Indian Summer Festival 2018 "Teachings from the Turtle's Back" Hours: Friday, September 7 Education Day, 9am - 2:30pm General Admission, 4pm - 12am
Saturday, September 8 12pm - 12am
Sunday, September 9 Prayer Ceremony, 10am - 11am General Admission, 11am - 8pm Tickets: Adults $15, Elders (60 and over) $12 and children 12 and under free. On Friday, September 7 from 4pm - midnight all adult admissions are $5. The $5 tickets can only be purchased at the box office and will not be honored the rest of the weekend. Advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday can be purchased online at our store.
Free Entry Opportunities: Friday, September 7 - No Free General Admissions - Pantherfest attendees will be allowed through the main gate or back onto the grounds following the concert. Saturday, September 8 - No Free General Admissions - Ringo Starr ticket holders will be allowed through the main gate or back onto the grounds following the concert. Sunday, September 9 free entry to the Prayer Ceremony from 9:30am - 10am with donations of three (3) non-perishable food items to benefit the Hunger Task Force. (Attendees to the ceremony can enter the festival free at 11am.) Free entry from 11am - noon with donations of three (3) non-perishable food items to benefit the Hunger Task Force as part of the Fests Feed Mke. We are looking for donations of canned peaches and pears (in 100% juice) but will accept all. Also free on Sunday to Military (active and Veteran) all day with proper I.D. (VA-ID, DD-214, or Military I.D.) Sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation. No PETS allowed on the Indian Summer grounds. Registered service animals only. The following items are NOT ALLOWED on the Indian Summer grounds.
- Outside food and beverages
- Cans or glass bottles
- Illegal drugs or substances
- Firearms, knives or objects that could be used as weapons
- Laser pointers
- Skateboards or skates
Where to Stay: Indian Summer has partnered with many local hotels to provide special rates for guests coming in from outside of the city. Click here for a list of hotels.
Campers and RVs may be parked overnight near the festival grounds in the Italian Community Center parking lot.
Rates will vary depending on the size of the camper. Hook-ups for water, gas, and electricity are not available at this site. Phone: 414 223-2800
For tent camping, you can go to Jellystone Park in Caledonia, WI – Located 15 minutes from Milwaukee, this Wisconsin campground is
perfect for Indian Summer Festival attendees and features cabin rentals, tent sites and RV camping. Contact the park at 262 835-2565.
How to Get There: For driving directions, click here. (For parking there are public lots surrounding the festival grounds, which charge between $5 and $20 dollars as well as metered street parking.) You can also use SpotHero to reserve your parking space in advance. You could save up to 50% off of drive-up options. If you're new to SpotHero, you can download the app here. The public lot directly across from the main gate has handicapped parking spaces available. For public transportation, visit www.ridemcts.com or call 414 344-6711 Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at the Information Booth across from the main gate for $5. A valid drivers license must be left as collateral. We do not have scooters available for rent.