Plan Your Trip

visitmilwaukee_pridemilwaukeeSince 1996, PrideFest has been held at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, on the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee.

Although our business office is located at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, our festival address is 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

We are honored to be the only known LGBTQ festival in the world with a permanent festival park.  For nearly 25 years, we have been part of the United Ethnic Festivals line-up that makes Milwaukee a legendary place to live, love and visit.

We encourage all visitors to visit the LGBTQ Milwaukee Guide website and download a free Milwaukee Visitor’s Guide, both provided by our Proud Partners at Visit Milwaukee.

Where to stay

Milwaukee Pride recommends our Proud Partner hotels, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown , the Iron Horse Hotel in Historic Walker’s Point and the Kimpton Journeyman in the Historic Third Ward.

The Kimpton Journeyman is currently the closest hotel to the festival grounds.

For a full list of lodging options, view the Visit Milwaukee website.

Getting here and around

By car

Enter your starting point in the map below — or follow these suggested routes:

Ample parking is available nearby on city streets and at private parking lots.  PrideFest Milwaukee is not affiliated with any parking operator, and in turn, does not manage parking prices, oversee parking security, or receive any commissions from parking revenue.

We strongly recommend using Lyft and Uber for the fastest, safest rides in Milwaukee — whether it’s right to our festival front gates, or around town to your favorite bars and clubs.

By train

Coming up from Chicago for PrideFest weekend?

Consider taking the Amtrak Hiawatha, which offers seven daily trips right to downtown Milwaukee’s Intermodal Station, where you can connect with rideshare apps, Bublr Bikes, Greyhound, Milwaukee County Transit System buses or The Hop (Milwaukee’s streetcar.)

By bus

Freeway Flyers do NOT operate during PrideFest Milwaukee weekend.

However, Milwaukee County Transit System operates a downtown festival shuttle between N. 6th Street and the lakefront.  If you live downtown, are staying downtown, or can get downtown on the city bus, consider the Festival Shuttle as a fast and easy way to getting right to the festival front gates.


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