With these 15 gay pride events happening in the next few months, no matter where you’re visiting in Wisconsin, there’s a chance to celebrate. Pride Month is just the start to connect with the LGBTQ+ and ally communities in person and virtually.
Get ready to shine at these upcoming gay pride events, and don’t forget to share your photos using #TravelWI.
Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 10 a.m.
House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield
Ride With Pride is the season kickoff event for the Wisconsin Pride Rides motorcycle group. While there won't be a Pride Fest this year, you can still roar into Pride Month with a safety-conscious, socially distanced ride.
Sheboygan County Virtual Pride Celebration - Sheboygan County
June 5, 2021, 7-9 p.m. - Virtual event
The event will feature special guests Tammy Baldwin, Ryan Sorenson plus musicians, artists and door prizes! Livestream details shared on the Alliance Facebook and Instagram: @SheboyganLGBTQAlliance.
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., drag show at 3 p.m.
Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire
Chippewa Valley Pride, put on by the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center, is back this year with vendors, game booths, a DJ and the annual Drag in the Park event featuring local drag performers.
Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 12 p.m.
Pfiffner Park, 1100 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point
Join the celebration with live entertainment, plenty of drag and an appearance by the mayor!
Monday, June 14, 2021, 7:10 p.m.
American Family Field, 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee
Brewers play the Reds! Come see a game, show your pride and receive a Brewers rainbow fanny pack.
Friday, June 18, 2021, to Saturday, June 19, starting at 2 p.m.
Motorama Auto Museum, 181705 Stradale Ln, Aniwa
A weekend of acceptance, vendors, speakers, drag shows, fashion show, dance party, food and camping.
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Virtual event
Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Join the 5th Annual Pride Festival event for Door County from wherever you are. This year, it will be a virtual event with a live ceremony held at noon.
Sunday, June 27, 2021, 9 a.m
McPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison
A ride to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Everyone is welcome at this Pride Ride, so bring your family, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. Meet at McPike Park and the ride will last about an hour. This event is hosted by Trek Bicycle Madison West (Madison West) and Trek Bicycle Madison East (Madison East).
Sunday, June 27, 2021, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac
An event that brings together LGBTQ+ people and their allies to celebrate individuality, inclusiveness and community. Enjoy a drag photo booth, live music, bake sale, free mom hugs, chalk and bubbles, and more!
August 20-22, 2021 - Various times
Napalese Lounge and Grill, 1351 Cedar St., Green Bay
Come see the unveiling of the newest LGBTQ+ mural by artist Loschue Lo, a symbolic opening of the location’s new front door, local entertainment, drag queen performances, a visit from the mayor and more! Stay tuned for more by checking event info.
Also happening over the weekend: celebrate the LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin community launch on August 20 from 6-8 p.m. at The Art Garage, 1400 Cedar St. in Green Bay. See the launch of local LGBTQ+ stories and history, with exhibits running Saturday, August 21, noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday, August 22, noon – 4 p.m. at The Art Garage.
Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 1 to 6 p.m. - Virtual event
OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center is hosting this virtual event, streamed via the Magic Pride website, as well as the OutReach Facebook page and Youtube page. It will include entertainment, speakers, hosts, and more.
Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. (Festival grounds will open at 12:30 p.m., officially starting at 1 p.m.)
Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St., Kenosha
Pride events this year will kick off with an annual march. The Pride March will begin gathering, socializing, and sign making at 11 a.m. at Library Park. At noon, the group will head up Sheridan Road and then to Veteran's Memorial Park, where the rest of the festivities will be held.
Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 11 a.m.
Riverside Park, 50 State St, La Crosse
More info will be available in the coming months about the event hosted by The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection. Lookout for updates via the website link below.
Viroqua Area Pride - Viroqua
Saturday, September 25, 2021, - TBA
Save the date! For more info on the upcoming pride celebration in Viroqua, check the event info page below for updates.
Although Milwaukee's main pride fest was canceled due to COVID-19, Milwaukee Pride Inc. will be hosting "PridetoberFest" at Henry Maier Festival Park in October, which is LGBTQ+ history month. Get ready for PridetoberFest and enjoy dancing, live entrainment, food trucks and more.