How to get to german fest

Getting Here

Where It's At

Summer Fest Grounds

Summerfest Grounds

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

Driving Directions from the north

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

 

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

driving directions from the south

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

 

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

driving directions from the west

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

 

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

Freeway Flyer to the Lakefront

Catch a Freeway Flyer approximately every 30 minutes 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
  • State Fair Park: I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney Streets

Shuttle Service to the lakefront

The Downtown Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and makes stops along both sides of Wisconsin Avenue, between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

Catch a Ride

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. Click here for more information.

RIDE THE MILWAUKEE BREWFEST SHUTTLE

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.

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

Click Here to Reserve Parking Now

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

Amtrak Hiawatha train service

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.

RIDE UBER TO GERMAN FEST

Henry Maier Festival Park,
200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

ride your bicycle to the Festival

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.

Check out the Oak Leaf Trail, click here.

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