Columbia Heights Pride

Photo by Kiki Latham
Photo by Kiki Latham

Who says all the fun has to stay in June? Join the annual community pride celebration in Columbia Heights on Saturday, September 23 from 10 am – 4 pm in Kordiak Park.

The Columbia Heights Pride Festival is a “big-city” event with a small-town feel. (Fun fact: they were last year’s Lavender Community Pride cover story!) Held in the beautiful Kordiak Park, it is a more intimate and community-focused event than some of the bigger celebrations.

A true family-friendly event, middle and high school students are encouraged to attend –bring your pride flags and buttons! Some of their most popular events and activities include face painting, live music, dancing, pet “paw-rade,” a playground for the kiddos, and family-friendly vendors and performers. These activities are a priority so people of all ages can attend and feel safe and accepted. 

This year, they are excited to welcome back some of their most popular musical performers, including Calliope Women’s Chorus, Lily Kleinschmit, Lisa Deguiseppi, Transcendence Cabaret, and King Kiki. Other amazing performances will conducted by students who live right there in the community! 

Also returning is last year’s big hit, the Pride Pet “Paw-rade,” in which dogs show off their costumes and rainbow colors while parading around the park with their humans. 

And no Pride festival is complete without delicious food! They currently have KCM Eggrolls confirmed and are looking for two more. If you have a food truck and are interested in participating, please reach out to [email protected].

Columbia Heights Pride
Saturday, September 23, 10 am -4 pm
Kordiak Park
1845 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN

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