Free Admission to Milwaukee’s Summerfest

summerfest2009Each summer, Milwaukee opens its door at Summerfest to some of the best musical guests and entertainment but did you know there are specials running every day through which you can get in for free or at reduced prices?  Taking advantage of these daily admission deals can leave you money for other fun stuff at Summerfest.

Summerfest 2009 is taking place June 25 – July 5 from noon until midnight daily.  The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, along with emerging talent and local favorites.  The 23,000 capacity Marcus Amphitheater, 10 additional stages, diverse selection of food and beverages, marketplaces and interactive exhibits are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrop, creating a festival experience like no other.

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Wednesday, July 1 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Johnsonville & Pick ‘n Save/Copps Partyville Day

The first 2,000 patrons who show their receipts from any Pick ‘n Save or Copps Food Centers that specify the purchase of two Johnsonville Party Packs (fresh Brats or Italian sausages) at the Mid-Gate promotions tent will receive one free admission ticket. Receipt must be dated between June 14 and July 1. No copies of receipts will be accepted.

Wednesday, July 1 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Wisconsin Lottery Discount.

Purchase an $8 adult admission ticket for only $3 ($5 savings) by presenting a non-winning Wisconsin Lottery Summerfest instant scratch ticket at any ticket window. One discounted admission per lottery ticket per person.

Thursday, July 2 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Northwestern Mutual “Make a Child Smile Day.”

The first 1,500 patrons who donate any new, indoor children’s toy, book, art supplies or children’s G or PG rated DVD movie with a $5 minimum value will receive one free admission ticket. All books donated will benefit the Next Door Foundation’s Books for Kids program. All other items collected will be used throughout the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin system. (All items must be new with original tags attached and/or original packaging).

Thursday, July 2 – Noon – 3:00 pm – H.O.G.® Day.

Receive one free admission ticket when presenting a valid H.O.G.® (Harley Owners Group®) card at the tent located on the northwest corner of Chicago Street and Harbor Drive. One admission ticket per card per person.

Friday, July 3 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – Malt-O-Meal Day.

The first 1,500 patrons will receive one free admission ticket when presenting an original receipt from any Wisconsin grocer that specifies the purchase of any two Malt-O-Meal Bag Cereals 10 oz. or larger. Receipt must be dated between June 25 and July 3, 2009. No copies or handwritten receipts will be accepted. To find the store nearest you go to Maltomeal.com

Saturday, July 4 – Noon – 3:00 pm or while supplies last – CBS 58 Milwaukee/MDA Day.

The first 1,500 patrons contributing $10 or more to the Muscular Dystrophy Association will receive one free admission ticket.

Sunday, July 5 – Noon – 3:00 pm – We Energies Day.

All patrons attending Summerfest on the final Sunday between Noon and 3:00 pm will receive free admission compliments of We Energies!

All exchanges, unless otherwise stated, will take place at the Mid-Gate promotions tent located across the street from the Summerfest Mid-Gate.
Disclaimer: Summerfest reserves the right to refuse any donation that does not meet the requirements stated in the Free Admission Promotion description.  Bar-coded admission tickets are good for entry at any gate during the promotion, are only valid for admission during the designated hours of specified promotion and may not be used for entry later that day or any other day. One ticket per person per promotion. Each member of your party must be present at time of promotion redemption. Redemption is for description as stated per day, specific quantities apply as stated in description. Dates and times subject to change.

3 Comments

  1. janelle smilson

    I love Summerfest and am so excited that I can go and not have to fork over precious dollars this year — Thank you Free Things!

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  3. I am going up later this week and I am going to flash my HOG card to get in free!

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