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2021 Lineup 

The 40th festival lineup features more than 50 Irish and Irish American artists and dance schools!




This year’s lineup puts a spotlight on the music and heritage of Irish America. We look forward to sharing the spirit of the music and traditions that were brought over from the Emerald Isle and other Celtic nations across the centuries. The rich cultural heritage will be on full display throughout the festival weekend!

Take a look at the lineup below and share this page with your family and friends! Céad míle fáilte! We can’t wait to greet our guests back with 100,000 welcomes and celebrate our love for Irish and Celtic culture together, in person!


2021 Milwaukee Irish Fest Lineup Poster

*Lineup is subject to change.

Virtual Program

We are producing a virtual program, which will run simultaneously during the festival. The program will feature Irish themed music and cultural shows for folks who are unable to attend in person. Irish Fest will also live stream one musical performance per day from the grounds to offer folks a glimpse of the festival experience.

More details on the virtual component will be announced in the coming months. All virtual shows will be available to tune in for free on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Health and Safety

We want you to have an enjoyable experience at Milwaukee Irish Fest AND feel safe when visiting!

We are evaluting input and recommendations from the City of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Health Department and are monitoring CDC guidelines as we prepare for our 40th festival. Health and Safety updates for the fest will be published as they become available on our health and safety page. Click the button below to view.

Health and Safety

 Meet Danny, the Dobhar-chú 

(pronounced: do-war coo)

Meet Danny the Dobhar-chú

People come from all over to experience the world renown Milwaukee Irish Fest. These days though, it's little harder to travel for people. For people. Now, if you’ve got fins and a tail, well, the world is your oyster (a delicious juicy oyster cracked on a rock and enjoyed on your back floatin’ down stream).

For Danny The Dobhar-chú all it took was a couple days swim across the Atlantic, a quick doggie paddle through the St. Lawerence River and then straight on through to the Great Lakes.

And now he’s here! Squeeze-box in paw ready to delight in the awe and spectacle of the one and only Milwaukee Irish Fest.

…and maybe he just might decide to stay.

2021 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends!

Ireland Bluffs

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


Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions


  • Artist
  • 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
Festival Grounds
Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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