Milwaukee Family activities at Summerfest

Summerfest at the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin can be a great place to bring your family. Your kids will love the endless music, activity and food options. Here is a guide outlining the various activities that you should be sure to check out at Summerfest this year with your family.

Kid’s Activity Tent

In the afternoon, from noon until 5:00 pm, there are several activities geared towards children in the Activity Tent. Each day the activities are put on by a different sponsor, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Neighborhood of House Milwaukee, Discovery World and the John C. Cudahy YMCA. Depending on the day, your kids will enjoy art, singing, animals and more. The Discovery World tent is always a big hit as they set up a tank of aquatic animals that children can touch.

Story time at the Children’s Theater

Each day at 2:00 and 4:00 pm there is a storybook reading at the Children’s Theater. Your kids will love it! The Children’s theater also holds other shows and activities geared towards children, like a comedy show, a magic show, a dance show and more.

Splash Pad

Near the Mid-Gate there is a Splash Pad set up for your kids to play around in the fountains to get a break from the hot sun. They will love splashing around in the water.

Children’s Fest Day

On one day of Summerfest, children are admitted for free and there are many discounts on food items. In addition, there are also organized scavenger hunts and other competitions, which include fun prizes.

Enjoy the music

Your family will love listening to all of the music at the festival. Check out the schedule ahead of time to find out the times of performances that each person in your family is interested in. Keep in mind that as the night goes on, it will get more and more crowded and rowdy. Watching early shows will be easier on you and your kids.

Eat the food

Your kids will love sampling all of the festival food options. You name it, and they’ve got it! From corndogs to nachos, cheeseburgers, pizza, ice cream and more, everyone in your family will find something they love.

Summerfest can be a great festival for families to enjoy. The key is to enjoy the event during the day rather than late in the evening when the crowds get out of control. Enjoy the festival with your family.