August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

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You'll be re-directed to our Irish Fest Ticketing Store, which will feature 2020 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. Questions? Contact us at or at 414-476-3378.



2020 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
  • 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.


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

2020 Tickets Not Yet Available | 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 


Dublin the Fun Package with Wisconsin State Fair

Not Yet Available for 2020 | Check Back Around Spring

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 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

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2020 Festival Hours

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