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Secure some space with blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for the opening night—a huge fireworks display over Lake Michigan.
Catch several sets over several days from local acts at the Tiki Hut —it’s a great respite from the bigger crowds, and even better for discovering new bands.
If you’ve got kids, Summerfest’s got you covered
Throughout the fest, Kohl’s Captivation Station will keep little ones entertained. Children’s Fest Day is set up with them in mind. Otherwise, go during the day if you want to avoid vociferous revelry that tends to occur at festivals.
Float around Lake Michigan on a paddleboat
Cool off with the sounds, sights and the city in the background.
Stop by and order a sampler platter of mozzarella sticks, sour cream and chive fries and cheese curds.