We made so many great memories at our 2022 festival -
relive those memories below by watching our video!
Thank you to all of our fans, vendors, sponsors & community partners, entertainers, and volunteers - we greatly appreciate you!
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 a two-day pass to the fest, admittance to two separate VIP covered areas, front-of-stage viewing area, complimentary food & beverages (includes alcohol drinks), complimentary massages AND meet-and-greet opportunities with the entertainers.
Food & Drinks
Irish Fest features food vendors to satisfy tastebuds for entire family! Irish beverages are also available such as Guinness, Five Farms, Smithwicks, Bunratty Meade, and more!
The Presenting Sponsor of Irish Fest of the Fox Cities, Ornua Ingredients, will be also sampling products at their tent at this year's fest. Be sure not to miss this!
More information on dining and alcoholic beverage sampling to come!
Events at McGuinness Irish Pub
Throughout the festival weekend, McGuinness Irish Pub will be open for their delicious food and warm Irish hospitality. Be sure not to miss the "Full Irish" breakfast Saturday morning 8 am - 11 am with entertainment by Sarah and the HUS band. The Pub is also hosting the official Post-Party starting each night at 10pm. Bands include The Bellends Friday and Eoin McCarty and Marco Connely on Saturday. The Raffle drawing will be at the Pub Saturday night 11pm.
Irish Fest Raffle
Our 2023 Raffle Grand Prize is a Trip to Ireland, which includes up to $1,500 in AerLingus Airline Credits, a VIP tour of Guinness Brewery for two including their Guinness Academy Experience and a VIP tour of Jameson Distillery for two. You also have a chance to win a large Guinness pub mirror, Two VIP Passes to the 2024 Irish Fest including hotel, and an overnight stay at St. Brendan's in Green Bay. Raffle Tickets can be purchased at the Irish Fest or at McGuinness Irish Pub. Only $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Join us at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, September 16th at 4:30pm for a Celtic Mass. Musicians include Katie Grennan of Steam and Bow Tides, John Williams of Steam and Martin Gillespie of Skerryvore
St. Mary’s Church
312 South State Street
(just 3 blocks from the festival)
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!