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Milwaukee Irish Fest: Culture, Music, & More in Milwaukee

Four days of Celtic music, culture and celebration are coming to the scenic Milwaukee, August 17 to 20th. The Milwaukee Irish Fest, held at Henry Maier Festival Park, is a multi day celebration of all things Irish with over 100 musical acts.

Acts include:

  • Boxing Banjo
  • Cathal O Currain
  • Briana Fitzsimons
  • Enda Reilly
  • Gaelic Storm
  • Mamo Keera
  • Roisin O

And many more!

Whet your appetite at 35 food stalls, plus Jameson whisky tasting, ciders, and real Irish cream.  The Cultural Pavilion brings all things Irish and Celtic to the festival through digital and physical displays. New this year, Limerick born artist and photographer Paul Ward is displaying his Imagining Ireland photo exhibit at the festival. Black and Irish in Dublin is set up to highlight and celebrate the identity of Black and Mixed Race Irish people. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland and the Irish Consulate in Chicago will again be providing a pop-up display, curated by their staff. The festival will also have an exhibit on the 100 Anniversary of the end of the  Irish Civil War, as well as the Mythology of Ireland; the Fauna of Ireland; and the story of Colmcille.

The Theatre Pavillion presents a range of plays for audience enjoyment. This year the Pavillion features Fishamble: The New Play Company from Dublin, Ireland. 

This year the Milwaukee Irish Fest will be hosting a Global Scholars Symposium with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland with a keynote lecture that dives into the shared narratives of Ireland and the United States of America. 

To learn more, go to:

Milwaukee Irish Fest
August 17 - 20, 2023

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N Harbor Dive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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