Getting Here

GERMAN FEST LOCATION

 

Summerfest Grounds

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

 

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM

Milwaukee County Transit System offers easy options that get you straight to the gates of German Fest. Catch a Milwaukee County Transit System Freeway Flyer from a Park-Ride lot or take advantage of the Downtown Shuttle. You are encouraged to purchase a MCTS•CARD in advance. Get your MCTS M•CARD online here

Visit MCTS online for more information and suggested routing or call (414) 344-6711 for 24-hour automated bus information.

 

FREEWAY FLYERS – PARK & RIDE

  • Freeway Flyers operate every half-hour on the hour and half-hour beginning one half-hour before German Fest opens until one-half hour after close
  • $7.00 Cash – Adults, $3 – Children, Seniors (65+) and Disabled Persons with ID; Children under 6 ride free
  • Pick-up and drop-off is at the Festival Mid Gate
  • Freeway Flyer Park-Ride Lots:
    • Brown Deer East: Brown Deer Road, west of I-43
    • College:  North and South Lots, College Avenue at I-94
    • State Fair Park: I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney

 

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE

MCTS Downtown Shuttles provide service roughly every 30 minutes

Hours of operation:

2:30 pm -12:30 am – Friday, July 26

11:30 am – 12:30 am – Saturday, July 27

9:00 am – 9:30 pm – Sunday, July 28
*9:00 am early morning Shuttle service for the German Fest worship service will stop at the South Gate.

Buses operate in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue. 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.

Round trip: $3 – Adults; $1.50 – Children, Seniors (65+) and Disabled Persons with ID; Children under 6 ride free.

 

RIDE THE MILWAUKEE BREWFEST SHUTTLE

German Fest is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual Milwaukee Brewfest.  For more information, click here

 

 

 

 

 

RESERVE PARKING IN ADVANCE WITH SPOTHERO

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the German Fest SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

 

With SpotHero, you can book a spot near Henry W. Maier Festival Park and walk to the festival or book a spot along the shuttle route and take the shuttle to German Fest.

 

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

 

 

Visit Park Milwaukee, a downtown parking resource, to view all the parking lots and structures in the Milwaukee area.

 

AMTRAK

Avoid the traffic by using the Amtrak Hiawatha train service between the Chicago area and Milwaukee. Get on the train from Chicago’s Union Station, Glenview or Sturtevant and get dropped off at the downtown Milwaukee Intermodal Station. For details, prices and timetables, visit amtrakhiawatha.com.

The Milwaukee Airport Railroad Station serves rail passengers connecting to flights at General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee), along with rail-only passengers utilizing Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service. For further information on connecting to the airport, click here.

 

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Henry Maier Festival Park,
200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

 

 

 

RIDE YOUR BICYCLE

If you ride your bicycle to the Festival, you may park it at the designated bicycle parking near the North, Main and South Gates.

If you would like to rent a bike visit the Bublr Bikes Station near Discovery World or check out their website to view stations where you can find a Bublr Bike nearest you.

 

DRIVING TO THE SUMMERFEST GROUNDS

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

NORTH

 

From the North

  • Option 1: South on I-43 to I-794 East. East on I-794 to Jackson/Van Buren Street exit. Right (south) on Jackson Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 2: South on I-43 to I-794 East. East on I-794 to Plankinton Avenue exit. Left (north) on Plankinton Avenue to Michigan Street. Right (east) on Michigan Street to Water Street. Right (south) on Water Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 3: South on I-43 to McKinley/Fond du Lac Avenue exit. Left (east) on McKinley Avenue to Water Street. Right (south) on Water Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead

To the North

  • Option 1: West on Chicago Street to Jackson Street. Right (north) on Jackson Street to Buffalo Street. Right (east) on Buffalo Street to Van Buren Street. Left (north) on Van Buren Street to Clybourn Street. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to I-794 West entrance ramp on the left at Jackson Street. West on I-794 to I-43 North
  • Option 2: West on Chicago Street to Water Street. Right (north) on Water Street to Clybourn Street. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to I-43 North entrance on the left at 2nd Street
  • Option 3: West on Chicago Street to Water Street. Right (north) on Water Street to McKinley Avenue. Left (west) on McKinley Avenue to I-43 North entrance on the left

SOUTH

From the South

  • Option 1: North on I-43 to I-794 East. East on I-794 to Jackson/Van Buren Street exit. Right (south) on Jackson Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 2: North on I-43 to I-794 East. East on I-794 to Plankinton Avenue exit. Left (north) on Plankinton Avenue to Michigan Street. Right (east) on Michigan Street to Water Street. Right (south) on Water Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 3: North on I-43 to National Avenue exit. Right (north) on 9th Street to National Avenue. Right (east) on National Avenue to 1st Street. Left (north) on 1st Street to Water Street. Continue north on Water Street to Chicago Street. Right (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 4: I-794 West (northbound) to Milwaukee Street exit. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to Water Street. Left (south) on Water Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 5: I-794 West (northbound) to Lakefront exit. North on Lincoln Memorial Drive to Michigan Street. Right (east) on Michigan Street to Harbor Drive. Right (south) on Harbor Drive to German Fest ahead

To the South

  • Option 1: West on Chicago Street to Water Street. Right (north) on Water Street to Clybourn Street. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to I-43 South entrance on the left at 2nd Street
  • Option 2: West on Chicago Street to Water Street. Left (south) on Water Street to 1st Street. Continue south on 1st Street to Washington Street. Right (west) on Washington Street to 9th Street. Right (north) on 9th Street to I-43 South entrance on right
  • Option 3: West on Chicago Street to Jackson Street. Right (north) on Jackson Street to Buffalo Street. Right (east) on Buffalo Street to Van Buren Street. Left (north) on Van Buren Street to Clybourn Street. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to I-794 East (southbound) entrance ramp on the left at Broadway
  • Option 4: North on Harbor Drive to Michigan Street. Left (west) on Michigan Street to Lincoln Memorial Drive. Left (south) on Lincoln Memorial Drive to I-794 East (southbound) entrance ahead

WEST

From the West

  • Option 1: I-94 East to St. Paul Avenue/James Lovell Street exit, staying right to St. Paul Avenue. Left (east) on St. Paul Avenue to Water Street. Right (south) on Water Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 2: I-94 East to I-794 East. East on I-794 to Jackson/Van Buren Street exit. Right (south) on Jackson Street to Chicago Street. Left (east) on Chicago Street to German Fest ahead
  • Option 3: I-94 East to I-794 East. East on I-794 to Lakefront exit. Right (south) on Lincoln Memorial Drive to German Fest on the left

To the West

  • Option 1: North on Lincoln Memorial Drive to I-794 West entrance on left. West on I-794 to I-94 West
  • Option 2: West on Chicago Street to Jackson Street. Right (north) on Jackson Street to Buffalo Street. Right (east) on Buffalo Street to Van Buren Street. Left (north) on Van Buren Street to Clybourn Street. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to I-794 West entrance ramp on the left at Jackson Street. West on I-794 to I-94 West
  • Option 3: West on Chicago Street to Water Street. Right (north) on Water Street to Clybourn Street. Left (west) on Clybourn Street to I-94 West entrance ahead

 

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