Summerfest Free Admission Promotions

June 25 by
Filed under: Entertainment 

flickr-scottfeldsteinWe say it every year…

There are plenty of ways to get into Summerfest, but the  best way to get in is free!

And if you think the same way we do, we’ve got good news - Summerfest always gives patrons plenty of opportunities to get in free. In fact, there are Summerfest free admission promotions every day of this year’s festival.

Check out our summary of Summerfest free admission promotions below.

Summerfest Admission Prices

If you aren’t able to take advantage of a Summerfest free admission promotion, tickets can be purchased at the gate or online with no service fees. Regular admission prices to Summerfest 2013 are as follows:

  • Adult Weekday Admission Ticket (Tuesday - Friday, noon - 4 p.m.) - $10
  • Adult General Admission Ticket (valid any time) - $17
  • Seniors (over age 60) - $5 at all times
  • Children (ages 3-10 when accompanied by an adult) - $5 at all times
  • Children (2 and under) - Free

If you’re planning to visit Summerfest three times, you can save $12 off night and weekend rates by purchasing a three day pass for $39.

Summerfest Free Admission Promotions 2013

According to, the following promotions allow you to get free or discounted admission to Summerfest.  (All exchanges, unless otherwise stated, will take place at the Mid-Gate Promotions Booth located across the street from the Summerfest Mid-Gate, at Harbor Drive and Chicago Street.)

Wednesday, June 26 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Johnson Controls Stomp Out Hunger Day with FOX 6

All patrons arriving between Noon and 3 p.m. who donate three non-perishable food items will receive one free Summerfest admission ticket. All donations to benefit the Hunger Task Force.

 Thursday, June 27 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Show Your Smile Day

All patrons that present the coupon found in the Sunday, June 23 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will receive free Summerfest admission with the purchase of a Summerfest admission ($10) between noon and 3 p.m.

Friday, June 28 Noon to 3 p.m. - Klement’s Sausage Day

The first 1,500 patrons presenting a Klement’s product label (8oz or larger) and a non-perishable food item will receive one free admission ticket.

Friday, June 28 - Noon to 4 p.m. - Direct Supply Senior Fest Day with Me-TV

All patrons age 60 and older will receive free admission.

Saturday, June 29 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Goodwill Industries Day

The first 1,500 patrons who make a donation to a Goodwill Store & Donation Center between June 1 - 29 and bring in their original donation receipt will receive one free admission ticket. One admission ticket per person for each donation receipt. 

Sunday, June 30 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Kohl’s Family Day

The first 2,500 patrons who donate three non-perishable food items for kids will receive one free admission ticket.  Suggested items include peanut butter, canned fruit and macaroni and cheese.  All donations to benefit Hunger Task Force.

Tuesday, July 2 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Sentry Foods and Dean’s Milk & Ice Cream Children’s Fest Day with Today’s TMJ4

All patrons arriving between Noon and 3 p.m. will be admitted free. Select food vendors will offer discounts on food & beverage items.

Wednesday, July 3 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Mountain Dew Day

The first 2,500 patrons that present a specially marked Summerfest Mountain Dew can will receive free admission.

Thursday, July 4 - Noon to Midnight -  Military Appreciation Day

Active-duty military personnel as well as veterans will receive free admission for themselves and up to four family members. Valid military ID requiried.

Thursday, July 4 - Noon to 3 p.m. -  H.O.G. Day at Summerfest

Receive one free admission ticket when presenting a valid H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) card. One admission per card.

Friday, July 5 - Noon to 3 p.m. - 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 26 and July 6.

Saturday, July 6 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Northwestern Mutual “Make a Child Smile Day”

The first 1,500 patrons who donate any new or gently used children’s books ($10 minimum value) will receive one free admission ticket. 

Sunday, July 7 - Noon to 3 p.m. - Summerfest Fan Appreciation Day

All patrons attending Summerfest on the final Sunday between Noon and 3 p.m. will receive free admission compliments of Summerfest!

For full details on these promotions and the most complete information on Summerfest, visit the official Summerfest website.


4 Comments on Summerfest Free Admission Promotions

  1. kevin Dieck on Tue, 25th Jun 2013 8:52 PM

    Well its the best events guide for free admissions I’ve read!

  2. Milwaukee Consumer on Tue, 25th Jun 2013 10:22 PM

    Thanks Kevin! 🙂

  3. Maria on Wed, 26th Jun 2013 8:57 AM

    I’m trying to find info on the handstamping policy at summerfest, anyone know?

  4. kevin dieck on Wed, 10th Jul 2013 9:01 AM

    Sorry this is late but Handstamps are given out from ? til 6:30pm and ending of readmitting with a hand stamp is 7pm.

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