Summerfest 2024 Transportation Get Around Guide

MILWAUKEE (June 12, 2024) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance encourages fans to plan in advance and utilize the various transportation options to get to and from the festival, during the three weekends June 20-22, June 27-29, and July 4-6, 2024.

“To get you festival ready, we have compiled a get around guide to assist in navigating your way to Summerfest,” said Sarah Pancheri, President and CEO, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “Whether you are taking the bus, The Hop, a bar shuttle, riding a Bublr bike, walking or utilizing ride-share, we want to thank our various transportation partners who help get you to Summerfest to enjoy all the great music, food, and experiences.”

There are many convenient transportation options available during Summerfest 2024 and include:

Take Transit
Milwaukee County Transit Service (MCTS) will offer expanded service during the three weekends of Summerfest.

• MCTS is offering an additional shuttle route to Summerfest from the Hales Corners Park and Ride lot for Summerfest 2024. Festivalgoers now have three options at Park and Ride lots throughout Milwaukee County – College Avenue, Brown Deer, and Hales Corners. Summerfest shuttles are cashless – fares are $10/round-trip.

• The CONNECT 1 BRT line is extended to The Couture transit concourse, a short walk to the festival’s north entrance. MCTS will provide more service on Saturdays with buses arriving every ten minutes. The nine-mile route from Wauwatosa’s Watertown Plank Road Park and Ride lot to downtown Milwaukee will be $2 each way.

• Several MCTS local routes are within walking distance of Summerfest. A 90-minute fare is $2 for riders ages 12 and up and $1 for youth 11 and under and seniors 65 and over, and people with qualifying disabilities. Riders pay on the bus via the Umo app, WisGo card, or cash. All MCTS buses are accessible for persons using mobility devices.

Check out for route schedules, hours of service, and more.

Hop on the Hop
The Hop streetcar provides an easy, fun and FREE option and for 2024 will introduce the “Festivals Line,” transporting patrons to and from the festival. The Hop will pick up and drop off at the Lakefront station, near the Summerfest North Gate entrance and will run until 1:00 a.m. each night of Summerfest. Find more information on routes HERE.

Share a Ride
Summerfest offers a convenient pick-up and drop-off location for rideshare services outside the Summerfest North Gate.

Many bars and establishments throughout Milwaukee offer shuttles to Summerfest with pick-up and drop-off at either the North or South gate of Summerfest. The list of participating shuttles can be found HERE.

Plan and Park
Arriving in your own car?

Parking is likely to sell out – fans are encouraged to pre-purchase parking in advance for Summerfest lots at OR HERE for downtown parking structures located within walking distance to the festival grounds. To park in the downtown lots, drivers should exit at any of the downtown exits PRIOR to the Lakefront exit, and then proceed to park.

For recommended exits and recommended parking structures for travelers from the North, South, and West, click HERE.

Ride In
If bicycling is more your speed, utilize the Hank Aaron State Trail and Oak Leaf Trail plus other local pathways to get you to the fest. Bicycle parking is located near the Mid, North, and South Gates. Bublr Bikes are also available from any station in Milwaukee and can be returned to the various stations near the festival grounds, more information can be found HERE.

Visit for the Get Around Guide which includes detailed maps and transportation information.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is one of the most iconic celebrations of music in America, hosting the industry’s biggest acts for an unforgettable live music experience. Since its inception in 1968, Summerfest continues to distinguish itself as a premier national music festival and has developed an unrivaled reputation, consistently featuring hundreds of performances across 12 stages, throughout the 75-acre festival grounds along Lake Michigan. Summerfest takes place in downtown Milwaukee, WI, which was recently named as one of the top 25 Best Places to Visit in 2023 by National Geographic. Summerfest 2024 is June 20-22, June 27-June 29, and July 4-6.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., producer of Summerfest, continues to fulfill its nonprofit mission of bringing the community together and providing a showcase for performing arts, activities, and recreation to the public, through music and special events.

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