Well, another year of Summerfest is in the books. The world’s largest music festival, Summerfest, has plenty to offer casual music lovers and die hard aficionados alike (or fans of some top notch people watching). A special shout out this year goes to Lonely Island, who put on a fantastic show complete with lots of laughs and some special guests. Definitely worth wading through the crush of fans to edge out a better view of the stage and join the throngs of fans singing along to their trademark outlandish lyrics. Check out a comprehensive breakdown of all the highlights here. Aside from music, this year’s festival grounds featured redesigned stages and a host of new activities including free stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals, patio games from Punch Bowl Social, and a vehicle showcase with a new electric motorcycle from Harley Davidson.
In terms of accessibility, I want to highlight the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Respite Pavilion, which is located near the Miller Lite Oasis Stage. The Pavilion features a fully air conditioned building to help people with disabilities beat the heat, along with accessible shower and bathroom facilities. This shaded, cool space is great for a refreshing break from the heat before heading back out to get your funk on!
While I typically spend more time at Summerfest, this year’s attendance was hampered by a malfunctioning wheelchair battery and preparations for my upcoming trip to Iceland later this week. Stay tuned for more on that and other upcoming summer festivals that I am looking forward to! And of course, I’ll see you all at next year’s Summerfest!