Bloomington Pride

Photo by Randy Stern
Photo by Randy Stern

Bloomington had been home to two major sports venues, both of which had been removed for the state’s number one destination – Mall of America. 

However, the city also hosts their own Pride celebration. In fact, this will be their second Bloomington Pride Celebration. This celebration will take place on Saturday, August 13th at Civic Plaza East Lawn (1800 W. Old Shakopee Road). 

This Pride is unique because it is put on by the City of Bloomington, Expect a festive, civic atmosphere on the lawn in front of the Bloomington Center For The Arts. 

Photo by Randy Stern

After the Pride Celebration, Bloomington offers a whole host of places to eat within a mile from Civic Plaza. Along 98thAvenue and Lyndale Avenue, you have lots of choice for a post-Pride meal. 

However, Bloomington is best known for the Mall of America. With a future expansion coming in the next few years, you can still enjoy exceptional shopping, dining, and entertainment that still attracts millions to this 30-year-old mall. 

The city also has an exceptional park system to unwind after the Pride Celebration. In West Bloomington, Hyland Hills, Bush Lake, and Anderson Lakes offers a multitude of year-round activities across its 2,611-plus acres of parkland. 

Because of the Pride Celebration’s location, out-of-towners can stay nearby at hotel clusters around the Mall of America/Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the West Bloomington/Edina area and down in Burnsville across from the Minnesota River. 

If you’re looking for an LGBTQ Pride just minutes away from your Twin Cities home, come to Bloomington on August 13th!

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