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5 Can’t-Miss Wisconsin Pride Events

In honor of Pride Month (and beyond), take a look at the top five must-visit festivals and events to help you celebrate the month of love in Wisconsin. 

June 25: Open Door Pride Festival 

Visit the sixth-annual Open Door Pride Festival in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, June 25. The event will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with live music, dance performances, food trucks, art galleries, kid’s crafts and more entertainment for all ages. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Open Door Pride Festival, visit opendoorpride.org.

June 26: Pride Picnic

Join Fond du Lac at Lakeside Park on June 26 for a lovely Pride Picnic. This event welcomes LGBTQ+ members and allies in one setting to celebrate community, love and diversity with the help of delicious catered food, live entertainment, support resources and more family-friendly fun. The event starts at noon and is free. To learn more about Pride Picnic, visit facebook.com.

Kenosha Pride

July 10: Kenosha Pride

Celebrating its ninth anniversary, Kenosha Pride is returning on Sunday, July 10, at Library Park. The Pride celebration will feature sign-making, a rally, socializing and more. The event is free and will also feature flags and Pride-focused merch available for purchase. To learn more about Kenosha Pride, visit kenoshapride.org.

August 21: Magic Pride Festival

Like its name, the Magic Pride Festival is a special, magical experience in Madison. The fourth-annual event hosted by the LGBTQ+ Community Center will feature multiple stage shows with community members including drag queens and musicians, games and activities for all ages, art shows, food and beverage trucks and much more fun to celebrate love. The event is free and will take place in Warner Park. To learn more about Magic Pride Festival, visit outreachmagicfestival.org

Sept. 23 to Sept. 24: N.E.W. Pride Alive

For the first time, the N.E.W. Pride Alive will be hosting a two-day event at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The Sept. 23 date is 21-plus while the second date is for all ages and is a more family-friendly event (both are free to attend). Visitors can anticipate enjoying food vendors, find support resources, fireworks, live music, drag shows and much more fun at the festival. The celebration will even feature a health tent, with testing for sexually transmitted diseases and COVID vaccines. To learn more about Pride Alive, visit facebook.com/newpridealive

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