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Get tickets online and save! By clicking the individual purchase buttons below, you'll be redirected to Etix, our official ticketing system. Children 12 and under receive free admission and do not require a ticket for entry. 


Buy One Get One - General Admission tickets which are good for any one day of the festival.

*On sale from March 1st through March 18th - Online only.


plus taxes and fees

Purchase BOGO tickets


*Thursday Admission tickets are good for Thursday only.

Online and at the gates


plus taxes and fees

Purchase Thursday Tickets

General Admission

*General Admission tickets are good for any one day of the festival.

March 1 through June 30


plus taxes and fees

July 1 through August 18


plus taxes and fees

Purchase General Admission Tickets

4 Day Pass

Online Only

March 1 through June 30


plus taxes and fees

July 1 through August 15


plus taxes and fees

Purchase 4 Day Passes


Senior Citizen Tickets


plus taxes and fees 

Ages 60+

Only at the gates


Group Sales

$17 each for 25 or more tickets.

plus taxes and fees 

Save some green with group ticket sales!

Group sales tickets can be mailed to you, if purchased before July 31, 2024. Any group sales tickets after July 31, 2024 will be available for pick-up only.

Call the CelticMKE Center at 414-476-3378 or email us at for more information. 





Ways to Save at the Gates!

All Admission Gates accept cash and or credit/debit cards.

Active Military: Active military receive free admission to the festival, plus one guest. Go to any gate ticket window and show your valid service I.D. to receive your free ticket. Thank you for your service!

Thursday, August 15: 
Donate School Supplies - Free Entry
Donate school supplies at the gates to receive free admission. Donations support Hope House of Milwaukee, an emergency homeless shelter and community center. 

Associated Bank Cardholders - Free Entry
An express festival entrance lane will be available exclusively for Associated Bank cardholders. Simply show your Associated Bank Mastercard or Visa credit card at the designated Mid-Gate turnstile, and you and your party will receive free entry. You will not need a ticket to enter.

Friday, August 16:
College Day - Discount
College students with a valid student I.D. will receive a $3 discount off of General Admission tickets at any gate ticket window, at any time during Friday's festival hours.

Sunday, August 18:
Donate Nonperishable Food Items - Free Entry - South Gate only

  • 8:00 AM - The South Gate entrance opens for Mass
  • 9:30 AM - Mass service begins
        *Location: American Family Insurance Amphitheater
  • 11:00 AM - Free admission with donation of nonperishable food items ends
  • 11:00 AM - Irish Fest opens - all gates

Donate nonperishable food items between 8 and 11 am at the South Gate entrance to receive free admission. The festival opens at 11 am. For anyone who donates food and chooses not to attend Mass, enjoy food from Ward's House of Prime (right inside the South Gate area), Catalano's Fruit Stand, and a Paddy's Cafe pop-up with morning buns, doughnuts and refreshments until the festival opens at 11 am, or receive a hand stamp to return at any time on Sunday until 9 pm.

All nonperishable items will be donated to The Hunger Task Force. The Hunger Task Force kindly asks for donations of cans of healthy fruits and vegetables or any non-perishable healthy food items.

Veterans Day - Free Entry
Veterans receive free admission, with valid I.D., plus one guest, all day on Sunday. Retrieve free ticket at any gate ticket window.


 Fáilte Club 

VIP Deck
Experience Irish Fest in an exclusive setting! Invite your friends and be a part of a VIP experience!


Fáilte Club VIP experience includes:

  • Elevated view from an upper deck overlooking the Miller Lite Stage to watch performances in an exclusive setting
  • Catch performances on the Miller Lite Stage from artists such as The Bryne Brothers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy family, and The High Kings!
  • 2 complimentary beverages: beer, wine, soda, water, Jameson
  • Private Bar (beer, wine, soda & water + Jameson and premium Irish whiskey options; cash or card accepted)
  • Private Restrooms
  • Complimentary Packaged Snacks
  • Come & Go Access (subject to capacity)

Fáilte Club Hours:

Thursday, August 15 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm (bar closes at 9:45pm)

Friday, August 16 | 4:00pm –  12:00am (bar closes at 11:30pm)

Saturday, August 17 | 12:00pm – 12:00am (bar closes 11:30pm)

Sunday, August 18 | 11:00am – 7:45pm (bar closes at 7:30pm)

**Admission to the festival is NOT included. Purchase separately.

In order to provide an enjoyable experience to all of our guests seating is available on a first come, first serve basis (reserving seats is not allowed). Seating is not guaranteed. The deck has standing room areas. Beverage sales end 30 minutes prior to Fáilte Club closing.

Children are allowed - Ages 12 & under get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Children 13 and up require a ticket.

Capacity is limited to ensure a fun & comfortable setting. Fáilte Club is a smoking-free and vaping-free environment. Alcohol will only be served to patrons ages 21 and older, with proper identification. All sales are final. No refunds. Online sales end August 15 if not previously sold-out. Walk-ups will be allowed each day so long as the Failte Club is not at full-capacity.


Ward Irish Music Archive

Ward Irish Music Archives

 Free Ticket Program 

The Ward Irish Music Archives has a program where patrons going to the festival can receive 2 free tickets into the festival with the donation of 10 original Irish music related items.

These items can be as follows:
CDs, LPs, 78s, Cassette Tapes, Posters, Sheet Music, Songbooks

The items must be originals, no copies of any kind will be accepted. Items can be dropped off at the main gate to receive your free tickets.

Additional Information


Get tickets at our office: CelticMKE Center
Need assistance purchasing tickets ahead of the festival? Call 414-476-3378 for office hour information before stopping in.


Ticket and Festival FAQs
Have a question regarding Irish Fest tickets? Check out our FAQ page hereIf you can't find what you're looking for, contact us at


Notice on Counterfeit Tickets
Milwaukee Irish Fest strongly urges all patrons to avoid purchasing tickets on the street from unauthorized sources, as the tickets may be counterfeit. For your own protection, tickets should only be purchased at Milwaukee Irish Fest gate ticket windows, from Irish Fest's online ticket provider ETIX, or at the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa. Counterfeit tickets and tickets purchased from unauthorized sources will not be honored.


View Ticket Purchase Policy, Festival Terms and Conditions, & Liability Waiver Information.


Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Associated Bank Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Audio Biz

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier


Tourism Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

Parkview-Senior Living Community Center

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

  • 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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