The numbers are in.
Summerfest 2022 attendance totaled 445,611 fans during the nine-day run.
That’s a 8.8% increase over 2021. The festival, for the second year in a row, moved to a weekend-only format.
During the last pre-pandemic event in 2019, Summerfest drew just over 718,000 people.
Summerfest blaming increased inflation rates, a busy summer for concerts and the loss of eight nationally known or headlining artists, including Justin Bieber, for the low attendance numbers.