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Summerfest begins, new additons include skydivers, zip lines, paddle boats

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Image courtesy of Summerfest.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Summerfest.com (via ABC News Radio)

MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - The world’s largest music festival in Milwaukee is back and better than ever.

An event organizer for the 46th annual Summerfest says patrons will enjoy the new $600-million infrastructure, from the new stages to restrooms and amenities.

There is also several new events this year; including 5-days of skydiver performances, paddle boats and a zip line across the entire event area.

Over 800 bands will be playing during the 11-day event that kicks off Wednesday. The festival runs until June 30 then from July 1 to July 7.

More information and scheduled events can be found at summerfest.com.

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