Summer might be over, but Milwaukee’s ever-growing festival season is nowhere close to being done. Now that live, in-person events have returned in a big way, there are even some new fests making their debut this fall. One such event is PridetoberFest. Described as a “scaled-back version” of PrideFest (which is normally held in June), the two-day PridetoberFest will occupy a smaller chunk of the Summerfest grounds October 8-9, but will still “activate multiple stages that engage a diverse lineup of entertainment with a particular focus on local acts, performers, and shows.”

This morning, organizers released the impressive lineup for the first-year affair. Some highlights include Milwaukee’s own Jaida Essence Hall (winner of Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race), Season 13 Drag Race finalist Gottmik, the incomparable Big Freedia, GGOOLLDD, writer/comedian Bruce Vilanch, DJ Shawna, PridetoberFest fireworks, a MKE Leather & Fetish Show, and much more.

You can check out the full entertainment lineup HERE. General admission tickets are available now, with $1 from every online ticket order being donated to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center to support their recent relocation. We’ll see you there!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.

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