August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

print this page Share This Page

2019 Tickets and Discounts

You'll be re-directed to our Irish Fest Ticketing Store, which will feature 2019's ticketing options. Buying online will save you the time of waiting in line at the ticket window. Your admission to the festival includes all of the musical acts, cultural exhibits, children's activities and sporting matches. Failte Club VIP and Tralee High Tea are ticketed events within the festival grounds & require registration. Questions? Contact us at





  • $18 GENERAL ADMISSION 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
  • $15 - FRIDAY online or at any gate ticket windows
  • $35 FOUR-DAY PASS until August 1 // $40 after August 1 -- ONLINE only
  • Children 12 & under receive free admission - no ticket required


Daily 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. 


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.

First Responders will receive free admission, with valid ID, plus one guest, on Saturday, August 17, between the hours of 12 and 4 pm to correspond with the first responders program that will take place at 3:45 pm at the Miller Lite Stage. 


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)


Failte Club VIP Experience

Available Online Only through August 12 | Festival Admission Sold Separately

Experience Irish Fest in an exclusive setting! Invite your friends and be a part of the Failte Club VIP Experience!
Your Failte Club ticket includes:

  • 2 complimentary beverages (beer, wine, soda or water)
  • An incredible, elevated view from two Upper Decks: the Miller Upper Deck and Aer Lingus Upper Deck (NEW). See bands such as Gaelic Storm, The High Kings and We Banjo 3 (Thursday only on the Miller Stage)
  • Private Bar
  • Private Restrooms
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Come and Go Access to both Upper Decks 

Click the link below to view further details, including ticket inclusion, hours, and to reserve your VIP spot!


Tralee High Tea Event

Sunday, August 18 at 12:00 pm | $25 registration
Location: The Callen Celtic Kitchen, within the festival grounds
Admission to Festival Not Included

We're hosting our very first Irish High Tea event at the Callen Celtic Kitchen at Milwaukee Irish Fest! We've partnered with Jen's Sweet Treats, Tralee Irish Imports and Gingerz Sportz Pub to bring you a unique traditional high tea experience on Sunday, August 18 at 12:00 pm. 

This event is a separate ticketed event and admission to the festival is not included. The High Tea event is a traditional high tea experience that includes a variety of Irish teas, tea sandwiches and pastries and a private performance by Irish virtuoso guitarist Shane Hennessy.

Space is limited to ensure a comfortable setting so reserve your spot before seats sell out!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Concerns of Police Survivors Fund, to support fallen officers' families.

This event is sponsored and supported by Tralee Irish Imports, Jen's Sweet Treats, Gingerz Sports Pub, Callen Construction and the Concerns of Police Survivors.


Dublin the Fun with Wisconsin State Fair Package 2019

Dublin the Fun Package with Wisconsin State Fair

Available until July 31, 2019 at the Wisconsin State Fair website

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. 
The Wisconsin State Fair runs from August 1 to 11, in Milwaukee, WI. 

Buy Now

Ward Irish Music Archives Free Ticket Program

Earn two free tickets to Milwaukee Irish Fest with the donation of ten original Irish-related music items to the Ward Irish Music Archives. For more information, click here.

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).

Volunteer at the Fest

All volunteers will receive tickets to the Thursday night festival preview, an entrance pass, a discounted parking pass, food coupons and other opportunities. Click here, to view areas in which you can volunteer and be a part of the festival or email us at!

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.

Download the Official Festival App

Milwaukee Irish Fest App - Google Play         Milwaukee Irish Fest App Apple Store

2019 Festival Hours

Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 4 p.m. to 12.m.
Saturday - 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • 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
  • Jameson
  • Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Miller Lite
  • Northwoods Web Solutions
  • Potowatomi
  • Sprecher



  • Center: 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee
  • Festival Grounds: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee
© 2018 Milwaukee Irish Festival. All rights reserved.
This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System