Free Admission to Big Gig BBQ


2017 Big Gig BBQ Entry

Back for 2018, the 3rd Annual Big Gig BBQ is Sunday September 2, from noon – 7pm. FREE admission and FREE Parking. The Big Gig BBQ features the best BBQ in town on the lakefront from local and regional BBQ cookers.

Security Policies:

  • In line with all other major venues and stadiums, all visitors and employees will enter the festival through metal detection and should be prepared to comply with other security screening requirements.
  • All bags are subject to inspection prior to entering. No backpacks or bags larger than 9x10x12 will be allowed on the grounds.
  • Please leave any unnecessary articles secured within your vehicle or at home to expedite your entry into the park.
  • Any illegal items, or weapons (knives, firearms, objects that could be used as weapons), etc., confiscated by security, will be handed over to local authorities.
  • Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle including articles left within.
 

WHAT CAN I CARRY-IN? The following items are ALLOWED:

  • Umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Small Camera (No Professional Grade Cameras and Video Equipment)
  • Small Bag or Purse no larger than 9X10X12 inches
  • Drawstring backpacks are allowed
 

The following items are NOT ALLOWED:

  • Backpacks
  • Large Bags over 9X10X12 inches
  • Camelback style hydration packs
  • Picnic Baskets
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Weapons or objects that could be used as weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Professional grade cameras or video equipment
  • Recording devices
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • “Selfie sticks”
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
  • Kites
  • Frisbees
  • Other carry-ins as determined by management
 

NOTICE: Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 943.12(1M) (c) (3), individuals may not enter or remain at Henry Maier Festival Park while carrying a firearm, at any “special event.” A “special event” is defined in Wisconsin Statute 943.13(1e) (h). All events at Henry Maier Festival Park are special events, as defined in Wisconsin Statute 943.13(1e) (h).

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 943.13(1M) (b), an individual may not enter or remain at Henry Maier Festival Park while concealing or openly carrying any knife. Any permissions given by any Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. employee that are in conflict with this notice are void. Failure to comply by this notice will result in immediate ejection from Henry Maier Festival Park, without refund, and violators will be subject to the fullest penalty under the law