Milwaukee Irish Fest Through The Years

Take a stroll down memory lane and explore Milwaukee Irish Fest year by year! You'll learn interesting facts and behind-the-scenes insights into how the festival has grown over time. Each year also features photos, videos, and mementos collected throughout that particular festival.

1981 Milwaukee Irish Fest

1999 Milwaukee Irish Fest

1999 Milwaukee Irish Fest

2015 Milwaukee Irish Fest

2015 Milwaukee Irish Fest

2016 Milwaukee Irish Fest

2016 Milwaukee Irish Fest

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Artists of Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest has hosted over 800 artists since 1981 and continues to bring in the top and upcoming acts in Irish music. Check out the artists list to see who has played the festival!

De Danann

De Danann
 

Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy

Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy
 

Gaelic Storm

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers
 

History of the Festival

Learn about the history of Milwaukee Irish Fest! From the origins of the festival in 1980 to changes on the Summerfest grounds, you can explore how Milwaukee Irish Fest has grown over the years.

Origins of Milwaukee Irish Fest

History of Irish Fest

Origins of Milwaukee Irish Fest

Irish Fest Origins

Galway Showcase - 2008 Milwaukee Irish Fest

Showcases

Volunteerism - Milwaukee Irish Fest

Volunteerism

What's Happening Next?

Milwaukee Irish Fest is still creating history!  See the entertainment lineup for the upcoming festival, and learn about cultural village attractions, events, promotions and much more.

Milwaukee Irish Fest Website

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