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Third Weekend in August

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 2021 Festival 

At this time, we are making plans to produce our 40th festival the third weekend in August. 

We are working with and evaluating input from Milwaukee County, the WI Health Department, and the State on how to safely produce a festival. We also continue to monitor CDC guidelines and government updates as we make preparations.

The festival will have an online component, which will offer additional, exclusive Irish themed programming.

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March 6 St. Patrick's Celebration


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Free Program

Celebrate the green season with our free, at home St. Patrick's celebration! We're providing a full day's worth of programming, ranging from family entertainment to cultural shows and performances from emerging artists in Ireland! Click below for program details and how to watch.

Program Details

Irish Fest Merch Store

New items added to our store! Everything from t-shirts and sweatshirts to pint glasses, coasters and digital gift cards.

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Rewatch Irish Fest At Home

Our 2020 virtual program featured everything from at home music performances to Irish history segments, crafts for kids, cooking segments, and more!

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Milwaukee Irish Fest Spotify Playlist

Irish Fest on Spotify

Our Spotify playlist is a rotating playlist. The current theme is: sea shanties. Follow our Spotify Playlist & enjoy!

Go to Spotify

Milwaukee Irish Fest's Ward's Archives YT Channel

Dive into Irish Archives

Enjoy digitized audio recordings and throwback videos from Irish Fest on the Ward Irish Music Archives YouTube Channel.

Go to YouTube

Irish Fest School of Music Online Lessons

Online Irish Music Classes 

Learm Irish music with instructors from our Milwakuee Irish Fest School of Music! We are offer online classes on a variety of instruments!

Learn More

Milwaukee Irish Fest Scrapbook Site

Irish Fest Memories

Relive memories from previous Irish Fests through our Digital Scrapbook website!

Go to Scrapbook



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Milwaukee Irish Fest is produced by CelticMKE, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and preservation of the Irish and Celtic cultures. Your support enables us to produce the festival and year-round programming, and to provide Celtic resources to people across the world.

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The Festival App

Download the official Milwaukee Irish Fest app on your Apple or Android phone. View the schedule, artists, activities, food and more all from a mobile device.

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 Our Home is CelticMKE 

CelticMKE is about sharing our love of Irish music, Celtic history, and culture with people in the Midwest and all over the world! You’ll find virtual programs for the whole family, lectures from leading experts in Irish culture, Irish music classes, and more. Whether you want to reconnect with your roots, or explore a culture that’s new to you, CelticMKE is here to help.

2019 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

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  • 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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