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Thu, Aug 17

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Henry Maier Festival Park

Milwaukee Irish Festival

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest celebration of Irish/Celtic music and culture, is held annually on the third weekend in August on the shore of Lake Michigan at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Milwaukee Irish Festival
Milwaukee Irish Festival

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT – Aug 20, 2023, 9:00 PM CDT

Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

About the Event

Since 1981, Milwaukee Irish Fest has been dedicated to celebrating and sharing our rich Celtic heritage with the world. We are passionate about preserving the history and tradition of Irish, Irish American and Celtic cultures throughout Milwaukee Irish Fest and other programs all year long with our parent company, CelticMKE. True to its mission statement: "To promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish culture and to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage," CelticMKE is much more than a festival. Outreach endeavors include an active foundation, several scholarship and grant opportunities, a summer school, school of music and the Irish Fest Choir. The CelticMKE Center also houses the John J. Ward Irish Music Archives. Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world's largest celebration of Irish/Celtic music and culture, is held annually on the third weekend in August on the shore of Lake Michigan at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Hero Hut a free, covered rest area that offers complimentary snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and veteran resource information.

Hero Hut is open to active and retired military members, veterans of all military branches, first responders, and up to 3 accompanying family members. This area honors Heroes of all ethnic backgrounds, not just the Irish.

Free to Enter the Rest Area - No Additional Ticket Required!

Hero Hut Location & Hours:

Location: Northeast side of the U.S. Cellular Stage

  • Friday: 4 - 8 pm
  • Saturday: 12 - 8 pm
  • Sunday: 11 - 8 pm

Festival Admission Information: August 18 - 21: Active military receive free admission at any gate (ticket window) all four fstival dayse with valid service ID. Sunday, August 21: Veterans and military personnel receive free admission (any time of the day at any gate ticket window), plus one guest, with valid service ID.

Thank you for your service!

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