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What's new about getting to Summerfest

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 19:36:39-04

Summerfest gates open in less than 24 hours and that means thousands will head downtown.  This year add street car construction and a presidential visit in the mix.

Festival goer Clyde Butler is in town from New Orleans for the Big Gig and he said congestion won't scare him away.

"Crowds don't bother me.  We know how to maneuver through crowds and have a good time," said Clyde Butler, festival goer.

Bobbi Dickket and her family just moved to Wisconsin and this will be there first Summerfest.  They'll be coming from Racine.

"I head that they have a Park n Ride and that we could park somewhere maybe on College and get a ride up here and it was super easy and super cheap," said Bobbi Dickett, festival goer.

Freeway Flyers will drop you at the gate.

"There's nine Park n Ride lots throughout the Milwaukee County area as well as additional bus routes that come from Ozaukee and Waukesha counties," said Sarah Pancheri, Summerfest.

A new way to pay is supposed to be easier for riders. 

"Milwaukee County Transit will be selling their wristbands for a full fare down at the grounds as opposed to at the Park n Rides," said Pancheri.

Look out for the new Uber lot at E. Chicago and N. Jackson St.

"Uber pick up will be consolidated there and patrons should order their Uber and look for it there," said Pancheri.

If you plan to head to Summerfest Wednesday night be prepared for The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office to close the I-794 northbound lanes of the Hoan Bridge for fireworks.  This will happen at Carferry Drive between 8 pm-10:30 pm approximately.  

More information about how to get to Summerfest here.