The Milwaukee Pride Parade FAQs
WHERE IS THE PARADE?
The parade steps off at 2nd Street and Greenfield Avenue and travels north on 2nd Street to E. Oregon Street. See our parade map.
ARE THERE OTHER PRIDE ACTIVITIES AROUND THE CITY?
Yes! Pridefest Milwaukee, has several days of Pride entertainment at the Summerfest grounds. Check out for all of the events!
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF PARADE VIEWERS?
We hope everyone has a safe a fun experience at he Milwaukee Pride Parade. In order to keep everyone safe, parade viewers should PLEASE STAY SAFELY BEHIND BARRICADES AND/OR ON THE SIDEWALK. We also hope that everyone will pick up their own trash to care for our parade route and Milwaukee neighborhoods.
The Milwaukee Pride Parade is a family-friendly event, so please have fun, but act appropriately.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted in the route per Wisconsin Law. See your preferred tavern along the route to purchase and enjoy your alcoholic beverages. *Alcohol is not permitted on, or in, any unit of the Milwaukee Pride Parade.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The Milwaukee Pride Parade is a rain or shine event, so please dress and prepare accordingly.
WHY DOESN'T THE PARADE GO TO THE FESTIVAL?
There is no simple answer to this, but the gist of it is that the pay off simply isn't there. To go through the 2nd street area which supports the parade to the festival grounds requires closing not only street access but water access as well as certain bridges would need to be closed. This adds significant costs to the parade both monetarily and logistically which would require significant increases in volunteers and fundraising to overcome. Unfortunately, we simply cannot overcome those obstacles at this time. We do review this idea from time to time to see if anything has changed to make it viable.
ARE THERE SHUTTLE BUSES TO AND FROM THE FESTIVAL TO THE PARADE?
Currently there are no shuttle buses planned to run a route from the festival to the parade which are operated by the Milwaukee Pride Parade. However, many taverns along the route do offer shuttle services of their own.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RUN THE PARADE?
While this cost changes each year the rough numbers are about $10,000.00 each year. You can see how it breaks down in our 2016 budget.
IS THE PARADE GOVERNED BY ANY RULES OR BYLAWS?
We are! The Milwaukee Pride Parade is operated by a Board of Directors who self elect and expand as required. To learn more about our policies and procedures take a read through our bylaws.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED TO HELP PRODUCE THE PARADE?