Free Admission Promotions for Summerfest 2011

June 28 by
Filed under: Entertainment 

Sure, you can pay for admission to Summerfest, but the best way to get in is for FREE! As usual, this year Summerfest has partnered with several Milwaukee area companies to provide free or discounted admission every day of the festival.  A summary of all free admission promotions is listed below.

Summerfest Admission Prices

Regular admission prices to Summerfest 2011 are as follows:

  • Adult Weekday Admission Ticket (Tuesday – Friday from noon until 4:00 p.m.) – $8
  • Adult General Admission Ticket (Weekends and weekdays after 4:00 p.m.) – $15
  • Seniors (over age 60) – $3 at all times
  • Children (ages 3-10 when accompanied by an adult) – $3 at all times
  • Children (2 and under) – Free

If you’re planning to visit Summerfest three times, you can save $12 off night and weekend rates by purchasing a three day pass for $33.

Summerfest 2011 Free Admission Promotions

As we already mentioned,the best way to get into Summerfest is for FREE! According to Summerfest.com, the following promotions allow you to get free or discounted admission to Summerfest.  (All exchanges, unless otherwise stated, will take place at the Mid-Gate Promotions Booth located across the street from the Summerfest Mid-Gate, at Harbor Drive and Chicago Street.)

Wednesday, June 29th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Johnson Controls Stomp Out Hunger Day with FOX 6

  • All patrons arriving between Noon and 3:00 p.m. who donate three non-perishable food items will receive one free admission ticket. Donations will be accepted at the Mid-Gate promotions tent as well as the North Gate.  All donations to benefit the Hunger Task Force.

Thursday, June 30th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Show Your Smile Day

  • The first 4,400 patrons who present the free admission coupon found in the Sunday, June 26 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel between Noon and 3:00 p.m. will receive free Summerfest admission compliments of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Friday, July 1st – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Miller High Life – Give a Veteran a Piece of the High Life.

  • The first 2,000 patrons, 21 and older, who bring six Miller High Life or Miller High Life Light bottle caps will receive one free admission ticket.

Saturday, July 2nd – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Goodwill Industries Day

  • The first 1,500 patrons who make a donation to a Goodwill Store & Donation Center between June 1 – July 2, 2011 and bring in their original donation receipt will receive one free admission ticket.  One admission ticket per person for each donation receipt.  Only original receipts received at a Goodwill Store & Donation Center dated June 1 – July 2, 2011 will be accepted.

Sunday, July 3rd – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Kohl’s Family Day

  • The first 1,500 patrons who donate three non-perishable food items for kids will receive one free admission ticket.  Suggested items include peanut butter, canned fruit and macaroni and cheese.  All donations to benefit Hunger Task Force.

Tuesday, July 5th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Sentry Foods and Dean’s Milk & Ice Cream Children’s Fest Day with Today’s TMJ4

  • All patrons arriving between Noon and 3:00 p.m. will be admitted free.  Spend a fun-filled day with the family enjoying free Children’s Fest activities including the Map of Fun and Family Ticket Package giveaway contest.  Select food vendors will offer discounts on food & beverage items.

Wednesday, July 6th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Klement’s Day

  • The first 1,500 patrons presenting a Klement’s product label (8oz or larger) and a non-perishable food item will receive one free admission ticket.

Thursday, July 7th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Northwestern Mutual “Make a Child Smile Day”

  • The first 1,500 patrons who donate any new, indoor children’s toy, art supplies or children’s G or PG rated DVD movie with a $5 minimum value will receive one  free admission ticket. All items collected will be used throughout the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin system. (All items must be new with original tags attached and/or original packaging).

Thursday, July 7th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – H.O.G. Day at Summerfest

  • Receive one free admission ticket when presenting a valid H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) card. One admission per card. In addition, H.O.G. members will have exclusive access to the Harley-Davidson Hospitality Deck located at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Stage between the hours of 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. on July 7.  Limited space; first come, first served.

Friday, July 8th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Malt-o-Meal Day

  • The first 1,500 patrons will receive one free admission ticket when presenting an original receipt from any Wisconsin grocer that specifies the purchase of any two Malt-O-Meal Bag Cereals 10 oz. or larger. Receipt must be dated between June 29 and July 8, 2011.

Saturday, July 9th  – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – CBS 58 Milwaukee/MDA Day

  • The first 1,500 patrons contributing $10 or more to the Muscular Dystrophy Association will receive one free admission ticket.

Saturday, July 9th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Scout Day

  • All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (of Wisconsin Southeast) in uniform will receive one free admission ticket at the South Gate promotion booth.

Sunday, July 10th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Have a NYCE Day!

  • All patrons attending Summerfest on the final Sunday between Noon and 3:00 p.m. will receive free admission compliments of NYCE and Summerfest!

For full details on these promotions and the most complete information on Summerfest, visit the official Summerfest website.

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