Pride, Midwest Style


St. Cloud Pride. Photo courtesy of St. Cloud Pride

Pride is here! The Minnesota rainbow community has plenty to celebrate and do during this momentous season, but it’s important to remember that Pride doesn’t just stop with the Twin Cities. Check out some of the awesome Pride celebrations happening across Minnesota and even our neighbor states over the summer!

Image courtesy of Columbia Heights Pride

Columbia Heights Pride
July 13, 2019
Sullivan Lake Park
5430 7th St. NE
Columbia Heights, MN

If you live in the Columbia Heights and Fridley area and wanna Pride it up, you’re in luck! For the first time ever, Columbia Heights Pride and Heightsnext will present the Columbia Heights Pride Festival. This family-friendly afternoon will celebrate the GLBT community with entertainment performances, vendors, great food, and more!

Fargo-Moorhead Pride
Aug. 8-11, 2019
Fargo, ND

The Gateway to the West is going to become the Gateway to the Rainbow when our bordering pals in Fargo host the annual Fargo-Moorhead Pride Festival in August. Expected to attract visitors from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and even Canada, FM Pride will feature a smorgasbord of amazing events, from Youth Pride and a Pride 5K, to a Pride Block Party and a Pride Parade.

Duluth-Superior Pride
Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019
Duluth, MN and Superior, WI

What a beautiful time for a lakeside Pride celebration! For its 33rd year, the Duluth-Superior Pride Festival will entice both natives of Northern Minnesota and visitors alike with its annual festival at Bayfront Festival Park, a dual-venue block party at The Flame Nightclub and The Main Club, and the fantabulous Pride Parade that will route through Duluth into neighboring Superior, WI.

Mankato Pridefest
Sept. 6-7, 2019
Mankato, MN

Rock your Rainbow Mankato! No city is too small for Pride, and this southern Minnesota gem is raring to go for one heck of a Pride celebration, with free Queeraoke at The Loose Moose, the annual Pride Parade at Riverfront Drive, the Pride Festival at Riverfront Park, and a slammin’ Pride dance party at the Morson Ario VFW. This celebration, as always, is presented by South Central Minnesota Pride.

Mankato Pride. Photo courtesy of SCMN Pride

Grand Forks Pride
Sept. 6-8, 2019
Grand Forks, ND

Meanwhile in North Dakota, the city of Grand Forks will be throwing their own Pride bash in early September, and if you’re a Minnesotan living in Polk County, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away! Details on the event are yet to be announced, but if Grand Forks Prides of years’ past are any indication, expect great music, amazing food, and fabulous people!

St. Cloud Pride
Sept. 20-22, 2019
St. Cloud, MN

Be proud in the Cloud! St. Cloud’s family-friendly rainbow celebrations will be enjoying its tenth year, featuring the Pride in the Park at Lake George/Eastman Park, followed by the St. Cloud Pride Drag Show at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

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