Duluth-Superior Pride Offers Marvelous Labor Day Weekend

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Duluth-Superior-BridgeThis year, Duluth-Superior Pride marks its 29th anniversary with a four-day calendar of events in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, over Labor Day Weekend, September 3–6. The catchy theme is “Qwe’re Everywhere.”

New events this year are Youth Pride on September 4, the X Party on September 4, and the Family Picnic on September 6.

Featured entertainment at the free Bayfront Pride Festival on September 6 in Duluth includes headliners Sharon Needles and Her Band (6 p.m.), along with Trailer Park Queen (11 a.m.), Ballet (11:30 a.m.), American Rebels (11:45 a.m.), Superior Ballroom (12:15 p.m.), South of Superior (12:30 p.m.), Keynote Speaker Edward Moody (1:15 p.m.), Flaming Productions Dance Troupe (1:30 p.m.), Garek (2:15 p.m.), RuDeGirl (3 p.m.), The Keep Aways (4 p.m.), and Big Wave Dave and the Ripples (5 p.m.). Also at the festival is the DS Pride Historical Collection.

Following the festival, both GLBT bars in Superior, The Flame Nightclub and The Main Club, just a few blocks apart, cohost the Pride Block Party in the evening at their respective venues, with a free shuttle running between them.

Looking for a reasonable and fun place to stay on Friday and Saturday, September 3 and 4? Try the venerable Duluth Sauna in downtown Duluth, with special overnight Pride hours from noon each day to 9 a.m. the next day. See accompanying article in this issue.

For more information, visit www.dspride.com.

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 3

Mayor’s Reception & Weekend Opening
5 p.m.
The Depot
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth

St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center
Artist Reception
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth

Friday, September 4

Youth Pride at the Clyde
8–11 p.m.
Clyde Iron Works
2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth
218-227-1150

X Party 2015
The Flame Nightclub
28 N. 1st Ave. W., Duluth
218-727-2344

Poetry Reading
To Be Announced
Check www.dspride.com

Saturday, September 5

Hummingbird Family
10-Year Anniversary
5K Fun Run/Walk
Registration 9 a.m.
Starts 10 a.m.
Western Lake Superior Waterfront Trail
7408 Grand Ave., Duluth

Bayfront Pride Festival (Free)
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Bayfront Festival Park
Lake Superior, Duluth

Pride Block Party
8 p.m.
Cohosted By
The Flame Nightclub
1612 Tower Ave., Superior
The Main Club
1217 Tower Ave., Superior

Sunday, September 6

Worship Service & Breakfast
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
6th Ave. E. & 2nd St., Duluth

Pride Parade
Noon
Tower Ave., Superior

Foo Foo Choo Choo
Pre-party 2 p.m.
Boarding 3:30 p.m.
The Depot
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth

Fruit Float Boat Cruise
Boarding 3:30 p.m.
Departs 3:45 p.m.
Vista Fleet
323 Harbor Dr., Duluth

Pride Drag Show
Benefits Northland HIV/AIDS Groups
8 p.m.
The Main Club
1217 Tower Ave., Superior

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