Getting Here

GERMAN FEST LOCATION

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Summerfest Grounds
Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

 

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM

Traffic and parking are a breeze when you ride the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) straight to the gate of German Fest! MCTS offers two easy ways to German Fest: Shuttle service along Wisconsin Avenue and Freeway Flyers from four park-ride lots.  Click here for more information.

HASSLE FREE FREEWAY FLYERS + PARK & RIDE

Festival-goers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following park-ride lots: Brown Deer East (Brown Deer Road, west of I-43), College (College Avenue, at I-94) north and south lots, and State Fair Park (I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney Street). Service operates every half-hour approximately on the hour and half-hour. Service is provided during all hours of the festival, beginning a half-hour before the event and ending a half-hour after the event.

HASSLE FREE DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE + PARKING

Shuttles provide service roughly every 30 minutes from 2:30 pm to 12:30 am on Friday, July 28; 11:30 am to 12:30 am on Saturday, July 29; and 9:00 am to 9:30 pm on Sunday, July 30.  Buses operate in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue (see map). When traveling to German Fest, the Shuttle stops between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, then proceeds directly to the Mid Gate. Stops are made at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

 

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LOCAL ROUTES

MCTS also serves downtown with numerous local routes from all over Milwaukee County. Many local routes connect with the Downtown Shuttle.

FARES

Shuttles are $3.00 round-trip for adults or $2.50 using an M•CARD. Freeway Flyer round-trip $6.50 for adults or $4.70 using an M•CARD. Shuttle fare children (6-11) is $1.50 round-trip or $1.50 with the M•CARD. Freeway Flyer round-trip for children is $3.00 round-trip in cash or using an M•CARD. M•CARD 1-, 7 or 31 day pass also works as round trip fare on the Shuttle and on the Freeway Flyer plus $2.00. On the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.

Customers can find additional information and suggested routing via Google Trip Planner by visiting RideMCTS.com, or by calling the 24-hour automated bus information line at 414-344-6711.

AMTRAK

Amtrak’s Hiawatha line serves Chicago to Milwaukee passengers. Click here for more information.

RESERVE PARKING IN ADVANCE WITH SPOTHERO

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Reserve parking in advance with SpotHero, a parking reservation service.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the German Fest SpotHero Parking Page to book a spot right by Henry W. Maier Festival Park.

 

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TO GERMAN FEST

Henry Maier Festival Park,
200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

 

 

 

DRIVING TO THE SUMMERFEST GROUNDS

HASSLE FREE DRIVING ROUTES

For updated information on roadwork, visit the Department of Transportation website, www.dot.wisconsin.gov.

FROM THE NORTH

from the north

  1. I-43 SB to McKinley/Fond du Lac Ave exit. Left (east) on McKinley Ave to Water St. Right (south) on Water St.
  2. I-43 SB to 11th St/Highland Ave exit. Straight (south) on 11th St to Wisconsin Ave. Left (east) on Wisconsin Ave to Water St. Right (south) on Water St.
  3. I-43 SB to I-794 EB to Plankinton Ave exit. Left (north) on Plankinton Ave to Michigan St. Right (east) on Michigan St to Water St. Right (south) on Water St.
  4. I-43 SB to National Ave exit. Right (north) on 9th St to National Ave. Right (east) on National Ave to 1st St. Left (north) on 1st St to Pittsburgh Ave. Right (east) on Pittsburgh Ave to Young St.
  5. I-43 SB to I-794 EB to Jackson/Van Buren exit. Right (south) on Jackson St.
  6. I-43 SB to I-794 EB to Jackson/Van Buren exit. Left (north) on Van Buren St.

To the North

  1. West on Young St to Pittsburgh Ave. Straight (west) on Pittsburgh Ave to 1st St. Left (south) on 1st St to Mineral St. Right (west) on Mineral St to I-43 NB.*
  2. North on Water St to Knapp St. Left (west) on Knapp St to McKinley Ave. Straight (west) on McKinley Ave to I-43 NB.**
  3. North on Water St to Michigan St. Left (west) on Michigan St to 2nd St. Left (south) on 2nd St to I-43 NB.*
  4. East on Buffalo St to Van Buren St. Left (north) on Van Buren St to Clybourn St. Left (west) on Clybourn St to I-794 WB. West on I-794 WB to I-43 NB.*
  5. West on Michigan St to Jackson St. Left (south) on Jackson St to I-794 WB. West on I-794 WB to I-43 NB.**

*Route for those parked south of I-794
**Route for those parked north of I-794

FROM THE SOUTH

from the south

  1. I-94 WB/I-43 NB (north) to National Ave exit. Right (north) on 9th St to National Ave. Right (east) on National Ave to 1st St. Left (north) on 1st St to Pittsburgh Ave. Right (east) on Pittsburgh Ave to Young St.
  2. I-94 WB/I-43 NB (north) to I-794 EB. I-794 EB to Jackson/Van Buren St exit. Right (south) on Jackson St.
  3. I-94 WB/I-43 NB (north) to I-794 EB. I-794 EB to Jackson/Van Buren St exit. Left (north) on Van Buren St.

To the South

  1. West on Young St to Pittsburgh Ave. Straight (west) on Pittsburgh Ave to 1st St. Left (south) on 1st St to Washington St. Right (west) on Washington St to 9th St. Right (north) on 9th St to Mineral St. Right (east) on Mineral St to I-94 EB/I-43 SB.*
  2. East on Buffalo St to Van Buren St. Left (north) on Van Buren St to Clybourn St. Left (west) on Clybourn to I-794 WB. West on I-794 WB to I-94 EB/I-43 SB.*
  3. West on Michigan St to Jackson St. Left (south) on Jackson St to I-794 WB. West on I-794 WB to I-94 EB/I-43 SB.**
  4. West on Clybourn St to 2nd St. Left (south) at 2nd St to I-794 WB. West on I-794 WB to I-94 EB/I-43 SB.**
  5. West on Wisconsin Ave to 11th St. Left (south) at 11th St to I-94 EB/I-43 SB.**

*Route for those parked south of I-794
**Route for those parked north of I-794

FROM THE WEST

from the west

  1. I-94 EB to 26th St/St Paul Ave exit. Right (east) on St Paul Ave. Straight (east) on St Paul Ave.
  2. I-94 EB to James Lovell/St Paul Ave exit. Left (east) on St Paul Ave. Straight (east) on St Paul Ave.
  3. I-94 EB to James Lovell/St Paul Ave exit. Left (north) to James Lovell St. Straight (north) on James Lovell St to Michigan St. Right (east) on Michigan St.
  4. I-94 EB to I-94/I-43 SB (south) to National Ave exit. Right (north) on 9th St to National Ave. Right (east) on National Ave to 1st St. Left (north) on 1st St to Pittsburgh Ave. Right (east) on Pittsburgh Ave to Young St.
  5. I-94 EB to I-794 EB to Jackson/Van Buren exit. Right (south) on Jackson St.
  6. I-94 EB to I-794 EB to Jackson/Van Buren exit. Left (north) on Van Buren St.

To the West

  1. West on Young St to Pittsburgh Ave. Straight (west) on Pittsburgh Ave to 1st St. Left (south) on 1st St to Florida Ave. Right (west) on Florida Ave to 6th St. Right (north) at the 6th St roundabout to Canal St. Left (west) on Canal St to WIS 175. Right (north) on WIS 175 to I-94 WB.*
  2. West on St Paul Ave to I-94 WB on-ramp at 28th St.*
  3. West on Michigan St to I-94 WB at 11th St.**
  4. East on Buffalo St to Van Buren St. Left (north) on Van Buren St to Clybourn St. Left (west) on Clybourn to I-794 WB.**
  5. West on Michigan St to Jackson St. Left (south) on Jackson St to I-794 WB.**

*Route for those parked south of I-794
**Route for those parked north of I-794

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