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You'll be re-directed to our Irish Fest Ticketing Store, which will feature 2020 ticketing options. The earlier you buy, the more money you save. Your admission to the festival includes all of the musical performances, cultural programming, children's activities and sporting matches. Questions? Contact us at or at 414-476-3378.

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Ticket Prices

  • $15 General Admission - Online until July 1 // $18 online until August 1 // $21 after August 1 and at the gates
  • $15 Seniors (60+) - Gates only - any gate ticket window
  • $5  Thursday - Online or at any gate ticket windows
  • $10 Friday - Online until July 1 // $15 after July 1 online or at any gate ticket windows
  • $35 Four-Day Pass - Online until August 1 // $40 after August 1 -- ONLINE only
  • Free - Children 12 & under receive free admission

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Ways to Save

*Any and all active military members will receive free admission to the festival, any day, with valid I.D, plus one guest, at any gate ticket window [where you will receive your free ticket]. Thank you for your service to our country.

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

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More Ways To Save



Bring in school supplies for children served by Hope House and receive free admission. Thursday is our Preview Night, so please note that only a portion of our grounds will be open.



Arthritis Foundation Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest - If you are a participant in the 5K, you'll receive free entry on Saturday into the festival, until 3:00 pm.



Fests Feed Milwaukee
Anyone donating a minimum of 3 non-perishable food items, preferably canned peaches or pears in 100% juice, by 11:00 a.m. will receive free admission to the festival. Patrons are welcome to attend the Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will receive free admission immediately following. Those donating food who choose not to attend the Mass will receive a hand stamp valid for free entry at any time that day during regular festival hours (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) or are welcome to remain in the designated section of the South Gate. Ward's House of Prime and Gingerz Sportz Pub will open at 9 a.m. to provide breakfast. The South Gate opens at 8:00 a.m. All non-perishable food items will be donated to Hunger Task Force.

Military Day
Veterans and military personnel receive free admission, plus one guest, all day, at any gate. Must provide a valid proof of service at any gate ticket window to receive your free tickets. Thank you for your service to our country.

College Day
College students with a valid student I.D. can enjoy a $3 discount off of General Admission tickets between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (all gates)


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Dublin the Fun Package

Will Be Available Starting in May

Have twice the Fair and Festival fun with our Dublin the Fun deal! For just $18 you will get one ticket to State fair and one ticket to Irish Fest.

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 available through July 31, 2019. 26-99 tickets are $15 each; 100+ tickets are $13 each. Call the CelticMKE [Irish Fest] 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.

COVID-19 Statement Regarding the Festival & Advanced Tickets

To Our Irish Fest Community, 

We have received inquiries regarding the potential impact COVID-19 may have on Milwaukee Irish Fest. The health and safety of our guests, performers, staff, and volunteers are of utmost importance to us as we plan for the 40th festival. At this time, Milwaukee Irish Fest will proceed as planned, and guests can look forward to celebrating Irish music and culture in August. 

As the situation develops, should it be determined by government authorities or public health officials to cancel Milwaukee Irish Fest, we will promptly do so. If this is to occur, we will modify our ticket policy, which currently follows the industry standard of no refunds, and offer three options to ticket purchasers.

We value our patrons and feel it's important to provide these options for anyone who purchased a ticket in advance. Should the festival be cancelled for the reasons mentioned above, the following will be made available:

  • Transfer your ticket(s) for the 2021 festival
  • Donate your ticket money back to Milwaukee Irish Fest to help our non-profit with all of our incurred costs (a tax deduction receipt will be provided to all donors who provide an email address)
  • Receive a refund for the cost of the ticket 

Updates and recommendations from the CDC, WDHS and government authorities will guide our decisions in the coming months. Rest assured, we are taking steps to produce a safe and fun festival, and we will keep you all informed of any significant changes to the festival. We thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.

Our 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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1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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