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PrideFest Milwaukee welcomed a record-breaking 45,400 to 2018 festival

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Despite the rainy weekend we've had, PrideFest Milwaukee set a record with attendance.

For the seventh consecutive year, PrideFest enjoyed a record-breaking attendance level. Over 45,400 visitors attended the 2018 festival.

This number reflects a 21% increase over the previous record of 37,682 set in 2017.

Milwaukee Pride reports that this is the single largest year-over-year increase in the 31-year history of PrideFest Milwaukee.

"Attending an event of this size, complexity, and quality, it may be hard to believe that we are an all-volunteer organization," said Michail Takach, vice president of Milwaukee Pride, Inc. "But here's the honest truth: PrideFest Milwaukee would not be possible without hundreds of devoted, passionate, unpaid volunteers who come together every year to make this event happen for the community."

Dates for PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 will be announced in July.

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