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top kite festivals in the USA Milwaukee Irish Fest

mid August – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture is at the annual Milwaukee Irish Fest.

Each year more than 100,000 fans join in the “wearing o’ the green” at the scenic 75-acre lakefront Henry W. Maier Festival Park, where as many as 100 bands perform on 16 stages.





Festival favorites play alongside some of the newest and hottest talent discovered in fireside pubs in Ireland. The fiery exuberance of traditional fiddle, haunting native ballads and edgy Irish rock bands, combined with Milwaukee’s internationally acclaimed Irish dance groups make for a weekend of non-stop Irish cheer.

The complete Irish experience, from art and music to dance and crafts can be found in the cultural village. Shop the Moore Street Market, trace your roots in the Genealogy Corner, catch a lecture in the Hedge School or a one-act play in the Theatre Tent and explore exhibits in the Archives Gallery. Enjoy free children’s activities including an Irish Craft tent, a Leprechaun Village and more. Even better, kids 12 and under get in free to the festival.

Unique to Irish Fest is the popular exhibit of Celtic canines, and other crowd-pleasers include the annual Curragh boat races on the lagoon and the Tug-of-War tournament, where teams of men and women from all over the Midwest and Canada compete for prizes. Families cheer on their children in red hair and freckles contests, and fest-goers join in Irish set dancing to live Ceilidh bands.
Of course local and Irish brews add to the revelry, and Irish bakery and culinary specialties are also on offer at this festival, which has been one of the premiere fests in Milwaukee for over 30 years.

During the week before the festival, the Irish Fest Summer School features classes that showcase the rich culture, history and traditions of Ireland and Irish America, past and present. Come early in the week and learn to play Irish fiddle, flute, tin whistle, guitar, harp and more from master musicians. Or take a discussion class and learn about Irish history, Irish language, and culture. Celtic arts classes offer hands-on learning for everyone!

Another festival highlight is the Catholic Mass celebrated on the stage of the 22,000-seat Marcus Amphitheater on the Sunday morning of the festival. The weekend comes to a rousing close on Sunday night as all the musicians gather together for a grand finale called “The Scattering”, topped off by spectacular fireworks.

Whether you’re Irish or not, you’ll be dancing on the tables at Milwaukee Irish Fest – year after year!

For more information on Milwaukee’s Irish Fest visit www.irishfest.com

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Alabama
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Moundville Native American Festival

Arizona
Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb
Navajo Nation Fair
Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

California
Bay to Breakers 12K
Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Connecticut
Annual Craft Expo
Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Florida
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Tallahassee Springtime Festival
Tallahassee Winter Festival and Celebration of Lights

Georgia
Savannah Music Festival
Blessing of the Fleet

Hawaii
Honolulu Marathon

Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show

Indiana
Indianapolis 500
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
Indiana State Fair
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Iowa
Des Moines Arts Festival

Kansas
Dodge City Days
Smoky Hill River Festival

Kentucky
American Quilter’s Society National Quilt Show
Great American Brass Band Festival
Hillbilly Days
International Bar-B-Q Festival
Jerusalem Ridge Festival
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Festival
Mainsstrasse Village Oktoberfest
St James Court Art Show
World Chicken Festival

Louisiana
Lake Charles Contraband Days

Maryland
Ocean City Sunfest

Massachusetts
The Boston Marathon

Michigan
Holland Tulip Time Festival
Great Lakes Folk Festival

Minnesota
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Mississippi
The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

Nevada
Burning Man

New Hampshire
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
New Hampshire Maple Weekend
New Hampshire Seafood Festival
Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll

New Mexico
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe Spanish Market

New York
Oswego Harborfest

North Carolina
` • Biltmore Festival of Flowers
North Carolina Azalea Festival
North Carolina Seafood Festival

Ohio
Columbus Arts Festival
The Vectron Dayton Air Show

Oklahoma
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival

Oregon
Fall Kite Festival
Whale Watching Events

Rhode Island
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Winter Fetival
Rhode Island International Film Festival

South Carolina
Beaufort Water Festival
Carolina Cup

South Dakota
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
Tabor Czech Days

Tennessee
Dogwood Arts Fetival
Mule Day
Secret City Festival

Texas
Terlingua International Chili Championship

Utah
The Moab Music Festival

Washington DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington
Washington State International Kite Festival
National Lentil Festival

Wisconsin
American Birkebeiner
EAA AirVenture
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Summerfest

Wyoming
Cody Stampede Rodeo
Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo