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Henry Maier Festival Park

200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Historic Third Ward)
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Ranked #14 of 90 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: 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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English first
SE WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Almost every weekend in the summer there is an ethnic festival here, such as Mexican Fiesta, Festa Italiana, Irish Fest, Indian Summer, German Fest, etc. The end of June and beginning of July is the largest music festival in the country; Summerfest!

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Milwaukee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This park has several festivals throughout summer. Summerfest is one of my favorites, Lots of music and food. I think It is the largest music festival in the world.

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Morris, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

While visiting the art mus. someone suggested the Irish fest which was held at this park. what fun and the park is beautiful. We were so glad we went. it was so worht.it. Will look forward to other fest held there

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MKE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

to have festivals go, this is the paradigm! Go to a festival anywhere else and the facilities will pale in comparison. You want fests? We have 'em and they're usually either close or are the largest of their type...and that's where HMFP rules! Want real bathrooms everywhere? Check! 100s of food vendors to choose from? Check! Beer, likker, and wine... More

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited Festa Italiana for the first time after the great reviews we've heard from our lodge members who have attended in the past. We were not disappointed in the least! This festival had it all. Over the sprawling grounds, you could experience the most authentic of Italian delicacies or be entertained by contemporary aspects of Italian American culture. The... More

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WI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I attended all three days of the Festival this year. I went to see The Bronx Wanderers, they are the best. They performed 3 amazing shows this year. On Friday night they were singing "Coming to America" just as the fireworks started, that was so cool. Saturday night they performed right up to closing almost a 3 hour show! I... More

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Springfield IL
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

4 couples from Springfield IL traveled in for Festa Italiana. We enjoyed everything about it. Great food, great entertainment and very clean festival grounds. There were activities for all ages. We grazed our way through the fest for about 8hrs. Parking was super easy and the weather was perfect. Would highly recommend this event.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was walking around the town, looking for the trolley stop and stumbled upon the park. I had a blast just hanging out; there was a live band, lots of families, couples, and friends chilling, listening to the music and having fun. I felt safe and on way back to hotel had a lot of eateries to pick from.

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minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have not been to Summerfest since graduating from Marquette back in the early 80's. The park was really quite clean considering the huge crowds over the 4th of July weekend. We always felt safe, however, if you do not like huge crowds, you might want to go earlier in the day. The Summerfest staff is great. Plenty of bathrooms,... More

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The music festival has something for everybody. Food, shopping, music, and also huge crowds, a specially late at night. We went to see Zac Brown Band, which was amazing. One of the best concerts we've seen.

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