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Henry Maier Festival Park

200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5901
+1 414-273-2680
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Situated on the Lake Michigan shore, this park plays host to Milwaukee's sizzling summer circuit of ethnic and music festivals. Promoting an understanding of different ethnic cultures, the histories and traditions of various nationalities, harmony in the community, civic pride and provides a showcase for performing arts, activities and recreation for the public. Festivals throughout the year held at Henry Maier Festival Park: Polish Fest , Pride Fest, Summerfest, Festa Italiana, German Fest, Jazz Visions on the Lake, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, Indian Summer Festival, Fromm Pet Fest.
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200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5901
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"german fest"
in 19 reviews
"indian summer"
in 11 reviews
"music and entertainment"
in 3 reviews
"traffic flow"
in 3 reviews
"summerfest grounds"
in 10 reviews
"sky ride"
in 5 reviews
"lake michigan"
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"food vendors"
in 9 reviews
"love music"
in 3 reviews
"vendors selling"
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"safe area"
in 3 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 3 reviews
"bucket list"
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"stages"
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"ethnic"
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"italia"
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What a beautiful facility! Milwaukee you are SO lucky. We were here for Irishfest. The park is always clean with lots of bathrooms. Parking is close by. Always feel very safe. Lots of food selections. Nice location by the lake. All the feats we have...More

Thank Ginger0529
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Reviewed today

Nice fest, but food choices were difficult. Wheelchairs only $5.00 for all day use. A great deal! Lots of merchandise from which to choose.

Thank metu63
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great venue, right on the lakefront. Plenty of parking and lots of space, so much less crowded than many such fests. There are 5 or 6 stages and many vendor spaces plus rides for the kids and gondolas that go overhead to see...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Reviewed yesterday

Billed as one of the largest ethnic festivals in the USA- German Fest does not disappoint. Lots of bands- large and small and fun for the whole family. The festival park is well laid out with plenty of rest rooms, food and drink. Our only...More

Thank WinfieldRDH
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Reviewed yesterday

The place has multiple stages and you can listen to different kinds of music going on. Also plenty of fried food. Needs to have healthier option also

Thank Akira306
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Festival Park is a friendly place to go and have fun. It is big enough that you don't feel like you are in a herd of people. Good overall facilities.

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to German Fest and enjoyed it! Having been to Summerfest it was so nice to be able to walk the grounds without the huge crowds. The music was varied and The Stihl lumberjack competition was fun to watch. The night was capped...More

Thank pointer2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's our 4th visit to Milwaukee for their German fest. Food is great Beer is great. (I can't get Sprecher Doppelbock anywhere else.)

Thank John P
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

We always spend a few days in downtown Milwaukee for the Summerfest event. If you stay in any of the downtown hotels you can easily get to this park via public buses that are very cheap or just walk to the park. I would suggest...More

Thank Bryant K
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Went to see Bonnie Raitt and ended up seeing several bands. Clean bathrooms! real running water. Plenty of beer and food choices. right on Lake Michigan so prepare for the cool air or the heat. I would say all of the events here are great,...More

Thank Friday13th_9
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Sue G
June 15, 2016|
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Response from NJC53215 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest I94 to I794 toward the lake--it will take you right there--just follow the signs. :) Have fun!
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Lindsayborden
August 2, 2015|
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Response from MatildaMonaghanMarti | Reviewed this property |
Irish Fest has a special section for dogs of Irish heritage.... but they must be invited and must be accompanied at all times by holder
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Fred B
June 11, 2015|
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Response from Ronald James D | Reviewed this property |
The Milwaukee Art Museum outdoor lot, just a few blocks away.
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