Rochester Pride

Photo by Madison Kelly
Photo by Madison Kelly

Rochester Pride will be held on Saturday May 21, 2022, from 12:00 PM -5:00 PM at Soldiers Memorial Field Park in Rochester, Minnesota. There will be over 75 regional vendors to explore, educational programming for all ages, and collaborative art activities for youth. The musical entertainment lineup at the park includes Audrey Robinson, Suzy Plays Guitar, FABBAulous, Hair of the Dog, and Rebel Queens. The celebration will continue with a pride themed trivia event at Little Thistle Brewery from 6pm-8 pm and “pride after dark” at Glynner’s Pub from 9pm-1 am. 

In Rochester you’ll want to check out Taco JED, within walking distance of Soldiers Memorial Field Park, Crave Rochester for the drag brunches, Fiddlehead Coffee for their Thirsty ThursGAYS, and Old Abe Coffee Co. for their full vegan menu. For art appreciators there is the Rochester Art Center, Art Heads Emporium, Treedome, and Threshold Arts offering exhibitions, classes, and shopping. There is also Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse, an independent movie theater and coffee shop with a history of hosting events to support Rochester Pride.

Founded in 2019, Rochester Pride is a continuation of Rochester’s Pridefest that began in 1998. This will be their second pride under the new organization. Rochester boasts of a substantial international population and Rochester Pride strives to provide pride events to “refashion the city” as a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone – LGBTQ, BIPOC, Trans and their allies.

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