Milwaukee Summerfest Travel Deals
May 31st, 2010
In a summer calendar crowded with summer music festivals, Summerfest in Milwaukee is one not to be missed. It’s an 11-day festival that’s been running since 1968, and when it calls itself the “world’s largest music festival” that’s not just talk – that was actually certified by those Guinness record-keeping folks more than 10 years ago.
Appropriately nicknamed “The Big Gig,” Milwaukee’s Summerfest runs annually from the end of June through the beginning of July – and it brings in top-notch musical talent from several different musical genres, so there’s sure to be something to just about everyone’s taste. Not only that, Summerfest has included stand-up comedy since 1975, so you can get a few laughs in between bands.
For anyone outside the Milwaukee area, the first order of business if you’re interested in traveling to Summerfest is figuring out all the deatils about a trip. In the articles linked below, you’ll find all the information you need to plan a trip to Summerfest in Milwaukee – from figuring out which airport to use to finding cheap airfare to learning how to get to the festival once you’ve landed.
>> When is Summerfest in Milwaukee? In 2012, it’s from June 27 – July 8 (closed Monday)
When you live anywhere but driving distance from Milwaukee, your first task – after deciding to go to Summerfest and getting Summerfest tickets, that is – is to get plane tickets to fly to Milwaukee. You don’t want to spend a fortune, of course, so be sure to check out this article with tips to help you find cheap airfare. The bonus is that the tips in this article will be useful no matter when or where you’re traveling in the future, too.
>> Read more about finding cheap airfare to Milwaukee Summerfest
If you’re not familiar with the Milwaukee area, it’s a good idea to research how to get to Summerfest before you land in town. The good news is that the festival grounds are right in downtown Milwaukee, making it easy to reach via public transportation. In a way, there are almost too many options for getting there – but this article lays out your options, so you can figure out what’s best for you.
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It’s true that Milwaukee has its own international airport, and Milwaukee is where Summerfest is – but there are several other airports within 100 miles of Milwaukee that might be a better option for you. It makes sense to investigate all your options, especially since some airports have service from certain discount airlines while others don’t. Discount airlines are a great way to save money on airfare, so that can make looking at several airports worth the research.
>> Read more about airports close to Milwaukee Summerfest
photo by chad davis