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Families, Military, Students and More Will Enjoy Taste of Ireland at Discounted Rate

The organizers of Milwaukee Irish Fest have made it easy and affordable to enjoy the 2012 festival by bringing back some of its most popular gate promotions. Festival goers can take advantage of free or discounted admission via seven different gate promotions during the four-day festival, August 16 to 19, 2012.

“Irish Fest is one of the greatest values in town,” said Donna Brady, president of Milwaukee Irish Fest. “You get access to 16 stages of world-class entertainment, cultural exhibits, family activities and so much more with your admission. We even make it easy for you to enjoy the festival for free or at a highly-reduced rate.”

There are a wide variety of special promotions and discounts that guests can take advantage of, including discounts for college students, seniors, military personnel and their families. In addition, the festival offers free or reduced admission during special promotional periods on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Gate promotions include:

Children’s Discount – Kids 12 and under are always free
Senior Citizens Discount – Seniors (60+) get $5 off general admission (regularly $15)
Military Day – Free admission for active, reserve, retired, and guard military service personnel plus one guest, with valid military ID
Thursday Promotion – Free admission with donation of school supplies
$5 Buck Friday – $5 admission 4-5:30 p.m. (Advance tickets are on sale now at
College Day – $3 off admission Sunday, Aug 19, 2-7 p.m. with college student ID
Sunday Promotion – Free admission with food donation before the 9:30 a.m. Mass for Peace and Justice

To learn more about discounts and special gate promotions, visit and click on the “Festival Info” tab. General admission for the festival is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 60+ and free for kids 12 and under.

Milwaukee Irish Fest is North America’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 16-stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The annual festival occurs every third weekend in August. The 2012 festival takes place August 16 to 19.
More than just a festival, the Milwaukee Irish Fest organization is passionately committed to igniting a love of Irish culture in all people. Milwaukee Irish Fest teaches Ireland’s music, dance, drama, sports, culture, children’s activities and genealogy through year-round programming.

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