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Permanent festival grounds with real bathrooms!

BY favepeep on August 30, 2018
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What started as various summertime events around the city in the late 1960s, has turned into an annual music festival held at the 75-acre Henry Maier (MKE mayor whose vision inspired Summerfest) Festival Park along Lake Michigan. The festival lasts for 11 days, has 11 stages with 800+acts and over 1000 performances and is one of the largest music festivals in the world.

The rest of the summer ethnic festivals are held there, each for 3-4 days including Irish Fest, German Fest, Festa Italiana, Mexican Fiesta, Indian Summer and more. There's also a pet fest and a children's fest held on the grounds. This weekend Harley-Davidson will be holding some events there as they celebrate their 115th birthday party!

Me @ Irish Fest 2017 with MKE's skyline in the background.

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