Milwaukee IndyFest


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Father's Day Weekend Infield Activities Unveiled

Milwaukee IndyFest will feature two days of exciting race action from the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires cars Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at the Milwaukee Mile. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch Firestone Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Championship test for free on Thursday as an added bonus to this year's IndyFest. In addition to the racing, IndyFest will also include a long list of activities and attractions throughout the two-day festival.

"We're really excited about this year's Milwaukee IndyFest. As we've seen in the first four events, IndyCar racing has been incredibly exciting," said Kevin Healy, managing director of Andretti Sports Marketing. "The Milwaukee Mile always provides great racing for fans and the infield festival this year will take entertainment to a whole new level."

The Milwaukee IndyFest infield will be packed with activities for race fans, families and festival-goers. There will be a number of unique sections inside the confines of the historic one-mile oval to rev up race fans all weekend long, including: The Coors Light Music & Beer Garden, Family Fun Zone, Vintage Car Corral and the IZOD IndyCar Fan Village.

"Starting with the Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party at the Hilton Milwaukee on Thursday, we will be having all sorts of off-beat fun," said Healy. "This year at IndyFest we will also be hosting the World Championship of Rickshaw Racing - featuring some great Milwaukee drivers and personalities. The 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest is going to be a memorable experience!"


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NDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2013) - David Hobbs Honda is the Official Honda Dealership of Milwaukee IndyFest, the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series race held at the legendary Milwaukee Mile at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, June 14 - 15. David Hobbs Honda will also act as a promotional partner for this Father's Day race held at the historic one-mile oval.

"Once again we are really excited to be involved with IndyCar, Andretti Sports Marketing and the Milwaukee Mile," said Greg Hobbs managing director for David Hobbs Honda. "This historical race is one of Milwaukee's treasures. The Hobbs family and everybody at David Hobbs Honda is very excited to be able to help this great event remain in place."


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INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2013) - Summerfest and Milwaukee IndyFest are offering festival-fans and race fans significant savings to enjoy two of Milwaukee's hottest summer events when they purchase the 2-For-$33 Rev Up the Summer Ticket Package. For the low cost of $33, fans get one Summerfest General Admission ticket, good anytime during Summerfest 2013 and one Milwaukee IndyFest General Admission ticket, good for the day of their choice, Friday, June 14 or Saturday, June 15.

"Music and motorsports go hand-in-hand and this value package gives fans in Milwaukee the best of both worlds for only $33," said John Boler, Chief Marketing Officer of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Milwaukee IndyFest Lowers Junior Ticket Prices

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Junior admission tickets are now offered at an affordable family-friendly rate

Andretti Sports Marketing is pleased to announce that single day junior admission ticket prices have been lowered to family-friendly prices for the 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest, taking place June 14 and 15, at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Junior tickets have been lowered from $18 to $5 for children 12 years and younger.

"We're really excited about the 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest, we're going to have a bunch of really cool activities for kids and adults and we want to make sure it is affordable for all," said Kevin Healy, Managing Director of Andretti Sports Marketing and Milwaukee IndyFest. "Starting with MarchFourth Marching Band, which is itself a show that needs to be seen to believe, to the rides, interactive exhibits and the green flag on the IZOD IndyCar Series race, the Milwaukee IndyFest will be a great party for everyone, young and old."

IndyCar Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay to Headline 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest

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MILWAUKEE (October 10, 2012) -- Could the 2013 running of the Milwaukee IndyFest play a key role in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship just as it did in 2012?

The Milwaukee IndyFest, promoted by Andretti Sports Marketing, a company led by IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti, is one of 19 races that comprise the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. The Milwaukee IndyFest will take place Father's Day weekend, Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 on the historic Milwaukee Mile oval at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. The Milwaukee Mile will celebrate its 110th anniversary of racing in 2013.

Tickets for the 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest are on sale now at the official event website:

MIlwaukee IndyFest to Return in 2013!

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Michael Andretti, President and CEO of Andretti Sports Marketing, announced Saturday the Milwaukee IndyFest will return to the Milwaukee Mile in 2013. Andretti also announced that tickets for the 2013 race will go on sale Sunday. Milwaukee IndyFest is scheduled for Father's Day weekend, Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2013. Andretti made the announcement prior to giving the command to start engines for Saturday's inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series Milwaukee IndyFest race.

Reserved ticket holders for today's IndyFest race may renew their seats before July 16. They can do so at the official event website at: Tickets will also be available Monday at the Wisconsin State Fair box office, and by phone at 414-266-7100. (Box office hours: 9 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday.) General admission tickets are also available.

Andretti Sports Marketing assumed promotion of the event in February, when the Milwaukee Mile was in danger of being removed from the IZOD IndyCar schedule.

Milwaukee IndyFest - Day 2 Photos

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Milwaukee IndyFest - Day 1 Photos

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Milwaukee IndyFest Map and Schedule

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2012 Milwaukee IndyFest

With activities set to kick off on Friday, we want to make sure that you are "in the know" for Milwaukee IndyFest!  Download a PDF copy of the latest schedule and map of the Milwaukee Mile below!

Smash Mouth To Perform Post-Race Concert at Milwaukee IndyFest

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The sweet sound of turbocharged IndyCar engines won't be the only music heard at the Milwaukee IndyFest, June 15-16. Smash Mouth, the California party band with multiple number one hits and 10 million albums sold, will headline the post-race concert in the infield of the Milwaukee Mile, Saturday, June 16. All ticket holders for Saturday's race are invited to attend the concert at the conclusion of the IndyFest 225 race for the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Smash Mouth has two number one hits in the U.S. - "Walkin' on the Sun" and "All Star" - in addition to a long list of rock radio staples such as their cover of the classic hit "I'm a Believer" that appeared on the soundtrack to the film Shrek. The 60s-influenced garage band represents the spirit of fun that is part of the each element of the Milwaukee IndyFest.

"When we play, it's a nonstop party," Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell said. "I can't imagine anything better than playing at a festival that includes Indy cars and a Milwaukee-style party. We're big race fans, and that just adds to our excitement for the event."

 IndyFest Battle of the Bands: Following a full day of on-track practice and qualifying sessions Friday, June 15, the IndyFest Battle of the Bands will take to the infield stage with some of the top up-and-coming area bands. The winning band - as decided by a panel of celebrity judges - will win cash, prizes and the honor of performing a pre-race concert Saturday morning before the IndyCar race. All Friday infield general admission tickets allow access to the stage for the battle. (Bands interested in participating in the Battle of the Bands can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.)

Tickets are on sale now for both days of the Milwaukee IndyFest, June 15 and 16. Friday infield general admission tickets begin at $17.50 for adults (Grandstand seating is free that day to watch practice and qualifying.). Tickets for Saturday's race and concert begin at $17.50 for infield general admission and $26 for reserved seating. The infield activities both days include the IndyFest Fan Village, Family Fun Zone, the Snake Pit (age-restricted access) as well as the concert activities.

For tickets and event information, go to: You can also order tickets by phone at 414-266-7100 or at the Wisconsin State Fair Park box office. (Box office hours are 10 am - 4 pm, weekdays.)