A celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Milwaukee Irish Fest, An Irish Night at the Museum, will take place Saturday, April 25 at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells St. The event begins at 6:30 and runs to Midnight. "We hope to see everyone come and help us celebrate all that Irish Fest has meant in the community for more than three decades," said Ed Ward, Irish Fest founder. "We've been working very hard to put on a great party and this won't disappoint!"
Much of the museum will be transformed into a Celtic wonderland. Starting on the main museum floor, guests will see and hear roving actors, harpist Mary Ann Miller
, the talented band Myserk
, and the old time favorites the Easy Days Barbershop Quartet
as they travel through The Streets of Old Ireland
. Stop in at the Nickelodeon theater to watch a commemorative film tribute looking back on all 35 years of Irish Fest, including interviews with founder Ed Ward from three decades ago, Tommy Makem and others.
Hearty food stations and bars with beer, wine and soda will offer creative Irish favorites. Stroll the silent auction
areas and bid on many exciting gift packages for Celtic treasures, overnight hotel stays and vouchers for dining and entertainment. Purchase tickets for raffle prizes
which include two round-trip tickets to Ireland complete with a land package to experience Ireland like never before!
Later in the evening, see Irish dancers perform and celebrate with local band favorite Tallymoore
with special guest Socks in the Frying Pan
, who are traveling here direct from Ireland to help celebrate this momentous occasion. There will be a Jameson Whiskey tasting as a special feature, available with advance registration. A full array of desserts, coffee and of course continued bar service will round out the evening.
Tickets are $100, with a group discount of 15% for any orders of 10 or more. To purchase tickets and see more event details, please go to the Irish Fest website
or call the Irish Fest Center at 414-476-3378.