Summerfest | Big Gig, Milwaukee.

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Summerfest is an annual music festival held in downtown Milwaukee (map), located at Henry Maier Festival Park.

During Summerfest, the 75-acre (30-hectare) park hosts performances over 11 days, from late June until early July (including the Fourth of July). The festival includes 12 stages with over 1000 performances.

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Summerfest also showcases a wide variety of food from many Milwaukee-area restaurants. Other Summerfest attractions include shopping vendors, fireworks (including “The Big Bang” on opening night), family activities, and more.

In its 50+ year history, Summerfest has hosted a variety of well-known artists, including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Metallica, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Chesney, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Dave Matthews Band.


Downtown Milwaukee consists of two neighborhoods which sit across the Milwaukee River from each other. Juneautown (or Eastown, map), between the lake and the river, is the financial heart of the city, as well as the place where Milwaukee was born.

Across the river, Kilbourntown (or Westown, map) serves as the city’s entertainment center. Many of the city’s hotels are here as well, as are some excellent restaurants and clubs.

Breweries are integral to Milwaukee’s image. Although the number of large scale operations has dwindled in the last decade, the nickname “the Brew City” still rings true, and microbreweries are booming.

Pabst Mansion (map). In 1892, the Flemish Renaissance Revival Mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst, world famous beer baron, accomplished sea captain, real estate developer, philanthropist and patron of the arts, was completed. From the day the house was inhabited, it was considered the jewel of Milwaukee’s famous avenue of mansions called Grand Avenue and represented the epitome of America’s Gilded Age Splendor in Milwaukee.

Basilica of St. Josaphat (map). On the city’s south side, it was built by the city’s Polish community from the dismantled materials of the Old Chicago Customs House and Post Office. Each block was carefully measured and numbered for a best fit in the new design so that hardly any stone was re-cut or went to waste.

Harley-Davidson Museum (map). Walk through a variety of exhibits that tell the stories of the extraordinary people, products, history and culture of Harley-Davidson. In addition to the fantastic motorcycle collection, stories are told through a variety of media – including photographs, videos, apparel, rare documents and other fascinating artifacts.


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BUS: – Buses around the city. Major intercity bus companies include: BoltBus, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Megabus, Peter Pan, Trailways, Chinatown buses.

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AIRPORT: The main points of entry to the United States by plane: New York CityNewark Liberty / John F. Kennedy, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Houston.

FERRY: America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat ⇒ The New York State Canal System • The St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.

Summerfest 2022 Recap.

The official YouTube channel for Summerfest.

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