MILWAUKEE (June 21, 2019) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has some helpful tips for your visit to Summerfest. Whether you’re a planner, or more of a spur-of-the-moment traveler, Summerfest.com is your online real time resource, featuring interactive maps, links to transportation options, and much more.

Here are some fun ways to make the most of your commute to and from Summerfest:

  • Listen to a Summerfest playlist or create one of your own before the ride. Crank the tunes and get pumped for the show if you’re on your way to the fest, or relive your favorite songs of the night, on your way home.
  • Test your memory and see how many songs you can sing from memory of the artist you’re about to see, or just saw…a version of car karaoke.
  • When you are riding the bus, play a game! Look for out of state license plates, see how many Summerfest-red cars you can find, or try to list an artist starting with every letter in the alphabet.
  • Open the Official Summerfest App, fueled by Pepsi, to plan what bands you want to see and when, find a favorite Summerfest icon in the sticker pack, or brush up on the FAQ.
  • Find a fest-friend - ask them, “what makes YOU smile about Summerfest,” and maybe you’ll learn something new about the festival!

One of the most important questions you can ask yourself is how you’re going to get to Summerfest. Be sure to plan ahead. From biking, to driving, to hopping on a bus, there are many ways to make the Summerfest commute easy to navigate.  Check out the options below:

  • By Uber – The Official Rideshare Provider of Summerfest:
    • Fest-goers can easily meet their drivers at the Uber Zone, located outside the Summerfest Mid Gate at E. Chicago & N. Jackson Street, visit Take Uber
    • Riders can enjoy the Rider Lounge at Chicago Street, while waiting for their Uber
  • By Bus:
    • Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers easy options to get you straight to the Summerfest gate, visit Take MCTS
      • Catch a MCTS Freeway Flyer or take advantage of the Downtown Shuttle
      • Purchase MCTS Card in advance
    • Bus Shuttle Services, visit Take Bus Shuttles
      • From Waukesha County – Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA
      • From Washington County – GO Riteway
      • From Madison – Badger Bus
    • By Motorcycle:
      • Free motorcycle parking, sponsored by Harley-Davidson™
    • By Car:
      • Visit Summerfest.com to get real-time directions from your point of origin, Directions to Summerfest
      • Parking – lots open at Summerfest daily at 9:00 a.m. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Preferred parking is $25 a day, and Premier parking is $40 a day. Pre-paid parking passes for specific dates during Summerfest may be purchased in person at the Summerfest Box Office or at com.
    • By Train:
      • Amtrak Hiawatha Service - visitors from Racine, Kenosha and Chicago can take the train, which offers easy access to Summerfest from the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, visit Take the Train
    • By Streetcar:
      • The Hop offers a fun, easy and free option from numerous downtown destinations to Summerfest, visit Take the Hop
    • By Bike:
      • Bublr Bikes, greater Milwaukee’s nonprofit local bikeshare program has over 92 stations and 700 bikes, visit Take Bublr
      • If you ride your own bike to Summerfest, free bike parking is available outside the gates

For more information and details on getting to Summerfest visit https://www.summerfest.com/getting-here/

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent, and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, delectable food and beverages, and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2019 takes place June 26-30 and July 2-7, 2019, closed on July 1.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/Summerfest, or Twitter: @Summerfest.