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PrideFest Milwaukee opens Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.!

Our gates open Thursday at 6 p.m.!

proud_pridefest_milwaukeeIt’s time to RISE, Milwaukee!

PrideFest Milwaukee kicks off National LGBT Pride Month and Milwaukee’s summer festival season this Thursday, June 6.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for the Pride Weekend Launch Party, sponsored by ARCW, which celebrates the festival’s sustainable growth to a four-day schedule.  The Launch Party features headliner Greyson Chance, award-winning local favorites DJ Shawna and Lex Allen, the Milwaukee Drag Review, hosts T Rex and Melee McQueen, and a stunning array of DJs, dancers, performance artists and pyrotechnics at the Dance Pavilion.

The weekend line-up includes Kim PetrasJinkx Monsoon,  Dragapalooza! (featuring Trixie Mattel,) and over 120 LGBTQ artists on eight stages Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Despite unseasonable weather, PrideFest Milwaukee welcomed 45,400 visitors in 2018, a 21% increase over 2017, setting a new record as the largest LGBTQ pride event ever held in Wisconsin.

Additional information about PrideFest Opening Ceremonies, the 2nd Annual Ride with Pride and Sunday’s PrideFest Closing Party will be released over the next few days.