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Irish Fest 2019: Things to know before heading to the festival

Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 09:07:02-04

MILWAUKEE — One of the largest celebrations of Irish culture is back at Henry Meyer Festival Park this weekend.

Irish Fest has been a coveted summer activity for Milwaukee residents since 1981.

The festival includes a massive lineup of music acts like the nationally recognized band Gaelic Storm, plays composed by Irish playwrights, and plenty of food. We’ve rounded up some important things to know before heading to the festival.

Looking to get in for a discount? The festival is offering several great promotions to get in for a deal. Seniors ages 60+ can receive discounted admission at the gates on any day. More specifics on admission promotions are available here.

Several great music acts are scheduled to preform at Irish Fest, including the nationally recognized band, Gaelic Storm. For information on the line up, click here.

Parking and Transportation:
Several options are available to get you to and from Irish Fest safely. If you are looking to drive, you can reserve a parking space online through Irish Fest at several different locations. Take an MCTS Freeway Flyer right to the gate from several different points throughout Milwaukee.

Festival Hours:
The Festival will have shortened hours on Thursday, open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday, the festival opens at 4 p.m. keeping the party alive until midnight. Extended hours will take place on Saturday with operating hours from noon until midnight. On the final day of the festival, officials will be welcoming guests from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, August 16: 4 p.m. to Midnight

Saturday, August 17: Noon to Midnight

Sunday, August 18, 2019: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mobility Devices:
Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at the Main Gate and the South Gate only. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a rental fee of $5 for the day. A driver's license is required to rent a wheelchair.