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Summerfest Car / Bike / Motorcycle Parking

To access all the information you need in advance – admission discounts, performance line-ups, food and beverage vendors, and more, download the Summefest App and build your Personalized schedule.

Security policies - Summerfest encourages guests to leave their bags at home to cut down on waiting at the gate for security. Visitors will enter the festival through metal detection and should be prepared to comply with security requirements. All bags are subject to inspection prior to entering. NO BACKPACKS or bags larger than 9x10x12 will be allowed on the grounds. Fans that show up with ANY type of backpack or bag larger than 9x10x12, you will be instructed to empty the contents into a clear bag provided by Summerfest in order to be admitted. The prohibited bag will then be donated to Goodwill or you can return it to your home or vehicle.  Special consideration may be taken for parents with infants and those with medical needs. Read the full security policies in our FAQ section.

Car: Parking lots open daily at 9:00 am. Tailgating is not permitted. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-paid parking passes for specific dates during Summerfest may be purchased online. Preferred parking is $30 a day and Premier is $45 a day. There is no RV parking in the Henry Maier Festival Park lots. For information on nearby RV parking please visit the Wisconsin State Fair RV Park. Accessible parking spaces are available in Lot H. Vehicles must have appropriate plates or permits to park inaccessible spaces. If you are parking at Summerfest for a show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, please plan enough time to navigate traffic and park, prior to concert start time, as lots fill up quickly. 

Motorcycle: Motorcycle parking is located near the Mid Gate and opens at 9:00 am, $15 a day per bike. Or purchase your own spot in any of our lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Preferred parking is $30 a day and Premier is $45 a day.

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

Bublr Bikes: The City of Milwaukee’s bike share system. Currently, the system has over 89 stations and conveniently serves the Summerfest grounds. Users can check out a bike from any station and check it back in at any other station. For information on station locations and how to borrow a bike, visit


SpotHero Advance Discounted Parking

Advance parking is available through SpotHero. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Summerfest 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.


Park Milwaukee 

Let Park Milwaukee help you get the most out of your Milwaukee experience with the least amount of hassle. For an extensive list of public parking lots near the Summerfest grounds, visit Park Milwaukee.