Friday: 3:00 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Festa Italiana is held at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI.
Don’t let the construction stop you! Click the thumbnail below for easy directions to get to Festa Italiana 2017.
Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will be offering Shuttle and Freeway Flyer service every day during Festa Italiana. So, whether you’re coming from Brown Deer or Menomonee Valley, MCTS can help you get to Festa fast and easy!
MCTS will provide Shuttle service in downtown Milwaukee every 30 minutes all weekend during Festa. Shuttles will operate in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue during the following times:
When traveling to Festa Italiana, the Shuttle stops between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street along Wisconsin Avenue, and then proceeds directly to the Mid Gate. Stops are made at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.
Shuttles are $3.00 round trip for adults (or $2.50 using an M•CARD). Shuttle fare for children (ages 6-11), seniors (age 65 and older) and disabled persons with the proper ID is $1.50 round-trip.
Festa-goers can also catch a Freeway Flyer from the following park-ride lots:
Service is provided during all hours of the festival, beginning 30 minutes before the event and ending 30 minutes after the event. Shuttles come roughly every half hour. For Sunday Mass, buses will drop off at the South Gate.
For adults, Freeway Flyer fare round-trip is $6.50 with cash or $4.70 with an M•CARD. For children, seniors and the disabled with proper ID, Freeway Flyer fare round-trip is $3.00.
Customers can purchase M•CARDs, and find additional information and suggested routing by visiting RideMCTS.com, or by calling the 24-hour automated bus information line at 414-344-6711.
Parking is available at the Italian Community Center parking lot conveniently located just one block west of the festival grounds. The ICC is located at 631 E. Chicago Street and easily accessible from I-794. Parking is available for $10 per day.
There are a number of options for those looking to park in downtown Milwaukee and take a shuttle to the festival grounds. Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website for a listing of park and ride lots: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/parknride/milwaukee.aspx
During crowded times, street parking is limited around the festival grounds and, in most cases, will require paying a meter.
Save the best for last! Italian-style Bartolotta fireworks will go off each night of Festa! Friday & Saturday around 10:30 pm and Sunday around 10:15 pm! You don’t want to miss the loudest fireworks this summer!