For three days each June, Milwaukee's famous lakefront festival season kicks off with PrideFest! This entirely volunteer-run festival is the nation's only pride festival held on permanent festival grounds.
Here, thousands of festival-goers gather to enjoy world-class LGBTQ entertainment, sample some of the best food the city has to offer, and stroll through the marketplace.
During the day, you’ll find nearly 100 artists and performers on the 8 grounds stages, featuring local music, health & wellness information from LGBTQ non-profit organizations and programs, discussions on important topics in the LGBTQ community, and, of course, the can’t-miss dance party at the Dance Pavilion. At night, the party continues with fantastic national headliners.
PrideFest makes a commitment to provide a safe space for young adults, providing a dedicated, alcohol-free Youth Area with special activities, contests, and entertainment. During the festival, all of Henry Maier Festival Park’s permanent restrooms are gender neutral.
From music to comedy, drag performances to community discussions, everyone is welcome (and will have a blast!) at PrideFest in Milwaukee.