Navigation and Entry

Located in Downtown Milwaukee, Henry Maier Festival Park is only a 10-minute drive from Mitchell International Airport. Or about an hour drive (80 mi) straight from O'Hare International Airport. 

Car / Bike / Event Parking

Car: All event parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and pricing varies. There is no RV parking on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds. For information on nearby RV parking please visit the Wisconsin State Fair RV Park. Vehicles must have appropriate plates or permits to park in accessible spaces. Accessible parking spaces are available in Lot H. If you are parking a show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, please plan enough time to navigate traffic and park, prior to concert start time, as lots fill up quickly. 

Motorcycle: Purchase your own spot in any of our lots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bicycle: Bicycle parking is located near the Mid, North and South Gates.

Bublr Bikes: Milwaukee’s bike share program. Bublr Bike Stations are available across the area. For information on station locations and how to borrow a bike, visit

HMFP Parking Map

Park Milwaukee

Another parking option for event parking would be to let Park Milwaukee help you get the most out of your Milwaukee experience with the least amount of hassle. For an extensive list of public parking lots in the area, visit Park Milwaukee.

Train Service to Milwaukee

Amtrak Hiawatha Service

Coming to Milwaukee from Chicago or Racine/Kenosha? This summer, jam without traffic by taking the train with Amtrak Hiawatha Service between Chicago and Milwaukee. Amtrak Hiawatha offers easy access to Henry Maier Festival Park from the downtown Milwaukee Intermodal Station. You can catch the train from Chicago Union Station, Glenview in the northern suburbs and Sturtevant in the Racine/Kenosha Area. Visit for details.

Park Entrance Policies

In line with all other major entertainment venues and stadiums, all visitors and employees will enter the Henry Maier Festival Park (“Park”) through metal detection and should be prepared to comply with other security screening requirements.

  • All bags are subject to inspection prior to entering the Park. No backpacks or bags larger than 9x10x12 will be allowed on the grounds.
  • Please leave any unnecessary articles secured within your vehicle or at home to expedite your entry into the Park. Items NOT ALLOWED in the Park CANNOT be checked in (see list below).
  • Any illegal items, or weapons (knives, firearms, objects that could be used as weapons), will be confiscated by security and handed over to local authorities.
  • Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle including articles left within.

If you need to bring medication, medical equipment, diapers, or other personal care items to the Park, how should you pack those items?

  • If you have privacy concerns, put those items in a smaller bag that you cannot see through and then place that bag in a clear bag.
  • Please note, the small cosmetic or privacy bag is still subject to inspection.
  • Nursing mothers may bring in needed items in a similar manner or separate bag.

Henry Maier Festival park Bag Policy

The following items are ALLOWED in the Park:

  • Umbrellas (note: umbrellas are not allowed inside the American Family Insurance Amphitheater)
  • Strollers (note: strollers are not allowed inside the American Family Insurance Amphitheater)
  • Disposable camera
  • Small camera (no professional grade cameras and video equipment)
  • Small bag, cinch bag, or purse (see graphic above)

The following items are NOT ALLOWED in the Park:

  • Backpacks
  • Large bags over 9x10x12 inches
  • Camelback style hydration packs
  • Picnic baskets
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Weapons or objects that could be used as weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Professional grade cameras or video equipment
  • Recording devices
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • “Selfie sticks”
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
  • Wagons
  • Kites
  • Hula-hoops
  • Frisbees
  • Stadium seats
  • Other carry-ins as determined by management

The following additional items are NOT PERMITTED in the American Family Insurance Amphitheater:

  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Professional grade cameras and video equipment, unless authorized by the performer
  • Stadium seats
  • Other items as determined by the performer

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. reserves the right to alter carry-in item policies at any time.