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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!

Festival Map 

Our festival is held at Jones Park in downtown Appleton and is the perfect venue for our festival!

Click here to see our festival map from 2022.  An updated map for 2023 will be posted prior to the festival.

Cultural Tent

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.  


 Click here to see our Festival Map to find the Cultural Tent.

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.

VIP Experience

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. 

Click here to buy your VIP tickets or visit our Tickets page for more information. 

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 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!

We're busy planning events for 2023 and will provide more information soon!

Irish Fest Raffle

In 2022, we gave away many fantastic prizes including a trip to Ireland!

Check back soon for more information on our 2023 Raffle. 

Celtic Mass

Join us at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, September 16th at 4:30pm for a Celtic Mass.

St. Mary’s Church

312 South State Street


(just 3 blocks from the festival)


Have questions about the festival? We have answers!

Click here to see our FAQ section.

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!

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