Celebrate the 45th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival
You won’t have to wait much longer for the Twin Cities Pride Festival. This free celebration of the LGBT community features a festival, parade, family picnic, art show, music and theater events, a 5K run, and more.
The City of Minneapolis has declared June 2017 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Minneapolis has a long history of supporting LGBT rights as:
- The first City in Minnesota to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
- The first City in the state to create a domestic partner registry, back in 1991.
- A vocal proponent of the marriage equality statute passed in 2013 by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by the governor.
Twin Cities Pride Festival
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 24
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 25
Loring Park, 1382 Willow St.
The festival will include four stages, public speakers, entertainment and more than 400 exhibitors.
Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade
11 a.m. Sunday, June 25
The parade travels down Hennepin Avenue, starting at Third Street and ending at Spruce Street near Loring Park.
Published Jun 13, 2017