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Henry Maier Festival Park

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Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
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Address: 200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Description: Situated on the Lake Michigan shore, this park plays host to Milwaukee's...
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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All of Milwaukees festivals are held here. Great place for music and just plain fun. Right by Lake Michigan its the best spot for fun. Summerfest is here also and it has great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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160 reviews 160 reviews
44 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

All of Milwaukees festivals are held here. Great place for music and just plain fun. Right by Lake Michigan its the best spot for fun. Summerfest is here also and it has great food and great music

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two rivers
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is one event I like ...Mainly because the weather is usually awesome this time of year, the food is awesome , the people seem very under control for the size of crowd and polite . The music I think really sucks. a bunch of washed up bands only the drunk appreciate...no good R&B or Country bands ...but all in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's a summer-long string of festivals, the best of which is Summerfest. Food and music extravaganza. There's no reason NOT to go. I haven't been to many of the cultural festivals, but if you're going to check one out, make it Irish Fest. The dance and music are great. The major downsides to Summerfest are: #1, the massive crowds at... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the home for Summerfest, the biggest music festival in the world, presented the last couple of weeks in June and first week in July every year. Also the home of numerous ethnic festivals on weekends throughout the summer including such festivals as Germanfest, Festa Italiana, Irish Fest, Polich Fest, and more. Definitely worth a visit when in Milwaukee.

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Franklin Wi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Henry Maier Festival Park is named after a former Milwaukee Mayer who many years ago had a great vision. The Summerfest grounds blossomed from muddy fields to a world renowned entertainment destination where top musical acts and food of every possible origination all reside on the same grounds. It possesses a heartbeat all it's own with variety in every direction... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Summerfest is the culmination of the music/food/fun time. Plus the grounds is also host to a different ethnic festival every weekend throughout the summer, such as Fiesta Mexicana, Irish Fest, African World Festival, Germanfest & many more.

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Miami, Florida
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450 reviews 450 reviews
58 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Everyone needs to experience Summerfest at Maier Festival park once in their lives. I have been to Ravinia, New Orleans Jazz Festival and music festivals in California. None can compete with this wonderful park with over 19 music stages and whatever food you desire. Located along Lake Michigan with easy access from anywhere. Great people watching and comfortable. This is... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Summerfest is THE music festival. Eleven days. Eight hundred bands. Around 800000 visitors. Nothing compares. I love being able to see the hottest new up and coming bands, and great classic bands all in the same day for less than $20. Doesn't get better than that.

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Richmond VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great park for many events. It has several concert stages with a very beautiful open air stage that looked out on Lake Michigan behind the band. Of course this park is nothing without the festivals that seemed to be every week of the summer. We attended several days of Summerfest, German Fest, Irish Fest and the Frommes... More 

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Milwaukee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I like the way they are always adding and updating the festival grounds. I also appreciate the different types of music they have represented. Lots of different food. They do a good job at keeping things clean.

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