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Preliminary Lineup Release
Check out the preliminary lineup below. More artists and entertainers will be added in the coming months, so check back often for updates. We look forward to welcoming you home August 18 - 21 at the Henry Maier Festival Park!

General Admission tickets are currently available for only $15, now through June 1. The earlier you buy, the more you save!

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Adam and Jon Sousa

AOIFE IRISH FEST

Boxing Banjo Irish Fest 2022

BRÍDÍN Milwaukee Irish Fest

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Irish Fest 2022 lineup

DERVISH - IRISH FEST

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EILEEN IVERS IRISH FEST

Emma Langford Milwaukee Irish Fest

Irish Fest 2022 lineup

ENTER THE HAGGIS IRISH FEST

House of Hamill

JIGJAM IRISH FEST

Joanna and Tadhg

lisa canny 2022

Mike Hanrahan Milwaukee Irish Fest

MACMASTER LEAHY FAMILY IRISH FEST

Red Hot Chilli Pipers 2022 Irish Fest

RORY AND DONAL IRISH FEST

RUM RAGGED IRISH FEST

SCYTHIAN IRISH FEST

SHANE IRISH FEST

Skerryvore - Irish Fest

SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN IRISH FEST

Milwaukee Irish Fest - Tulua

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 Meet Danny, the Dobhar-chú 

(pronounced: do-war coo)

Meet Danny the Dobhar-chú

To understand what a Dobhar-chú is (pronounced do-war-coo, the "b" is silent), you first need to understand what a cryptid is. Quite simply, it's any animal whose existence is unsubstantiated. Nessie in Scotland, the Hodag here in Wisconsin and Bigfoot are all cryptids. You’ll find them in any culture with a rich history rooted in storytelling—and there are no greater storytellers than the Irish.

The Dobhar-chú—also known as a King Otter—is a cryptid that first showed up in Ireland (Conwall cemetery in Glenade, County Leitrim, to be precise) during the 17th Century. Carved into a headstone, historians have uncovered a relief featuring an animal with the body and legs of a dog, but the head and tail of an otter. Dobhar-chús are thought to live in the water and be about 10-15 feet in length with dark fur and black-tipped ears.

Our Dobhar-chú (we’ve named him Danny) is believed to have swum the length of the North Atlantic Ocean; across the Gulf of St. Lawrence; through the St. Lawrence River; across Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron; then down Lake Michigan before arriving in our harbor. He’s been spotted paddling around Lakeshore State Park, occasionally sunning himself on the rocks, and taking in the sights and sounds of our festival at dawn and dusk. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of him. And fortunately, in addition to being great storytellers, we Irish are thought to be lucky as well.

2022 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends! View full sponsor list.

Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Associated Bank Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

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

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

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

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

 

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