As the luck of the Irish would have it, Irish Fest returns each year with bigger and better ways to celebrate Irish pride and culture. Taking place along the shores of Lake Michigan at Henry Maier Festival Park August 18-21, 2022, this year’s event will keep many traditions alive while giving festival-goers plenty of new sights and sounds to experience that explore Ireland’s diverse history and culture. You’ll find everything from an Irish dog show and whiskey tastings to over 100 musical acts with so much more in between!
Irish Music and Dance
With over 100 acts on 9 stages of Irish music and dance, you’re about to see incredible talent from all over! You’ll discover the perfect mix of world and local flavor with maybe a chance or two to get your jig on!
For dog lovers, Celtic Canines brings something truly unique to the festival scene. Featuring nine Irish breeds — from Irish Wolfhounds to Kerry Beagles – learn everything there is to know about these special breeds, as well as demos that feature everything from obedience and hunting to agility and conformation.
Whiskey Fans, Rejoice!
There are plenty of places that you can enjoy Jameson Whiskey around Irish Fest. Expect to find limited batch varieties, as well as specialty cocktails, while learning all about this fine spirit straight from a Jameson Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador all the way from the motherland itself.
Saz’s at the Fest
What would a festival be without food? As with all the big festivals in Milwaukee, you’ll find us serving up all our signature festival-famous platters at the Miller Lite area of the park, from our sampler combo platter to our signature BBQ pulled pork sandwich.
The list of things to see and do goes on and on. There’s a marketplace to grab yourself some Irish crafts and plenty of family fun and learning to be had at the Cultural Village. Just take a look at the official Irish Fest Experience page for all the details and their lineup page for the full schedule of performances. So, mark your calendars and get ready for what Irish Fest proudly claims is “the biggest celebration of Irish music and culture in the world!”