Transit and parking

The Henry Maier Festival Park (commonly referred to as the Summerfest grounds) is located at the Milwaukee lakefront at 200 N Harbor Dr. Enter through the Mid-Gate off of Chicago Street.

The Air & Water Show will be happening simultaneously (which you can watch from the Food Truck Fest), so please allow for extra travel time due to traffic.

Arrive by car

Event Parking in lots M, G-East and G-West (closest to the Mid-Gate entrance) is $10 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Parking increases to $25 after 6:00 p.m. in these lots; if you buy 6 p.m. Admission tickets, be sure to arrive by 5:45 to avoid these increases.

Overflow parking in lots H, P-East and P-West is $10 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Parking increases to $25 after 2:00 p.m. in these lots.

Arrive by THINKLimo

Avoid drinking, driving, traffic and parking altogether with the convenience of THINKLimo. Download their app and use discount code THINKFoodtruck to get 20% off your first ride.

Arrive by bike

The festival grounds are easily accessible via the Oak Leaf Trail. The closest Bublr Station to the festival ground’s North Gate is located at Discovery World. Check out the interactive Bublr Bikeshare map to plan your trip and check out your bikes with the BCycle app.

There are also many bike racks to lock to, conveniently located along the North Gate.

Nearest Bublr station

  • Station 12 – 500 N Harbor Dr (Discovery World)

Bublr stations within 4 blocks

  • Station 14 – 698 N Van Buren St

Other nearby stations

  • Station 9 – 411 E Wisconsin Ave
  • Station 11 – 400 N Broadway
A mountain bike parked against a bike rack in front of the festival grounds

Arrive by bus

The Gold Line and the 14 will get you the closest to the North Gate. Plan your trip with the MCTS bus trip planner and pay with the MCTS app.

Nearby bus lines

  • Gold Line – Humboldt – UWM
  • 14 – Humboldt – Forest Home
  • 30 – Sherman – Wisconsin
  • 33 – Vliet – 84th

Arrive by streetcar

You can ride The Hop for free. If you get off at E Clybourn St and N Milwaukee St, the festival grounds are roughly a 6 block walk away.