There is something to experience for everyone
here at Irish Fest!
Our programming, entertainment lineup, & activities celebrate Irish and Celtic culture. We're proud of our fun, family friendly atmosphere in the beautiful setting of downtown Appleton. Whether it's your first time at Irish Fest or you're a returning Fest Goer, we welcome everyone!
Our Cultural Tent offers a variety of Irish and Celtic cultural lectures and demonstrations and more from authors, historians, professors, entertainers, and more. For a lineup of cultural programming in this area, please see our festival lineup.
Wee Ones Children's Area
In the Wee Ones Children's Area, children can participate in fun cultural activities and games for free! An adult is asked to accompany children under the age of 12. Some activities are scheduled, see festival lineup for schedule.
Located in the Cultural Tent or click here see our Festival Map.
Browse and shop the retail area at Irish Fest! Our vendors feature fine Irish and Celtic gifts, souvenirs, and more. You'll be sure to find that special gift for someone or perhaps treat yourself to something, too! Located behind the Main Stage or click here see our Festival Map.
This is a terrific deal! VIP ADMISSION includes one (1) two-day pass to the fest, admittance to two separate VIP covered areas, front-of-stage viewing area, complimentary food & soda, half-priced alcohol drinks, AND meet-and-greet opportunities with the entertainers.
Irish Fest Raffle
Play the Irish Fest Raffle for a chance to win a trip to Ireland! There are 4 total prizes and tickets are sold at the festival and are $5 each or 5 for $20. See below for list of prizes and buy your raffle tickets at the festival to play!
1st Place Prize: Trip to Ireland with VIP Tours of Jameson and Guinness
Includes roundtrip airfare Chicago to Dublin, up to $1,000 AerLingus credit, VIP Tours of Guinness and Jameson for two, and help with planning. Valid one year from drawing
2nd Prize: 2 VIP passes to 2023 Irish Fest, includes overnight stay at Fairfield Inn
3rd Prize: Large Guinness Pub Mirror
4th Prize: Overnight at St. Brendan's Inn, Green Bay or any Harp & Eagle Hotel
Raffle Drawing Details: the drawing will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 11:00pm at Jameson Post Party McGuinness Irish Pub (201 S. Walnut St. Appleton, WI). Need not be present to win.
License No. R0040209-A-41726
Events at McGuinness Irish Pub
Throughout the festival weekend, McGuinness Irish Pub will have a lineup of entertainment and events for fest goers to experience before, during, and after the festival. From Jameson Irish Whiskey Samplings to an Irish Breakfast to world-class entertainers, it's a sure way to stay in the spirit of Irish Fest!
Join us at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, September 17th at 4:30pm for a Celtic Mass.
St. Mary’s Church
312 South State Street
(just 3 blocks from the festival)