Milwaukee World Festival to give away $1 million in Summerfest tickets

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:43 am

Summerfest fans can score a free festival ticket thanks to the $1 million Fest Flag Campaign launched by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. on Wednesday.


The campaign, which will run over the next few months leading up to the start of Summerfest in June, directs music lovers to visit, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or “Follow” Summerfest on Twitter in order to learn where they can pick up a free fest flag.

Fest flags will be distributed at Summerfest Street Team events, at professional Milwaukee team sporting events and by Summerfest media partners. The flags will include one weekday admission ticket that festivalgoers can use any day Tuesday through Friday before 4 p.m.

By taking a picture of themselves with their fest flag at landmarks throughout Milwaukee and around the world and posting their pictures on social media or at, Summerfest fans can enter a giveaway contest on the site featuring prizes such as Summerfest ticket packages; Marcus Amphitheater tickets; and a Funjet Vacations Getaway to Cancun, Mexico.

The Fest Flag Campaign is part of Summerfest’s 2013 Smile On Campaign, and select participants’ flag photos will be presented on and Summerfest social media pages.

“We are celebrating the hundreds of thousands of festival fans out there who travel from near and far to enjoy the Big Gig each year,” said John Boler, chief marketing officer of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “This campaign connects music fans who truly know the difference between being happy…and what it means to be ‘Summerfest Happy’ and aren’t afraid to show it.”

The Summerfest Street Team began handing out flags Wednesday at the Grand Avenue Mall Food Court, UW-Milwaukee, and Hooters in Brookfield.

In addition to launching the Fest Flag Campaign, Summerfest has announced more Grounds Stage headlining acts including Matt & Kim, ZZ Ward, the Go-Go’s, Cold War Kids, Talib Kwelil, and Courtyard Hounds.

Summerfest 2013 runs from June 26 through June 30 and July 2 through July 7. For more information about concert lineups, tickets and other promotions visit

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