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Milwaukee - Lakefront Festival of Art

  • Lakefront Festival of Art 700 North Art Museum Drive Milwaukee, WI, 53202 United States (map)

About: For over fifty years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Started in 1963, this three-day fund-raising event has evolved from a gathering of a handful of artists to a vibrant, exciting, and wide-ranging festival with something for everyone. With close to 30,000 attendees and over 170 jury-selected artists from across the nation, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a fun-filled destination with art, food, music, and activities for the whole family. What you find here may surprise you.

Where: LFOA returns to the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum 

When: June 16th-18th, 2017

  • Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • MAM After Dark, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Advance tickets $10 (+ processing fees) Click here to buy online
  • Adults $19
  • Seniors/students $17
  • Museum Members $10
  • Three-day pass $25
  • Free for kids age 12 and under, veterans, active military, and Wisconsin K-12 teachers (with ID)


  • Lakefront Festival of Art is held on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 North Art Museum Drive)


  • Official Festival Parking click for map
    • Festival parking is available for $10 at the following Summerfest SP+ lots: G, H, M, P.
      A complimentary shuttle will run between the lots and festival gate about every 10 minutes.
    • *Pick up locations: Summerfest South Entrance, Summerfest Main Entrance, LFOA South Entrance (look for LFOA branded “Shuttle Pick Up” Signs)
    • The shuttle runs 2 hours prior to the festival and 1 hour after festival close each day.
  • Bike parking is always free on the festival grounds near the south entrance!
  • Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and fees may apply. Please observe all city of Milwaukee parking signs in areas surrounding the festival.