August 16-19, 2018

August 16-19, 2018

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Irish Fest Out in the Community

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee area ~ 2017

August 3 ~ Bike Night at the Harley Davidson Museum

Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Bike Night with Irish Fest, featuring Altered Five Blues Band powered by House of Harley-Davidson. All bikes unite at the Harley Davidson Museum. Grab your bike. Join other riders for music and fun. Enjoy food and drink specials inside and outside Motor Bar and Restaurant including Motor Bike Night Koozie Special $3 Miller High Life beers or waters all season long. 

We'll be there to play some games and give away some prizes and 2017 Irish Fest tickets! 

August 5 ~ Estabrook Beer Garden

Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Estabrook is an authentic German beer garden on the banks of the Milwaukee River. Drinks include imported brews, German-style snacks and communal picnic tables. 

Irish Fest will takeover for the day with entertainment provided by members of local group Myserk - Asher, Molly and Randy. Dancing will be provided by McMenamin Academy of Irish Dance, as well! We'll be playing games and giving away prizes and tickets!

August 6 ~ Humboldt Park Beer Garden [Milwaukee's Craft Beer Garden]

Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come on out to this oasis of craft beer, comfort food and German roots in the center of beautiful Humboldt park. The garden features local food from Milwaukee and its surrounding neighborhoods and rotating taps of Wisconsin craft beer. Note that the beer garden accepts CASH only -- if you forget the bills there is an ATM machine onsite. Indoor seating is also provided in the pavilion. 

We'll be there to play some games and give away some prizes and tickets! Entertainment for the afternoon will be provided by Irish duo, Frogwater and Irish dancing will be provided by The Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance! 

August 6 ~ Southridge Mall with Mexican Fiesta 

Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

At the start of the summer, the United Ethnic Festivals came together to kickoff the festival season at the Southridge Mall, with ticket giveaways, entertainment and more. Now, Mexican Fiesta and Irish Fest are back, just in time to help you get excited and ready for their festivals in August! Visit us at our booths in the atrium of the mall and play some games with us to win some prizes!

August 10 ~ 88Nine 414 Live with Tallymoore 

Time: 5:30 pm 

Every Thursday, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee puts the spotlight on local groups and artists. Irish Fest is pleased to partner with 88Nine to bring you music from the Contemporary Folk group, Tallymoore! Irish Fest representatives will be in attendance to hand out awesome swag, just in time for the festival, as Tallymoore will perform LIVE on air, for you! This event is open to the public and acts as a concert as well, so come on out for an evening of beer, coffee and Irish music! Note: 88Nine's stage is located inside, next to Stone Creek Coffee in Walker's Point, downtown. 

August 10 ~ The Landing at Hoyt Park 

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

The Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool bring you live music every Thursday. August 10, music will be provided by Irish duo, Evan and Tom Leahy. Irish Fest will be there to celebrate a week until the festival! Dancing performances will be by the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance and Jameson be there to offer you samplings of what you can find this year on the Irish Fest grounds! To get a sampling,  you must receive a ticket at the Irish Fest table booth. Samplings will be available until product runs out. 

August 16 ~ Irish Fest Preview Night at Tosa Tonight 

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

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, Celtica Pipes Rock and Aoife Scott 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 17 - 20 at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, downtown Milwaukee. 


  • Aer Lingus
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • Celtic, Inc.
  • Habush Habush Rottier
  • Jameson
  • Jameson
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher


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