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Frequently Asked Questions about PrideFest Milwaukee

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Thursday, June 6th - 4pm-Midnight

Friday, June 7th - 3pm-Midnight

Saturday June 8th - 12pm-Midnight

PrideFest follows the bag policy and entry protocols of Summerfest, which can be found here: https://www.summerfest.com/faqs/ 

Accommodations will be made for medical needs, please work with security personnel at the gate. Please note that we use the park's Mid-Gate located on Chicago and North Harbor Drive. On Saturday, we will be also using the North-Gate, from 4-10pm with a pre-purchased ticket. 

There are no COVID-19 specific entry protocols for PrideFest 2024. Patrons are welcome to wear masks at their own discretion. 

All ages are welcome. Small children 13 and under must have adult supervision.

Children 12 and under are FREE and do not need a separate ticket for entry. 

PrideFest is held at the Henry Maier Festival Park, also known as the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.

Buy tickets online HERE! OR at the festival box office during festival operating hours.

PrideFest is encouraging festivalgoers to plan ahead for their trip to the grounds + has developed a number of tips to ensure a smooth route.

View our "Get-Around-Guide" for the best routes to PrideFest.

PrideFest will issue re-entry wristbands between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each day of the festival. Wristbands are only valid for re-entry up until 10:00 p.m. on the day they are issued. PrideFest allows each guest one in/out re-entry per day.

No bags/backpacks are allowed per the rules of the Summerfest Grounds. 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. Contact PrideFest Milwaukee regarding any special exceptions.

For more details, please follow this link:https://www.summerfest.com/faqs/

The Milwaukee Pride Parade is run by a separate organization. It is typically held on the same weekend as PrideFest Milwaukee, making your Pride weekend spectacular! Visit www.prideparademke.org to check with the Parade organizers for up to date information. Milwaukee Pride supports our community Pride movement beyond organizing PrideFest. In 2022, we shifted our events away from the Milwaukee Pride Parade so that everyone can attend!

PrideFest will offer ASL interpretation for evening performances on our SKYYline main stage. There will likely be some select performances on other stages that will offer ASL interpretation, subject to interpreter availability. Patrons who would like to utilize the ASL interpretation services at the festival are encouraged to check-in at the Accessibility Tent (Wheelchair/Stroller/Mobility Scooter Check-out) at the midgate for more information.

Please fill out our online application form Click here!

Talking about the festival to friends and families is always one of the best things you can do for us. Share our social media posts, get us out there in front of your circle. Let more people hear about all we have to offer.

Is it possible to find any on the street? How much do the lots charge?

Parking IS available in front of the main gate, for a fee. They are not lots run, or owned by PrideFest, so we do not set the rates. There are several lots nearby festival grounds. And prices vary. Prepare for anything from $5.00-$20. Street parking is also available. Just be aware of parking rules for that street.

View our "Get-Around-Guide" for the best routes to PrideFest.

Yes. Visit rideMCTS.com for routes and schedules. Many routes service Downtown Milwaukee. Some walking to the entry gate may be required.

View our "Get-Around-Guide" for the best routes to PrideFest.

Sorry, no animals outside of service animals are allowed on the grounds.

Yes, general cameras are allowed on the grounds. Any major equipment, or plans to shoot film (ie production companies, news/media) has to be cleared through PrideFest in advance at info@pridefest.com. HOWEVER, NO photos/videos of headliners are allowed from the audience. Media is allowed a short time to shoot from the ‘pit’. Artist management routinely asks for no flash photography from media as it is very distracting to the artist on stage. Media should check in each day for any rules specific to artists. There is NO GUARANTEE that photos of any artist will be allowed. Media or not.

Yes, there are ATM machines throughout the festival grounds.

PrideFest offers complimentary use of wheelchairs and strollers. A limited number of electric mobility scooters are available on a first-come first-served basis for a fee. Please see the Accessibility Tent next to the midgate entry for these services. PrideFest requires you to present valid identification in order to utilize any of these units.

The 2024 festival is completely booked! Stay tuned to our website for information about submissions for PrideFest 2025, which should open shortly after the new year. The deadline for submissions is typically early March.

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.” So, please keep that in mind when choosing your outfits for the grounds, or you may be asked to change clothing, or vacate the grounds.

As a THANK YOU for your service, PrideFest grants one free admission per day to any active duty military or veterans with proof of status (ID). Please look for the Military & Veterans window at the festival box office to take advantage of this offer.

YES! Seniors, we thank YOU for all you've done and continue to do for this community. All new for 2024, Senior Tickets are just $15 at the festival box office any day of the festival. If you have any questions about our accessibility or mobility solutions at the festival, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@pridefest.com. Senior discounted pricing is for guests 50+