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Frequently Asked Questions about PrideFest Milwaukee

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Friday, October 8th 3pm-Midnight

Saturday, October 9th 12pm-Midnight

Box office closes at 11pm.

A FULL COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend PridetoberFest 2021.


Upon entry at any gate, fans will be asked to show a valid FULL COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative test.

  • An original FULL vaccination card, a printed copy of a valid FULL vaccination card, or negative test (antigen, rapid or PCR) will be accepted. Antibody tests will not be accepted.


If a COVID-test is needed, fans are encouraged to get tested in advance for entry to the festival.

  • Test results must be obtained within 72 hours of the date fans plan to attend the festival.
  • PCR or Rapid test is acceptable. Antibody tests are not acceptable.
  • Local testing information is available here:

Unfortunately with the short planning window for PridetoberFest this year we were unable to secure American Sign Language Interpreters, despite our best efforts. On that note, we are unable to have interpreting services for any of the weekend's shows. We plan to return to regular interpretation for Pridefest in June of 2022.

June 2022 Dates TBD.

On the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.

You can purchase HERE in advance, or at the Main box office during the weekend of PridetoberFest. You can also purchase through your phone. Skip the lines, and scan your ticket barcode easily at the main gate!

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

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 to check with the Parade organizers for up to date information.

Please fill out our online application form Click here!

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

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

We work with various Milwaukee city hotels, and recommend booking rooms early. HERE are our partners offers.

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 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 is an ATM in the Miller Stage area.

We offer wheelchair and stroller rentals just inside the main gate.

Please contact us at and we will pass along your info to our Entertainment Dept.

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.