Stay Close to the Music at Our Nearby Milwaukee Hotel

Simply put, there isn't a music festival on the face of the earth that is quite like Summerfest. With 11 days of non-stop tunes from various genres, it promises to be Milwaukee's premier event this summer!

After a day chock-full of your favorite musical acts, come back and kick your feet up in our spacious rooms with lavish pillow-top beds and 37-inch-flat-screen televisions. We are delighted to afford our guests with comfortable lodging during this annual solstice spectacular. The hotel's collection of thoughtful amenities including an indoor pool, wireless Internet throughout the building, and complimentary parking all contribute to making our hotel your ultimate Milwaukee destination. When choosing a hotel for Summerfest, consider the pleasantry and convenience of the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront. We look forward to having you, and we hope you enjoy the shows!

Summerfest Snippets

Spanning nearly two weeks in duration, the world's largest music festival takes Milwaukee by storm from the end of June through 4th of July weekend. Featuring over 800 acts and attracting close to 900,000 savants of song, Summerfest provides a world-class fan experience as it brings some the industry's biggest names center stage.


This exceptional event began in 1968 as an ode to Germany's Oktoberfest and has evolved year after year adding several interactive exhibits and marketplaces, as well as welcoming a bevy of beverage and food vendors to appease the needs of all in attendance.


The 2016 lineup was packed from top to bottom with some of the world's most innovative and exciting artists. Headliners included Grammy winners Chris Stapleton & Alabama Shakes, American rockers Weezer & Panic! At The Disco, and a slew of southern soloists in Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Tim McGraw.We look forward to welcoming you back for next year's 2017 lineup!

Marcus Amphitheater

The 23,000 seat Marcus Amphitheater plays host to music's biggest stars during Summerfest. A combination of quality acoustics coupled with views of Lake Michigan ensure there isn't a bad seat in the house!

Directions and Grounds

Encapsulating 75 acres, Henry Maier Festival Park (the home of Summerfest) is a mammoth of a venue to say the least. We urge you to consult the festival's map so you have a better feel for the lay of the land and don't miss out on a performance from one of your favorite musicians.

Summerfest Map

Directions from Summerfest to our Hotel

  • Head northeast on N Harbor Dr. toward E Chicago St (0.3 mi)
  • Turn left onto E Michigan St. (230 ft.)
  • Turn left onto N Lincoln Memorial Dr. (0.2 mi)
  • Merge onto I-794 (0.7 mi)
  • Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 1C, follow signs for Interstate 43 N/Green Bay and merge onto I-43 N (5.0 mi)
  • Take exit 77A toward Hampton Ave. E (0.1 mi)
  • Keep right at the fork to continue toward N Port Washington Rd. (105 ft.)
  • Turn right onto N Port Washington Rd. (184 ft.)
  • 4700 N Port Washington Rd. Glendale, WI 53212 (Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront) will be on the left


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