Midwest Events

Marching & Family Picnic

Date: June 12, 2016
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Parade Staging Area (on S 2nd between Lapham and Greenfield)

Family Equality Council is thrilled to support Miltown LGBT Families at Pridefest! Decorate your strollers, wagons, and bikes! Dress your kids as their favorite super hero! And, join us for the Milwaukee Pride Parade. We will be marching as a group, representing all of our beautiful LGBT families. Whether or not you join us in the parade, we hope to see you at Pride! Miltown LGBT Families will meet up for a family picnic at the Summerfest playground at around 3:30.

For more information

Family Picnic - St. Paul, MN

Date: June 19, 2016
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Como Regional Park, St. Paul, MN

Family Equality Council is thrilled to partner with Twin Cities Pride for this Family Picnic. Come enjoy free hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips, and beverages with your Pride Family!

More information

Camp Out Family Camp

Dates: August 19-22, 2016
Location: Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps, 84600 47 1/2 Street, Decatur, MI 49045

Family Equality Council is thrilled to partner with CampOut to offer this experience for families. CampOut at Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Family Camp is four days of fun-filled activities for you and your family. Spend quality time together while participating in camp traditions, sports, and programs that you enjoy most! We host a Parent Cafe session along with an Outspoken Generation panel. Each night, we run a different evening program such as Campfires, Top Chef Cook-off, and our famous Obstacle Relay!  

Informational Flyer

Sample Schedule


Family Weekend in the Midwest

Dates: May 5-7, 2017
Times: 4:30pm Friday-noon Sunday
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

Family Weekend in the Midwest is Family Equality Council's annual destination event for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), their children, extended families, prospective families and friends in the Midwest.

For more information

Midwest Regional Sponsors:




Kim Simes, Regional Programming Director, ksimes@familyequality.org: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin,

plus Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

Check out our Community Partner: