Wright-Sherburne Pride

Photo by Randy Stern
Photo by Randy Stern

It’s never too late to develop a Pride tradition. 2023 is the right year for Wright, Minnesota, and for Sherburne, too. For the first time ever, both Minnesota cities will celebrate joint pride festivities on July 8 in Ellison Park, Monticello, Minnesota. According to Emma Hamlin, an organizer of this year’s inaugural event, “This will be the first ever Wright and Sherburne County Pride event and it will act as a celebration geographically bridging both the current St. Cloud and [Twin Cities] Prides.”

Hamlin says the itinerary is loaded with fun for all ages. Between 11 am and 6 pm, attendees can indulge in delightful meals and snacks supplied by the best vendors in Minnesota and share their time with entertainment by local bands and performers. In addition to live entertainment, businesses, and educational resources will set up booths for visitors to learn more about local organizations’ involvement with the LGBTQ community and spend time with allies.

After the activities in the park subside, guests can move to a local brewery for a remarkable drag show to showcase Minnesota’s best.

For activities near Ellison Park, take a gander at Lake Maria Park, perhaps set up camp to sleep in the middle of nature with Blanding’s turtles and Ospreys and beautiful wildflowers, or gather the family and plan a trip to the Emagine Monticello Theatre for movie screenings, axe throwing, and one-of-a-kind monster screens. If you’re looking for a quick, eco-friendly way to jet around Monticello, check out the Pedego electric bikes.

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