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Celebrate Mexican Fiesta by getting to the lakefront quickly and easily with MCTS! The Downtown Shuttle takes you directly to Mexican Fiesta at Henry Maier Festival Park, August 25-27.

Shuttle Service is from 11:30 am to 12:30 am on Friday, Aug. 25; 11:30 am to 12:30 am on Saturday, Aug. 26; and Sunday, Aug. 27 8:30 am to 12:30 am, which includes early morning service for Mass stopping at the South Gate.


The Mexican Fiesta Shuttle takes you directly to Mid Gate of the festival grounds. The Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and makes stops along both sides of Wisconsin Avenue (see map), between N.6th Street and N. Jackson Street, at all bus stops marked with a Summerfest smile.

Shuttle Fare

Round-trip: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD: $2.50
  • Cash: $3.00
  • M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass: Free

Round-trip: Children (ages 6 - 11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

  • MCTS M•CARD: $1.25
  • Cash: $1.50
  • MCTS M•CARD with a 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass: Free

Pay full amount of fare when boarding the Downtown Shuttle to Mexican Fiesta. Exact fare required. U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.


Not coming from Downtown? No problem. Routes 14, 15, GreenLine and GoldLine all drop you off within walking distance of the Henry Maier Festival Grounds. Plan your trip at RideMCTS.com.


En español: Click here for the Spanish language version of this news release.