will have ticket giveaways, Guinness and more!

August 14 | Tosa Tonight Irish Fest Preview Night

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Free

Tosa Tonight is a free, family-friendly concert series, held at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Hart Park, Wauwatosa. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering food and refreshing beverages available from Maxie's, Leff's, BelAir Cantina, Ruby Tap, Gilles Custard and more!

The Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation presents, Shane Hennessy and Red Hot Chilli Pipers for this year's Irish Fest Preview Night. We'll be next to the stage all evening long, selling tickets to Irish Fest. Take out your phones, and be sure to snap a shot with our mascots, Paddy and Molly!


Get Your Tickets for Irish Fest! 

The Festival runs August 15 - 18 at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, downtown Milwaukee. 


  • 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
  • Jameson
  • Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Northwoods Web Solutions
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher



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