Summerfest (also known as the “Big Gig”) is one of the best summer festivals in the U.S. And since it’s in my hometown, I can say this too: Milwaukee is one of the most underrated summer cities in America. BOOM! You heard it here first.
Though located in Wisconsin, which is notorious for cold winters, the ice does melt and the cold does transform into heat for everyone to enjoy summer! One of the main summer activities in Milwaukee is Summerfest. Started back in the mid-1970s, about 800,000 to 900,000 come to Milwaukee for the festival every year. Thus, it is certified by Guinness as the world’s largest music festival! I went a lot as a kid, and this year I partnered with Summerfest’ team to show you why Summerfest should be on your summer festival travel list every year.