2022 Northwoods Pride Festival

Northwoods Pride Logo

A Celebration of diversity and acceptance held annually on the last Saturday in June

The 6th Annual Northwoods Pride Festival will be held on 
10 am - 4 pm  |  Saturday, June 25, 2022

Become a Sponsor  |  Donate to LGBTQ Scholarship  |  Live Music or Open Mic   |  Community Resource Fair  |  Drag Workshop & Show

Mission Statement

We will make the Northwoods Pride Festival a memorable and uplifting day that builds trusting relationships and space for the LGBTQ+ community, providing entertainment, interactions and educational opportunities to celebrate the history, diversity and improve LGBTQ+ acceptance in the Northwoods Wisconsin. 


Sponsorship money and donations are used to fund the Pride event itself, to provide leadership and educational opportunities for LGBT+ students and to fund Scholarships for LGBT+ students to attend Nicolet. Become a sponsor here.


Individuals or local businesses can donate online to LGBTQ student scholarships to support their education. The donation form has a line that says, “Please designate my donation to:” Donors may select “Other” and in the next field they should write “Rainbow Hodags”

Live Music or Open Mic

We welcome any professional or amateur musicians or have open mics (poetry jam, dance, sing, instrument, stand-up comedy, etc), karaoke to perform on the Nicolet Theatre or patio area on June 25. RSVP required here.

Community Resource Fair

The Community Resource Fair is to inform the public about LGBTQ+ resources and services available in Northwoods Wisconsin.  The 2nd floor of the Lakeside Center will be turned into an exhibition area for nonprofit organizations, health care providers, government agencies, and businesses wanting to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. This includes counseling services, LGBTQ+ social groups, and LGBTQ+ friendly churches. The Festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm but the Resource Fair runs from 10 am to 1 PM. Free to sign-up. Spaces are limited. RSVP required.

Drag Workshop & Show

The idea is to provide a drag workshop to teach people how to drag including makeup, dress, and perform. We will host the workshop one week prior to the drag show featuring cosmetology students. And then we will have an open stage Drag Show with seasoned drag performers and amateur performers on pride day. Spaces are limited please RSVP. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome.

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