Stillwater Pride

Photo by Randy Stern
Photo by Randy Stern

The city of Stillwater is ready to welcome the LGBTQ community to the shores of the Saint Croix River for a week of activities. The festivities will run August 3-7 at various venues across the city.

It all kicks off with Lavender Magazine’s First Thursday on August 3 at the Water Street Inn (101 Water St., S.) on Papa’s Rooftop. The festivities start at 5:30 PM with complimentary hours d’oevres and happy hour drink specials. It is free to attend, and everyone is welcome to help kick off Stillwater’s Pride week. You get to celebrate on a Thursday evening overlooking the Stillwater Lift Bridge.

On August 5 and 6, you can take advantage of Stillwater Pride discounts at participating businesses across the city. You can also take advantage of some giveaways and prize drawings at these businesses throughout the weekend.

Sunday morning means brunch. How about a Drag Brunch for a cause? The Puppies and Pumps Drag Brunch is happening at the JX Event Venue (123 Second St N.) right in the heart of downtown Stillwater on August 6. While enjoying drag performers along with your brunch and cocktails, you can also adopt a pet from the Fur Forever Animal Rescue.

Stillwater’s Pride week does not end until Monday evening, August 7. Join in on the 26th annual Scott Zahren Memorial Cruise on the Saint Croix River. This cruise will benefit Hope House of Saint Croix Valley.

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