Kenosha Pride

7/10/2019 - Autumn Rose DeCesaro

Celebrate Pride in Kenosha, WI
Celebrate Pride in Kenosha, WI

Gather round and roar with pride because the 7th Annual Kenosha Pride, sponsored by Cream City Foundation, will be held on July 14 at 12:30 p.m. This event is going to be extraordinary! There will be two performance stages - the Stonewell Stage and the Pulse Stage - that will have entertainment including Social Que, Dropping Daisies, Sun Silo, and oh-so many more. 

Things kick off with the Pride March. Meet at 11 a.m. at Library Park to socialize and make signs for the parade. Please bring your own materials to make signs or snag your own rainbow flag for just $10 from Kenosha Pride Inc. before the parade begins. The parade itself will step off at 12 p.m. with the introduction of two Grand Marshalls, Brad and Nick Schlaikowski from CourageMKE. The march ends at Veterans Memorial Park and the festival will begin immediately following. The festival will operate from 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

As an inclusive event, the entire day’s activities are family-friendly, so kids are welcome. There will be an entire area, where alcohol is prohibited, for kids to enjoy crafting, face painting, and entertainment. This event is also pet-friendly - don't forget to dress them up for the occasion, too! As always, guests are asked to respect city ordinances related to pets. The pet area - "Agadore Park" - will have pet-related vendors, shade, water, and cooling pools for your furry little friends. 

The closing ceremony for the festival will be at the Stonewall Stage at 8:45 p.m. Along with entertainment, there will be a variety of food and beverage vendors on site. New this year, the entire festival grounds are closed in, which means you can walk around with pride while having a cold alcoholic beverage in your hand. (Remember, if you drink alcohol please do so responsibly.) 

Kenosha Pride is about creating a non-discriminatory, safe, and fun environment for everyone to enjoy. 

Autumn Rose DeCesaro

Autumn Rose DeCesaro

Community Blogger

Recently moved back to Kenosha after living in Racine for 5 years. Bachelors degree in English Language Arts with a Film certificate. Heavy video gamer, social media user, and life of the party.