Directions to the BMO Pavilion

The BMO Pavilion is located on the south end of the Summerfest Grounds on Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee. Remember to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel during events. Passenger drop off and entrance gates are located at the end of East Summerfest Place east of Harbor Drive. Below are some quick notes on how to get to the BMO Pavilion. 

All event parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no Tailgaiting allowed in Henry Maier Festival Park lots. There is Tailgating is not permitted on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds/lots. For information on nearby RV parking please visit the Wisconsin State Fair RV park website. Also, please note that vehicles must have appropriate plates or permits to park in accessible spaces. 

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Motorcycle: Motorcycle parking is located near the Mid Gate and opens at 9:00 am, $15 a day per bike. Or purchase your own spot in any of our lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Preferred parking is $25 a day and Premier is $40 a day.

Bicycle: Bicycle parking is located outside the South Gate.

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.

Pre-purchase parking in advance for downtown parking structures located within walking distance to the festival grounds. To park in the downtown lots, drivers should exit at any of the downtown exits PRIOR to the Lakefront exit, and then proceed to park.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot visit the BMO Pavilion SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot.

The Hop streetcar provides an easy, fun and free option for traveling from numerous downtown destinations to Henry Maier Festival Park. Whether arriving in Milwaukee at the Intermodal station or heading down from East Town or the Lower East side, ride The Hop to either Historic Third Ward platform or the Lakefront. 

Visit to learn more about Milwaukee’s streetcar, including route maps, system schedules and real-time arrival information.

The City of Milwaukee’s bike share system. The system conveniently serves the Summerfest grounds. Users can check out a bike from any station and check it back in at any other station. For information on station locations and how to borrow a bike, visit