The Hop
Press Release

The Hop Announces Extended Service Hours During Summerfest

Streetcar to operate until 1 a.m. to accommodate festivalgoers staying until closing

By - Sep 1st, 2021 10:00 am

Milwaukee –The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, today announced extended hours to accommodate Summerfest attendees staying until the festival closes each night. For all nine nights of the Summerfest run, the streetcar will extend operations until 1 a.m.

The streetcar’s two Historic Third Ward stations are just a 10-minute walk from the Summerfest main gate, making The Hop a convenient and free option for accessing The Big Gig. Festivalgoers can avoid the hassle and expense of trying to park near the Summerfest grounds by hopping on the streetcar, exploring downtown, and enjoying a safe ride both to and from the festival.

Streetcar riders can plan their trip by seeing the real-time positions of the streetcars and exploring destinations or parking options along the route by visiting The Transloc app also provides real-time streetcar information and can be accessed via

The complete Hop schedule during Summerfest is as follows:

Thursday, Sept 2:        5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 3:           5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 4:        7 a.m. – 1 a.m.


Thursday, Sept 9:        5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 10:         5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11:      7 a.m. – 1 a.m.


Thursday, Sept 16:      5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 17:         5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18:      7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

For more information on The Hop, visit

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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