PrideFest Starts Today

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin will be the keynote speaker at today's opening of PrideFest Milwaukee. 

At least 30,000 people are expected to attend the 3-day celebration at the Summerfest grounds. 

This is the 30th year for PrideFest.

This is the nation's largest LGBT festival with permanent festival grounds.

 “It takes a lot of work. We are lucky that we have a permanent festival grounds many festivals don't have that luxury a lot of the resources are not available at other venues,” said Eric Heinritz, Executive Director Milwaukee Pride Inc.  

PrideFest opens 2:30 this afternoon.   Admission is free until 4 pm.

If you're looking for a ride to PrideFest you can hop on Milwaukee's downtown shuttle.

The bus makes stops in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue to the festival.

Shuttles run every 30 minutes starting at 3 and ending at 12:30 AM. 

Look for the Summerfest "Smile" logo on bus stops.

The shuttle is $3 round trip or $2.50 with an M-card. 

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