The annual Milwaukee Irish Fest is returning to the lakefront at the Henry Maier Festival Park from August 15 - 18, 2024.

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest Irish festival, is back for four days of music, culture, and craic. Now is the time to grab your tickets - buy online and save!

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Not only can you enjoy Irish music spread across 16 stages but the festival is packed with Irish shopping markets, fun family events, and delicious Irish food & drink choices.

Milwaukee Irish Fest lineup 2024

From traditional Irish to indie-rock there's musical entertainment for everyone at Milwaukee Irish Fest. Featured entertainers this year include the Screaming Orphans, Úlla, Lúnasa, The High Kings, Goitse, Seamus Kennedy, STEAM Irish Quartet, and much more!

Screaming Orphans

The chart-topping all-sister Celtic folk and pop band from Co Donegal are known worldwide for their award-winning sound combining original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music. 


Úlla came together organically through a shared connection in the Austin music scene. The band is comprised of a bunch of Irish expats joined by several trad-Irish music fans to form a collective that share and celebrate a mutual love of Irish musical heritage. 


The multi-award-winning band's distinctive sound lies in the quality of their compositions interspersed with age-old traditional tunes that make each performance unique. Goitse (the Irish language word for ‘come here’) have released four critically acclaimed recordings and have toured throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France, and the United States. 

The High Kings

The High Kings have set the bar extremely high for Irish folk bands around the world and are widely regarded to be at the forefront of genre. Together they play 13 instruments to create the unique sound and atmosphere that captivates audiences.

Milwaukee Irish Fest debut

Making their Milwaukee Irish Fest debut includes Elephant Sessions, Gadan with Enda Scahill, Ispíní na hÉireann, O’Jizo, Onoír, Síomha, The Bow Tides, The Jeremiahs,  and The Tumbling Paddies.


O’Jizo is a trio of multi-instrumentalists from Tokyo, Japan who play traditional Irish music. Featuring the Irish wooden flute, and the Irish tin whistle, they are the cutting edge of a new Celtic sound layered with combinations of the piano accordion, bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.

Ispíní na hÉireann

Ispíní na hÉiereann's music is a combination of original songs as well as reimagined covers and tunes, all influenced by the Irish musical tradition. Bandmates include Dublin-born musicians banjo player Adam J. Holohan and guitar player Tomás Mulligan, cellist Aongus MacAmhlaigh, and saxophone and Uilleann Pipes player Pádraig Óg Mac Aodhagáin.

The Tumbling Paddies

Originally starting off performing at local weddings and pubs in their beloved Co Fermanagh, The Tumbling Paddies have rapidly become one of Ireland’s most popular entertainment acts. They continue to sell out venues up and down Ireland as well as many venues throughout the world having previously toured in Dubai, Germany, Spain, and England.

The Bow Tides

The Bow Tides is a powerhouse Celtic ensemble led by three Irish fiddlers: Ellery Klein, Jessie Burns, and Katie Grennan. These dynamic women are veterans of the stage and studio, with a collective 15 years as the fiddlers with the Irish-American supergroup Gaelic Storm.

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Milwaukee Irish Fest is presented by its parent nonprofit organization, CelticMKE. CelticMKE is dedicated to preserving and promoting Irish, Irish American, and Celtic cultures. For more information about CelticMKE, please visit  

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