This post and giveaway is sponsored by Milwaukee Irish Fest.
Milwaukee Irish Fest Returns to the Lakefront August 20-22 for its 40th Celebration
A few festivals are returning in Milwaukee this summer and we are so thrilled that Milwaukee Irish Fest is one of them! Milwaukee Irish Fest is back and will celebrate their 40th anniversary August 20-22 at the Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront.
The three-day festival will feature more than 50 entertainment acts ranging from Irish dance to traditional Irish, folk, rock, and even bluegrass music. This year’s festival shines a light on the rich musical traditions brought over from the Celtic nations across the centuries with its theme, The Spirit of Irish America. View the full lineup at irishfest.com/lineup.
Family Fun at Irish Fest
Irish Fest is a family-friendly festival, and there are many activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! While parts of the festival may be a little different this year due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, there will still be plenty of ways to have a memorable festival experience!
Just past the rainbow and castle are fun activities, such as the Lili-Putt mini golf, take-and-make Irish crafts and the Leprechaun Village. The take-and-make Irish craft toolkits will be available throughout the weekend to grab and either make at nearby picnic tables or to bring home with you. Explore the brand new playground and a variety of interactive demonstrations. Be sure not to miss all of the family-friendly entertainment at the newly renovated Cedar Crest Children’s Stage, which features everything from musical performances to puppetry and more!
Different from years past, this year’s parades will be spontaneous, in order to limit crowding, and will occur on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Think of it like a flash mob, but parade style! So be on the lookout as each parade is sure to catch your eyes, ears and imagination!
And if you’re feeling a little hungry, Irish Fest has over 35 food locations throughout the grounds – from Irish cuisine to American food menu items, plus desserts, such as ice cream, pastries and more!
Don’t forget to show your Irish pride and check out the shopping areas at Irish Fest! There’s something for everyone – Irish-themed clothing, jewelry, home decor, imported goods and treats, official Irish Fest gear, and more.
Health and Safety
Irish Fest can’t wait to greet you with 100,000 welcomes and celebrate their love for Irish and Celtic culture together, in person! Irish Fest wants you to have an enjoyable experience AND feel safe when visiting!
Irish Fest recommends visiting their Health and Safety updates page on their website to learn about their health and safety protocols, as well as any significant changes that will be implemented at the festival. For example, Irish Fest is going cashless this year. Payment options will include credit cards, debit cards, Google Pay, Apple Pay, etc. Irish Fest will have 7 cash-to-card machines placed throughout the grounds so you can convert your cash into prepaid debit cards that can be used not only anywhere inside the grounds, but also anywhere in the U.S. where MasterCard is accepted. Irish Fest will also have several sanitizing stations installed throughout the grounds and enhanced cleaning protocols in place. View more information at irishfest.com/updates
Irish Fest Admission & Hours
Tickets to the festival are $21 per day, general admission. Irish Fest encourages you to buy your tickets online, in advance, to avoid crowded areas outside the Gate ticket windows and to get inside the festival grounds safer and quicker! Children 12 and under are free and do not require a ticket for entry. Go to irishfest.com/tickets to purchase and view additional ways to save some green. Slainte!
Milwaukee Irish Fest is opening two hours earlier on Friday, August 20, with gates opening at 2:00 pm. The festival is open Friday from 2pm to Midnight, Saturday from 12 pm to Midnight, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, with a Mass service starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Amphitheater. The South Gate will open at 8:30 for the Mass service. More info at irishfest.com.
Giveaway & Ticket Coupon Code
Giveaway Time: Win a free family 4-pack of tickets to Irish Fest!!
- Win a family 4 pack which is four tickets to Milwaukee Irish Fest (good for any day: August 20-22)
Simply enter your name and valid email address in the form below and comment on this Facebook post. *We will contact the winner via the email submitted.
Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Giveaway runs July 6th – July 23rd, 2021. Winner will be notified on July 26th.
The giveaway has ended.
EVERYONE CAN WIN!
20% off Milwaukee Irish Fest Tickets with Lake Country Family Fun
- Use code: LCFF20 to receive 20% off tickets
- Discount code expires August 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT
- Go to irishfest.com/tickets , click ‘buy tickets,’ choose your total quantity of tickets, enter code in the promo code box, and checkout
Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Your email will not be shared except to accept your prize. You email will not be sold. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.