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Ready for Summerfest? Here's what you need to know for Day 1.

Posted: 6:53 AM, Jun 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-25 07:53:35-04
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MILWAUKEE — As you prepare for Opening Day of Summerfest on Wednesday, here are some tips on “How to Fest” on Day 1:

1. Plan Ahead:
⦁ Visit summerfest.com for the most up-to-date information on the festival, artists, lodging, transportation options, and more.
⦁ Buy tickets in online, in advance to avoid waiting in line.
⦁ Arrive early for the best spot to watch your favorite artist.
⦁ Make sure your phone is charged before you leave for Summerfest. If you need a charge, various charging stations are located throughout the festival.

2. Get in FREE to Summerfest:
⦁ Donate three non-perishable food items, such as peaches and pears, to any of the Summerfest gates between 12:00–3:00 p.m. and receive one free admission ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only.
⦁ All donations benefit Hunger Task Force.

3. Bring Only the Essentials and Don't Bring a Backpack:
⦁ No bags larger than 9" x 10" x 12" or backpacks of ANY size will be permitted.
⦁ Be prepared – bring non-aerosol sunscreen, hat, jacket – you can never be too prepared.

4. Help Summerfest Officially Open and Receive a FREE 2019 Weekday Ticket:
⦁ 25,000 FREE Summerfest Weekday Tickets will be given away, following the open ceremony, while supplies last
⦁ The opening ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. at Uline Warehouse Stage.

5. Pick Your Shows and Bring Your Friends with You:
⦁ Download the official Summerfest App and plan your day. Select what acts you want to see – headliners include Steve Aoki, WALK THE MOON, Hanson, Judah & The Lion, Quinn XCII, and more. Plus, Thomas Rhett with special guests Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, will be at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.
⦁ Pick a location to meet your friends

After day one, enjoy 10 more days – Summerfest takes place June 26-June 30, closed July 1st, and July 2-7, 2019. For more information, click here.