By Dan Garcia Photographer Published Jun 08, 2024 at 11:01 AM

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PrideFest Milwaukee continued to dazzle and delight on its second day last night, inviting some heavy hitters for the festival’s musical performances. The festival, renowned for its vibrant celebration of diversity and inclusion, transformed Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds into a kaleidoscope of colors, music and joy. With headlining performances from the charismatic Dixon Dallas and the beloved David Archuleta, the festival brought together a diverse mix of music, dance and community spirit. 

The energy at PrideFest was high from the moment the gates opened. Festival-goers, adorned in rainbow attire and glitter, filled the grounds, ready to embrace the festivities. The day was packed with performances, activities and countless moments of connection and celebration. PrideFest isn't just about the music; it's a celebration of identity, love and the freedom to express oneself without fear or judgment. Every corner of the festival grounds was buzzing with excitement and positivity. 

Here are nine awesome photos from Day 2 of PrideFest Milwaukee:

1. Here’s your sign to go to PrideFest Milwaukee 


One of the standout moments during the night was the ASL interpreter putting on a show of their own. Captured in mid-action, they humorously signed some of Dixon Dallas' raunchier lyrics, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the performance. 

2. David Archuleta <3 Milwaukee 

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As David Archuleta emerged on stage, he greeted the audience with some “heart hands” for the packed crowd, showcasing his connection with his fans.

3. Dixon Dallas electrifying the stage 

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The self-proclaimed number one artist in country, Dixon Dallas, brought high energy and charisma to the stage, engaging the audience and delivering an unforgettable performance. 

4. Soaring above Milwaukee 


The Skyglider offered festival-goers a scenic view of the Milwaukee skyline. People took in the serene beauty of the city from the highest point of the festival grounds, a perfect backdrop to the day's festivities. 

5. Dancing the night away 


The Dance Pavilion stage might not host the festival's headliners, but it’s the ultimate destination for anyone looking to dance their heart out. The vibrant atmosphere and energetic crowd kept the Pavilion buzzing all day long. 

6. High note from one of our Idols 

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In a powerful moment, "American Idol" alum David Archuleta belted out a high note with his eyes clenched and microphone gripped tightly. Archuleta’s intensity and passion was present all throughout his performance. 

7. Furry friends take over the Pavilion 


PrideFest is all about expression and fun, and this photo of furries dancing and partying on the Dance Pavilion stage perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the festival. 

8. Front row cheers 


The excitement was undeniable among the front-row fans during Dixon Dallas' performance. 

9. SKYYLine Stage shines at twilight 


As the sun set, the SKYYLine Main Stage (aka Summerfest’s Uline stage) transformed into a vibrant display of colors. With the Milwaukee skyline in the background, this photo captures the magic of the festival at dusk.