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PrideFest - 1995
"Live The Dream"
- At A Glance -

June 10 & 11, 1995


Veteran's Park


approx. 5,500


format: 6x8.5" newsprint
pages: 112


Fireworks show
Fine Arts Festival
Lighted Boat Parade
Activity Tent
Expanded hours


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Milwaukee's 1995 pride celebration repeated the successful 1994 event, with the rally being held in Veterans Park featuring exhibits, three stages, a few dozen craftspeople and vendors, and a full two days of activities. But PrideFest 1995 added of the "Light Up the Sky with Pride" pyrotechnic (fireworks) show-- the first Pride event in the nation to host its own fireworks display.

The Board of Directors for 1995 Pride was (in the order they were listed in the Pride records):

  • Bill Meunier
  • Roberta Niggimeier
  • Miram Ben-Shalom
  • Chris Klein
  • Mike Lisowski
  • Rick Finger
  • Sheldon Schur
  • DC and Anne Cooper and Donny(Only first name is in the files)
  • Michael Ross
  • Bob Moore
  • John Scneider
  • Del Slowik
  • Steve Brondino
  • Neil Raasch
  • Kerry Pariey
  • Susan Cook
  • Mike Hall


1995 Pride Guide cover
(actual size: 6"w x 8.375"h)
(112 pages, newsprint)

Click here to view pages from the 1995 Pride Guide

Credits: design and arrangement by Don Schwamb, with materials contributed by PrideFest and Ted Berg.
Last updated: April-2011.