Festival Experience

adacompliance_pridemilwaukeePrideFest Milwaukee, in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, is continuously striving to make our festival welcoming, supportive and accessible for every visitor.


Admission policies

Your PrideFest Milwaukee ticket (single day or weekend pass) provides one festival admission per day.   This ticket allows access to all shows, on all stages, during all open festival hours.  At this time,  there is no additional cost to see any performance, including headliner shows.

We do allow handstamps. which allow one in/out re-entry per guest each day. Per Henry W. Maier Festival Park policy, handstamps are only offered from 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Handstamps are only honored until 10:00 p.m.

The box office closes daily at 11:00 p.m.   No tickets will be sold after that time.


Admission specials

Each year, PrideFest Milwaukee offers discount or free ticket promotions through a number of community partnerships.  Milwaukee Pride reserves the right to start, change or stop any promotion at any time for any reason.

Watch the website home page and PrideFest media accounts for this year’s promotions and contests.


Bag searches

All bags are subject to search at the PrideFest Milwaukee front gates. Please note that backpacks are not currently allowed at Henry W. Maier Festival Park.

Guests should expect to pass through a metal detector and/or hand wand processing.  If you need special assistance throughout the screening process, please notify the security guard.

We thank all visitors in advance for their patience and understanding.


Braille schedules

Copies of the daily event schedule, typeset in Braille, are available at the Accessibility Booth just inside the festival front gates.


Carry-ins

To ensure the safety of all visitors, Henry W. Maier Festival Park does not allow any food or beverage carry-ins.

This policy is consistent across all festivals hosted at the property.  PrideFest Milwaukee security cannot override this policy.

We ask that all visitors plan accordingly.


Dress code

Festival guests are allowed to express themselves in whatever clothing they wish.

However, all personal expression must be in compliance with the Henry W. Maier Festival Park code of conduct, and the City of Milwaukee public ordinance 106-5.

All intimate parts must be covered in public.  The City of Milwaukee defines “intimate part” as the anus, genitals or pubic area of a person or the areola of the female breast.


Food and beverage assistance

If you will need help carrying food or beverages on the festival grounds, notify a PrideFest volunteer at the Accessibility Booth or any security officer.


Maps

Festival maps are available at the Accessibility Booth and the Visitor Information Booth, both located at the festival front gates.  We do not currently offer a PrideFest Milwaukee app.


Mobility equipment rentals

Electric mobility scooters are available for rent at a cost of $30.00 per day per scooter.

All rentals (scooters, wheelchairs and strollers) are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations are not required.  Please visit the Accessibility Booth just inside the festival front gates.


Pets

Personal pets are not allowed at PrideFest Milwaukee.

Service animals are excluded from this restriction.  See the Service Animals section for more information.


Restrooms

Since 1996, our restroom policy has been that each visitor chooses for themselves which restroom they want to use.  Although we are not allowed to remove gender signage, we declare all restrooms to be gender-neutral throughout the PrideFest Milwaukee weekend.  Our goal is to ensure all guests feel safe, welcome and confident.

Gender policing and/or harassment will not be tolerated at PrideFest Milwaukee.  In fact, it’s grounds for immediate removal.  If you experience an issue, please notify a PrideFest volunteer or security guard immediately.

We recognize that not everyone will be comfortable using a gender-neutral restroom.  Private, single-user restrooms are also available throughout the festival.  Please refer to the festival map, available at the Accessibility Booth and at the Visitor Information Booth near the front gates.


Service animals

Service animals are allowed on the grounds — under the condition that the animal does not pose a danger or threat to other service animals or patrons.

Owners of service animals are responsible for the animal’s personal care and clean-up. A relief area for service animals is located near the Accessibility Booth.


Sign language interpreters

Sign language interpreters will be provided for headline acts and evening line-ups at the Miller Lite Mainstage.  However, an interpreter can be requested for specific performances by contacting our Accessibility Director.  We need a minimum of two weeks notice to coordinate all special requests for sign language interpreters.


Stage area seating

The Miller Lite Mainstage offers raised platforms and accessible picnic tables for patrons who use wheelchairs. Accessible picnic table seating is available throughout the grounds.


Telephones and TTY

Accessible public telephones are located outside of each restroom area. Many of our phones have volume-controlled handsets. A text telephone (TTY) is available behind the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse next to the First Aid building.


Water fountains

Free water is available at drinking fountains located outside each restroom area and near the Children’s Area.  All fountains are accessible to all patrons.

If a local heat advisory is issued, PrideFest Milwaukee will offer free bottled water to our visitors.  Please speak to a PrideFest volunteer at the Accessibility Booth or any security officer.


If you have an accessibility concern not listed here, please contact us at info@pridefest.com so we can support your festival experience.