Lincoln Memorial Drive and Lakefront Events

The summer brings a variety of popular events to the Lakefront. We have done our best to minimize the impact of these events on traffic along Lincoln Memorial Drive.

 

Information in the table below is kept as current as possible; however, there may be variations in timing beyond our control. 
We appologize for any inconvenience.
 

 

2014 Event Potential Impact on Traffic
May 24–25 Kite Festival  All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians. 
June 1 Ride for the Arts
  • LMD northbound lanes will be closed from Michigan Street to Kenwood Boulevard, 8–10 a.m.
  • Southbound lanes will be closed 9–11:30 a.m.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited access to the Marina via Lafayette Hill Road and may have to wait until bicyclists have passed an intersection before gaining access to the Marina.  
June 14 Summerfest Rock 'n Sole Run
  • Michigan Street access to LMD will be closed 4–10:30 a.m.  
  • Northbound & southbound lanes of LMD will be closed from Mason Street to Kenwood Boulevard, 6–10:30 a.m.
  • Marina slip tenants, and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited access to the Marina, via Lafayette Hill Road, 4-10:30 a.m.  
June 21-22 Milwaukee Water & Air Show All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians. 
  • Parking operations in Veterans Park, McKinley Park, and the Gun Club site may cause traffic on Lagoon Drive and LMD to be very heavy at times. 
  • Marina slip tenants and Sailing Center members must show identification for access to Center and South Sections of the Marina.
June 25 Summerfest's Big Bang All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians.
  • Parking  operations in Veterans Park may cause traffic on Lagoon Drive to be very heavy at times, beginning at about 3:30 p.m. 
  • Marina slip tenants and Sailing Center members must show identification for access to Center and South Sections of the Marina.
July 3 US Bank Fireworks
  • LMD will close in the mid- to late-afternoon. 
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members with JULY 3RD PARKING PASSES will be allowed access from Lafayette Hill Road after LMD closes. Each slip tenant will be responsible for picking up parking passes at the Marina Office.
July 20 Roots & Wings Run
  • Northbound and southbound lanes of LMD will be closed from Michigan Street to Lagoon Drive, 8–9:30 a.m.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited
    access
    to the Marina via Lafayette Hill Road and may have to wait until runners have passed an intersection before gaining access to the Marina.  
Aug. 1–2 Malibu Open All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians.
  • Parking operations in Veterans Park may cause traffic on Lagoon Drive to be very heavy at times 
Aug. 9–10 USA Triathlon
  • Northbound and southbound lanes of LMD will be closed from Michigan Street to Kenwood Blvd, Sat., 7 a.m.–1:30 p.m., and Sun., 7 a.m.-noon.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited access via Lafayette Hill Road during the closure.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have full access to the Marina before 7 a.m. OR Sat., after 1:30 p.m., and Sun., after noon.
Aug. 23–24 Masterpiece Car Show All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians. 
  • Parking operations in Veterans Park may cause traffic on Lagoon Drive to be very heavy at times.
Sept. 6–7 Kite Festival All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians. 
Sept. 13 Children's Hospital Run
  • Northbound and southbound lanes of LMD will be closed from Michigan Street to Lafayette Hill Road, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited access via Lafayette Hill Road during the closure.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have full access to the Marina before 9 a.m. OR after 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 Rock the Green Festival
All access points will remain open
  • Expect congestion on LMD from cars as well as pedestrians.
  • Parking operations in Veterans Park may cause traffic on Lagoon Drive to be very heavy at times.
Sept. 21 Komen Race for the Cure Access to LMD from the north will be available at all times
  • Lagoon Drive will be closed 8–10:30 a.m.
  • Northbound and southbound lanes of LMD will be closed from Michigan Street to Lafayette Hill Road, 8–10:30 a.m. 
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited
    access
    to the Marina via Lafayette Hill Road and may have to wait until runners have passed an intersection before gaining access to the Marina. 
Oct. 5 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
  • Marina slip tenants in the South and Center sections and Sailing Center members will have limited access to Lagoon Drive, 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and may have to wait until runners have passed an intersection before gaining access to the Marina.
Dec. 6 Santa Hustle
  • Northbound and southbound lanes of LMD will be closed from Michigan Street to Lake Drive, 8–10 a.m.
  • Marina slip tenants and Yacht Club and Sailing Center members will have limited
    access
    to the Marina via Lafayette Hill Road and may have to wait until runners have passed an intersection before gaining access to the Marina.

 

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