Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • What’s the purpose of Michigan Pride?
    • Michigan Pride provides education, outreach, support, and events to enhance the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people and builds quality relationships with all Michigan residents.
  • When is Pride 2016
    • August 26-27, 2016

White Party

  • When is the White Party?
    • The White Party will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016.
  • Where is the White Party being held?
    • The White Party will be held in Old Town
  • Will the bars in Old Town be participating in this year’s White Party?
    • Yes. Spiral, Esquire, and Sir Pizza will all be participating in this year’s White Party. Wristbands (which serves as cover for all three sites) can be purchased for $10.

Festival

  • When is the festival?
    • The festival is being held on Saturday, August 27. Festival gates open at 2pm.
  • Where is the festival being held?
    • The festival is being held along the 1100 block of Washington Avenue in REO Town
  • How much is admission?
    • There is a suggested admission of $10. Students (with ID), high schoolers, and seniors over 65 (with ID) can get in for $5. Children under 12 are free. Please know that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • How much is admission?
    • There is a suggested admission of $10. Students (with ID), high schoolers, and seniors over 65 (with ID) can get in for $5. Children under 12 are free. Please know that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.An admission fee is charged to cover the costs of producing the Pride festival. Some of these costs include security for the two day festival from private security firms, entertainment (talent and performers), city fees, structures, staging, lighting, insurance, labor, cleanup and other miscellaneous production costs. Michigan Pride is an all volunteer organization.
  • Will there be a beer tent?
    • There will be a beer tent. We will be selling beer, mixed drinks, and Barefoot wine. You will need to show ID in order to enter the beer tent. Drink tickets may be purchased for $1 each.
  • Are pets welcome?
    • Pets on leash are welcome. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Pet owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.
  • Are pre-sale tickets available?
    • There are no pre-sale tickets for the festival. All tickets may be purchased at the front gate.
  • Do volunteers get in for free?
    • Volunteers who work at least one 4-hour shift will have their admission comped.
  • What can I bring into the festival?
    • You can bring blankets and lawn chairs into the festival.

Bringing beverages, coolers or food into the festival grounds is discouraged. The money generated by our onsite food and beverage booths goes toward supporting the mission of Michigan Pride and keeping admission costs low. Individuals may not bring in food or beverages for distribution. Outside alcohol is not permitted and may be confiscated.