Pride Fest is a Collaboration Between Leading LGBTQ Supporting Organizations in Sussex County, Sussex Pride and Milton Theatre!

Join us for a jubilant celebration at the historic Milton Theatre & Sussex Pride as we celebrate MARDI GRAS PRIDE 2024!

Mardi Gras—the very name conjures images of vibrant parades, masked revelers, and a kaleidoscope of colors.  We embrace this festive spirit for this year’s PRIDE as we honor a decade of love, acceptance, and community. 

A Feast for the Senses: Just like the lively streets of New Orleans, our festivities will ignite your senses! Expect bold colors, intricate masks, and beads that shimmer like confetti. Let the rhythm of the drums and the sway of the feathers transport you to a world of joy!

Unity in Diversity: Mardi Gras transcends boundaries. It’s a celebration where everyone is welcome—regardless of age, background, or identity. As we commemorate our 10-year journey, we honor the diverse tapestry of our community. Together, we create a harmonious blend, just like the jazz bands that fill the French Quarter!

A Decade of Joy: For a decade, the Milton Theatre has been a beacon of creativity, laughter, and inspiration. Our stage has witnessed countless performances, heartfelt stories, and standing ovations. As we look back, we celebrate the artists, performers, and patrons who have made this journey unforgettable.

Frequently Asked Questions

NO outside food or drink will be permitted into the festival grounds. Please enjoy the food and beverages offered by our vendors. 

NO large bags or coolers will be permitted. All large bags or coolers are subject to search by festival staff. 

This event is RAIN OR SHINE! 

Check back for more information soon!

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Be a part of the experience with a donation to the Pride Fest 2024.

Pride Fest 2024 in Milton, DE is more than just a celebration; it’s an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in our community by fostering an environment of acceptance and equality. With your support, we aim to create an unforgettable experience that not only celebrates the LGBTQ+ community but also promotes the values of inclusivity and unity.

This collaboration between Milton Theatre and Sussex Pride aims to bring an exciting new opportunity for both organizations to support our community! Sponsorship proceeds support Pride Fest 2024 presented by Sussex Pride and Milton Theatre.

Entertainment Schedule

Quayside Stage: 4PM - Mama's Black Sheep

Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo creates a blend of hit worthy originals and covers with a unique spin. Each song allows you to travel with time, whether you’re swinging to Country, Rocking to Pop, Grooving to Soul, or swaying to the Blues; there’s always something to move your body and stir your soul! Mama’s Black Sheep has four well-received CD’s to their credit and are celebrating 15 Years of making music together in 2023. 

Quayside Stage: 5:30PM - Rainbow Chorale

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is non-auditioned LGBTQ+ and allies community chorus and open to all adult singers at all levels of experience. We perform three major concerts a year and have an active outreach program of singing at community events. 

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is an inclusive, non-profit community chorus that provides LGBTQ individuals, with their friends and allies, the opportunity to perform high-quality choral music in an affirming environment that serves as a positive force for change. In addition, the Rainbow Chorale supports other institutions and individuals who serve that community.

Love of music is common to everyone. When we sing, we hope to impart the ideals, hopes, dreams, and aspirations of our community. Our goal is that with our listening audience we will strike a chord of commonality, and bridge the differences of our life experiences.

Quayside Stage: 6:45PM - Christine Havrilla

Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla has been touring for 25 years, bringing her “Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock” to audiences everywhere. She has shared the stage with KT Tunstall, Brandi Carlile, Shawn Colvin, America, & Howard Jones to name a few. With her latest EP “California Night” (2023), Christine now has 13 Albums + 3 Eps as she continues to write and perform solo , duo, and with her band Gypsy Fuzz. John Vettese from WXPN’s The Key raves, “Rock and roll singer-songwriter Christine Havrilla has been a local favorite since the 90s, and her high-energy music is kindred in spirit with Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Brandi Carlile, & Lucinda Williams”  Christine can also be found playing bass with Mama’s Black Sheep! Colleen Clark (Salisbury, MD), from Christine’s band,  brings her musical magic and joins the holiday shows on electric guitar + bass

Taste the Rainbow

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and embark on a delectable adventure as a colorful array of food trucks descends upon Pride Fest 2024! Our culinary partners are bringing a fusion of flavors that mirror the diversity and vibrancy of the LGBTQ+ community.

From savory to sweet, our curated selection of food trucks promises a diverse range of mouthwatering delights. Immerse yourself in a spectrum of flavors that match the rainbow of Pride! Indulge in dishes bursting with color and creativity, each bite a celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Check out them out online or see the menu below:

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Vendor Opportunities

Embrace Diversity, Join Our Pride Fest Celebration! 

Milton Pride Fest is a fantastic platform to celebrate diversity, inclusion and equality. These values resonate deeply with our organization. We are looking for vendors whose values align perfectly with the spirit of PRIDE and are eager to contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of Pride Fest!

  • Explore and support local LGBTQ+ businesses and organizations offering a diverse range of products and services.
  • Dive into the vibrant world of rainbow-themed merchandise, clothing, and accessories.
  • Discover valuable resources and information from LGBTQ+ advocacy groups.
  • Immerse yourself in the creativity of LGBTQ+ artists showcasing their unique talents.

Pride Fest wouldn’t be complete without the vibrant energy and diversity brought by our vendors. Make sure to visit the vendor booths and make your Pride experience even more special!

Save the date and join us for a celebration of love, diversity, and community at Pride Fest 2024!

See our merchandise vendors below:

Be a Pride Fest Volunteer

Pride Fest is not just an event; it’s a celebration of love, diversity, and unity. Behind the scenes, a dynamic force of volunteers is gearing up to transform this gathering into an unforgettable experience. Get ready to meet a passionate group of individuals dedicated to creating a space where everyone can embrace their true colors.

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of roles such as assisting with decorations, serving at the bar, and more. Best of all, you’ll be part of a team dedicated to making Pride Fest 2024 memorable for everyone who attends. Join our passionate group of individuals dedicated to creating a space where everyone can embrace their true colors by signing up to be a volunteer today!

We rely on our volunteers to help make every event fantastic. If you have questions about becoming a volunteer, please reach out to [email protected]