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About | PrideFest


PrideFest Milwaukee is the nation’s largest LGBTQ festival with permanent festival grounds, operated entirely by volunteers since 1987.  The festival does not have a single paid employee, simply the dedication and devotion to bring together an exciting community experience each and every year.

PrideFest Milwaukee is produced by Milwaukee Pride, Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, compliant with all State of Wisconsin and IRS rules.

The mission of Milwaukee Pride, Inc. is a) to educate both the general community and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities about needs, issues and various aspects of LGBTQ culture;  b) to provide a forum to celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBTQ people; c) to create an environment for networking and outreach for services and community opportunities for LGBTQ people and their families and friends; and d) any other activities exclusively for charitable, educational, and research purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

PrideFest is accomplished through the work of the Board of Directors, which oversees the festival year-round, and the Production Team, which develops and carries out the day-to-day planning of the festival.

Please help us continue PrideFest’s tradition of linking communities, generations and diverse groups.

We need your help to continue to grow the festival and to keep the numerous special events, performances, programs, speakers and activities as part of this extraordinary celebration. Show your support and make a difference in this community, in the future, and in supporting a festival that values and honors every member of society. To inquire about sponsorships, please contact info@pridefest.com.

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