2022 Pride What To Do

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Come As You Are! – A Pride Art Exhibition – Opening Reception 
Come As You Are! – A Pride Exhibition Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community and 50 years of the Twin Cities Pride Festival. The reception and gallery are FREE and open to all.
June 3 • 6 – 8 PM • Inez Greenberg Gallery 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington • Exhibition runs June 3 – July 8

Edina Art Fair
Over 250 local, national and international artists exhibiting. 
June 3 – 5 • Fri & Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 10 AM – 5 PM • 50th & France, Minneapolis

Pride Fest at St. Paul Photo Co. with Transforming Families MN
June 11 – 12:00 – 8:00 PM – St. Paul Photo Co., 1165 W. 7th St., Saint Paul.

Grrrl Scout – June Queer Dance Party
Music by DJ K Reeves with a special guest to be announced. 21+ event.
June 11 • 9:30 PM – 1 AM • The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

Queer Summer Kickoff
Join us for a sizzling pre pride party to kick start your hot queer summer! Party with some of the hottest entertainers from around the twin cities while they put on an unforgettable show.
June 11 – 7:00 PM – The Pourhouse, Minneapolis

La Dona Tie-Die Party – an Event by Queerspace Collective
Gather your friends and family and join QUEERSPACE collective at La Doña Cervecería on June 12 for some tie-dye fun! Special QUEERSPACE/La Doña collab tank tops are on sale now to pre-purchase (Pre-Order $15, Day of $20). $5 of each tank top sold will benefit QUEERSPACE collective’s mentorship programs for LGBTQ+ youth.
June 12 – 1:00 – 4:00 PM – La Doña Cervecería, 241 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis

The Bridge for Youth CommUNITY June Block Party
Join us in celebration of Juneteenth; all are welcome at this free event featuring food trucks and live entertainment. 
June 12 • 3 – 6 PM • Emerson Ave. from 22nd – 24th St., Minneapolis

Chaska Pride Picnic
June 12 – 3 – 6 PM – Chaska City Square Park, Chaska, MN

Austin MN Pride
Festival feature local title holding drag queen Roxi Mannacoochi, along with vendors and local food trucks.
June 12 – 3 – 6 pm – Cedar River Farmers Market, 501 E Oakland Ave. Austin

Drag Bingo at Red Cow – an Event by Queerspace Collective
Join QUEERSPACE collective and superstar host Sasha Cassadine at Red Cow Uptown for some bingo fun! Suggested donation of $5 per card. Bingo will start at 4:30PM. Lots of wonderful prizes available!
June 15 – 4 – 6 PM – Red Cow Uptown, 2626 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis

Lavender’s Score at Pride
Lavender kicks off Pride Weekend with our annual Pride Score Thursday event featuring pro, college, and recreational GLBT sports leagues and allied sports organizations celebrating all things sports and Pride!
June 16 • 5:30 – 8 pm • LUSH, 990 Central Ave. NE., Minneapolis 
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Saint Paul Seniors Pride in the Park
Date: Thursday, June 16 2022
Our first Pride event for LGBTQ+ seniors, family, and caregivers will take place at Lake Phalen in Saint Paul.
June 16 – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Phalen Pavilion, 1600 Phalen Drive , St. Paul

Dragged Out Pride
This isn’t just ANY Dragged Out! This happens to be our special pride edition to get us pumped up for Twin Cities Pride the following weekend! Come down to the Black Hart of St. Paul to see your favorites kings that are always ready to entertain you!
June 17 • 9:30 pm – 1 am • $7 Cover • 21+ • The Black Hart of St. Paul, 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Avenue Queer”
This concert will feature repertoire from the vast songbooks of some of the most celebrated musicals of all time, woven together for a presentation you aren’t going to want to miss!
June 17 – 18 • 7:30 PM • Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 S. 4th St., Minneapolis

Dakota County Library’s Pride Celebration
Join families, friends and neighbors to recognize and honor LGBTQIA+ community members and celebrate Pride Month. Participate in a community art project, make a self-portrait, join a pride-themed storytime, enjoy bubbles and music, learn about resources and more. Each child will receive a free book while supplies last.
Saturday, June 18 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Rd., Hastings

MNSOC Youth Pride 2022 (Middle School & High School Youth)
Minnesota School Outreach Coalition is hosting Youth Pride 2022 at Como Park’s Picnic Pavilion in collaboration with St. Paul Parks and Recreation for middle-school & high-school-aged young people & the adults that they welcome to attend with them. Free food, activities, art, entertainment & opportunities to connect with local LGBTQIA+ youth-centered organizations.
June 18 • 1:00 – 6:00 PM • Como Park Picnic Pavilions, 1199 Midway Pkwy., St. Paul

One Voice Mixed Chorus presents “Sound Mind”
The Sound Mind concert will uplift Queer voices exploring mental health through song, story and art. 
June 18 at 7:30 PM • June 19 at 3 PM • Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul

Stone Arch Bridge Festival
27th Annual Art Festival on the Minneapolis riverfront with more than 200 artists and culinary artists. 
June 18 – 19 • Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 10 AM – 5 PM • Riverfront area on W. River Parkway from Portland Ave. to N. 4th Ave., Minneapolis

Pride Paddle #5 
Inclusive, family friendly event geared towards all ages. Everyone is responsible for their own safety & parents are solely responsible for the safety of their children. Please bring your own food and plenty of water.
June 19 • 9 AM – 4 PM • Interstate Park, 1275 WI-35, St. Croix Falls, WI

Pride Family Fun Day
Join us for a FREE Family Fun Day! Hot dogs, chips, beverages, and more. Fun and games for kids. Buy your TC Pride merchandise and yard signs too! We hope to see your family there! RAIN OR SHINE
June 19 • 11 AM – 2:30 PM • Como Park East Pavilion, 1151 Come Ave. S., St. Paul

Rainbows Under the Bandshell
Join the Minnesota Freedom Band for Concert band and Freedom Jazz! Free to all as part of Minneapolis Music in the Parks. 
June 20 • 7 PM • Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis

Plush 2022 – A Lush Pride Experience
Passes on sale now. We are celebrating Pride with exciting programming happening all week long including concerts, drag performances, DJ dance parties & more. Select from three ticket options for various levels of access. 
June 22 – 26 • Lush, 990 Lounge & Theater, 990 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis

Queerspace Collective Block Party
Join QUEERSPACE collective, Red Rabbit and Indeed for a Pride celebration. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, oysters, and live performances. Free entry!
June 23 – 3:00 – 9:00 PM – Red Rabbit, 201 N Washington Ave., Minneapolis

MiX: Pride Weekend Kickoff
Join DJs Lenka Paris and Shiek for an indoor/outdoor happy hour celebrating the start of Pride weekend. MiX is a party by and for the LGBTQ+ community. All who share our spirit of fun are welcome. 
June 23 • 3 – 10 pm • 21+ • Graze Provisions + Libations, 520 4th St. N., Minneapolis

Twin Cities Jazz Festival
Attend in-person or virtually. Free & open to all. 
June 24 – 25 • Mears Park, St. Paul

Pride In Concert – Featuring Carly Rae Jepson
Grammy-nominated artist Carly Rae Jepson headlines the Twin Cities Pride concert, bringing hits like “Call Me Maybe” and her latest single “Western Wind” to the Twin Cities. 
June 25 • Doors 6:30 pm, Show 8 pm • The Armory, 550 S. 6th St., Minneapolis – Early bird tickets $40 for first 500 sold, regular pricing $50-$55

Pride Beer Dabbler
Pride Beer Dabbler offers craft beer enthusiasts a chance to take part in the festive and flamboyant environment of Twin Cities Pride while sampling great beer, cider, and seltzer in one of Minneapolis’ most scenic parks–complete with food trucks, dance parties, and more!
June 24 • 6 – 9:30 PM • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis 

Flip Phone XXL – Pride Edition 
Drag Brunch with Naomi Smalls! 18+ only
June 25 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM • First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis 

Elder Pride Brunch
A special Pride event with free admission for folx 55+. Presented by Rainbow Health. 
June 25 • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM • For more details, visit our website

Sun’s Out Burns Out – Pride Party On the Rooftop
DJ Shiek will be here spinning some awesome tunes. We’ll be serving some fun and fresh, tropical cocktails from our friends at Bacardi and Grey Goose, and our Chef Marque will be grillin’ up some delicious eats! Let’s have some FUN IN THE SUN!
June 25 – 12:00 – 4:00 PM – Hewing Hotel, 300 N Washington Ave., Minneapolis – $20 per ticket

Minnesota Lynx Pride Night
Come out to cheer on the Lynx as they play the Las Vegas Aces.
June 25 • 7:00 PM • Target Center, Minneapolis

PRIDE on The Promenade
A dance parade showcasing the journey to Self-Celebration through the eyes of a budding chef. 
June 25 – 26 • Boathouse of Loring Park • 4:00 PM • SJames Artistry 

Arise + Shine Twin Cities Pride March Watch Party
June 26 -10:00 AM -2:00 PM – The Hennepin – 900 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

[email protected] Lucrat: Pride
Welcome back to the best Sunday Funday of the year! Music by DJ SHIEK. 21+ | $10 cover. Arrive early: there WILL be a line and no in/out privileges. Thanks for making MiX a favorite Pride tradition for over 15 years! 
June 26 – 12:00 – 6:00 PM – Café & Bar Lucrat, Minneapolis

Team Trans Hockey Exhibition Games
Team Trans is an all transgender hockey team. We have players that are novice to professional that play on Team Trans. We will be showcasing hockey games from two of our divisions/levels. We will be skating against other LGBTQIA+ hockey and celebrate and honor the history of LGBTQIA+ Hockey in the Twin Cities.
June 26 • 6:00 – 9:00 PM • Parade Ice Garden, 600 Kenwood Pkwy., Minneapolis

Maple Grove Pride
June 30 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – Northwest Greenway Pavillion, 5250 Peony Ln. N, Plymouth

Pride Night at Minnesota Twins 
Twins vs. Chicago White Sox 
July 15 • 7:10 PM • Target Field, Minneapolis

Pride Night at the Minnesota United FC
July 30 • 2 pm • Allianz Field, 400 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul 

Loring Park Art Festival
Join us at the park!
July 30 – 31 • Sat 10 AM – 6 PM, Sun 10 AM – 5 PM • Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis

The Uptown Art Fair
Showcasing amazing art, the fair is a celebration of the hip, refreshingly unconventional Uptown community.
Aug 5 – 7 • Intersection of Lake St. and Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis • Free to all

Saint Paul Saints Pride Night
August 18 – 7:07 PM – CHS Field, Saint Paul

Twin Cities Black Pride Festival
Celebrating and recognizing the diversity within the LGBTQ+ communities and cultural traditions. 
August 18 – 21 

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