Milwaukee Irish Fest, world's largest Irish music festival, canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 9:15 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 11:59:43-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Irish Fest has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The world's largest Irish music festival was scheduled to take place August 13-16 at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront.

"Based on the information we have been able to gleam up until this point, we feel it will be concerning for large group gatherings, such as our 100,000 plus attendees, to be able to come together safely in August," an organizer for the festival writes. "Your health and welfare are our number one priority, and we want to play our part in keeping everyone safe."

If you already purchased a ticket for the festival, you will receive an email in the next few days, which will outline in more detail the options that will be available to you. You can either transfer your tickets to the 2021 festival, donate your ticket money back to Milwaukee Irish Fest to support them as a non-profit, or receive a refund for your tickets.

Refunds will automatically be issued to any guests who purchased the Failte Club VIP Experience.

Milwaukee Irish Fest plans to be back at Henry Maier Festival Park the third weekend in August (19-22) in 2021.

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