By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 08, 2021 at 11:45 AM

PrideFest as we knew it was canceled for this past June, but Milwaukee Pride, Inc. announced today that it will host “PridetoberFest” at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

“We just couldn’t wait until 2022 to see our LGBTQ+ family and allies again,” says Luke Olson, PrideFest Producer and Milwaukee Pride Vice President. “October is LGBTQ+ history month along with National Coming Out Day. What better moment to gather and reflect on the long journey that got us to this point and of course, to celebrate!”

PridetoberFest will be a smaller version of the June festival. It will host a diverse lineup of entertainment with a strong focus on local acts, performers and shows. Local food trucks will also be onsite.

“We are excited to bridge the gap between recent summers and what we expect will be a fully open and back to normal 2022. It’s time to bring businesses and communities back to life," says Wes Shaver, Milwaukee Pride President.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for ticket info, entertainment lineups and additional event details that will be available soon.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.