Summerfest announces the Lil Gig: activities and music for young fans and families

MILWAUKEE (June 6, 2024) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance will feature the Lil Gig, a kid friendly festival for young fans at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park during the nine days of Summerfest. The Lil Gig is the ultimate Summerfest experience for kids, with a family-friendly lineup of music, performers, and activities. Plus, each evening, the Lil Gig will close out with the Kids Boogie Down Family Fun Dance Party.

Performers at the Lil Gig include various local community and arts groups who will perform on the permanent stage at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park including:

• Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Steel Drum Band and Jazz Combo

• Caricatures & Comedy by Bill Begos

• Mad Science

• Accompany of Kids

Other offerings during the Lil Gig this year include:

• Survive Alive House – interactive fire truck

Craft stations

• Soul Spin – interactive vinyl art

• Coal Creek Tie Dye – DIY tie dye

Festival Fun

• Shimmer & Shine – hair sparkles

• Starship – henna tattoo

• Jimmy Flintstone – airbrush t-shirts and hats

• Dazzlebody – face painting

The Lil Gig takes place at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park, which offers inclusive and accessible play for children of all abilities, ages 2-12 years. The amenities at the Park include enhanced play equipment, permanent restrooms, sensory rooms, nursing mothers stations, and more.

During the first weekend of Summerfest, June 20-22, check out Urban Air Trampoline Park and Goldfish Swim School at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park. Plus, Friday, June 21 it’s Shorewest, Realtors Children’s Fest Day with TMJ4 and 99.1 THE MIX. All patrons arriving between 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. on June 21 will receive free admission. Children’s Fest Day also features various interactive activities, including the Shorewest, Realtors Map of Fun – scavenger hunt throughout the grounds, with the opportunity to win prizes.

For more information visit Fans can also download the Official Summerfest App fueled by Pepsi for festival 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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