MILWAUKEE — There are many ways to avoid the $23 general admission fee to get into the world's largest music festival.
Donate three cans of peaches or pears Wednesday and you get in for free from noon to 3 p.m.
On Thirsty Thursday, all beverages are half off from noon to 6 p.m.
If you spent more than $50 at Pick 'N Save stores last month, you can get four free Summerfest Tickets on Thursday. The catch is you need to redeem them in person at the Summerfest Ticket window with the proof eligibility at the bottom of your grocery receipt.
Friday, if you wear a shirt or hat representing colleges, you will get a free ticket. It must be from one of these colleges or universities:
- Alverno College
- Bryant & Stratton College
- Cardinal Stritch University
- Carthage College
- Carroll University
- Concordia University
- Gateway Technical College
- Herzing University
- Marquette University
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee Area Technical College
- Milwaukee School Of Engineering
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Saturday, the first 1,200 people in the door who show a purchase of $15 or more from Goodwill will get a free ticket for the day.
Sunday, come in with three non-perishable food items for children and you get in for free. From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, all active-duty military personnel and veterans get in for free along with four other family members.
Tuesday, July 2 is a big day. It's Century Foods Children's Fest Day, sponsored by TODAY'S TMJ4. There is a map of fun for the entire family with activities. Get in for free from noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3, if you are at least 60 years old, you get in for free along with a $2 off coupon for food or drinks. Harley owners who have a H.O.G. card will also get in for free.
Saturday, July 6, you get in for free if you donate a children's book.
Sunday, July 7, is fan appreciation day. Come in from noon to 3 p.m. and you are in for free.
For more information, visit Summerfest's website.