By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 16, 2021 at 12:31 PM

Summerfest is somehow already in its final weekend, which means it's time to start making your way down to the lakefront – and start saving some money too, thanks to Summerfest's plethora of admission promotion deals. From repping your alma mater to and merely ... showing up, there's tons of easy ways to save on Summerfest. Here's the list of admission ticket promos for the remaining festival days.

Thursday, Sept. 16 – Seniorfest Day

In addition to featuring more than 25 senior-aimed resource booths near the south gate, all attendees ages 60 and older will score free admission between noon and 4 p.m. by showing their ID at the designated turnstiles found at any Summerfest gate. And as an added bonus, they'll also receive a $2 voucher for any food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase over $10. 

Friday, Sept. 17 – Show Your College Pride Day

Presented by OnMilwaukee, all Summerfest attendees who arrive at the mid-gate promotions booth between noon and 3 p.m. wearing a shirt or hat repping one of the participating universities or colleges – including Alverno College, Concordia University, Carroll University, Herzing University, MATC, MSOE, UWM and UW-Parkside – will receive a free admission ticket. And high schoolers, you can get in on this deal too: Those who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at either a MPS College Access Center or at the Milwaukee Education Partnership space at Summerfest (found by the mid-gate) by Sept. 16 will also receive a free admission ticket.

Saturday, Sept. 18 – Fan Appreciation Day

This deal is simple: Those who arrive on this final day of Summerfest between noon and 7 p.m. get in for free!

For more information on Summerfest and its promos, visit the Big Gig's website – and to plan out who you're all going to see this final weekend, click here for a full guide to the festival. Now get out there, have fun and rock on, Milwaukee!

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.