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 2021 Festival 

At this time, we are making plans to produce our 40th festival August 20, 21 and 22, 2021. Read our official announcement here.

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.

Ticket will go on sale within the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more details!



Admission Tickets
2021 festival

  • Tickets will go on sale soon. Stay tuned via our newsletter.



Ways to Save

*Children 12 & under receive free admission into the festival and do not require a ticket for entry. 

Active Military

  • Active military receive free admission any day of the festival, at any time, and at any gate. Valid service I.D. required for entry. Thank you for your service!

Veterans Day

  • Veterans receive free admission on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at any gate. Valid I.D. required for entry. Thank you for your service!

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


Hard Tickets Available at CelticMKE Center
Hard tickets can be purchased in advance at the CelticMKE Center at 1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53213 during regular office hours (9am to 5pm).


Group Ticket Sales Information
Save some green with group ticket sales. More details coming soon. Call the CelticMKE Center at 414-476-3378 for more information.


Private Party Areas Available
The cost to book a private party depends on the area and the day. Booking early is highly advised and party space is limited! Most are booked well in advance, often after the previous festival. Many party areas have permanent restrooms and bars. No food or beverage may be brought in. However, food and beverage will be available to purchase through Irish Fest and its vendors. To inquire, please email and label the subject "Irish Fest Party Rental" and your request/information will be forwarded to the coordinator. You may also call us at 414-476-3378.


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 ticket booths, or at the CelticMKE Center in Wauwatosa. Counterfeit tickets and tickets purchased from unauthorized sources will not be honored.

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

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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