Transportation and Parking

To find information on travel, best routes and parking for Summerfest 2016, download the guide. Remember to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel.

   Maps & The Best Routes to Summerfest 2016

YOUR BEST ROUTE

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 north

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 north

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

MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM

Milwaukee County Transit System offers easy options that get you straight to the gates of Summerfest. Visit RideMCTS.com/PreFare for more information. Catch a Milwaukee County Transit System Freeway Flyer from a Park-Ride lot. Or, take advantage of the Downtown Shuttle; ride a regular bus or park downtown and catch the shuttle along Wisconsin Avenue to the Summerfest North Gate. Visit RideMCTS.com for more information and suggested routing or call (414) 344-6711 for 24-hour automated bus information.

UBER TO THE FEST

Get a ride to and from the fest in minutes with Uber. With three designated pick-up and drop-off zones, getting to the fest has never been easier. Conveniently located at:

  • E. Michigan St. & N. Harbor Dr.
  • E. Chicago St. & N. Jackson St.
  • E. Summerfest Place & N. Jackson St.

 

Bar & Restaurant Shuttle Services

Click here to view the 2016 shuttle list courtesy of our friends at OnMilwaukee.com

PARKING WITH EASE DOWNTOWN AND AT SUMMERFEST!

Parking lots open daily at 9:00 am. Preferred Parking is only $20 and Exclusive Parking is only $35. All parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-paid parking passes for specific dates during Summerfest may be purchased online, at the Summerfest Box Office and via phone.

Summerfest Parking Lots

Reserve Discounted Parking In Advance 

Reseve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

To reseve your parking spot for Summerfest, visit SpotHero Summerfest Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Milwaukee - learn more here. 

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New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app on your iPhone or Android and anter promo code SUMMERFEST17 for an extra 15% off your first park!

See map below for details:

Downtown Parking Lots

  • ABM

    Website:  www.abm.com
    Parking lots:

      • 4th and Wisconsin Ave., 225 spaces
  • Impark

    Website:  www.impark.com
    Parking lots:

      • 720 N. Water, 407 spaces
      • 875 E. Wisconsin Ave., 425 spaces
  • Interstate Parking

    Website:  www.interstateparking.com
    Parking lots:

      • The Grand Avenue, 615 N. Plankinton, 1800 spaces
      • 555 N. Plankinton Ave. (Gimbels Garage), 397 spaces
      • 801 W. Wisconsin Ave., (Library Lot), 86 spaces
      • 518 N. Plankinton Ave., (Michigan/Plankinton), 72 spaces
      • 615 N. 4th St., (Convention Centre Ramp – 4th between Wisconsin and Michigan), 713 spaces
      • 628 W. Wisconsin Ave., (Penny Lot), 41 spaces
  • SP+ Parking

    Website: www.milwaukeeparking.spplus.com
    Parking lots:

      • Gas Light Garage, 732 N. Jackson, 210 spaces
      • 250 Plaza Garage with entrance at:
        • 719 N. Broadway, 444 spaces
      • Chase Tower Garage, 525 N. Water , 728 spaces
      • The Blue, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave. with entrance at:
        • 747 N. Old World 3rd St., 450 spaces
  • One Parking

    Website:  www.oneparking.com
    Parking lots:

      • 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. Garages with entrances at:
        • 601 N. Jefferson, 880 spaces
        • 540 N. Milwaukee, 550 spaces

BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

Bus and shuttle service is provided from many different operators during Summerfest, including:

  • Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA Milwaukee (Waukesha and Racine/Kenosha)
  • Ozaukee County Express
  • GO Riteway (Washington County)
  • Badger Bus (Madison)

TRAIN SERVICE TO MILWAUKEE

Amtrak Hiawatha Service

Coming to Summerfest from Chicago or Racine/Kenosha? This summer, jam without traffic by taking the train with Amtrak Hiawatha Service between Chicago and Milwaukee. Amtrak Hiawatha offers easy access to Summerfest from the downtown Milwaukee Intermodal Station. You can catch the train from Chicago Union Station, Glenview in the northern suburbs and Sturtevant in the Racine/Kenosha Area. Visit AmtrakHiawatha.com for details.

Motorcycle Parking

Free motorcycle parking is located near the Mid Gate, sponsored by Harley-Davidson®, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For updated information on roadwork, visit the Department of Transportation website.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking is located near the Mid, North and South Gates.

 

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