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Henry Maier Festival Park

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Neighbourhood: Historic Third Ward
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Address: 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5901
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+1 414-476-3378

Situated on the Lake Michigan shore, this park plays host to Milwaukee's...

Situated on the Lake Michigan shore, this park plays host to Milwaukee's sizzling summer circuit of ethnic and music festivals.

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Wonderful place to go

Milwaukee got it right when they took a piece of land along the lake, but under the expressway, and turned it into a multi-stage park. It hosts Summerfest, the largest music... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
Richard K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Milwaukee got it right when they took a piece of land along the lake, but under the expressway, and turned it into a multi-stage park. It hosts Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world, at the end of June, beginning of July every year, which has big name entertainment every day and night on the approx.13 stages in the... More 

Thank Richard K
Wauwatosa, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

All the festivals Milwaukee has are held here. Downtown, on the lake. Beautiful atmosphere, great outdoor venue for all the musical acts that visit Milwaukee every summer. In fact, its 's by far my FAVORITE place to see live music.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's pretty forward thinking of the city to build a nice permanent festival grounds such as this one. They host a bunch of different fairs throughout the season. Plenty of room, lots of facilities and food stands, even a sky ride! It's very cool.

Thank Adam T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Whether Summerfest or Germanfest or just a plain old summer concert, this Festival Park never disappoints. The staff is friendly, the restrooms are clean and plentiful and the food is amazing. Love this place!

Thank Miranda R
West Allis, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Long walks from parking and busses, everything is outrageously expensive, long walk from one end to the other, nasty bathrooms and port o' potties, long lines for everything, not the best seating for shows at certain stages (old picnic tables with drunk people dancing on them), and last but not least, NOT a kid friendly place at night.

Thank Sherri M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The festival grounds are home to most of Milwaukee's ethnic festivals. The facilities are good for many different uses.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Attended Petfest 2016 with my dog --- We had so much fun! Too bad this only happens once a year : - ( Free Parking / free admission. Free stuff from many different pet-related companies. Adoption center. Several different areas for active participation such as Lure Chasing & Pool Jumping. The lines were pretty long for these activities so we... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This has to be one of the best parks that I have ever been too. It's large, on the water and is very clean. I love coming to festivals here they are always updating and adding to the park. If you have never been here you need to go, I guarantee you will fall in love with the location and... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is such a great place for music! So many stages and the the ridiculous amounts and variety of food make this a must go event every year.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were there for the Irish Fest, and not only was the festival nice, but the park was great too. It is just the right size and has a great view of the lake.

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