PrideFest’s organizers have announced that this year’s festival has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival had been scheduled for June 4-7 at the Summerfest grounds.
“Have no fear, we are currently working on alternative dates and options to produce the world class event you’re used to,” the festival’s president Wesley Shaver wrote in an email Wednesday. “Milwaukee will exercise Pride in 2020. We are committed to working with our community partners while ensuring the safety and security of our festival attendees and public as our first priority.”
The festival was coming off of its biggest year ever, drawing a record 45,787 people at last year’s event.
“It’s unfortunate that we need to hit the pause button, considering the significant work our team has already put forth, as well as the incredible and diverse line up we had planned for our stages,” PrideFest producer Luke Olson said in a statement. “I’m confident that once we have a new plan for this year’s festival we’ll be able to pick things up where we left off.”