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Nominations for Pride Awards @ Twin Cities Pride
Jan 17 – Mar 17 all-day

The mission of Twin Cities Pride is to create experiences that bring the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality.

Twin Cities Champions of Pride award winners exemplify our mission through their work in the community. All award winners are recognized at the annual Grand Marshal Reception and Pride Art Exhibition. Additionally, they hold places of honor in the annual Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade.

Nominations for the 2017 Champions of Pride Awards are now being accepted until March 17, 2017.

Twin Cities Pride is Hiring! @ Twin Cities Pride
Jan 17 – Feb 28 all-day

Twin Cities Pride is recruiting for a Festival Operations Coordinator to join our team of 2 paid staff and 25 volunteer staff members.  The Coordinator works with Pride’s vendors to ensure a positive and seamless experience at the annual Pride Festival.

The Coordinator is responsible for communication with and registration of Festival vendors and exhibitors, as well as communication with potential Parade units. This person also works with the Community Relations Manager to track/assist with marketing efforts and works with the Festival Manager and Executive Director to coordinate other activities related to Festival Management.

Persons of Color and/or Transgender persons strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé, along with a thoughtful cover letter to Executive Director Dot Belstler at Applications that do not follow these requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Read full job description here!

Pride Night at the Timberwolves @ Target Center
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

Pride Night at the Timberwolves! Join your sports fanatics and LGBTQ friends for a special rate on tickets to the Minnesota Timberwolves game – ranging from $29 to $76. Go to and use promo code Pride to get tickets at our special group rate!  You can also mail in for tickets using this order form:  TW1617_PrideNight


Well-Versed @ Ordway Concert Hall
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
Well-Versed @ Ordway Concert Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

One Voice returns to the Ordway for Well-Versed, a celebration of LGBTQ youth and an evening of choral music, strings and poetry with New York’s hottest string quartet, Well-Strung. Inspired by the poetry of local LGBTQ youth, Well-Versed also features the premiere of a three-movement composition for One Voice and Well-Strung sponsored by the American Composer’s Forum with text by poetry slam champion, Sierra DeMulder, and music by composer George Maurer. Youth poets from RECLAIM, a local community organization offering support to queer and trans youth, are featured as spoken word artists.

TC Pride Board Meeting @ TC Pride office
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Board meetings are open to the public.



TC Pride Board Meeting @ TC Pride office
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Board meetings are open to the public.



2017 Pride Family Picnic @ Como Park East Pavilions
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come enjoy free hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips, and beverages with your Pride Family!



The Pirates of Penzance: a topsy-turvy, gender-bending musical adventure @ Raspberry Island
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
The Pirates of Penzance: a topsy-turvy, gender-bending musical adventure @ Raspberry Island | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

On Pride Weekend 2017, get ready for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance that’s sure to be unlike anything the Twin Cities has ever seen! Set on Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul, One Voice Mixed Chorus presents a topsy-turvy, gender-bending musical adventure for the whole family, featuring a lesbian pirate king and her swarthy crew of sailors arriving by speedboat, an uproarious appearance from the Major General’s “daughters,” and more! Soloists showcase One Voice singers along with guest artists from among the Twin Cities’ best musical theater actors. Ben Krywosz, artistic director for Nautilus Theater, serves as artistic consultant, and Gary Briggle as stage director, with musical direction by Jane Ramseyer Miller. Join us on the banks of Mississippi River–in your best pirate costume–for a weekend of dancing and frivolity, plus a live band and plenty of sing-along opportunities for the audience.

2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival @ Loring Park
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the 2017 Pride Festival!

Loring Park, June 24-25 10:00 am – 6 pm

To volunteer, please email our volunteer manager.

Registration for vendor/exhibitor booths will open March 1.

Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Annual Income Booth Fee
Under $150,000 $100
$150,000 – $1,000,000 $350
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $750
$5,000,000 and up $1,000


Annual Revenue Booth Fee
Under $500,000 $350
$500,000 – $1,000,000 $750
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $1,000
$5,000,000 – $15,000,000 $1,500
$15,000,000 and up $2,000


Artisan booths are $250.

Any organization wishing to sell items at their booth will have an extra $150 selling fee.

Registration for the Parade will open March 1.

Food vendor registrations will open mid-March.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please visit this page.




2017 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade @ 3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am
2017 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade @ 3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States


Applications for the Parade will begin March 1 and will be open all month. In early April, Pride staff will review all applications to determine which organizations will participate (we always have more interest than available spots). The criteria used to determine participation will be:

  1. LGBTQ Community serving organizations and others with a strong record of supporting the LGBTQ Community; and
  2. The description of your parade unit. We are looking for variety in the parade, so groups walking with a banner or groups driving a branded vehicle are less likely to be selected.

Application cost will remain at $50 for all applicants. For those not selected, please consider it to be a donation to Twin Cities Pride. Those selected to participate will have an additional fee to participate.

For your reference, last year’s participant information can be found here. 2017’s guide will be different.

Grandstand seats will be available in April.



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