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Milwaukee Pride announces PrideoberFest this fall at the Summerfest grounds

When Milwaukee's PrideFest canceled this June's festival for the second year in a row, the beloved festival hinted another event this year might still be in the cards. And today the organizers have revealed that another big event is indeed on the way: The Summerfest grounds will host PridetoberFest on Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

“We just couldn’t wait until 2022 to see our LGBTQ+ family and allies again,” Milwaukee Pride Vice President Luke Olson said in a press release. “October is LGBTQ+ history month along with National Coming Out Day. What better moment to gather and reflect on the long journey that got us to this point and of course, to celebrate!”


PridetoberFest won't be as big as June's traditional PrideFest, but it will feature many of the same draws, including an emphasis on entertainment and local acts. It will also feature local food trucks.

“We are excited to bridge the gap between recent summers and what we expect will be a fully open and back to normal 2022," Milwaukee Pride's Wes Shaver said in a statement. "It’s time to bring businesses and communities back to life."

We'll share the lineup when it's announced.