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Irish Fest 2023

Irish Fest Schedule

Irish Fest Parade optional

Saturday, August 19th 4:00pm

Report Time: 3:15 behind the U.S. Cellular Stage

Dancers should wear their costumes with white tennis shoes. Friends and family walking with us should wear Milwaukee Irish Dance gear! 

Irish Fest Mass optional

Sunday, August 20th 9:30am

Report Time: 8:30am at the Amphitheater 

Paddygrass optional

Sunday, August 20th 5:15pm

Report Time: 5:00pm at the Vizzy Stage

Main Irish Fest Show all dancers 

Sunday, August 20th 12:45pm

Report Time: 11:45am * at the Cider Boys Stage

*Dancers in Saturday classes: report by 12:15

Children's Stage dancers age 20 & under

Sunday, August 20th 2:30pm

Report Time: 2:15pm at the Children's Stage

The Scattering Breckan + Cara

Sunday, August 20th 8:00pm

Report Time: 7:00pm at the Aer Lingus Stage

For more details on each show, please click the event links at the bottom of the page.


Join our STUDIO DISCUSSION GROUP for real time updates during the weekend.

If you have questions the day of, contact: 

Celeste 210.842.0372

Amanda 440.289.1812

Cara 608.228.9862

Molly 608.220.0903

Helpful PDFs

Entry Instructions

You may enter through any gate after the grounds are open. However, dancer bringing in garment bags, brooms or Zuca bags MUST use Gate 6 (found between the South and Main Gate). Tickets for dancers were distributed on the last class for those over the age of 12. 


Security will need to go through your bags - opt for travel size options of hairspray, gels, or anything else you may need to make the process smoother.


Updated Policy! Water bottles must be a sealed disposable water bottle or an empty. clear bottle. Empty metal water bottles will now be allowed through Gate 6 ONLY!

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Event Details

  • Aug 20, 8:00 PM – Aug 21, 9:30 PM
    Aer Lingus Stage, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    See Breckan + Cara perform at the Scattering ☘️
  • Aug 20, 5:00 PM
    Milwaukee Irish Fest Grounds, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Paddygrass is one of our favorite bands to dance with - participation in this show is optional but encouraged! Dancers should have a strong hard shoe background, be comfortable dancing alone and improvising. RSVP below if you plan on dancing at Paddygrass!
  • Aug 20, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
    Milwaukee Irish Fest Grounds, 639 E Summerfest Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    The performance is for ALL Irish Fest dancers under the age of 20. We will head there together right after the main stage show.
  • Aug 20, 12:45 PM
    Milwaukee Irish Fest Grounds, 639 E Summerfest Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    This show is the MAIN event! All dancers participating in Irish Fest must be here for this performance.
  • Aug 20, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Milwaukee Irish Dance Studio, 3555B N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211, USA
    Do you need help putting on your wig for Irish Fest?! Some of our teen dancers will be at the studio Sunday morning between 8:30 - 10:30am to put on wigs. RSVP to let them know that you'll be attending!
  • Aug 20, 8:30 AM – Aug 21, 11:00 AM
    Milwaukee Irish Fest Grounds, 639 E Summerfest Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Participation is optional but encouraged! We are looking for a total of 4 dancers to represent the school at the Irish Fest Mass. Dancers will walk down the procession in their school costumes. RSVP if you would like to be part of the procession!
  • Aug 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Milwaukee Irish Fest Grounds, 639 E Summerfest Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    The parade is optional but encouraged! Dancers who participate in the parade will get free entry to the festival grounds for Saturday. RSVP if you plan on being part of the parade!
Thank you for being a part of Milwaukee Irish Fest!
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