Duluth-Superior Pride

Photo by Randy Stern
Photo by Randy Stern

A week of fun pride events you can’t miss out on is the Duluth-Superior Pride, happening from August 31st-September 1st.

For the past few years, Abby Gannon has served as co-chair and treasurer of Duluth-Superior Pride, which is a series of Pride events that take place during the week leading up to Labor Day. Gannon says, “We have local businesses hosting many things throughout the entire week including drag shows, family events, teen and youth programs, the Pride Parade and even a 3-hour train excursion up the North Shore. It all culminates with our day long festival at the beautiful Bayfront Park on the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN.”

The more intimate events begin as early as the Monday or Tuesday before Labor Day, but Gannon tells us “our official kickoff event will be Thursday August 31st at the Depot in downtown Duluth with our Mayor’s Reception, followed by our biggest events going on through the weekend and finishing up on Labor Day itself.”

Visitors should expect a huge festival on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, which exhibits more than 120 vendors, food, music, drag, and other entertainment, as well as programming designed specifically for children. That’s not all, though! Gannon says, “Other events include the PartyX light and music party at the Duluth Flame on Friday night, the annual Block Party in Superior at the Superior Flame and the Main Club, the Pride Parade on Sunday in Superior, drag shows, the Foo Foo Choo Choo train excursion also on Sunday, and much much more.”

Pride is so much more than a celebration of who we are as a community. Gannon says it best: “Pride gives everyone a chance to freely express themselves in a safe environment and connect to their own communities as well as give us the visibility to show the world that we are here and continue to deserve the same love and acceptance as everyone else.”

For a full list of events and times, click HERE!

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