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Summerfest Shuttles and Parking

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Looking for an easy way to get to and from Summerfest? Check out these parking and shuttle options!

Parking at Summerfest
Lots open at 9 a.m. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, Preferred Parking is $20 and Exclusive Parking is $35. Pre-paid parking for certain days are available online, at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office and via phone.

Free motorcycle parking is available near the Mid Gate, courtesy of Harley-Davidson. This is available on a first-come, first-serve basis as well.

Directions

Source: Summerfest.com

From the West:
Take I-94 east and exit at St. Paul/James Lovell. Follow St. Paul east to Water St. and follow the signs to one of the many parking lots in the area. Or from I-94, take the I-43 North ramp, to exit at Kilbourn Ave., park downtown and take the shuttle* directly to our North Gate.

From the North:
Take I-43 south, exit at I-794, then take the Plankinton Ave. exit and turn right, proceed east on Michigan St. and follow signs to one of the many parking lots in the area. Or take I-43 south, exit at Highland Blvd. and proceed east to 6th St., head south on 6th St. to Michigan St., take Michigan St. east to Water St. and follow signs to one of the parking lots in the area or park downtown and take the shuttle* directly to our North Gate.

From the South:
Follow I-94 north and exit at Lapham /Greenfield. Go east to 1st St., head north and follow the Summerfest signs to one of the many parking lots in the area. Or continue north and exit Plankinton Ave. or Michigan St. to park downtown and take the shuttle* bus directly to our North Gate. *See Downtown Park & Shuttle Program below for details.
 

Milwaukee County Transit System

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Freeway Flyer Service - Park for free at any one of the following lots throughout the Milwaukee County suburbs and the Freeway Flyer Service will take you to the Summerfest Mid Gate.

Cost (for round-trip ticket):
$6.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 - 11, seniors 65 and older and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under 6 ride free with adult supervision. Exact fare and full amount required at boarding.

Weekday Schedule:
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Half-hour service from Park-Ride lots and Summerfest

5 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.: 15 minute service from Park-Ride lots and Summerfest

Weekend Schedule (Saturday & Sunday):
11:30 am – 12:30 am: Service every 15-20 minutes from Park-Ride lots and Summerfest. (Freeway Flyer service from the Southridge Park-Ride Lot is every 15-30 minutes on weekends.)

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Downtown Park and Shuttle Program - A special shuttle service operated through the Milwaukee Country Transit System specifically near parking lots in the downtown area. This shuttle service will take you to the Summerfest North Gate.

Cost (for round-trip ticket): $3 for adults, $1.50 for children ages 6 - 11, seniors 65 and older and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under 6 ride free with adult supervision. Exact fare and full amount require at boarding.

Schedule:

Downtown Shuttle Buses run every 7 to 10 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. during Summerfest.

2013 Downtown Shuttle Parking Units - These lots are available for $6 or less weekdays after 5 p.m., as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday during Summerfest. Rates may vary on Opening Day and on July 3 and may be subject to change.

Ampco System Parking 191 W. Michigan Street $5
Ampco System Parking 635 N. 4th Street $5
Ampco System Parking 630 N. 5th Street $5
Boston Store Garage 615 N. 4th Street $5
CPS 719 N. Broadway Street $5
CPS 525 N. Water Street $4 Tuesday through Thursday, $6 Weekends
Journal Sentinel 1020 N. 4th Street - 4th and State $5
Standard Parking 1000 N. Water Street $6


Eastside to Summerfest -
Stopping at Hooligan's, BBC, Hotel Foster, Nomad, Hi-Hat/Garage, Club Brady and Vitucci's, this free shuttle takes its riders to the Summerfest South Gate. The shuttle runs daily, and return trips are available. For more information, call Hooligan's at (414) 273-5230. Must be 21+ to ride.

*Other bars offering shuttles -
Paulie's Pub and Eatery, 8031 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis (414) 257-2854
Brass Monkey Pub & Grill, 11904 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 476-6099
Highbury, 2322 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee (414) 294-4400
Karma, 600 E. Ogden Ave., Milwaukee (414) 220-4118
O'Lydias, 338 S. 1st St., Milwaukee (414) 271-7546
Frank's Power Plant, 2800 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee (414) 481-9200
Stubby's, 2060 N. Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee (414) 763-6324
Studio Lounge, 2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee (414) 489-7474
Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee (414) 455-3205
Transfer Pizzeria Cafe, 101 W. Mitchell St., Milwaukee (414) 763-0438

If you know of any other bars or restaurants that are operating a Summerfest shuttle, click here to e-mail us about it. Thanks!

*Please call ahead at these bars to ensure shuttle service, as well as any purchase requirements for shuttle usage.

Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA Milwaukee

Waukesha Service
Service starts at the Nagawaukee Park-Ride in Delafield. It also stops at the Meadowbrook Park-Ride lot and Goerke's Corners Park-Ride lot. Drop off and pick up is at the Mid Gate on Chicago Street. Shuttle operates daily from 11 a.m. until the last departing shuttle at 12:15 a.m. Round-trip tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the point of origin. Children under 12 are $5 with adult supervision. Call (262) 542-8861 or visit www.wisconsincoach.com for more information.

Racine/Kenosha Service
Eight northbound and southbound trips are offered during weekdays, as well as four weekend trips per day. Call (262) 542-8861 or visit www.wisconsincoach.com for more information.

Ozaukee County Express

Half hour service provided daily through the Milwaukee County Transit System from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. each day. The route starts at the Saukville Walmart. Visit RideMCTS.com for more information or call (414) 344-6711 for automated bus information.

Washington County GO Riteway Summerfest Shuttle

This shuttle features three different locations: Washington County Fair Park (Highway 45 and Pleasant Valley Road), The Richfield Park-Ride (Highway 41 and Pioneer Road) and the Life Church parking lot in Germantown Center. Round-trip fare is $12 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, visit www.goriteway.com or call GO Riteway Transportation Group at (262) 677-3282.

 

 

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