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 18:
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. 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 19:
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 21:
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 breakfast at Paddy’s Cafe or Ward's House of Prime right inside the South Gate area 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 peanut butter.
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.