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Grand Hoppening Event Details
Grand Hoppening Event Details
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hop on Starting Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

New things are being added to the weekend’s plans, so check back frequently!


All events are free and open to the public, just like The Hop!


Rides are free for the first year thanks to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Grand Hop-ening Day

Friday, November 2

Streetcar service from 1pm to midnight

  • Noon Kickoff Event, Cathedral Square Park With Mayor Tom Barrett, Federal Transit Administration members, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino representatives, other local dignitaries and elected officials, and entertainment.
  • 1pm The Hop is open! Riders are able to board streetcars: 2 vehicles at Cathedral Square, 1 vehicle at Burns commons, 1 vehicle at 4th and St. Paul.
  • Until 2pm Musical entertainment in the park.
Grand Hop-Friday | Milwaukee Streetcar

hop-in for business saturday

SATURDAY, November 3

Streetcar service from 7am to midnight

  • Let’s support all the businesses near the streetcar route!
  • Watch for a list of specials and deals offered by businesses in the area.
  • Hop, Shop and Win contest – Win cash prizes by spending money at a business near the streetcar route and uploading a photo of your receipt. Details coming soon.
  • Are you a business along the route? Click here to submit your Grand Hop-ening Weekend specials.
 Grand Hop Saturday | Milwaukee Streetcar
Grand Hoppening Event Details


SUNDAY, november 4

Streetcar service from 7am to 10pm

  • 11am-2pm There will be happy hopping for kids of all ages with a variety of family-friendly activities at stations along the streetcar route. (More details to come.)
  • Wear your Bucks or Packers shirt and ride for free. Just kidding! Everyone rides for free the entire first year thanks to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
Grand Hop Sunday | Milwaukee Streetcar


Other streetcar cities have seen big crowds on opening weekend.

Please be prepared to wait to board a streetcar vehicle and please do not expect to ride the streetcar’s entire route continuously.

Plan to exit at stops along the way to explore restaurants, shopping and downtown activities.

To accommodate those who have enjoyed a streetcar ride and want to return to their original location without waiting in line for The Hop, the city will offer free bus service along the route as needed. Look for buses with “Bus Bridge” signs.

Hours of Hoperation

The Hop will be operating on its ongoing schedule:

Monday through Friday

5 AM to 7 AM – Arriving every 15 minutes
7 AM to 10 PM – Arriving every 10 minutes
10 PM to 12 AM – Arriving every 15 minutes


7AM to 12 AM –
Arriving every 15 minutes


7 AM to 10 PM –
Arriving every 15 minutes

How to Hop

Thanks to these streetcar project development partners!


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Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries, including Mass Electric Construction Co., in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Kiewit had 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion and employs more than 22,000 staff and craft employees across all of its operations. In Milwaukee, we are proud to have been an integral part of The Hop team, with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. serving as the Construction Manager/General Contractor and Mass Electric as a systems contractor on the project. We look forward to the success of The Hop, congratulate the City of Milwaukee on its new streetcar system, and are excited to see its positive impact on the community for years to come.


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